Athletes of the Year

Hannah Kuc and Zach Williams each received the Hannibal Boosters’ Most Outstanding Senior Athlete Award on Tuesday at Hannibal High School.

HANNIBAL — Zach Williams and Hannah Kuc received the Most Outstanding Senior Athlete awards at Tuesday’s Hannibal Sports Boosters banquet at Hannibal High School.

Williams excelled in football and wrestling for the Warriors. Kuc performed for the Lady Warriors’ cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track squads.

Hannibal Central School District Superintendent Christopher Staats welcomed athletes, coaches, and family members to the festivities.

“Tonight is a celebration of our students and all of those who touched their lives,” he said.

Staats gave praise to all of the coaches, full time and volunteer, for helping to steer student-athletes in the right direction.

“Your coaches get into all of these great opportunities to participate in and expand your knowledge for academics and the sport you’re playing,” he said.

Once a Warrior, always a Warrior. That phrase was recognized in Staats’ closing remarks.

“Thank you for your efforts and showing your Warrior pride,” he said.

Three athletes were honored with the Jimmy Butterfield Memorial Sportsmanship Award. Butterfield was a three-sport athlete at Hannibal who was tragically killed in a car accident in July 2001. During his time with the Warriors, he was an exceptional athlete in football, wrestling, and track.

Logan Fenske got the nod for Butterfield’s football award; Dakota Thibault was named the wrestling award recipient; and Mason Garbus brought home track honors.

Sean Mason was selected as the recipient of the Chuck Lum Track Award. Lum was a Class of 1972 graduate who passed away in a swimming accident. He was a three-sport athlete in football, baseball, and track. His spirit lives on in the award, and his traits matched Mason’s characteristics as a student-athlete.

Below is a list of special awards given out by each varsity and JV team coaches at Hannibal.

VARSITY

Fall Cheerleading

Leadership Award — Emma Sanford

Coaches Award — Olivia White

Girls Cross Country

MVP — Emily Weaver

Coaches Award — Hannah Kuc

Boys Cross Country

MVP — Patrick Hall

Coaches Award — Dillon Plantz

Girls Volleyball

Game Changer Award — Velvet Howland and Kaitlyn Ryder

Football

MVP — Zach Williams

Most Improved Award — Seth Salmonsen

Girls Soccer

Most Improved Award — Jasmin Bartlett

True Warrior Award — Rebecca Marsh

Girls Indoor Track

Field MVP — Madelynn Wakefield

Track MVP — Hannah Kuc

Boys Indoor Track

Field MVP — Hunter Donhauser

Track MVP — John Ruggio

Girls Basketball

Coaches Award — Nichole Oleyourryk and Emily Weaver

Boys Basketball

Most Improved Award — Jacob Powell

Warrior Award — Sean Mason

Unified Basketball

Team Award — Tyler Murray

Most Improved Award — Tiffany Young and Jacob Russell

Wrestling

Most Outstanding Wrestler — Zach Williams

Most Improved Award — Anthony Crofoot

Winter Cheerleading

Leadership Award — Ciara Farnham

Coaches Award — Jaylynn Longley

Baseball

Batting Title — Kyle Dixon

Warrior Award — Payton Gorman

Softball

Silver Slugger Award — Hannah Longley

Warrior Award — Izzy Shoults

Boys Track

Track MVP — John Ruggio

Field MVP — Fenix Burger and Hunter Donhauser

Girls Track

Coaches Award — Madelynn Wakefield and Noel Allen

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JV Sports

Volleyball

Coaches Award — Allyson Jones

Girls Basketball

Coaches Award — Trisha Fiumara and Brianna Dattellas

Boys Basketball

MVP — Owen Skiff

Warrior Award — Xavier Lastra

Winter Cheerleading

Coaches Award — Ryan Dennison

Most Improved Award — Emily Kerst

Baseball

MVP — Owen Skiff

Top Prospect — Curtis Wilson

Softball

Warrior Award — Sandy Allen

Slugger Award — Regina Jordal

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