The last hurrah
Tri-Valley Athletic Director Derek Adams also honored Potter with words of praise and a moment of silence. He then presented a pair of plaques to track coaches Joe and Missy Iatauro. Joe received the William F. Moran Service Award for Representing the Highest Educational Standards in Section IX, while Missy was the recipient of the New York State Athletic Administrators Award For Distinguished Service To Athletics. The baseball team won its first Section 9 title since 1990, while the girls track team won their sixth Section 9 title in a row. Coaches proceeded to call their teams to the stage, praise their collective and individual efforts and present trophies to a select few.
The night’s honorees were as follows: Jimmy Bernstein, Golf MVP and Boys Track Co-MVP; Conor Walsh, Golf Coach’s Award; Dion Lynch, Golf Most Improved Player; Joe Mickelson, Baseball MVP; Shawn Markel, Baseball Most Improved Player; Steve McInerney, Baseball Coach’s Award; Erin Smith, and Rachel Adriaans, Softball Co-MVPs: Amanda TerBush, Softball Most Improved Player; Emily DiToro, Softball Coach’s Award; Mareena DiMilia, Katlynn Greffrath and Autumn Bender, Girls Track Co-MVPs; Ally Reynolds, Girls Track Most Improved Player; Olivia Rehm, Girls Track Coach’s Award; Brendan Tierney, Boys Track Co-MVP; Aidan Woolsey, Boys Track Most Improved Player; Josue Ramos, Tennis MVP; and Stephen Carlson, Tennis Most Improved Player. Tri-Valley NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete teams included boys and girls track and golf.
This concludes the sports coverage for the 2011-12 sports year. Watch for much more when the 2012 fall campaign gets underway in September. Visit www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com for albums of photos from the awards nights as well as events through the years.
For photos of the award winners, see our print edition for July 21.