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April 19, 2014
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Chris Scott


In girls cross country, Kelsey Dutton was named Most Valuable Runner. Dutton, a sophomore who finished sixth in Section 9 and 52nd at states, was 27th among the sophomore girls at the Footlocker Northeast Regionals at Van Cortlandt Park on November 24. Senior Dani Myers received the girls cross-country Coaches Award. She placed 21st among senior girls at Footlocker. Myers was fifth in Section 9 and competed in her third state cross-coutnry meet. In boys cross-country Reed Scott was the Most Valuable Runner. This past weekend Scott placed sixth among the senior boys at the Footlocker Northeast Regional held in Van Cortlandt Park. Chris Scott was named the Most Improved Runner. Other Sullivan West runners who competed at Footlocker included Scott Haberli, who was 50th among senior boys; Travis Roeder, who placed 106 among junior boys; Dale Mercado, who was 77th among sophomore boys; Courtney Meyerer, who was 20th among freshmen girls; and Corinne VanWagner, who was 29th among freshman girls. For the girls soccer team, which made sectionals for the first time in three years, Marianne Durkin was named Miss Soccer 2012, while senior teammate Cassidy Sauer was honored with the Coaches Award. In volleyball, it was Karalii Rabii who was dubbed Miss Volleyball 2012. Erika Stauch was accorded The Most Valuable Player. The boys soccer team achieved its three main objectives of playing competitively against Burke (they lost 2-1), beating Liberty and making sectionals. Gregory Stevenson won the Coaches Award, while Richard Lander was named the Offensive Player of the Year. For the football team, which ended its season at 6-3 after making it to the playoffs again, the awards went to seniors Scott Erdman as the Outstanding Lineman of the Year and to Sawyer Erlwein who was the Outstanding Back. Both players, along with fellow seniors Brad Hemmer and Scott Herbert, were selected to play in the Section 9 Exceptional Seniors All-Star Game. Herbert had to miss the game due to an injured shoulder. Hemmer was the leading receiver for the American squad. Erlwein and Erdman played outstanding defense. During the season, Erdman recorded 97 tackles, averaging nearly 11 per game. He had two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Erlwein was the team’s leading tackler with 98 tackles. He recorded four sacks. He was also the team’s leading scorer with 62 points that included 10 TDs and a two-point conversion. He rushed 122 times for 710 yards. In passing, he was 32/74/344 yards. Varsity football coach Ron Bauer praised Erlwein’s hustle as he constantly led the team in 40-yard sprints with consistent times under five seconds.