Monday, January 30, 2023

CVC Athletes of the Week

Student-athletes from Beachwood, Cardinal, Chagrin Falls, Harvey, Hawken, Independence, Perry and West Geauga have been selected as the CVC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 30.

Each student-athlete was nominated by his or her coach.


David BoykinDavid Boykin, Harvey

  • Name: David Boykin
  • School: Harvey
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Ran a season-best time of 17:12 at Madison’s U Wanna Come Back Invitational
  • Coach’s Quote: “He is running faster and faster each race,” said Harvey coach Torrez Edwards. “As the season goes on, David will train hard and prepare for the postseason and staying in a great shape to perform each weekend on a high level.”


Robert ArtripRobert Artrip, Independence

  • Name: Robert Artrip
  • School: Independence
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Carried 35 times for 246 yards and four touchdowns and also completed 17-of-21 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown
  • Coach’s Quote: “Robert was the key for us (in a win over Berkshire),” said Independence coach Rick Adams. “This was his best game at quarterback. He showed a lot of poise in the pocket and made the right decisions.”

Mick LawrenceMick Lawrence, Chagrin Falls

  • Name: Mick Lawrence
  • School: Chagrin Falls
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Carried 20 times for 213 yards and two touchdowns as the previously winless Tigers defeated 5-0 Orange
  • Coach’s Quote: “Mick was a huge part of the win,” said Chagrin Falls coach Mark Iammarino. “He was consistently running hard and broke off four big runs to lead the Tigers.”

Cameron RogersCameron Rogers, Perry

  • Name: Cameron Rogers
  • School: Perry
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Recorded 16 tackles, including 10 solo stops, and two sacks in a win over St. Vincent-St. Mary
  • Coach’s Quote: “Cam dominated the game on defense versus SVSM,” said Perry coach Matt Rosati. “He had 10 solo tackles.”

Trey ShirkeyTrey Shirkey, Cardinal

  • Name: Trey Shirkey
  • School: Cardinal
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Carried 20 times for 220 yards and three scores and also recorded five tackles
  • Coach’s Quote: “In the first game of the year and on his first carry of the year, Trey Shirkey fractured both his tibia and fibula,” said Cardinal coach Eric Cardinal. “The first half of his senior season rolled by with the young man on the sidelines. Finally, Trey was cleared to return to play. With a week of practice under his belt and feeling at ease back on the field, Trey ran for 220 yards on 20 carries, scoring three TDs and a 2 point conversion. ‘Welcome back, Trey,’ said the Huskies game announcer at the end of the game.”


Hanne WilsonHanne Wilson, Chagrin Falls

  • Name: Hanne Wilson
  • School: Chagrin Falls
  • Grade: 11
  • Stats: Shot a 100 to help the Tigers advance to the district tournament and also showed courage in upholding the rules of the game
  • Coach’s Quote: “Hanne not only played a terrific round of golf at the sectional tournament, she was brave enough to uphold the rules of the game,” said Chagrin Falls coach Kristin Reboul. “When faced with a competitor who repeatedly was not being honest, Hanne had the courage to properly confront the habitual situation during the round and still post a score that contributed to the team’s advancement to districts. Hanne is a true athlete of integrity.”


Jack AmendolaJack Amendola, Chagrin Falls

  • Name: Jack Amendola
  • School: Chagrin Falls
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Scored four goals in a win over West Geauga and a hat trick against Padua
  • Coach’s Quote: “Jack has been the leading goal scorer for the past three seasons on varsity,” said Chagrin Falls coach Brian McKenna. “His last goal was his 18th of this season and 50th in his high school career. He has been an invaluable member of the team’s success including this year’s 11-1-1 record. Jack is a multi-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, and baseball) and has already committed to play baseball in college at Division I Lafayette in Easton, Pennsylvania.”

Ethan ManelskiEthan Manelski, Independence

  • Name: Ethan Manelski
  • School: Independence
  • Grade: 11
  • Stats: Recorded seven saves with two shutouts in two games
  • Coach’s Quote: “Ethan made some huge saves in our district match against Elyria Catholic,” said Independence coach Ryan MacRaild. “In a tight half, 1-0, he kept the Panthers off the board and made three big saves to keep a clean sheet all while fighting a flu bug.”


Riccela DiGeronimoRiccela DiGeronimo, Independence

  • Name: Riccela DiGeronimo
  • School: Independence
  • Grade: 10
  • Stats: Scored one goal each in wins over Wellington and Berkshire
  • Coach’s Quote: “Riccela has recently moved to a new role on the field,” said Independence coach Bryan Less. “Her goal against Wellington was an effort play where she beat two defenders to a rebound. Her free kick against Berkshire was perfectly placed and with power. It went right above the goalie’s hands. She also just missed another free kick in the game. She is playing good defense and getting her teammates involved in the offense.”

Jenna HoehJenna Hoeh, West Geauga

  • Name: Jenna Hoeh
  • School: West Geauga
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Recorded four assists in two wins
  • Coach’s Quote: “Senior captain Jenna Hoeh is a natural leader for the Wolverines soccer team,” said West Geauga coach Kori Chapic. “Against both Geneva and Chardon, Jenna’s aggressive play and passing accuracy led to two goals in each of the contests. Jenna’s foot skills and high soccer IQ allow her to be effective from several positions on the field.”

Sydney SarverSyndey Sarver, Beachwood

  • Name: Sydney Sarver
  • School: Beachwood
  • Grade: 9
  • Stats: Scored six goals with two assists
  • Coach’s Quote: “Sydney’s commitment to getting better over the offseason and in training has propelled her to a terrific first year at the high school level,” said Beachwood coach Jonathan Kostoff. “Her attitude and love for the game is contagious and other players feed off of it. We needed our freshmen, including Sydney, to step up for us this season for us to find success and they have certainly answered the call.”


Hawken Girls TennisDylan Goldberg/Natalie Cohen, Hawken

  • Name: Dylan Goldberg/Natalie Cohen
  • School: Hawken
  • Stats: Beat Brecksville 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-6 and earned first seed in the sectional tournament
  • Coach’s Quote: “Dylan and Natalie played a phenomenal three-set match last week against Brecksville and are looking strong going into the postseason as the No. 1 seed in our sectional,” said Hawken coach Brian Smallwood. “They are both playing well and work together very well on and off the court.”


Lexi ProkopiusLexi Prokopius, Independence

  • Name: Lexi Prokopius
  • School: Independence
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Recorded 34 kills, 17 service points and nine digs in three matches, including a win over top-ranked Huron
  • Coach’s Quote: “The four-year varsity starter has become one of senior leaders,” said Independence coach Tony Messina. “Her hard work is a great example to our younger players.”

Madeline SwentorMadeline Swentor, Chagrin Falls

  • Name: Madeline Swentor
  • School: Chagrin Falls
  • Grade: 11
  • Stats: Recorded 68 digs
  • Coach’s Quote: “Madeline just broke the all-time collective dig record for the school and surpassed 1,000 career digs this week,” said Chagrin Falls coach Heather Piccone.
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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