Sunday, October 2, 2022

CVC Athletes of the Week

Student-athletes from Beachwood, Cuyahoga Heights, Fairport Harding, Geneva, Harvey and Wickliffe have been selected as the CVC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Aug. 26.

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


Rashawn Alston


  • Name: Rashawn Alston
  • School: Fairport Harding
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Carried 29 times for 240 yards and scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion; defensively, he recorded five solo tackles, one assisted tackle and defended a pass
  • Coach’s Quote: “Rashawn played an outstanding game in week one,” said Fairport coach Cameron Ruff. “His offensive line and fullbacks provided holes for him all night and Rashawn ran through them at top speed. He broke many tackles at the second and third levels and scored all 14 points in a win over Newbury. He also contributed to a solid defensive effort at the free safety position.”

Brayden DiSanza


  • Name: Brayden DiSanza
  • School: Cuyahoga Heights
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Carried 14 times for 100 yards and returned two kickoffs for 119 yards, including one for a 92-yard touchdown; recorded four tackles on defense and blocked a point after attempt


Drew Schnee


  • Name: Drew Schnee
  • School: Beachwood
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Averaged 37 strokes per nine holes in two matches
  • Coach’s Quote: “Drew again led the Bison in scoring average shooting a 37 at both Pine Ridge and Rolling Greens,” said Beachwood coach Will Cumpstone. “He has led the Bison all year and has directed them to a 6-0 record. He set the school record for low 18-hole score at a league event shooting a 72 at Pine Hills during the preseason CVC Tournament earlier this year.”


Jalen Allen


  • Name: Jalen Allen
  • School: Harvey
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Scored four goals and assisted on three others in three games
  • Coach’s Quote: “Jalen Allen led the Raiders in a comeback win against Conneaut, scoring three goals and getting an assist,” said Harvey coach Natalie Sisler. “He is a player to watch going forward this season.”

Dawson Schafer


  • Name: Dawson Schafer
  • School: Geneva
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Scored four goals in two games, including the decisive goal in each contest
  • Coach’s Quote: “Dawson is off to a good start this season and had a nice week with four goals in two games,” said Geneva coach Jeff Hull. “Dawson led us to two victories this week by scoring the winning goal in each game, including both goals in a 2-1 road win over our biggest rival, Madison.”


Joelle Banks


  • Name: Joelle Banks
  • School: Wickliffe
  • Grade: 12
  • Stats: Scored four goals with two assists in three games
  • Coach’s Quote: “Joelle helped spark our offense during a three-win week with phenomenal runs and active work up top to stretch the opponent’s defense,” said Wickliffe coach Steve Gribovicz. “Joelle works in space well to use passes from her teammates in the attack. Her decision-making this week was spectacular as she accumulated four goals and found her teammates for two assists.”

Romiya Roth


  • Name: Romiya Roth
  • School: Beachwood
  • Grade: 9
  • Stats: Scored three goals with two assists in two wins
  • Coach’s Quote: “Romiya had a terrific week after scoring five goals in her first high school game back on August 18,” said Beachwood coach Jonathan Kostoff. “In the 4-1 win over Lutheran West, she scored three goals in the game including the game winner with less than 10 minutes to play. She created chances from different angles all night long and relentlessly pressured their back line. It was her first varsity game under the lights and it proved to the entire team that no stage is too big for her. She’s been a key piece to our 3-0-0 start to the season and the sky is the limit for her over the next four years.”
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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