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Hawken duo earns CVC Sportsmanship Award

Hawken’s Carlos Botella and Julia Newman excelled in both sports and academics on the way to representing the Hawks as their Chagrin Valley Conference Senior Sportsmanship Award winners.

Botella earned a total of seven varsity letters including four in cross country, three in track and one in soccer.

As a runner, he was named first-team and second-team All-CVC and ran at the regional meet in 2016 and 2017. He was part of Hawken’s 2017 cross country and track teams that won CVC titles and also was named team MVP.

Academically, Botella carries a 3.97 grade point average and was selected as both a CVC and Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches’ Association All-Academic team member.

Botella was awarded the Morrill Excellence Scholarship from Ohio State University.

Newman twice qualified for the state cross country meet and helped the team place fifth in 2017 and 11th in 2018. A two-time captain, she is a two-time All-CVC performer.

She also excelled in lacrosse. She earned first-team All-Region honors and led the Hawks to the regional finals in 2017 and 2019.

Academically, Newman is a member of the CVC All-Academic team, a 2019 National Latin Exam gold medalist and she received multiple other awards for her success in the classroom.

She will run cross country at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

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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