The fall season saw over 303 athletes participating on 15 teams. To celebrate the accomplishments of each of the athletes and their teams a Sports Awards Assembly was held on Nov. 20 in the Schreiber High School. Athletes and their families filled the auditorium to honor not only the special award winners but also each athlete. It was also an opportunity to thank those who help support the athletes, the parents and coaches.
The Athletic Association of Port Washington provided refreshments following the presentation.
Special Awards -
Mat Burak received the Leo Costello Award named in honor of a former Port Washington football coach.
The Ellen Herman Award started in 1980 is given annually to the player who possesses the following qualities: dedication, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, the respect of her teammates, team spirit and leadership. This year's recipient (for the second time in a row) is Lindsay Levin. She is an outstanding athlete who embodies all the qualities this award represents.
Joseph Rezek Memorial Award is given to the scholar athlete of the varsity team. The selection this year was Peyton Mait, Penn State.
The Port Washington Soccer Club started the Tyler Rauzon Memorial Scholarship Award in 1997. The boy and girl selected must demonstrate a love and desire for the game, a strong work ethic on the field and off and exemplary character, sportsmanship and sense of team play. The boys soccer team had many strong players this year and it was difficult to select just one to receive this year's award. The boys selected for this year are Jeremy Francis and Michael Hall and the girls are Samantha Moskowitz and Sarah O'Connell.
A new award was started this year to honor Joseph Cohen a great supporter of soccer in the Port Washington community. The scholarship is funded by the PW soccer club who felt it was important to honor an athlete who was not only a strong soccer player but also an outstanding student. This year's winner was Jarryd Levine.