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39 athletes and coaches were honored at the 2019 awards ceremony including Most Outstanding Athletes Zoe Alexander and Will Sullivan

Alexander, Sullivan earn Athletes of the Year
5/24/2019 8:43:00 AM

Dr. Phillips HS celebrated another extraordinary athletic year Tuesday night at the Athletic Department’s Hall of Fame and awards ceremony where a total of 39 current and former students were honored, including the induction of DP’s 2019 Hall of Fame class of Rodney Wells, Marisa Gaynor and Matthew Milano. Wells, a 1997 DP graduate, All-State linebacker and current head Football coach, spoke about his childhood, who was most impactful in his life and how important Dr. Phillips HS has been for him over the years. Marisa Gaynor (2010), who starred in Volleyball, Weightlifting and Water Polo, went on to a tremendous career at Iona and played professional Water Polo in France. She also took the time to recognize her coaches at Dr. Phillips and also her family for their unwavering support. Matthew Milano (2013) was a two-time All-State Football player that went on to an All-ACC career at Boston College and now plays for the Buffalo Bills as one of the top linebackers in the NFL. Milano was not on-hand due to his team-related requirements in Buffalo but coach Rodney Wells presented on his behalf and spoke of Matt’s humility and his ability to out-work everyone.

Our 2019 Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year was presented to senior Zoe Alexander, who dominated in both Basketball and Track and Field. Alexander led the Metro West Conference in scoring with over 18 points and six rebounds per game, and also led our Track and Field team by earning three bronze medals in the Regional Championship and qualifying for the State Championship in three events: long jump, 400m and the 4 x 400m relay. Our Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to senior Will Sullivan, who put together the most impressive single season in DP Baseball history, with school records in four specific categories and second in a fifth. Sullivan set the school record for batting average (.541) and doubles (13) while tying the marks for home runs (11) and RBIs (36). Sullivan also finished with 40 hits, one shy of the school record.

The Bill Spoone Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were presented to junior Kaitlyn Montague and senior Gabriel Madej. Montague was our leading goal-scorer for Women’s Soccer and is currently ranked # 1 in the junior class with a 5.31 GPA. Madej, Water Polo’s starting goaltender and Swimming’s top breaststroker this year, graduated Wednesday as the Class of 2019 Salutatorian with a 5.17 GPA.

Our Bob Noyes Sportsmanship Awards were presented to junior Jessica Corredor and senior Dylan Smith. Corredor, a three-sport letterman in Bowling, Weightlifting and Wrestling, finished with a 37-0 record on the mat and after consecutive heartbreaking runner-up seasons, captured her first Women’s Wrestling State Championship. Dylan Smith was the team captain and top defender for Men’s Soccer this year who exemplified tremendous leadership in even the most difficult of circumstances on the field. Both Jessica and Dylan were outstanding selections.

The Ian Supra Courage Award was given to junior Ana Luisa Cotta who, despite suffering a horrifying broken nose during a Women’s Water Polo game against Miami Gulliver, insisted on getting back in the game to help her teammates and went on to score her third goal of the game.

The United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athletes of the Year were presented to seniors Shania Gowan and Cameron Williams for representing strength, loyalty and commitment to their teams. Gowan completed her Wrestling career as a three-time State Champion, wrapping up her second consecutive undefeated season and finishing with a school record 85 consecutive victories. Cameron Williams was an All-State linebacker for Football and also earned Metro West, District and Regional Championships in Men’s Weightlifting.

Our Coach of the Year is a familiar face as Kirwyn Adderly earned his second consecutive award, leading his Women’s Wrestling team to its third straight State Championship in dominating fashion. Six of his wrestlers earned individual titles with two more earning runner-up finishes.

The following students were also presented Principal’s Awards for exemplifying the qualities of leadership, commitment and sportsmanship in their respective sports:

Athletic Training: Alyssa Spector

Baseball: CJ Cantwell

Basketball (Women): Truly Le

Basketball (Men): Abdoulaye Thiam

Beach Volleyball: Kaley Landis

Bowling (Women): Marissa Gilman

Bowling (Men): Mathew Crawford

Cheerleading: Bianca Velez

Cross Country (Women): Sydney Kaufman

Cross Country (Men): Joshua Matzner

Flag Football: Megan Lapeyrouse

Football: Cameron Williams

Golf (Women): Kate Goodin

Golf (Men): Brendan Valdes

Lacrosse (Women): Zariah Durham

Lacrosse (Men): Nicholas Payne

Soccer (Women): Isabelle Robinson

Soccer (Men): Dylan Smith

Softball: Tiare Kong

Swimming (Women): Ana Luisa Cotta

Swimming (Men): Gavin Collins

Tennis (Women): Juliana Gomes

Tennis (Men): Blake Botsford

Track and Field (Women): Zoe Alexander

Track and Field (Men): Daniel Demontagnac

Volleyball (Women): Laura Misko

Volleyball (Men): Jon Diedrich

Water Polo (Women): Ana Luisa Cotta

Water Polo (Men): Daniel Magrino

Weightlifting (Women): Grace Fay

Weightlifting (Men): Cameron Williams

Wrestling (Women): Karoline Ortiz

Wrestling (Men): Sebastian Norman

 

 

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