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Athletes, Coaches Honored at Donahue Sports Awards Dinner

donahuesports-smith200donahuesports-cheffers200aThe Donahue Academy honored standouts in its growing sports program Monday night at the school's Sports Awards Dinner.

Tommy Smith and Joan Cheffers were the first recipients of the newly-created Alex Klucik Leadership Award which recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as leadership and dedication to Catholic values. The award is named for Matthew "Alex" Klucik who died in a car accident the summer he graduated from the Donahue Academy in 2010.  (pictured, Joan Cheffers with Athletic Director Rich Scanlon; Tommy Smith with his coach Mauricio Ramirez)

donahuesports-donahue200Tim Donohue, the tireless coach of girls basketball and girls volleyball, was named Coach of the Year. (left, dinner organizer Don Stuller presenting the award to Mr. Donahue)

donahuesports-beane200The dinner also recognized former Donahue teacher and administrator Jon Beane (left with his wife, Mary) with a Lifetime Appreciation Award for his work both in academics as well as athletics.

Below is a list of award winners. In most sports, three awards were presented: The Shamrock Award, for the player with the most spirit; the Team Leader Award for the team's best leader; and the Most Valuable Player award. 


Sport Shamrock Team Leader MVP
5th, 6th Grade
Krista Joyce Josie Schneider Rosemary Longley
7th, 8th Grade Volleyball Serena Fox Jessica Joyce Marialejandra Chappari
Varsity Volleyball Maria Fox  Rydell Schneider  Clare Buzzanca 
JV Football  Robb Klucik  Dominic Schneider  Isiah Emmans 
Varsity Football  John Paul Klucik  Matt Klein  Dominic Allan 
Varsity X-Country Boys  CJ Smith Tommy Smith   Augie Diodati
Varsity X-Country Girls  Lucy Baird  Claire Guernsey 
MS, Elementary X-Country Boys  Joseph Raiger
MS, Elementary X-Country Girls  Isabella Dix Lilly Burke Isabella Ramirez 
Varsity Middle School Soccer Benedict Niewald Irvin Cervantes  Isiah Emmans 
Middle School JV Soccer Nicholas Kadlec  Jack Smith Declan McManus 
Varsity HS Boys Basketball Andrew Scanlan Dominic Allan Jake Carletta 
JV HS Girls Basketball Rosemarie Altomari Ashley Pardee Claire Williams
Varsity HS Girls Basketball Monica Williams Caitlyn Schneider Emilee Fournier 
5th, 6th Girls Basketball Catherine Graham  Rosemary Longley Diondra Homer 
7th, 8th Girls Basketball Clair Donohue Jessica Joyce Ruth Cheffers 
5th, 6th Boys Basketball* MVP-Joey Carletta MVP-Michael Joyce MVP-Ben Niewald 
7th, 8th Boys Basketball Isiah Emmans Nick Guernsey Arturo Artiles 
HS Track Mark Scheck


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