Scarsdale athletes were honored at the spring 2012 Maroon and White Spring Awards picnic on Tuesday June 5th. Under changeable skies parents barbequed and served dinner supplied by DeCicco’s. In the course of an hour the unsettled weather brought rain, sun and clouds but dinner was served outside before athletes, coaches, parents and friends convened in the SHS auditorium for the awards ceremony.
The coveted annual awards are given to senior students to recognize their overall athletic careers during their four years at SHS. The award winners are nominated by coaches, administrators, and others involved with interscholastic sports and submitted to Athletic Director Bob Siracuse. They are presented to the athletes by members of the Board of Maroon and White.
Ben Newman was given the Elizabeth Timberger award. Newman played varsity lacrosse, ran cross country and covered Scarsdale High School sports for the Scarsdale Inquirer for the past two years. This award honors an outstanding senior who helps a team or the athletic program not as a player but through other forms of participation.
The Nonie Knopp memorial award which is given to a senior male varsity player went to Tim Leone who plays varsity lacrosse and football. Hewas credited for his leadership, commitment, integrity, dedication and enthusiasm and his coach said he is "mentally tough" and "strives for excellence"
This year there were two recipients for the Nina F. Mooney Award – which goes to female athletes.
Liz Felix who plays both Varsity Soccer and Varsity Lacrosse was called determined, and aggressive and enthusiastic. She radiates positive energy and never gives less than 110%.
Libby Gross who plays three varsity sports and also won the 2011 Legacy Award was credited for her “infectious exuberance, self sacrifice and athletic prowess.” She earned varsity letter for Indoor Track and Field, Varsity Softball and Varsity Volleyball.
The Peppers Award, presented by SHS Assistant Principal Sue Peppers and her husband Jerry is given to one male and one female athlete for their dedication, sportsmanship, leadership, spirit and academic excellence. Allison Chaves, a four-year varsity athlete with 11 varsity letters in three sports was honored for her dedication, versatility and her volunteer work at the Westchester County Medical Center where she works at the Bereavement Center.
Eric Dobosh, with 9 varsity letters was the male winner. Announcing the award, his coach told the group that Eric was the “best all around student athlete that he has every coached,” and said he was a “leader” who won “all league honors”, was a member of Signifer a Civ-Ed advisor and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.”
(Picutured at top: Ben Newman: Elizabeth Timberger Award)
Below find photos of the graduating seniors for each of Scarsdale’s spring sports teams: