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2 The Northern Illinois MVAS includes and recognizes athletes from over 100 schools across Shaw Media’s newspaper publications in Northern Illinois. Nearly 600 athletes are considered for these awards which were presented on June 12th at Shaw Media’s 2019 Northern Illinois MVA Celebration held at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

2019 NORTHERN ILLINOIS MVA AWARDS NOMINEES* Nominees for Badminton: 1. Cindy Tang – Hinsdale Central High School 2. Lauryn Luangsomkham – Joliet Central High School Nominees for Baseball: 1. Quinn Priester – Cary Grove High School 2. Cole Kirschsieper – Lincoln-Way East High School 3. Ryan Mintz – Willowbrook High School 4. Payton Hutchings – Coal City High School Nominees for Boys Basketball: 1. Joseph Yesufu – Bolingbrook High School 2. Devon House – Newman Central Catholic High School - Sterling 3. Ray J Dennis – Oswego East High School 4. Zach Toussaint – Johnsburg High School Nominees for Girls Basketball: 1. Annie Stritzel - Nazareth Academy 2. Taylor Gugliuzza – Lincoln-Way West High School 3. Kylie Feuerbach – Sycamore High School 4. Erin Henze – Eastland High School - Lanark 5. Marissa Knobloch – Marengo High School Nominees for Boys Bowling: 1. Nicklaus Eberly – DeKalb High School 2. Efrain Soto – Minooka High School 3. Edgar Burgos – St. Charles East High School 4. Austin Strite – Oregon High School Nominees for Girls Bowling: 1. Brianna Schmidt – Jacobs High School 2. Chloe Siezega – Lockport High School 3. Megan Kolberg – Sycamore High School 4. Gina Russell – Minooka High School Nominees For Boys Cross-Country: 1. Christopher Collet - Seneca High School 2. Bill Hauenstein - Wheaton Warrenville South High School 3. Ian Geisler - Huntley High School 4. Daniel Occhipinti - Kaneland High School Nominees For Girls Cross-Country: 1. Helena Kleronomos - Yorkville High School 2. Katelynne Hart – Glenbard West High School 3. Katrina Schlenker – Batavia High School 4. Vivian Van Eck – Minooka High School Nominees for Football: 1. Keenan Hailey - Joliet Catholic Academy 2. Michael Love – Nazareth Academy 3. Tyler Nubin – St. Charles North High School 4. Ben McDonald – Cary-Grove High School

Nominees for Boys Golf 1. Ben Sluzas - Lockport High School 2. Garrett Tighe - Jacobs High School 3. Will Marshall - Kaneland High School 4. Mac McClear - Hinsdale Central High School Nominees for Girls Golf 1. Lauren Beaudreau - Benet Academy 2. Brianne Bolden - Lincoln-Way Central High School 3. Megan Furtney - St. Charles North High School Nominees for Girls Gymnastics: 1. Maddie Hickey - Sycamore High School 2. Maddie Diab – Glenbard West High School 3. Kaitlyn Penzone - Oswego High School 4. Gracie Willis – Prairie Ridge High School Nominees for Boys Lacrosse: 1. Josh Uhri – St. Charles North High School 2. Ethan Kirchberg – Prairie Ridge High School Nominees for Boys Soccer: 1. Omar Carreno – Oswego High School 2. James Serrano - Marmion Academy 3. Alex Canfield – Crystal Lake South High School 4. Manny Gomez – Earlville/Leland/Paw Paw Nominees for Girls Soccer: 1. Abbie Cashmere – Benet Academy 2. Taylor Harrison – Dixon High School 3. Saydie Holland – Sycamore High School 4. Jenna Dominquez – Geneva High School

Nominees For Girls Tennis: 1. Madie Jurasek - Kaneland High School 2. Maddie Jacobs & Sydney Schott – Newman Central Catholic High School - Sterling 3. Ellie Gallagher & Regan O’Fallon - Ottawa High School 4. Samantha Choi & Emily Orlove - Wheaton Warrenville South High School Nominees for Boys Track & Field: 1. Finn Schirmer – Marengo High School 2. Marcellus Moore – Plainfield North High School 3. Cedrick Rowzee – Wheaton South High School Nominees for Girls Track & Field: 1. Katelynne Hart – Glenbard West High School 2. Chloe Lindeman – Fulton High School 3. Daryn Davis – Huntley High School 4. Janelle Rodgers - Oswego High School Nominees for Boys Volleyball: 1. Ryan Swartz – Glenbard West High School 2. Wil McPhillips – Lincoln-Way East High School

Nominees for Girls Volleyball: 1. Taylor Landfair – Plainfield Central High School 2. Margaret Mahlke – Downers Grove North High School 3. Mckenna Slavik – St. Charles East High School 4. Josi Borum - Sterling High School Nominees for Wrestling: 1. Jake Stiles – Montini Catholic High School 2. Blah Dahnweih – Dekalb High School 3. Nick Termini – Burlington Central High School 4. David Ferrante – Huntley High School Nominees for Male Regional Athlete of the Year: 1. Jack Mcdonald – Geneva High School 2. Finn Schirmer – Marengo High School 3. Brady Fisher – Yorkville High School 4. Jack Snook – Marquette Academy Nominees for Female Regional Athlete of the Year: 1. Katelynne Hart – Glenbard West High School 2. Janelle Rodgers – Oswego High School 3. Kylie Feuerbach – Sycamore High School 4. Josi Borum – Sterling High School

*Winner of MVA Award listed in red.

Nominees for Softball: 1. Ashley Schultz – Oswego East High School 2. Jayme Eilers – Sterling High School 3. Sloan Gayan – Ottawa High School 4. Rose Roach – Kaneland High School Nominees for Boys Swimming: 1. Will Myhre – St. Charles North 2. Marshall Hodge – Oswego East High School 3. Quinn Cynor – Woodstock North Co-op 4. Liam Hutchinson – Fenwick High School Nominees for Girls Swimming: 1. Athena Ye – Rosary High School 2. Grace Cooper – Oswego East High School 3. Kate Morris – Glenbard West High School Nominees for Boys Tennis: 1. Dillon Nitz - Sterling High School 2. Greg Rashid - Streator High School 3. Brogan Pierce - Batavia High School 4. Ryan Waugh - Yorkville High School

Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

Chicago Bear Hall of Famer Dan Hampton (center) poses with some visitors in the VIP lounge during the Shaw Media 2019 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Athletes Awards at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Shaw Media honored top athletes across Northern Illinois at the event that was hosted by Pro Football Weekly’s Hub Arkush and featured guest speakers Chicago Bear defensive tackle Akiem Hicks and former Bear tight end Zach Miller.


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Hub Arkush congratulates boys cross country MVA winner Christopher Collet of Seneca during the Shaw Media regional Most Valuable Athlete (MVA) awards inside the Convocation Center at NIU on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in DeKalb.

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Ottawa’s Sloan Gayan is congratulated by Pro Football Weekly’s Hub Arkush after she received her Girls Softball Player of the Year award during the Shaw Media 2019 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Athletes Awards at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb.


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Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (left) and Chicago Bear tight end Zach Miller (right) answer questions during a Q and A at the Shaw Media 2019 Northern Illinois Most Valuable Athletes Awards at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Shaw Media honored top athletes across Northern Illinois at the event.

Matthew Apgar - mapgar@shawmedia.com

Athletes and their familes pack the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on June 12 in DeKalb..


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Katie Baker Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Molly Baker Seneca High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Brody Baudino Seneca High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Skyler Bedeker Streator High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Jackson Beene Seneca High School Wrestling Key Player of the Week

Mason Benning Streator High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Mara Bruno Seneca High School Track and Field Key Player of the Week

Logan Bruss Seneca High School Football Key Player of the Week

Nate Carby Woodland High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Tyler Carson Ottawa High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

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Chloe Baker Streator High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

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Connor Baker Seneca High School Golf Key Player of the Week


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Christopher Collet Seneca High School Cross Country

Angelique Cowan Ottawa High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Hannah Cowie Marquette Academy High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Gillian Culbreath Seneca High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Yaminia Deleon Streator High School Tennis Key Player of the Week

Cody Dodge Woodland High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Josie Eager Marquette Academy High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Mason Ewing Woodland High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Luke Fleming Ottawa High School Wrestling Key Player of the Week

Ellie Gallagher Ottawa High School Tennis Key Player of the Week

Sloan Gayan Ottawa High School Softball Key Player of the Week, The Times Softball Athlete of the Year

August Gillman Woodland High School Softball Key Player of the Week

Key Player of the Week, The Times Boys Track Athlete of the Year


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Lexi Greve Seneca High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Sam Grushkin Seneca High School Boys Basketball, Baseball Key Player of the Week, The Times Baseball Athlete of the Year

Riley Hanson Ottawa High School Wrestling Key Player of the Week

Natali Haynes Streator High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Maggie Hettel Marquette Academy High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Collin Hjerpe Woodland High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Lucas Hoffman Marquette Academy High School Cross Country Key Player of the Week

Maddie Holdiman Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Emily Hook Serena High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Abriana Jashari Seneca High School Girls Basketball Key Player of the Week

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Evan Green Marquette Academy High School Football Key Player of the Week

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Manny Gomez Earlville High School Boys Soccer The Times Boys Soccer Athlete of the Year


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Audrey Jenkins Seneca High School Cross Country, Softball Key Player of the Week

Tyler Jenkins Woodland High School Boys Golf Key Player of the Week, The Times

Bryce Jones Marquette Academy High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Taylee Keen Woodland High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Boys Golf Athlete of the Year

Logan Komater Marquette Academy High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Tommy Kress Woodland High School Soccer Key Player of the Week

Sarah Lechtenberg Marquette Academy High School Girls Track & Field Key Player of the Week

McKenzie Lewis Ottawa High School Bowling Key Player of the Week

Ben Lundy Ottawa High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Ellie Magana Streator High School Softball Key Player of the Week

Madi Malone Newark High School Volleyball The Times Girls Volleyball Athlete of the Year

Grant Mascal Streator High School Golf Key Player of the Week


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Riley McNelis Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Regan O’Fallon Ottawa High School Girls Tennis Key Player of the Week

Jacob Ovanic Ottawa High School Football Key Player of the Week

Rafael Pantoja Streator High School Wrestling Key Player of the Week

Shannon Paton Streator High School Girls Soccer Key Player of the Week

Bryce Peacher Streator High School Track and Field Key Player of the Week

Azlyn Porter Woodland High School Cheerleading Key Player of the Week

Hayden Price Marquette Academy Baseball Key Player of the Week

Tony Pusateri Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Greg Rashid Streator High School Boys Tennis The Times Boys Tennis Athlete of the Year

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TJ McDonnell Ottawa High School Golf Key Player of the Week

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Hunter McAlpine Marquette Academy High School Wrestling Key Player of the Week


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Riley Rinaldi Streator High School Boys Track & field Key Player of the Week

Erin Rombach Ottawa High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Jakob Setchell Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Ashton Stipp Woodland High School Cheerleading Key Player of the Week

Ben Shugrue Serena High School Soccer Key Player of the Week

Madilyn Smith Ottawa High School Girls Track & Field

Jack Snook Marquette Academy High School Football

Key Player of the Week, The Times

Key Player of the Week, The Times

Molly Snook Marquette Academy High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Girls Track Athlete of the Year

Football Athlete of the Year

Ivan Stafford Serena High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Taylor Staton Serena High School Softball Key Player of the Week

Kaylee Sroka Streator High School Bowling Key Player of the Week

Emma Thomas Marquette Academy High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week


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Jimmy Tredway Streator High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Susan Tuftie Serena High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

TJ Van Ness Seneca High School Baseball Key Player of the Week

Kyle Voytko Woodland High School Basketball Key Player of the Week

Peter Walsh Ottawa High School Soccer Key Player of the Week

Kaitlyn Walter Woodland High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week

Congratulations Kobie Webb Streator High School Football Key Player of the Week

to our local athletes and best wishes for continued success!

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Makenna Tkach Marquette Academy High School Softball Key Player of the Week

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Lyla Thorpen Serena High School Volleyball Key Player of the Week


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