ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Athletic Department hosted the third annual MVEES Awards on Monday night, May 9, at the Upper Campus Gym.
The night recognized all athletic performances and achievements from the 2021-22 academic year.
Below is a recap of Mount Vernon's athletic season as well as award winners from the night.
Softball - Finished #5 in state and made the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
Football - Sweet-16 appearance
Girls Cross Country - Finished #8 in state as a team (highest rank in school history).
Volleyball - Finished region regular season undefeated (first time in school history).
Competition Cheer - Competed at Sectional Tournament for first time in four years.
Flag Football - Made state in its inaugural season and finished second in area.
Boys Basketball - First Sweet-16 appearance in four years.
Wrestling - 2nd in Area Duals.
Boys Soccer - Made state playoffs for the first time in program history.
Girls Soccer - Advanced to the Sweet-16.
Lacrosse - Most wins (6) in school history.
Boys Track & Field - 2nd in Region (most points in school history).
Girls Track & Field - 3rd in Region (highest finish in school history).
Boys Tennis - Qualified for State.
Girls Tennis - Advanced to the Elite Eight (first time in school history).
Female Rising Star Award - This award goes to a freshman or sophomore who stood out on their teams despite being new to varsity competition.
Nominees: Mia (MJ) James, Scarlett McCarthy, Daniela O’Leary, Kennedy Reynolds
Winner: Kennedy Reynolds
Male Rising Star Award - This award goes to a freshman or sophomore who stood out on their teams despite being new to varsity competition.
Nominees: Jonathan Gallinaro, Michael Pozzobon, Davis Reiger, Dennis “Trey’ Scott
Winner: Jonathan Gallinaro
Late Game Heroics - This award goes to the team that came in clutch in the final seconds of the game and led their team to victory.
Nominees: Football vs Mount Paran, Boys Basketball vs Christian Heritage, Wrestling (Walker Warshaw), Lacrosse vs Pinecrest
Winner: Walker Warshaw for Wrestling
Breakout Year - This award goes to a team who improved tremendously from the previous season and took a giant step towards success in the future.
Nominees: Cross Country, Flag Football, E-Sports, Boys Soccer
Co-winners: Flag Football and Boys Soccer
Best Team Season Performance - This award goes to the team that exceeds expectations and performed exceptionally throughout the year.
Nominees: Girls Tennis, Softball, Boys Basketball, Football
Best Comeback Performance - This award goes to the most spectacular comeback….
Nominees: Softball vs. Mount Paran, Boys Soccer vs. Holy Innocents, Football vs. Mount Paran, Boys Basketball vs. Christian Heritage
Best Play - Individual - This award goes to an individual who caught the eyes of everyone on one particular play during the season.
Nominees: Kinsley Baker, Quin Goodson, Sofia Tur, Grace Westmoreland
Winner: Kinsley Baker
Best Play - Team - This award goes to a team who caught the eyes of everyone on one particular play during the season.
Nominees: Lacrosse vs. Pinecrest, Girls Soccer vs. Hebron Christian, Girls Tennis vs. FPD, Baseball vs. Holy Innocents
Winner: Girls Tennis
Ron Hill Mustang Award - Coach Ron Hill was a beloved faculty member and coach that exemplified hard work, courage, and selflessness. Pillars of Mount Vernon athletics at its core. Every year at the MVEES, we honor Coach Hill by selecting one member of each sport to exemplify his legacy.
Wrestling - Tyler Long
Softball - Lauren Dove
Lacrosse - Michael Lotz
Boys XC - James Knight
Girls XC - Samantha McCarthy
Boys Tennis - Cooper Patnode
Girls Tennis - Ashley Burke
Esports - Jake Lager
Girls Track - Kennedy Reynolds
Boys Track - Liam O’Toole
Boys Swimming - Liam Adams
Girls Swimming - Kate McGee
Girls Golf - Avery Grace Messner
Boys Golf - Luke Van Putten
Girls Soccer - Caroline Curry
Boys Soccer - Benjamin Spitz
Baseball - Will Allison
Volleyball - Sydney Carroll
Boys Basketball - Daniel O’Keefe
Cheerleading - Allison Jones
Girls Basketball - Annabelle McCarthy
Football - George Pope
Flag Football - Grace Westmoreland
Courage Award - This award goes to the player that persevered through adversity and stopped at nothing to make their team’s season successful.
Nominees: Charlie Duerr, Clara Greyson, Karoline Lundstrom, JC Moser
Winner: Karoline Lundstrom
Best Game - This award goes to the team that went above and beyond in their performance in one particular game during the season.
Nominees: Boys Basketball vs HIES, Baseball vs HIES, Softball vs Mount Paran, Lacrosse vs HIES
Winner: Boys Basketball
Under Armour Women of Will Award
Winner: Jane Holliday
Best Female Athlete - This award goes to the female athlete who performed at the highest level throughout at least two seasons.
Nominees: Ella Ruth Campbell, Mia (MJ) James, Savanna Messner, J’Bionna Robinson
Winner: Savanna Messner
Best Male Athlete - This award goes to the male athlete who performed at the highest level throughout at least two seasons.
Nominees: Liam O’Toole, Will Palmer, James Shanks, Austin Taylor
Winner: Will Palmer
Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete - This award goes to a female athlete who excelled in a particular sport in their senior season.
Nominees: Allison Jones, Landry Kruep, Samantha McCarthy, Savanna Messner
Winner: Savanna Messner
Most Outstanding Male Senior Athlete - This award goes to a male athlete who excelled in a particular sport in their senior season.
Nominees: Syncere Harris, Will Palmer, Cooper Patnode, Austin Taylor
Winner: Syncere Harris
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40 acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.
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