Upper School 2012 winter sports award winners announced
March 17, 2012
The Haverford School Upper School 2012 winter sports awards were presented at an assembly on March 6 in the School’s Centennial Hall. In addition, junior Brett Campbell was recognized for being selected as the 2011-12 Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Soccer Player of the Year and senior Zach Rego received the Sportsmanship Award from the Central Board of Football Officials.
The Edwin S. Stuart Neely Memorial Princeton Gold Basketball Award, awarded annually to the player who, by his love of the sport, teamwork, and effort, has done the most for the success of the basketball team in good keeping with the Haverford School spirit, was shared by seniors Zach Thomas and Ray Hollman. The Basketball Coaches’ Award, presented for commitment, dedication, and work ethic, was shared by juniors Sema’j Reed and James Tarte.
The Dr. Robert H. Roy Hockey Trophy, given in recognition of his love of the game, outstanding team spirit, and exemplary sportsmanship, was presented to seniors Toby Blumberg and Chris Vattima. The Barry M. Bergh Award, presented to the most valuable player of The Haverford School ice hockey team, was presented to junior Henry Brooks. Senior Henry Blynn and junior D.J. Conner shared The Ice Hockey Coaches’ Award, presented to the player(s) who has demonstrated outstanding competitiveness, tenacity, and ability to deliver when needed. The varsity Rookie of the Year Award went to Freshman Brendan Jacob. Senior Sam Rohr won the varsity Most Improved Player Award.
The James A. O’Brien Plaque and Medal, awarded annually to the best squash player in the School, was presented to senior B.G. Lemmon. The George Gerhard Miller Squash Trophy and Certificate, presented to that member of the squash team who has shown the most improvement, was given to sophomore Sean Kenny.
Swimming and Diving
The McQuillen Trophy, awarded annually to a member of the Haverford school swim team for faithful effort, ability, leadership, example, and sportsmanship, was presented to senior Kevin Zipf. The Pendergrass Trophy and Medal, awarded annually to that member of the swimming team who, in the eyes of the coach, is deserving of special recognition, was presented to junior Jimmy Jameson. The Most Improved Swimmer Award was won by junior J.J. House. The Haverford School High Point Award was presented to senior Connor O’Prey. The Class of 2012 received the Most Valuable Swimmer Award – Andrew Helber, Jimmy Ryan, Matt Luminais, Davis Schwenke, Kevin Zipf, Connor O’Prey, Jimmy Orsini, and Max Whitehead. The Team Dedication Award went to senior Andrew Helber. The Diving Coaches’ Award was presented to senior Davis Schwenke and sophomore Will Pierce received the Most Improved Diver Award.
The Outstanding Performer for the Winter Track Season was senior Geoffrey Bocobo. The Most Improved Member for the Winter Track Season was senior Jack Meehan. The Commitment, Dedication, and Work Ethic Award was presented to senior Will Gural. The Anthony J. Farrell Winter Track Award, named in honor of longtime former track coach Anthony J. Farrell, is presented annually to honor outstanding dedication to the sport and the team. The award was presented to junior Lucas Elek.
The Haverford School Wrestling Trophy and Certificate was awarded to freshman L.J. Barlow. The Neil Buckley Wrestling Trophy, presented annually to that member of the wrestling squad who has done the most through hard work and a conscientious attitude to improve his wrestling, was presented to senior Ron Tassoni for the second-consecutive year. The Clifford W. Keevan Jr. Wrestling Plaque and Certificate, presented annually for outstanding contribution to the success of The Haverford School wrestling team, was awarded to senior Dean Feinman. The Haverford School Wrestling Coaches’ Trophy, presented annually to a member of the wrestling team who has displayed an outstanding competitive spirit and true sportsmanship during the season, was awarded to senior Chris DiBello.