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Athletic Awards for Grades 6-8

Athletic Awards for Grades 6-8

Pictured: Brandon Bardos, the James W. Mathis Memorial Award winner and Fallon Drzyzga, the Dick Saukus Memorial Award winner.

11 May, 2022

We gathered for the grades 6-8 Athletic Awards Assembly on May 10. It was a special time to honor our athletes and their coaches who have dedicated their time and talents to SAA-SDS during the 2021-2022 school year.

Special Award Winners

Our top two awards, the Dick Saukus and James W. Mathis Memorial Awards, are presented to one 8thgrade multi-sport athlete from each school who has excelled and most exemplifies the combination of athletic ability, academic achievement, and citizenship 

The Dick Saukus Memorial Award - Fallon Drzyzga (Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field & Lacrosse)

Coach Saukus was a dedicated coach for many years at St. Agnes Academy. He was especially devoted to the lower school basketball program and worked selflessly to develop our grade school athletes. Coach Saukus passed away in the early 90s while still actively involved as a coach and mentor. This award carries his name because of the lasting impact he had on the athletic program here at St. Agnes.

The James W. Mathis Memorial Award - Brandon Bardos (Football & Basketball)

Coach Jim Mathis started coaching at St. Dominic School in 1962 and was in his 50th year in that capacity when he passed away in 2012.  He was a born competitor and decorated track and field athlete holding multiple records including 4 world records as a Masters Division runner. While at SDS Coach Mathis served this community as a teacher and athletic director and coached baseball, basketball, & track and field. It is estimated he had nearly 2000 victories during his time at SDS. 

Scholar Athlete Awards

The scholar athlete awards are given to multi-sport athletes with the highest GPA in 7th and 8th grade for St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School. This year’s recipients are:

St. Agnes Academy Scholar Athletes

7th Grade Scholar Athlete - Lily Ryan Melton

7th Grade Scholar Athlete -  Olivia Evans

8th Grade Scholar Athlete - Fallon Drzyzga

St. Dominic School Scholar Athletes

7th Grade Scholar Athlete - Sam Sicuro

8th Grade Scholar Athlete - Wes McIngvale

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Team Awards

The team awards are voted on by coaches and fellow athletes.

St. Agnes Team Awards

Cross Country

Coach Award - Morgan Paige-Musaerenge

Most Valuable Athlete - Mary Grace Pender



Coach Award - Ally McNamara

Most Valuable Player - Sarah Hooten


Soccer 6-8

Most Improved Player - Emma Casey

Coach Award - Mary Frances Berry 


Volleyball 5/6 

Most Improved Player - Ava Casey

Coach Award - Mattie Warne

Most Valuable Player - Ruby Williams


Volleyball 7/8 JV

Coach Award - Lily Ryan Melton 

Most Valuable Player - Anna Kate Warner

Volleyball 7/8 Varsity 

Most Improved Player - Fallon Drzyzga 

Most Valuable Player - Addison Maness


Basketball 5/6 JV 

Coach Award - Lily Jordan

Most Valuable Player - Isabel Jordan

Basketball 5/6 Varsity

Coach Award - Debra Stemmler

Most Valuable Player - Madeline Coletta


Basketball 7/8 Varsity

Coach Award - Clara Bolden

Most Valuable Player - Fallon Drzyzga



Coach Award - McKinley Miller

Outstanding Swimmer - Evie Hines


Softball 5/6

Coach Award - Ava Sinclair Duckett 

Most Valuable Player - Isabel Jordan 

Softball 7/8

Coach Award - Olivia Tansey

Most Valuable Player - Olivia Evans


Most Improved Player - Maddie Kyle

Most Valuable Player - Sallie Key Word

Track & Field

Coach Award - Lily Ryan Melton

Most Valuable Performer - Mary Kate Garibaldi

St. Dominic Team Awards

Cross Country

Coach Award - Wes Roberson

Most Valuable Player - Walker Thomas Slattery


Football 5/6  

Best Offensive Player Award - Finn Daugherity

Best Defensive Player Award - Henry Arant


Football 7/8

Coach Award - Elliott Shah

Offensive Player Award - John Rex Dockery

Defensive Player Award - Brandon Bardos



Coach Award - Will Plummer

Most Valuable Golfer - French Paret


Basketball 5/6 JV

Coach Award - Whitt Frank

Most Valuable Player - Trip Piretti 


Basketball 5/6 Varsity

Coach Award - Adam Wade

Most Valuable Player - Jacob Holmes


Basketball 7/8 Combo

Coach Award - Hoben Knox

Most Valuable Player - Wyn Wade


Basketball 7/8 JV

Most Improved Player - Connor Jayroe 

Most Valuable Player - Elliott Shah


Basketball 7/8 Varsity

Coach Award - John Rex Dockery

Most Valuable Player - Brandon Bardos


Track & Field

Most Improved Performer - Gabe Terrell

Most Valuable Performer - Elliott Shah

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