Last night the JV and Middle School Football teams celebrated a successful season of growth at the Walsingham Football Club 2010 Banquet and Awards Ceremony.
The LS Gym was transformed into a beautiful dining room with white table clothes and candlelight. The evening was hosted by Football Club President Tommy Neville, with honored guests Athletic Director Ned Cheely, Assistant Athletic Director Jess Spadafora, and LS Assistant Principal Scott Bolton in attendance.
A pot-luck dinner was shared by coaches, players and their families. A video montage, prepared by Mark Hamra, helped to highlight the season. Coach Waefler and his staff gave all players certificates and shared the importance of each member of the team as the players were called to receive their certificates.
Coach recognized the JV Captains Brian Werzner and Trevor Caccetta and Middle School Captains Trey Neville and Thomas Radke as valuable assets to both the players and the coaches throughout the season. A few stand-out players were also recognized for their contributions to the team:
JV Offensive MVP- Duncan Hamra
JV Defensive MVP- Luke Lejeune
JV Coach's Award- Tom Nanartowich
Middle School Offensive MVP- Thomas Radke
Middle School Defensive MVP- Trey Neville
Middle School Coach's Award- Jack Nanartowich
The evening concluded with words of gratitude to the Coaches from team Captains Werzner and Radke.
This season was the first in Walsingham's 66-year history to include a JV and Middle School Football team. Next year, Walsingham will offer Football at the Varsity and Middle School levels. All 2010 players intend to return to the team next year, and preliminary data shows a great number of WA students hope to join the Football family, as well.
The Football team will condition throughout the off-season with Coach Waefler.