Genoa baseball pitcher Connor Wendt and Woodmore softball pitcher Sami Michaelis have been chosen as their respective Players of the Year by the Suburban Lakes League. Wendt shares his POY honor with Elmwood shortstop Reid Rothenbuhler.
After the conclusion of spring sports, Eastwood won both the boys and girls All-Sports Trophies for the school year. In the boys, Eastwood was followed by runner-up Genoa, then Elmwood, Woodmore, Otsego, Gibsonburg, Lakota, and Lake. In the girls, Eastwood was followed by runner-up Otsego, then Woodmore, Genoa, Lake, Elmwood, Gibsonburg, and Lakota.
The Genoa Comets, SLL champions in baseball with a perfect league record, have four players on the first team. Eastwood, first-time SLL champions in softball, led the league with five selections.
Local first team All-SLL baseball selections include Wendt, Rothenbuhler, sophomore OF Seth Dufendock (Genoa) and Brett Diekman (Gibsonburg), senior 1B Greg Hillabrand (Genoa), senior 2B Zach Apel (Genoa), junior DH/utility player Clay Rolf (Eastwood), and senior C Pat Cantrell (Gibsonburg).
Local second team baseball picks are outfielders Woodmore senior Jack Rospert, Eastwood junior Clayton Ruch, and Lake junior Jake Judy, Lake Ryan Hotmer (1B), Eastwood junior Justin Bockbrader (2B), Eastwood senior Josh Zellers (SS), Eastwood junior Brett Teall (3B), Eastwood senior Luke Eschenbrenner (C), and two pitchers, Genoa junior Matt Bassitt, and Lake junior Brandon Maze.
Honorable mention picks are (Eastwood) senior Ashton Brown (OF), junior Nick Schmeltz (OF); (Genoa) senior outfielders Callan Bialorucki, Troy Espinoza, and Josh Hillabrand, senior Beau Lamb (C), junior Josh Palmer (3B); (Gibsonburg) senior Nick Baker (OF), junior Cody Brubaker (2B), senior James Cantrell (P), senior Lucas Damschroder (1B), junior Michale Molina (SS); (Lake) senior Taylor Barteck (C), junior Paul McGee (DH/utility), freshman Josh Tantari (2B), sophomore Casey Witt (SS); (Woodmore) senior Michael Fahle (C), senior Cody Schnabel (OF), senior Robert Schumacher (SS), and sophomore Jake Zollinger (2B).
Local first team All-SLL softball selections include Michaelis, Eastwood senior Megan Eisenhour (OF), Eastwood junior Jimmi Gangwar (1B), Gibsonburg senior Kristi Krotzer (2B), Eastwood junior Katie Dewyer (SS), Eastwood senior Brooke Albright (3B), and Eastwood sophomore Christine Foster (P).
Local second team selections are Genoa sophomore Julie Swartzmiller (OF), Gibsonburg junior Aubrey Goetz (OF), Lake sophomore Kaysie Brittenham (OF), Genoa junior Casidy Bumbera (1B), Lake sophomore Adrienne Lowe (DH/utility), and Genoa junior Sarah Muncy (P).
Softball honorable mention choices are (Eastwood) junior Kerry Gangwar (C), senior Beth Knott (OF), senior Alyssa LaVoy (OF), junior Kristin Martin (2B); (Genoa) sophomore Jessica Feller (OF), junior Allison Johnson (OF), junior Rachel Montgomery (DH/utility); senior Courtney Mowery (2B), sophomore Kayla Pickard (SS), sophomore Olivia Reeder (C), (Gibsonburg) senior Alaina Haubert (3B), freshman Meredith Morgan (DH/utility), senior Samantha Stainbrook (P); (Lake) junior Brianne Freeman (1B), senior Lauren Lind (SS), freshman Megan Schnell (3B), sophomore Mackenzie Whiteman (C); (Woodmore) senior Rachel Bouldin (OF), junior Melissa Busdeker (2B), senior Tiffany Keaton (OF), senior Kaylee Paul (1B), junior Shelby Phillips (SS), junior Elisha Stone (OF), senior Emma Sullivan (C), freshman Kalyn Tate (DH/utility), and sophomore Bailey Ulinski (3B).
Eastwood led the SLL in All-Academic honors with 17 athletes. Eagle honorees include (baseball) Brown, Red Redman, Joshua Zellers; (softball) Albright, Lavoy, Elizabeth Knott; (boys track) Josh Beaudoin, Jason Faykosh, Kyle Henry, Mark Schult, Matt Schluhmbohm; (girls track) Rhea Black, Emily Bockbrader, Heather Haws, Morgan Hayward, Breann Pfouts, and Katie Schuessler.
Genoa All-Academic selections include (baseball) Hillabrand and Bialorucki; (boys track) Ryan Bless, Ryan Mock, Rob Orians, Daniel Robaszkiewicz, Sam Schlievert, Blair Skilliter, Marcus Vicars; (girls track) Breanna Beck, Kelsey Imberry, Rachel Krajewski, Alyssa Wolf, and Bonnie Wonnell.
Woodmore selections are (baseball) Rospert, Schumacher, B.J. Meinek; (softball) Michalis, Bouldin, Keaton, Paul, Sullivan; (girls track) Tatjiana Jacobson and Erin Pendleton.
Gibsonburg selections are (softball) Haubert; (boys track) Seth Collum and Aaron Roach; (girls track) Kati Bailey, Vicki Davies, and Katie Jones. Lake selections are (boys track) Steven Scanlan and Mat Simkus; (girls track) Kelsey McCloskey, Chelsea Sharpe, Alexis TenEyck, and Jessica Swihart.