To honor athletes for their hard work and achievements, the annual Winter Sports Banquet was held in the Student Ministry Center.
Attendees included girls tennis, volleyball, football, cross country and parents of the athletes. Winter sport coaches handed out participation certificates and varsity patch. In addition coaches also handed out individual awards to deserving athletes.
Co-Athletic Director Jonathan Penberthy started of the evening with a word of prayer and allowing everyone to serve themselves to the table of desserts and drinks. Following the food, the cross country team was asked on stage to begin the ceremony. After cross country the teams go as follows: cross country, girl’s tennis, JV volleyball, varsity volleyball and football.
Co-Athletic Director Mick Fuller, provides further insight on the event and it’s purpose.
“It’s a way to honor our athletes and to have a chance of fellowship and camaraderie among the families and athletes from various teams,” Fuller said. “We want to reinforce the idea that FC athletics is a way of glorifying God in everything that we do.”
It’s a way to honor our athletes and to have a chance of fellowship and camaraderie among the families and athletes from various teams. We want to reinforce the idea that FC athletics is a way of glorifying God in everything that we do. –Mick Fuller
Each coach recognized their players and summarized the season for the audience, then individual awards were handed out to athletes who played a special part on the team. The individual awards go as follows:
Coaches Award: Michael Fu
MVP: Soren Hoffman
Most Improved: Hanna Hong
MVP: Macy Mascarenas
Leadership Award: Celeste Counts
Coaches Award: Cathryn Vender Kooi
Most Improved: Amy Ren (Jingyi)
MVP: Brittany Bender
Most Inspirational: Gabriela Siqueiros
Most improved: Breanna Jennings
MVP: Ashley Garcia
Defensive MVP: Christopher Kollenkark
Offensive MVP: Taylor Howard
Coaches Award: Richard Morrison
Leadership Award: Joshua Freeman
1st Team: Ivette Ibarra
1st Team: Nicholas Morrison (Receiver)
1st Team: Tyler Vilines (Running back)
1st Team: Thomas Friesen (Linebacker)
1st Team: Caleb Goodale (Defensive back)
2nd Team: Nicholas Morrison (Special teams player)
2nd Team: Richard Morrison (Quarterback)
2nd Team: Sawyer Bachman (Defensive line)
2nd Team: Daniel Ayers (Defensive line)
CSL Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Howard
CSL Defensive Player of the Year: Christopher Kollenkark
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