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Spring 2023 Athletics Special Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Hill School student-athletes who were chosen by their coaches and teammates as the special award winners for the 2023 spring athletics season.


JOHN KIERAN PRIZE: For improvement, excellence, sportsmanship, and team play in Junior Varsity Baseball. George B. Acklin '24
ROBBINS BASEBALL TROPHY: For best pitching performance. Robert P. Pavlek '25
SAMUEL T. NICHOLSON CUP: To that member of The Hill School Baseball Team who best exemplifies the spirit of true sportsmanship and team play. Anthony Grosso III '25
DR. JAMES K. FINN BATTING AWARD: For Hitting Excellence. William Reger '23


THE HILL SCHOOL BOAT CLUB (HSBC) BLUE AND GRAY AWARD: This award is given to that oarsman or oarswoman who best embodies the spirit of the HSBC through hard work, dedication, self-improvement, and constant desire for the betterment of the team.
Girls': Kimberly J. Monzingo '23 | Boys': Nathaniel Whittemore '23
THE NOVICE AWARD: The Novice Award is given to that oarsman or oarswoman in their novice season who made the greatest contribution to the team. 
Girls': Katherine M. O’Brien '25 | Boys': Conlan G. Boyer '25
THE NOVICE SPIRIT AWARD: Presented to the oarsman or oarswoman who rowed in the novice or JV boats and made an exemplary contribution towards the improvement of themselves and their boatmates.
Girls': Kate C. Zirinsky '26 and Liliann G. Zvarick '26 | Boys': Ford T. Tufankjian '26 

Boys' Golf

MICHAEL J. SMITH AWARD: For the greatest interest in golf. Lucas J. Steinmetz '23
JACK MUNGER MEMORIAL CUP: Awarded annually to that member of the Golf Team who has contributed the most to the team. John S. Ju '23
SCHOOL GOLF CHAMPION: Lucas J. Steinmetz '23 

Girls' Golf 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Awarded to the player whose outstanding play and leadership did the most to assure team success.  Her contribution to the team includes her performance in competitive matches, but also includes her support of her teammates. Coco Li '25, Lulu M. Nakagawa '23 
SPIRIT OF THE HILL: Awarded to the golfer whose consistent approach to practice and matches demonstrated a love of the game and a commitment to the team. In all those ways she represents Michael Sweeney’s vision of Hill Athletics as a means to educate “the complete man, and the complete woman”. McKay E. Allain '23 

Boys' Lacrosse 

JOLLY GREEN GIANT DEFENSEMAN AWARD: Presented to the outstanding member of the defensive unit. Given by the Jolly Green Giants of the 1967 team. Jesse M. Corser-James '23 
JOB PRICE AWARD FOR IMPROVEMENT: “It is the deed, not the reward.” Zach Warren '24 
TEAM OF 1962 LACROSSE CUP: Presented to that member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team who through his outstanding play and aggressive spirit provided the team with a source of inspiration and optimism. Jacob T. Moshang '23  
RALPH “RIP” T. DAVY, III ’75 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER BOYS’ VARSITY LACROSSE AWARD: The award shall be given to the most valuable Hill boys’ player of The Hill/Lawrenceville lacrosse game during the spring season annually, as determined by the School’s coaches and the Athletics Department.  This boys’ player must display, in the judgment of the School’s coaching staff, superior effort and team spirit through the game. Pierce R. Hart '23

Girls' Lacrosse 
MOST DISTINGUISHED PLAYER AWARD: Awarded to the player who demonstrated the highest level of skill, determination, and leadership to the Hill Girls' Lacrosse Program. Annabella R. Schafer '23 
THE BLUE AND GRAY AWARD: Awarded to the player, chosen by her teammates, who demonstrated the highest level of dedication, perseverance, and leadership to the Hill Girls' Lacrosse Program. Samantha M. Cifra '23 


THE HILL SCHOOL SOFTBALL AWARD: Given to that member of the varsity who, through her excellent play, leadership, and sportsmanship, made the outstanding contribution to Hill Softball. Isabella K. DiCampello '24 
THE SOFTBALL PLAYERS’ PLAYER AWARD: Awarded by her teammates to the varsity player who distinguished herself for her selfless dedication and team spirit. Aryanna Bodge '23 
SOFTBALL COACHES’ AWARD: Oluwadamilola Odubona '23

Boys' Tennis 

FRANK B. BENDER MEMORIAL TROPHY: Awarded annually to the tennis champion of The Hill School. Mikihiro Osada '23
BEST EFFORT AWARD: This award is given to the player who, in the estimation of his peers, demonstrated the most dedication, tenacity, and heart in practices and matches throughout the season. Ginta Harada '23
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: This award is given to the player who, in the estimation of the coach, was essential to the success of the team because of his sportsmanship, commitment, and leadership throughout the season. Jose Montano '24 

Major H Blanket Award Winners

Quintin A. Craig '23
Rose B. Flaherty '23
Lucas J. Steinmetz '23
Annabella R. Schafer '23
Jake I. Voynar '23


Major H Blanket and Silver Plate Award Winner

Kate P. Schmidt '23

End-of-Year Awards

THE JODI CALVARIO '03 AWARD: Given that sixth form girl who demonstrates outstanding leadership and high sportsmanship in competitive athletics. Annabella R. Schafer '23

THE JOHN MAUGER AWARD: Given to the Sixth Former who has gained honor and respect for character development through their energetic participation in athletics. Girls': Colette Zidek '23, Boys': Jacob T. Moshang '23

THE WILBUR C. RILEY AWARD: Given to the Sixth Former who has distinguished himself in leadership and sportsmanship in competitive athletics. Jake I. Voynar '23

THE RICHARD E. O’SHAUGHNESSY AWARD: Given to that Sixth Former or Post-Graduate who has demonstrated the most consistent effort to reach athletic potential, to support teammates, and to serve the school through athletics.Thomas A. Leggett '23

All-MAPL Team Selections

First Team:
Aryanna Bodge '23
Isabelle DiCampello '24

Honorable Mention:
Samantha Faella '26

First Team:
William Reger '23
Anthony Grosso III '25

Honorable Mention:
Daniel Palmieri '25

Boys' Tennis:
First Team:
Mikihiro Osada '23
Jose Montano '24

Girls' Lacrosse:
First Team:
Annabella Schafer '23
Samantha Cifra '23
Kimaura Schindler '23

Honorable Mention:
Kayleigh Ludwig '25