Spring Athletes Gain Recognition for Performance at Oak Lawn


Softball had Marisa Loya named as the team’s Most Valuable Player, and Kara Melvin was received the Sportsmanship Award. Marisa Loya, Mia Loya, Danielle Allen, and Natalia Rafacz were each named at South Suburban Conference Red All-Conference selections. Maddie Pagliaro and Melvin were Honorable Mention All-Conference.

            Allen was also chosen as the Geri Vandekreke Most Valuable Female Athlete. In addition, Allen received a Joe Pajac Scholarship along with fellow softball players Kara Melvin and Marisa Loya.

            In Baseball, John Roberts and Patrick Slattery were the team MVPs, and Ayman Salah was the Sportsmanship Award winner. The All-Conference selections were Chad Cwik, Roberts, Justin Swatek, and Liam Blake. Clifton Scholarship winners from baseball were Ryan Quinn and Salah.

            In Girls Track, the team MVP was Danielle Smith, while Anna Enright was the Sportsmanship Award winner. Alexandra Jeeninga (High Jump) and Maddie McGrath (Pole Vault) were all-conference. Smith also won the Tim Nickos Memorial Scholarship.

            In Boys Track, Steve Raybould was the MVP, and Alex Kenny earned the Sportsmanship Award. Head coach Jeremey Cryan won the Fred Parks Coach of the Year Award.

            In Boys Tennis, Michael Rodriguez and Patrick Skupien both qualified for the IHSA State Meet. Marcus Favila and Skupien shared the MVP Award. George Duran was the Sportsmanship Award winner. The tennis team won the SSC Red Sportsmanship Award.

            In Badminton, Julia Kasprzak was the MVP and LeAnn Peschel won the Sportsmanship Award.

            In Girls Soccer, team MVP was Marianna Vazquez and the Sportsmanship winner was Diana Magana. Vazquez and Jessie Hasset were all-conference selections.

            In Boys Volleyball, Lucas Jimenez and Jack Lindner were Co-MVPs, while Lucas Palacios was the Sportsmanship Award winner. Lindner and Cody Figus were all-conference selections. Jimenez and Michael Ciezczak were Honorable Mention All-Conference.

            Finally, wrestler Miles O’Brien was named the Bill Godby Most Valuable Male Athlete.


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