Fueling Excellence

2022-23 Fueling Excellence Athletes of the Week

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  • Caroline Smead – Union Springs Girls Bowling – Bowled a team-high 542 series in the Wolves’ 4-0 sweep of Newark Valley.
  • Benson Patterson – Odessa-Montour Boys Bowling – Bowled a team-high 639 series in the Grizzlies’ 3-1 win over defending IAC Small School champions Tioga in their season opener.
  • Faye Mooney – Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Girls Swimming – Finished 18th in the 100 breaststroke in the consolation finals at the NYSPHSAA Championships with a time of 1:07.85. She also set the school record in that race in preliminarires the day prior with a time of 1:07.03.
  • Crosby Woods – Ithaca Boys Cross Country – Finished 25th in the New York Federation Championship with a time of 16:43.9.
  • Tsadia Bercuvitz – Ithaca Girls Cross Country – Finished 10th in the Girl’s Class A race at the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 19:02.3.
  • Ben DeMatteo – Groton Football – Recorded four total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing) and an interception in a 48-14 win over Moravia to clinch the Section IV 8-man title.
  • Tennessee Gooch – Lansing Volleyball – Recorded 59 kills (including 18 in a 3-set win in the final against Oneonta) in the Section IV Class C tournament, helping the Bobcats win the title for the second straight year.
  • Jay Miles – Dryden Football – Recorded four rushing touchdowns in a 41-12 win over Whitney Point in the Section IV independent league semifinals.
  • Skye Honrath – Watkins Glen Girls Soccer – Scored 5 goals and 2 assists across the semifinal and championship games in the Section IV Class C tournament to help the Senecas win their first-ever sectional title.
  • Addison Young – Spencer-Van Etten/Candor Boys Soccer – Scored 9 goals across the semifinal and championship games in the Section IV Class C tournament to help the Eagles win their first-ever sectional title as a combined team.
  • Thalia Marquez – Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Girls Swimming– Won four events at the IAC Championships (200 Free, 100 Free, 200 Medley Relay, and 200 Free Relay) and helped the Schuyler Storm win IACs.
  • Chandler Wright – Trumansburg Football – Excelled on both sides of the ball in a 57-0 win over Thomas A. Edison. Offensively, he racked up a season-high 223 yards and 4 touchdowns on 8 carries. Defensively, he recorded 10 tackles, a sack, and an interception.
  • Zade Gomez-Fitzsimmons – Watkins Glen Girls Soccer – Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 double overtime victory against Groton, helping the school capture its first-ever IAC Championship.
  • Noah Banks – Spencer-Van Etten/Candor Boys Soccer – Scored both goals in the IAC Large School Championship game to beat Lansing 2-1.
  • Olivia Genson – Moravia Cross-Country – Won the varsity girls race at the IAC North Division Championship with a time of 20:43. She was also named as a First Team All-Star.
  • Addison Young – Spencer-Van Etten/Candor Boys Soccer – Recorded 7 goals and 3 assists across wins against Newark Valley (10-0) and Watkins Glen (9-0).
  • Kayla Palmer – Lansing Volleyball – Played a key part in another perfect week, including a massive 3-0 win against Trumansburg where she recorded 14 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills, and 25 assists. The Bobcats also swept Moravia and Dryden. Against the Lions, Palmer tallied 11 service points, 24 assists, and 4 aces.
  • Bryce David – Southern Cayuga Boys Soccer – Scored the game-winning penalty in a 1-0 overtime win against Moravia, then netted a brace in a 5-0 rout over Union Springs.
  • Tori Brewster – Odessa-Montour Girls Soccer – Recorded three goals and two assists across three games. Her standout performance was against rivals Watkins Glen, scoring both goals in a 2-1 comeback win in overtime.
  • Trent Thibault – Lansing Boys Cross Country – Finished first in the 5k meter race at Whitney Point and finished third at the Baldwinsville Invitational. The freshman helped the boys team place first at both meets.


  • Lauren Millspaugh – Trumansburg Volleyball – Recorded 13 aces and 12 kills in a pair of three-set wins over Groton and Dryden.
  • Austin Hunt – Groton Football – Tallied over 300 total yards and five touchdowns (two passing, three rushing) at quarterback in a 54-6 win over Newfield.
  • Ally Deeley – Dryden Girls Soccer – Had seven goals and three assists in a pair of wins, including a five-goal performance against Moravia.
  • Ryan Willett – Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Football – Racked up 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns while making a joint team-high five tackles in a 40-6 win against Afton/Harpursville.


  • Heidi Andersen – Moravia Girls Soccer – Had four goals and an assist in a pair of wins, including a hat trick performance against Tioga.
  • Hajo Wise – Dryden Boys Soccer – Recorded a pair of shutouts in goal, turning away 11 total shots in wins against Elmira Notre Dame and Newark Valley