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Athletes Honored

May 16, 2017
By Deb Daley

Mercy held its annual athletic banquet on May 15. Athletes were recognized in all sports, awards given, and each coach named a Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a Most Improved Player (MIP) on their team.

Top awards included:

The Sister Edith Award, the top athletic award, was presented to Natalie Kruszczak. The recognition honors the athlete that best portrays qualities most important in athletics like sportsmanship, spirit, enthusiasm and concern for teammates while using athletic skills to the best of her ability. Natalie was a member of the volleyball, basketball and track teams. According to one nominator she was the “player that coaches could always turn to if the team needed someone to pick them up—always putting the needs of the team before her own.”

The Scholar Athlete was Grace Novak.

Students recognized for playing sports for all 12 seasons during their years at Mercy were Natalie Kruszczak and Lauren Theiler.

Students playing 11 seasons were Madison Schaefer and Maureen Voller.