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Fall athletics award winners announced

Big Red coaches select 13 award winners to cap a successful fall season. 

By
Brian Muldoon
November 19, 2018
Phillips Exeter Cross Country Gia Pisano

Gia Pisano '21 was named girls cross country team MVP after leading Big Red to their second New England title in the past three seasons. 

After a highly successful fall season, Exeter’s varsity coaches have announced the 2018 award winners. The decision for our coaches is extremely difficult because of all the talented, hardworking student-athletes that are a part of our program. Recipients of the individual awards are listed below.  

This fall season also saw a lot of team success on the fields, trails and courts. The girls varsity cross country team captured their second New England title in the past three seasons as they sprinted past the competition and finished 36 points ahead of the second-place team. The boys cross country team also turned in a terrific performance at Interschols, finishing in second place overall by just a single point. Both JV programs also cruised to first-place finishes.

The girls varsity volleyball team put together an inspiring run in the Class A playoffs, marching all the way to the championship match where they fell to Loomis Chaffee. Their appearance marked the fourth time in the past six seasons that Big Red has played in the title match. The future of the volleyball program is in good hands as the JV squad also experienced a lot of success this fall, posting a perfect 13-0 record.

The boys varsity soccer team also qualified for postseason play following a terrific regular season where they finished 9-4-4.    

 

The Most Valuable Member of the Boys Cross Country Team:

WILLIAM COOGAN ‘20
 

The Most Valuable Member of the Girls Cross Country Team:

GIOVANNA PISANO ‘21

 

The Kathy N. Nekton Field Hockey Trophy, Most Valuable Member:

JANE COLLINS ‘19

 

The Robert C. Mason Football Trophy, Most Valuable Player:

JAKE BLAISDELL ‘19

COLE GLENNON ‘19

 

The Ransom Hooker Soccer Trophy, Most Valuable Player:

R. NICK TILSON ‘19

 

Austin Family Leadership Award, given annually to the player on the varsity soccer team who has demonstrated leadership and selfless play throughout the season:

BEHAYLU BARRY ‘19

JONAH JOHNSON ‘19

 

The Most Valuable Member of the Girls Soccer Team:

OGECHI NWANKWOALA ‘19

 

Austin Family Leadership Award, given annually to the player on the varsity soccer team who has demonstrated leadership and selfless play throughout the season: 
ROBIN POTTER ‘20
 

The Ashley Birkholm Chase '95 Volleyball Most Valuable Player Award, given annually to that player who embodies leadership, team spirit and excellence in performance:

SOPHIA FALIERO ‘19

 

The Tia F. Carpenter ’01 Volleyball Award, given to the girl with at least three years’ experience in the volleyball program and who has contributed to the success and advancement of volleyball at Exeter:

ELA FERHANGIL ‘19

 

The Daniel E. Fowler Memorial Award, Most Valuable Team Member in Water Polo:  

MICHAEL CARBONE ‘20