Multiple Teams · NOHS Winter ESPY Awards: Results Are In!


The NOHS ESPY (Excellence in Sports Yearly) Awards provide a reward for our student-athletes that recognize their performance and hard work throughout the season. The four award categories include:

  • Male-Student Athlete of the Season
  • Female Student-Athlete of the Season
  • Breakthrough Athlete of the Season
  • Best Team of the Season

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes that represented the Eagles in the 1st Annual NOHS Winter ESPY Awards. The purpose of bringing a post-season voted award to NOHS is to create more of a familiarity between the student-athletes, the community, and our athletic department.

With more than 20,500 total votes, the NOHS ESPY’s provided four categories, including Male Student-Athlete of the Winter, Female-Student Athlete of the Winter, Breakthrough Athlete of the Winter, and Best Team of the Winter.

Congratulations to the Fall 2016 ESPY Winners:

  • Male Student-Athlete: Max Hess – Boys’ Soccer
  • Female Student-Athlete: Taylor Sharosky – Cheerleading
  • Breakthrough Athlete: Brendan Cummings – Boys’ Soccer
  • Team: Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team

For a full story of all the fall nominees, visit

And now for the Winter ESPY Awards Winners..

Winter Sports Season Nominee for Top Female Athlete – Madison Neidermeyer – Cheerleading


The 1st Annual Female Student-Athlete of the Winter is Madison Neidermeyer. The senior cheerleader was a four-year member of the cheer squad and recently received the 2016-2017 SWC Sportsmanship Award at the Winter Sports Recognition Night. Madison plans to attend Tri-C to become a diagnostics sonographer. Girls bowler Nicole Clancy finished second in the voting.

Winter Sports Season Nominee for Top Male Athlete – Matt Hull – Boys Bowling


This 1st Annual Male Student-Athlete of the Winter is Matt Hull. The junior bowler is a three-year letterman for the Eagles and received Honorable Mention NSBC and 2nd Team All-SWC accolades this season. Matt received Team MVP at Recognition Night averaging 200 pins per game this year. Arguably his greatest athletic accomplishment came in his first year with the program when he set the school record with a 300 pin game as a freshman. Eagles hockey standout Shane Malinak finished second in the voting.

Winter Sports Season Nominee for Breakthrough Athlete Shawn Donovan – Hockey


The 1st Annual Breakthrough Athlete of the Winter, which features an underclassman who excelled in their first year as a varsity athlete, is hockey player Shawn Donovan. There were many candidates deserving of this award, but Shawn would go on to receive the most votes. The freshman wing player was a major contributor for the Red South Division Champs of the GCHSHL. Shawn scored four goals while helping the Eagles compile a 15-12-3 overall record. Boys bowler Logan McClain finished 2nd in the voting.

Winter Sports Season Nominee for Best Team – Boys Bowling

Led by Head Coach Tom Hart and assistant coaches Jim Winkler, Tony Perkins and Ralph Sulzmann, the Eagles placed 4th in the NSBC with a 12-5 overall record. The team really hit their stride towards the end of the season when they won seven of their last eight matches, to go on and place 2nd at the Sectional Tournament and become OHSAA District Qualifiers. Girls Bowling received the second most votes with Hockey finishing in third.


Team: James Aslanis, Joseph Hardin, Charles Huber, Matthew Hull, John Jonas, Austin Meyer, Logan McClain, Joseph Spiezio, Nathaniel Stumph, and George Trapletti

The Winter Sports nominated winners will join the Fall and Spring season winners for a final end of the year vote for the NOHS 2016-2017 ESPY Award Winners. We sincerely thank you for all of the support and congratulations to all the student-athlete nominees and winners. Stay tuned for the 1st Annual NOHS Spring ESPY Awards in the coming months..

Go Eagles!