Congratulations to all of our student-athletes that represented the Eagles in the 2nd Annual NOHS Fall 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.
The ESPY Award ballot generated over 124,000 views on the athletic website! By creating this voting form for our website, this “article” brought national recognition from Varsity News Network to North Olmsted Athletics. The Athletic Department would like to give a big thanks to the students, staff, parents, and the rest of the North Olmsted community for making the NOHS ESPY event a success.
The NOHS ESPY’s provided five categories which included the following: Male Student-Athlete of the Fall, Female-Student Athlete of the Fall, Male breakthrough Athlete of the Fall, Female breakthrough Athlete of the Fall and Best Team of the Fall.
2017 Fall ESPY winners
The 2017 Male Student-Athlete of the Fall season was junior boy’s golfer Matt Olah. Matt received over 8,600 votes to earn the ESPY. Matt is a two-year Letterman on the golf team and earned All-SWC Honorable Mention honors and was selected as the teams most improved athlete this past season.
Low round for the season – 84
Low 9 hole score – 40
Matt is also a 3rd basemen on the Eagle baseball team. During his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his church group.
Boys soccer standout, Trevor Cairns finished 2nd in the voting.
The 2017 Female Student-Athlete of the Fall season was shared by Eagle golfer Kaitlyn Kwiat and Eagle soccer player Mikayla Rollins. Both athletes received over 10,300 votes.
Kaitlyn (pictured on the left below) is a senior member of the Eagle golf team, finishing her career as 9th all-time in pars and birdies. Kaitlyn received Honorable Mention All-SWC honors this past season and received the coaches award for the lowest season average. Kaitlyn is a three-year golf letter winner.
Mikayla is a sophomore member of the Eagle soccer team and a two-year letter winner. Mikayla led the team in goals this past season, was selected as a first team All SWC athlete and was also nominated as an Honorable Mention All District performer.
The 2017 Male Breakthrough Student-Athlete of the Fall season was cross country athlete Owen Conway. Owen, a freshman cross country athlete, earned his first varsity letter this fall and received the coaches award at the All-Sports Recognition Night Ceremony. He also finished 2nd on the team at the OHSAA cross country district meet. Owen accumulated an amazing 18,600 votes to win the ESPY.
Freshman football athlete Colin Strong finished 2nd in the voting with over 14,000 votes.
The 2017 Female Breakthrough Student-Athlete of the Fall season was soccer player Taylor Weppler. Taylor, a sophomore, earned her second varsity letter this past season. Taylor also received the Unsung Hero Award at the girls soccer end of the season banquet. Taylor finished with just under 6,500 votes.
Natalie Kennedy finished 2nd in voting for breakthrough athlete.
The 2017 Team of the Fall season was the Eaglet Flag Team. The ladies accumulated just under 4,000 votes.
The Eaglet Flag Team finished another wonderful season of halftime entertainment with the Eaglet Kickline and the Eagle Marching Band. This amazing group of hardworking young ladies were led by Captains Danielle Lajko and Anna Scott who helped to bring a new level of creativity to the line with fun new moves and exciting routines. On October 6th, the Eaglet Flag Team, along with the Kickline and Eagle Marching Band, had the honor of performing on live television with the Kickin’ it with Kenny Show on Fox 8. Even though it was a very early morning, the whole group represented North Olmsted High School in a positive way and we are very proud of our students. The Marching Band and Eaglets performed at the Solon and Lakewood Band shows and our show on Friday, October 20th showcased our Flag Team, Kickline, and Marching Band seniors in a show they collaborated with together. In addition to our Senior Captain Danielle Lajko, we bid thanks and farewell to senior Meghan Hardin! Thank you seniors for a great 2017 season. You will be missed!!
The Eaglet Kickline and girls soccer team finished 2nd and 3rd in the voting.