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Golden Gryphons: Greater Fort Erie Secondary School 2023-24 athletic awards

by Unknown | Jun 17, 2024

High school celebrates year in sports

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From left, Noah Gmoser, senior male; Shailyn Seeley, junior female; Ksena Rungi-Ruston, senior female; Arwyn McDonald, Gryphon Spirit Award; and Jake Coopman, Colin Hood Award; were among the student-athletes honoured at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School’s 2023-24 athletic awards banquet. Absent from photo are Cale Griffiths, junior male; and Riley Mueller, Colin Hood Award. 

The Greater Fort Erie Secondary School Gryphons celebrated the end of the 2023-24 season by presenting school and team awards at their annual athletic banquet.

Marianne Borich, the school’s athletic council faculty advisor, called the occasion a “wonderful night” to mark the many accomplishments of the past year.

“The students and coaching staff have dedicated so much time and hard work to their programs resulting in a number of teams this year finishing with personal bests as well as a few zone and SOSSA (Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association) titles,” she said.

“We are excited to continue to build on this momentum heading into next year.”

School awards

Athletes of the year 

  • Ksenia Rungi-Ruston (senior female)
  • Noah Gmoser (senior male)
  • Shailyn Seeley (junior female)
  • Cale Griffiths (junior male)

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Colin Hood Award 

  • Jake Coopman
  • Riley Mueller

Gryphon Spirit Award, work ethic, team-first attitude 

  • Arwyn McDonald

Gryphon Coach of the Year 

  • Mike Smith

Team awards


  • Senior MVP: Erika Cabrera-Acevedo
  • Junior MVP: Shana Cabrera-Acevedo
  • Novice MVPs: Colten Chaumont, Kendal Warren


  • Senior MVP: Carter Lee
  • Junior MVP: Brady Coopman

Basketball, boys 

  • Senior MVP: Noah Gmoser
  • Junior MVP: Carter Lewis

Basketball, girls 

  • Senior MVPs: Kristina Day, Riley Mueller
  • Junior MVPs: Makenna Carranza, Alex Gibbons


  • MVP: Riley Cudmore

Cross country 

  • MVP: Tyler Leggett

Field lacrosse 

  • MVP: Hunter Hidalgo
  • Rookie of the Year: Brayden Hogan


  • Senior Offensive MVP: Joshua Cuizon
  • Senior Defensive MVP: Cole Hilmayer
  • Junior MVP: Mateo Ayala
  • Junior Offensive MVP: Cameron McRae
  • Junior Defensive MVP: Jordan Carver


  • MVP: Ryder Fletcher

Hockey, boys

  • MVP: Josh Pennacchio


  • MVP: Sage Adamson

Soccer, boys

  • MVP: Tage Carranza

Soccer, girls 

  • MVP: Joop Hockham


  • MVP: Ksenia Rungi-Ruston
  • Rookie of the Year: William Connor


  • MVPs: Noah Groulx, Ksenia Rungi-Ruston

Track and field 

  • Senior MVP: Ksenia Rungi-Ruston
  • Junior MVP: Anderson Kenna
  • Novice MVP: Caeleb Putney


MVP: Madden Garner

Volleyball, boys

  • Senior MVP: Jake Coopman
  • Junior MVP: Logan Possler

Volleyball, girls 

  • Senior MVP: Ksenia Rungi-Ruston
  • Junior MVP: Ava Taylor Mazachowsky


By The Niagara Falls Review

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