• Sport: Soccer

    Coach: Jenn Bell

    Name: Maya Kamberaj

    Grade: Sophomore

    In our pre-quarter game, Maya turned away 9 shots to help secure the win.  For the season, Maya played 798 minutes, making 126 saves, and had a 75% save percentage.  Maya made some amazing saves against a very-skilled Clarence team, holding them scoreless for the first 20 minutes in our second match-up with them.  

    Quote:  Playing at the Varsity level for the past 2 years has given Maya a great opportunity to be comfortable and confident at this level which was visible as the season progressed.    

    Maya has great athleticism and with more time, she will continue to improve and help her team.  

     

    Sport: Volleyball

    Coach: Chad Loughran

    Name: Caylee Reukauf

    Grade: Junior

    Caylee has made tremendous strides this season. Coming in as a junior behind two senior middles, Caylee worked her way up to the starting middle. It only took until about midway through September for her to start seeing time as the M1. Her size is undeniable up front, giving the team big blocks when needed. She continues to improve every area of her game each day.

     

    Sport: Varsity Cheer

    Coach: Valeree Griffin

    Name: Jillian Hartman

    Grade: Senior 

    Accomplishments during October: Jill has stepped up and has filled the role basing in a main stunt group this season. In addition, she has been consistently landing her standing tuck. 

    Quote from coach:  Jill is not only a great athlete but her comedic spirt never fails to make her coaches and teammates smile and laugh.

     

    Sport  Field Hockey

    Coach Kelli Ruchalski

    Name  Abby Breen

    Grade Junior

    Accomplishments during October:  2 assists

    Other accomplishments:  including all star, post season honors, records: Abby ended the season leading the team in points.  She was chosen for 2nd team ECIC all stars.

    Quote from coach:  Abby is a great playmaker.  She sets up the majority of our goals. She has a great attitude and loves the sport.

     

    Sport: Girls Varsity Swim/Dive

    Coach: Jeff Kunkel

    Name: Claire D'Amore

    Grade:  Junior

    Accomplishments during October:  Qualified for ECIC AA Championships, and Class A Championships in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. Is also a part of the 200 Medley Relay that qualified in ECIC AA Championships, Class A Championships and Sectionals. 

    Quote from coach:  Claire is a leader on the Swim team. She consistently works hard throughout practice and can and will swim in any event that is good for the team. She has taken on a great leadership role for the team quarterbacking the senior night activities with a few other team mates. She is an asset to the team and a pleasure to coach.

     

    Sport: Cross Country

    Coach: Mancino/Szymanski

    Name: Anna Rybczynski

    Grade:  Senior

     

    Accomplishments during October:  Led our Varsity girls’ team at all of our ECIC competitions during this month as our top finisher.

    She won her program record seventeenth ECIC Division I regular season individual race coming against the host Spartans despite losing to one Red Devil at our final regular season ECIC Division I contest against the host Spartans of Williamsville North and visiting Red Devils of Clarence which was held at Bassett Park in Amherst, NY on Wednesday, October 17th.

    On Saturday, October 13th, she led her team with an 11th place finish out of the 114 finishers in her race at the prestigious and very competitive 46th Manhattan Cross Country Invitational held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx of New York city.  Her efforts helped our Varsity girls place third as a team in their race out of the 25 girls programs represented.

    On Saturday, October 27th, she led our Varsity girls team placing third among divisional finishers (out of 51) and seventh overall (out of 169) earning her sixth First Team All Star honor in her final opportunity to do so at the 40th Girls ECIC Cross Country Championships held at East Aurora High School. Her effort marked another program record for her and is, in fact, the maximum that can be earned in the ECIC which helped our Varsity girls handily win their third consecutive ECIC Division I Championship. She led our Varsity girls in extending their win streak to 33 ECIC divisional victories and 36 overall since the 2015 season which prolongs the second longest such streak in program history.  

    Other accomplishments:  Buffalo News/Checker’s Athletic Club Runner of the Week honor (her sixth ever) for her efforts at the 11thRed Dragon Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 8th  held at the Bemus Point Golf Club.  

    Quote about the athlete:  Anna is a generational talent and her accomplishments with two seasons still left in her high school career would already solidly support the assertion that she is one of the best student athletes to ever compete for West Seneca across any sport. It is my opinion that her best racing is still ahead of her.

     

    Name: Anna McGuigan

    Coach:  Coach Trampert

    Sport:   Girls Varsity Tennis

    Grade: Sophomore

    Accomplishments during October

    Anna's win at 2nd singles helped propel the team to an overall win against West Seneca East for the first time in 7 years by a score of 3-2!  

    Other Accomplishments including all star, post season honors, records.

    Anna had the privilege to represent WSW in the Girls ECIC Doubles Competition at Miller Tennis Center on October 12th with senior Maddison Ennis.

    Quote from the coach:Sophomore Anna McGuigan has made the biggest jump in progress since the conclusion of last season. She jumped from exhibition to 2nd singles. Her confidence and skill development made her a great fit for second singles and is an emerging leader for the rest of the team.  

     

    Sport – Boys Volleyball

    Coach – Brett Widman

    Name – Nathan Petrik

    Grade – Junior

    Accomplishments during October:  Led team in Kills and blocks.

    Other accomplishments:  including all-star, post season honors, records – All Western New York Second team, being recruited by several division 1 colleges.

    Quote from coach:  Nathan is a strong force at the net who brings a potent offensive threat and a defensive presence with his imposing block.

     

    Name:   Evan Larkman

    Coach:   Mancino/Szymanski

    Sport:    Cross Country

    Grade:   Sophomore

    Accomplishments during October:  *On Tuesday, October 2nd, he crossed the line in his current lifetime best 5 KM cross country time of 18:30.8 as our fourth Varsity scorer at Sunshine Park when we hosted the Legends of Lancaster in an ECIC Division I competition.

    *On Saturday, October 13th, he crossed the finish line as our fourth Varsity scorer helping his Varsity teammates defeat the Williamsville North Spartans at Bassett Park in Amherst for the first time since the 2010 season and to help his team win its first ECIC Division I competition since the 2016 season.

    *On Wednesday, October 17th, he crossed the finish line in thirteenth place as our third sophomore scorer helping his sophomore boys teammates race to a fourth place team finish out of the 29 sophomore boys teams in his race.  

    *On Saturday, October 27th, he crossed the line as out third Varsity scorer to earn his best Cross Country Championship performance to date at the 62nd Boys ECIC Cross Country Division I Championships held at East Aurora High School.

    Quote about the athlete: Evan has established himself as an integral member of the growth and success our Boys Cross Country team not only this season but as far as the future of this program is concerned as well.  He has established himself as a leader as far as the potential to elevate our boys program to new levels.

     

    NAME                   Dominic Sorrento  

    COACH                 Brian DeGlopper                    

    SPORT                   Boys Varsity Soccer

    GRADE                  Senior

    Accomplishments during October:  Dominic finished the season tied on the team for scoring  with 5 goals & 1 assist.

    Other accomplishments including all-star, post season honors, records

    Dominic earned 2nd Team ECIC division 1 honors this season.

    Quote from the coach:  Dominic was a 3-year member & 2-year starter.  He played forward & midfield during his career.  Although we didn’t score a lot of goals, Dominic was usually involved in the plays when we did.  He also served as 1 of our captains this season.

     

    NAME: Peter Sergi

    COACH: Lori Potter

    SPORT: Varsity Golf

    GRADE: Sophomore

    This is Peter’s 2nd year as a Varsity starter for golf.  Peter’s game continues to improve and he is constantly working on his game.  Not only have his physical skills improved but his course management and strategy continues to get better each time he is on the course.  He hits the ball well off the tee and his short game is improving.  This season, Peter was consistently in one of the top 4 spots.  He shot a low round 44 against Frontier at Harvest Hill.  Next year, one of my goals (and I’m sure Peters’) is for Peter to qualify for the ECIC and Sectional tournaments and consistently shoot below 44.

     

    NAME                   John Speyer  

    COACH                 Mike Vastola                       

    SPORT                   Football

    GRADE                  Senior

    Accomplishments during October:  Broke the West program single game rushing record with 21 carries for 309 yards against Starpoint in the 2nd round of the sectional playoffs, previously set by Jon Eric Banach at 303 yards.

    In 4 games, had 55 carries for 469 yards and 7 touchdowns on offense, as well as 20 tackles (9 solo) and an INT on defense and special teams.

    Other Accomplishments:  including all-star, post season honors, records

    Class A Division 1 1st Team Offense at RB

    Had 20 carries for 134 yards and 2 TDs on Nov 1st against WS East prior to getting hurt in the 2nd quarter.

    two time game captain

    Quote from the coach:   John had a heck of a senior year, and grew as a runner this season. His feel and confidence in executing our schemes improved throughout the year, and he became our most valuable asset on offense at the end of the year. Proof of that is when he got hurt in the sectional final, our offense struggled to regain its footing, leading to our only loss of the year.

      

Athletes of the Month October 2018
Athletes of the Month October 2018