Athlete of the Month December 2019
Name: Sam Sigler
Sport: Girls Basketball
Coach: Ashley Bonetto
Sam has displayed great leadership throughout the beginning of the season. She is constantly working to the best of her ability and pushing her teammates to do the same. Sam is an extremely dedicated athlete, as she has not missed a practice or game yet this season.
- Honors- All Tournament team (West Seneca Tip-off Tournament)
- Career high games- 19 points vs Orchard Park, and 16 Rebounds vs. Jamestown
- Currently leads the team in Rebounds and Blocks
- Honor-voted by her team as a “Hard Hat” winner…meaning they all believe she is a great teammate and works extremely hard day in and day out.
Sam has really stepped up her level of play this year as a senior. Her dominance on the boards has really elevated our game as a whole team. She not only is making an impact on the court physically but she is using her voice to motivate her teammates mentally. She is a strong player who has been playing very well on both ends of the court, offensively and defensively.
Name: Riley Andzel
Sport: Girls Hockey
Coach: T.Ferro/L. Potter
Riley recently had a family commitment and a game on the same day and wanted to do both as to not let her team down. She was able to come and play the first 2 periods of the game and then to get to her Mom’s graduation on time. She demonstrated commitment to her teammates and loyalty to her family.
Riley has scored 4 goals and had 3 assists (7 points) in 9 games so far this season. She is an extremely quick skater with good stick skills and a strong offensive presence. Riley goes hard during both practices and games and is consistently working to improve her overall game. She is a second year Varsity player and gets better each game. She has good hockey sense and is willing to go into the corners or in front of the net to dig out pucks. Riley is the type of player that opponents must respect and know when and where she is on the ice.
Riley does not play like she is a freshman. She is very dedicated, hardworking and a strong leader on the ice. She is a great teammate and positive asset on this year’s team. It is evident that Riley enjoys the game and her teammates and will continue to get better over the next 3 seasons of her high school hockey.
Name: Grace Miltenberger
Coach: D .DiPirro
Grace has displayed a team first attitude all the while increasing her average during our first few matches.
Name: Allyson Garry
Sport: Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Brian Kader
Allyson volunteered to run an event that she typically doesn’t train for at a meet so that a spot became available for another teammate to compete.
Allyson dropped significant time in her primary event, the 1500m racewalk, every time she saw the track. She went from a 9:12 to an 8:58 and this past weekend she raced to a lifetime best of 8:35.01 FAT. This bettered her sectional qualifying time and has her in the top 5 in the section in that event. Allyson placed 1st at the Varsity “B” Meet at Fredonia State in the racewalk and placed 2nd this past weekend at the New Year’s Classic meet held at Houghton College.
Allyson is always pushing herself to get better on a daily basis. She takes a very professional approach to her training and this has truly paid off. Allyson always brings energy to a practice and she pushes the other girls in her events to match her intensity. I am proud of how she is progressing and she will definitely be in the conversation for the state championships in the racewalk.
Name: Marco Fuoco
Sport: Varsity Wrestling
Coach: Dave Recor
Marco went 7-1 at the Tonawanda Duals , 4-1 at Starpoint duals and currently has a 13-2 record
Marco placed 2nd at the Class AA Championships last season and also placed 6th at the Section 6 NY State Qualifier.
The Wrestling Team voted Marco Captain for a reason, he is by far the hardest worker in the wrestling room- he has put in extra time before and after practice to get better and leads by example.
Name: Griffin McAndrews
Coach: Kevin Rozo
Selected as a team captain as a goalie which is rare in hockey. Started every game this season in net posting a 2-3-2 record. He has an impressive 93.4% save percentage including one shutout against some very strong early season competition
Griffin is our unquestioned team leader. A great personality in the locker room and one of the best goalies we’ve ever had at West
Name: Connor Nowak
Sport: Boys Varsity Bowling
Coach: Brian Guise
Connor helped the team get off to a 5-0 start in the month of December. While doing so, Connor currently has the division’s high game of 279 and high series of 736. At the festival of lights tournament, Connor helped the team to a 4th place finish by posting the tournament’s second high game of 279.
Over the summer, Connor competed in the Junior Gold National Bowling championships and finished in the top 25% of his age division.
Connor has a strong worth ethic and is a well-rounded student athlete. He is a pleasure to coach and always gives 100%. He is a pleasure to coach and always gives a 100%. Connor has a strong work ethic and is well-rounded student athlete whether it be in school or in school or out on the lanes. .
Name: Sean Godwin
Sport: Indoor Track and Field
Coach: Brian Kader
Sean threw personal best distances in both of his events during the month. His throw of 35' 11 1/2" in the shot put was a lifetime best throw in the event and nearly 5 feet better than his best toss last season. Sean also threw a personal best in the 25lb weight throw, with a toss of 44' 1 1/2”, which qualified him for the Sectional Championships and places him in the top 8 in the section currently. This throw is over 6 feet further than he threw last year in the event. Sean has shown steady improvement in the weight throw all season long.
Sean is having his best season as a track athlete. He has shown steady improvement throughout the season and is putting himself in a position to make some noise in the bigger meets we have coming up. Sean is maximizing his ability and is showing a great deal of desire to improve upon his technique. Everything Sean is doing is trending in a positive direction and I am looking forward to the next 5 weeks of competition and training with him.
Name: Nate Ryniec
Sport: Boys Varsity Basketball
Coach: Stan Wier
Led us to a 4-1 record
Averaged 19 points per game
"We've relied on Nate to lead us not only on the court but in our Accountability as a team also. His energy, along with the other 2 captains, is infectious and will be crucial to maintain for us to have a successful season."