Multiple Teams · 2018-19 Comet Athletics Winter Sports Recognition

March 12, 2019

On Sunday, March 10th, the Marion L. Steele High School Winter Athletic Teams Celebrated their 2018-19 season in the Main Gymnasium.

To start the program off, we named our Southwestern Conference (SWC) Scholar-Athletes. They are chosen based on the following criteria: A senior with the highest cumulative grade point average (minimum of a 3.0), who earned a varsity letter.  The Steele HS SWC Winter Scholar-Athletes are:

Boys Basketball: Scott Iliff
Girls Basketball: Kamryn Dziak
Hockey: Michael Giannuzzi
Boys Swimming: Stevie Soboslay
Girls Swimming & Diving: Emma Kelley
Wrestling: Adam Lough

The next group of student athletes recognized were those who earned a letter each of the 4 years they have been a part of their Winter Athletic program here at Steele.  We honored the following 9 Student-Athletes:

Tim Carrion, Wrestling
Kamryn Dziak, Girls Basketball
Russell Hellinger, Wrestling
Emma Kelley, Girls Swimming & Diving
Adam Lough, Wrestling
Audrey McConihe, Girls Basketball
J.T. Pluta, Boys Swimming & Diving
Annabelle Saultz, Girls Swimming & Diving
Stevie Soboslay, Boys Swimming & Diving

Each season, a group of student athletes is recognized at the league level by the Conference or County Coaches, or by their performance at their conference championship.  We had a group of Student Athletes who achieved first team All-Southwestern Conference and/or All-Lorain County Honors and they are:

Girls Basketball:
Kamryn Dziak (1st Team All SWC, 1st Team All Lorain County, 1st Team All District, & Lorain County Division 1 Player of the Year)
Amaya Staton (1st Team Lorain County)

Jacob Fekete (1st Team All-SWC)
Michael Giannuzzi (1st Team All-SWC)
Jacob Kramer (1st Team All SWC & 1st Team All GCHSHL white Division), & (SWC MVP).
Tyler Waldecki (1st Team All-SWC)

Boys Swimming:
Chase Aruskevicius: 1st Team All-SWC in the 200 Medley Relay & 400 Freestyle Relay
Ethan Belak: 1st Team All SWC in the 200 Freestyle Relay & 400 Freestyle Relay
John Belak: 1st Team All SWC in the 200 Freestyle Relay & 400 Freestyle Relay
Justin Farmer: 1st Team All SWC in the 400 Freestyle Relay
Joey Haas: 1st Team All-SWC in the 200 Medley Relay
Kevin Heyd: 1st Team All-SWC in the 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, and 100 Breaststroke
Jeremy Onacila: 1st Team All SWC in the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay

Russell Hellinger: SWC Champion at 220 Pounds

Next,  we were able to see some tremendous accomplishments by both teams and individuals.

We recognized the following individuals: Tim Carrion (Wrestling), Ethan Belak (Boys Swimming & Diving), and Kamryn Dziak.

Tim Carrion has been a key member of our wrestling program during his four years here at Steele. At the OHSAA District Tournament at Mentor High School, he recorded his 100th Career Win in his first Consolation Round Match.

Freshman Diver Ethan Belak had a tremendous end to his first year as a high school diver when he earned the opportunity to compete at the OHSAA State Diving Championships in Canton.  He finished in 22nd place.

On Girls Basketball Senior Day, Kamryn Dziak needed just 6 points to become the Fifth Lady Comet to score One Thousand Career points. With a 3 point basket, of which she made a school record 81 Threes this season, she achieved this tremendous career milestone. She was presented with the the game ball used to score this milestone basket.  Kamryn finished her career, scoring One Thousand Sixty Seven Points!

Next, we recognized  two teams who won championships this winter, Hockey and Boys Swimming & Diving.

The Hockey Team took us on an awesome ride this season.  For the second year in a row, this group of young men won both the Southwestern Conference Tournament and the Baron Cup 2 Tournament.  This is the first time in Southwestern Conference History that the same team won both the SWC Tournament and a Baron Cup in the same season. They finished the season with a 32 and 3 record.  And a two year record of 62 wins with just 5 losses.

The Boys Swimming & Diving Team completed another dominating season in the pool at the Southwestern Conference Meet. For the 4th Straight Year, a group of young men from, Steele High School, brought home another Boys Swimming & Diving SWC Championship. They were undefeated in the dual meet season and then won the conference meet. To Be Noted: This fourth consecutive championship ties the Boys Swimming & Diving  team with 3 other schools for the most consecutive Southwestern conference championships

We concluded the General Recognition portion of the Winter Sports Awards by introducing our senior student-athletes, one last time. The following 19 student-athletes were recognized:

Coltin Camp, Boys Basketball
Tim Carrion, Wrestling
Gavin Darmos, Boys Basketball
Kamryn Dziak, Girls Basketball
Jacob Fekete, Hockey
Michael Giannuzzi, Hockey
Russell Hellinger, Wrestling
Ryan Hritsko, Boys Basketball
Scott Iliff, Boys Basketball
Emma Kelley, Girls Swimming & Diving
Adam Lough, Wrestling
Audrey McConihe, Girls Basketball
J.T. Pluta, Boys Swimming & Diving
Annabelle Saultz, Girls Swimming & Diving
Khennedy Scagliozzo, Boys Basketball
Stevie Soboslay, Boys Swimming & Diving
Katie Turner, Girls Basketball
Tyler Waldecki, Hockey
Jill Wood, Girls Basketball

Following the General Recognition, our Winter teams handed out their Letter Awards, JV/Freshman Certificates, and Team Awards in the High School during their team’s individual banquets.