Red Storm athletes honored
SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School held its annual athletic awards presentation Tuesday night and seniors Ethan Wood and Brittany Shumway led the list as the Red Storm’s varsity athletes of the year.
Shumway competed in four sports — soccer, cross country, ice hockey and track and field — while Wood was a member of the boys soccer, cross country skiing and track team.
Coaches from each team selected the most valuable athletes and red letter award winners for their sports.
Two former Red Storm stars, Brady Pratt and Kelsey Rdzanek, were also inducted to the Saranac Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame at the presentation. Pratt was a three-sport athlete in football, hockey and baseball and graduated in 2004. He currently works with the United States Customs and Border Protection Service and is based out of El Paso, Texas.
Rdzanek graduated in 2006 and may have been the most talented girls soccer player to have ever worn a Saranac Lake uniform. As a senior in 2005, she led the Red Storm girls to their most successful season ever, as they marched all the way to the state quarterfinal round. Rdzanek, who also competed in softball and track at Saranac Lake, went on to play women’s soccer at the NCAA Division I level at the University of Richmond, and then competed as a professional. She is married to Rob Ferguson and lives in Western New York, where she is the assistant women’s soccer coach at Buffalo State.
Saranac Lake award winners
Coaches from each team selected the most valuable athletes and red letter award winners. The honorees were:
MVP: Jarrett Ashton; Red Letter: Joe Viscardo
MVP: Ethan Wood; Red Letter: Taylor Murphy
MVP: Grace Clark; Red Letter: Eliza Cowan
MVP: Olivia Atkinson; Red Letter: Morgan Farmer
Girls Cross Country
MVP: Brittany Shumway; Red Letter: Ellen Goralski
Boys Cross Country
MVP: Anderson Gray; Red Letter: PJ Buck
MVP: Lauchlin Cheney Seymour; Red Letter: Ethan Wood
MVP: Ryley Fischer; Red Letter: Witter Swanson
MVP: Joe Viscardo; Red Letter: Emery Swanson
MVP: Andrea Boon; Red Letter: Maggie Carpenter
Boys Ice Hockey
MVP: Casey Sturgeon; Red Letter: JB Chapin
Girls Ice Hockey
MVP: Morgan Farmer; Red Letter: Hannah Latour
Boys Indoor Track
MVP: Tyler Martin; Red Letter: Isaiah Buckley
Girls Indoor Track
MVP: Jada Meadows; Red Letter: Jada Meadows
MVP: Jada Meadows; Red Letter: Randi Rondeau
MVP: Ethan Wood; Red Letter: Dzihad Cecunjanin
MVP: Ward Walton; Red Letter: DJ Morgan
MVP: Lydia Bullock; Red Letter: Aurelle Fogarty
MVP: Morgan Farmer; Red Letter: Andrea Boon
MVP: Drew Sturgeon; Red Letter: Kyle Woodruff
MVP: Tanner Courcelle; Red Letter: Kyler Darrah