Central Ohio High School Sports Awards: ThisWeek announces finalists for spring sports

The Central Ohio is part of the USA Today High School Sports Awards program, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.
The Central Ohio is part of the USA Today High School Sports Awards program, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.

To give spring athletes time to register for the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards on June 15 at the Ohio Theatre, we’re announcing all finalists from those sports in one story.

They will be among the athletes in 30 sports who will be honored during the awards show, presented by Encova Insurance and in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine and Raising Cane’s. Athletes of the Year in every sport will be announced.

This year’s show combines the sports awards and scholarship programs for the first time. Former Ohio State and NFL standout Malcolm Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will be the guest speaker.

“Encova Insurance is proud to support the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards,” said John Kessler, executive vice president and chief strategy officer. “We believe that leadership is more than a position – it’s a behavior, focused less on what you do and more on how you do it. We are proud to support our young community members, particularly the student-athletes, who work hard to make a difference in their respective sports, classroom and communities.

“The talent and leadership displayed by the finalists makes our team at Encova excited for the future. We participate in the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards to recognize and support these student-athletes in the next steps of their journey because they are our future.”

Athletes need to register at Each athlete and scholarship winner will receive one free ticket to the show. Additional tickets can be purchased at

Awards also will be given to the overall Girls Athlete of the Year, Boys Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.

“We work with student-athletes every day – helping them recover from an injury, prevent an injury and improve their performance on the field or court,” said Lisa Kluchurosky, service line administrator for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. “This event is a great way to showcase the hard work these athletes put in – as well as the amazing results they achieve.”

Our traditional Super team stories highlighting athletes from all spring sports will run in the coming weeks.

“Raising Cane’s loves to participate in the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards because it is an opportunity to show our appreciation for our local communities and our surrounding high school student-athletes,” said Sophie Brightman, area leader of marketing for Raising Cane’s.

Below are the spring sports honorees:


Cole Cahill, Olentangy Orange

David Dielman, Olentangy Liberty

Tony Falvo, Lancaster

Zade Fusselman, Canal Winchester

Keegan Holmstrom, Grove City

Kyle Koehler, Pickerington North

Casey Maruniak, Hilliard Darby

Jacob Miller, Liberty Union

Sam Muetzel, Newark Catholic

Trevor Newtz, Westerville North

Caden Robinson, New Albany

Austin Sizemore, Olentangy


Kirnan Bailey, Gahanna Lincoln

Colleen Bare, Pickerington Central

Carsyn Cassady, Watkins Memorial

Myaih Cloud, Delaware Hayes

Renae Cunningham, Heath

Annabelle Farmer, Lancaster

Jordan George, New Albany

Marlee Jacobs, Jonathan Alder

Reese Poston, Lancaster

Lydia Wilkerson, Westerville Central

Haley Winans, Marysville

Jordan Wycuff, Watkins Memorial


Connor Ackley, Hilliard Davidson

Justin Braun, Westerville Central

Huntyr Butler, Heath

Alec Carr, Big Walnut

Dylan Christian, Granville

Jayden Douglas, Beechcroft

D.J. Fillmore, Licking Heights

Marcus Gordon, Westerville Central

Troy Lane, Pickerington Central

Alex Smith, Hilliard Darby

Reign Winston, Westerville South

Reilly Worthington, Olentangy


Ady Armstrong, Hilliard Darby

Camden Bentley, Gahanna Lincoln

Hannah Brady, Watterson

Kylie Feeney, Dublin Coffman

Amari Kiluvia, Westerville Central

Jenna Lucas, Watkins Memorial

Alyssa Mason, Hilliard Davidson

Olivia Pace, Westerville Central

Chayla Rankin, Olentangy

Marissa Saunders, Westerville South

Sydnie Smith, Bexley

Ayanna Stafford, Gahanna Lincoln


Kaden Ames, Hilliard Davidson

Gavin Angell, Olentangy Berlin

Sam Burns, Upper Arlington

Jackson Carawan, DeSales

Cayden Christopher, Pickerington North

Jack Henry, Watterson

Freddy Noday, Olentangy Liberty

Chris Reynolds, Upper Arlington

Sam Scott, Thomas Worthington

Marek Tzagournis, Dublin Jerome

Brady White, Dublin Jerome

Zach White, Columbus Academy


Rian Adkins, Upper Arlington

Camryn Callaghan, Upper Arlington

Abby Cole, New Albany

Zoe Coleman, Watterson

Gianna Cua, DeSales

Marissa Dolciato, Worthington Kilbourne

Evie Gee, Columbus Academy

Makenna Harrington, Olentangy Liberty

Cate Isaacson, Thomas Worthington

Katie Kaucheck, New Albany

Bailey Morris, Dublin Coffman

Amelia Sarap, Granville


Cole Alcala, Pickerington North

Owen Alderman, Worthington Kilbourne

Kallan Arledge, Olentangy Orange

Ben Bilenko, New Albany

Brandon Carpico, Gahanna Lincoln

Max Fickas, Dublin Jerome

Declan Freedhoff, New Albany

Sam Lessard, Bexley

Tanish Pairu, Dublin Jerome

Parth Patel, Olentangy Orange

Ethan Samora, Upper Arlington

Lucas Xue, Columbus Academy


Nick Bennison, St. Charles

Will Haslett, Worthington Kilbourne

Noah Koknat, Olentangy Liberty

Joe Kolwicz, Thomas Worthington

Landon Tackett, Pickerington Central

Camren White, DeSales

This also is a good time to remind the finalists from fall and winter sports to register if they haven’t yet.

Below are the Super teams from fall and winter sports:


Tyler Buescher, West Jefferson; Eli Coppess, Pickerington North; C.J. Doggette, Pickerington Central; Luke Ferrell, Bloom-Carroll; Jadyn Garnes, New Albany; Tyler Gillison, Pickerington Central; Carson Gresock, Upper Arlington; Devin Haley, Granville; Blake Horvath, Hilliard Darby; Thadd Huff, London; Dijon Jennings, Reynoldsburg; Brock Kidwell, New Albany; Diante Latham, Beechcroft; Gyvnn Mendenhall, Columbus Academy; Simon Monnin, Upper Arlington; Gavin Postelwaite, Heath; Gabe Powers, Marysville; Mitchell Robinson Jr., Hilliard Bradley; Gavin Rohrs, Marysville; Trey Saunders, Hartley; Nate Severs, Big Walnut; Sonny Styles, Pickerington Central; Daniel Tooson, Hartley; Jaden Yates, Gahanna Lincoln


Chase Alwood, Cana Winchester; Ryan Betts, Olentangy Berlin; Miles Bonham, Upper Arlington; Will DeVere, Grandview Heights; Jacob Honner, Dublin Jerome; Kameron Kist, New Albany; Danny Leeper, Olentangy; Brad Leonard, Westerville Central; Jayden Lunsford, Dublin Scioto; Trent Maisano, Watterson; Gabe O’Reilly, St. Charles; R.J. Stoller, Thomas Worthington


Jaimason Brooker, Olentangy Liberty; Ava Bruns, Delaware Hayes; Grace Heilman, Bexley; Ella Hoover, Granville; Maia Kaufman, Olentangy Orange; Allie Metcalf, New Albany; Audrey Oliver, Olentangy; Abby Reisz, Upper Arlington; Norah Roush, Dublin Coffman; Brooklyn Scythes, Watterson; Lexi White, Olentangy; Carolyne Young, New Albany


Russell Ahmed, Columbus Academy; Carson Bellish, Pickerington North; Zach Burton, Hilliard Davidson; Sam Evans, Worthington Christian; Vaughn Harber, DeSales; Sheil Iyer, Dublin Jerome; Luke Johnson, Olentangy Orange; Stephen Ma, Columbus Academy; Ethan McGarvey, Olentangy Liberty; Brandon Nowery, St. Charles; Brett Podobinski, Dublin Jerome; Ryan Seidensticker, Dublin Coffman


Anna Coccia, New Albany; Skylar Dean, Olentangy Orange; Hayley Dye, Delaware Hayes; Kacy Hollenbaugh, New Albany; Gracie James, Watkins Memorial; Ellie Lim, Dublin Coffman; Kristina Ma, Columbus School for Girls; Emerson Purcell, New Albany; Anna Ritter, New Albany; Audrey Ryu, Dublin Jerome; Ellie Ryu, Dublin Jerome; Bella Saur, Grove City


Megan Basil, Upper Arlington; Alexis Burkhalter, Wellington; Dasha Chistyakova, Dublin Coffman; Paige Corneilius, New Albany; Ella Franz, Olentangy Berlin; Richie Francois, New Albany; Sheryl Gerald, Olentangy; Pritika Ghosh-Choudhuri, Dublin Coffman; Karol Korotkin, Olentangy Orange; Tyler Reed, Olentangy Orange; Anh Thi Thai, Hilliard Bradley; Katie Zerbi, Wellington


Ella Brandewie, Hartley; Ella Durham, Dublin Coffman; Jenna Lucas, Watkins Memorial; Myriah Massey, Pickerington Central; Mercedes Motton, Watterson; Gabi Moulton, Olentangy Liberty; Alex Rothe, Dublin Scioto; Molly Shomock, Olentangy Orange; Brooklyn Smith, Newark Catholic; Caroline Speelman, Big Walnut; Jonna Spohn, Olentangy; Kendall White, Gahanna Lincoln


Connor Ackley, Hilliard Davidson; Isaac Frank, Dublin Coffman; Ben Gabelman, Westerville North; Cris Kubatko, Watterson; Kaiden Lanoy, Lancaster; Max Latshaw, Watterson; Will McGraw, Dublin Coffman; Steven Miller, Worthington Kilbourne; Nick Puhl, Hilliard Davidson; San Ricchiuti, Dublin Jerome; Saketh Rudraraju, Olentangy Orange; Liam Shaughnessy, Dublin Coffman


Kylie Feeney, Dublin Coffman; Grace Heitkamp, Olentangy Berlin; Caitlyn Jones, Hilliard Davidson; Zoee Lehman, Granville; Milly Leonard, Dublin Jerome; Alyssa Mason, Hilliard Davidson; Olivia Oiler, Dublin Coffman; Regina Rose, Granville; Alyssa Shope, Gahanna Lincoln; Dillon Sweetman, Hilliard Davidson; Riley Tate, Worthington Kilbourne; Selah White, Dublin Scioto


Emily Barker, Upper Arlington; Grace Cantwell, Watterson; Ellie Conroy, Thomas Worthington; Paige Cornelius, New Albany; Molly Griffith, Watterson; Cora Hamilton, Thomas Worthington


Ryan Alfred, St. Charles; Caden Colombo, Upper Arlington; Adam Fellows, St. Charles; Grant Gooding, Upper Arlington; Patrick Ray, Upper Arlington; Garrett Widman, Upper Arlington


Nanami Campbell, Worthington Kilbourne; Naomi Maurer, Upper Arlington; Leah Oberle, Thomas Worthington; Stella Petras, Upper Arlington; Caroline Porterfield, Upper Arlington; Samantha Schaefer, Upper Arlington


Drey Carter, Westerville South; Quinn Corna, Upper Arlington; Cooper Davis, Olentangy Liberty; Evan Dozer, Bloom-Carroll; Sean Jones, Gahanna Lincoln; Amani Lyles, Beechcroft; Brandon McLaughlin, Heath; Devin Royal, Pickerington Central; Ajay Sheldon, Dublin Coffman; Dailyn Swain, Africentric; Chase Walker, St. Charles; L.A. Walker, Linden-McKinley


Mary Ferrito, Jonathan Alder; Tessa Grady, Dublin Coffman; Madison Greene, Pickerington Central; Nelia Guice, Westerville South; Chloe Jeffers, Delaware Hayes; Blessing King, Worthington Christian; Laila Marshall, Gahanna Lincoln; Kiki McElrath, Hartley; Mya Perry, Reynoldsburg; Imarianah Russell, Reynoldsburg; Charia Smith, Northland; Berry Wallace, Pickerington Central


Omar Ayoub, Dublin Coffman; Ethan Birden, Dublin Coffman; Antwan Burns, London; Brennen Cernus, Pickerington Central; Connor Euton, Westerville North; David McClelland, DeSales; Camden McDanel, Teays Valley; Dylan Russo, Olentangy Liberty; Max Shulaw, DeSales; Seth Shumate, Dublin Coffman; Ty Wilson, Dublin Scioto; Mitchell Younger, Watterson


Kelcey Dew, Delaware Hayes; Francesca Lanese, Grove City; Cali Leng, Marysville; Ademar Ramirez, DeSales; Aubrey Reese, Marysville; Addison Rudolph, Central Crossing


Spencer Aurnou-Rhees, St. Charles; Grant Gooding, Upper Arlington; D.J. Lloyd, Dublin Jerome; Brady McInerney, DeSales; Joseph Nadur, Dublin Coffman; Hamish Patel, New Albany; Brogan Robinson, Olentangy Berlin; Dean Sherrer, Dublin Jerome; Carson Smith, Dublin Jerome; Eli Stoll, Jonathan Alder; Chase Swearingen, Westerville Central; Hudson Williams, Olentangy Liberty


Marie Belli, Gahanna Lincoln; Emily Brown, Dublin Coffman; Riley Huddleston, Upper Arlington; Cameron Kuriger, Olentangy; Ava Lachey, New Albany; Olivia Matson, Dublin Jerome; Carly Meeting, New Albany; Olivia Oyster, Watterson; Martina Peroni, Olentangy; Caroline Porterfield, Upper Arlington; Emma Skinner, New Albany; Kiah Smith, Westerville Central


Phoebe Anderson, Olentangy; Savannah Claar, Olentangy; Jade Gabor, Newark; Hannah Halstead, Delaware Hayes; Payton Hartgrove, Westerville Central; Danielle Phipps, Jonathan Alder; Emma Pugh, Pickerington Central; Tori Richardson, Gahanna Lincoln; Delaney Rossette, Gahanna Lincoln; Madison Strouse, Marysville; Olivia Strait, Licking Valley; Addison Watson, Gahanna Lincoln


Jacob Burre, Olentangy Orange; Nick Caruso, Hilliard Bradley; Aidan Furukawa, Big Walnut; Elliot Greer, New Albany; Caelan Guthrie, Hilliard Davidson; Dave Hart, Olentangy Liberty; Allen Jolliff, Marysville; Caden Lester, DeSales; Jacob Neubauer, Pickerington North; Hunter Rathburn, Groveport Madison; A.J. Scott, Whitehall-Yearling; Carter Street, Olentangy Liberty


Sam Burns, Upper Arlington; Carson Jankowski, Olentangy Berlin; Sully Plancon, Olentangy Liberty; Max Robins, Upper Arlington; Gage Schlotterbeck, Olentangy Liberty; Erich Schoettmer, St. Charles


Stephanie Balthaser, Olentangy Berlin; Alexandra Downing, Olentangy Berlin; Raegan Ernst, Dublin Jerome; Tia Estrada, Olentangy Berlin; Jade Gerhard, Olentangy Orange; Anne Hassay, Hilliard Darby

Also during the banquet, Encova Insurance and the Sneed Family Foundation will award $63,000 in scholarships based on students’ accomplishments in the classroom, on the field of play and as leaders in their school and community.

The scholarship winners are:


Allison Bair, Ready; Ashley Hayward, North Union; Grace Heilman, Bexley; Molly Griffith, Watterson; Elizabeth Lombardi, Jonathan Alder; Alexandria Magers, East Knox; Mia Martinez, Hilliard Davidson; Jadyn Person, Africentric; Brenna Reed, Fairfield Union; Avery Samms, Dublin Scioto; Alissa Schiff, Grove City; Lauren Scott, Worthington Kilbourne; Emma Spangler, Columbus School for Girls


Braden Abele, Hilliard Davidson; Adolphus Addison, Gahanna Lincoln; Russell Ahmed, Columbus Academy; Andrew Dean, Teays Valley; Caden Feller, Fairbanks; Maxwell Latshaw, Watterson; Christopher Lee, Big Walnut; Kevin Liu, Dublin Jerome; Angel Rivera-Martinez, Ready; Jonathan Weaver, Amanda-Clearcreek

The Central Ohio High School Sports Awards is part of the USA Today High School Sports Awards program, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.


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