Senior Athlete Recognition 2020

  • Gabriel Snyder

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/31/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Gabriel Snyder Sports: Soccer, Track

    Admirable Teacher: Mr. VanTassel

    Favorite Subjects: U.S. History

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Alfred State

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: No Sleep Till Brooklyn

    Go to Game Day Food: Cheese Sticks

    Best High School Sports Memory: Soccer—when Coach fell after he got his ankles snapped and his pants fell down for everyone to see. Track—Pinecone wars, Fun Runs, when Dutt fired his cap gun at me.

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Do not take for granted the time you have in school, because it can be taken away in an instant. Enjoy school, but not too much!

    College and Career Plans: Going to Alfred State for my associate’s degree in Welding; planning to move somewhere warm.

    Best Quote: “Ocean Ontario” (Evan Windus)

    Thank yous:

    Mr. VanTassel: Thank you for teaching me wonderful things, life lessons, and being patient with me through Earth Science. Thank you for putting up with me during class and sucking on a salt rock for almost a minute. You have made a lifelong friend, and you have made #1 on my best teacher list. I hope retirement treats you great, you deserve it.

    To GVCS: Throughout my school career, I never thought that high school would be as fun as it was. To all the teachers that helped me on my way and making high school fun—I will never forget you. You are all the best.

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  • Logan Torrey

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/28/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Logan Torrey Sports: Volleyball, Tennis

    Admirable Teacher:  Mrs. Chichester

    Favorite Subjects:  History

    Ideal Warm-Up Music:  80s Rock

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Do not worry too much about the score or how you are playing, just do your best and have fun. It is just high school—just be you.

    Best Quote: “What are you crying about?”

    Thank yous: I’d like to say thanks to all the teachers, coaches, and friends that helped me through high school. You all are truly amazing, supportive and caring.

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  • Gavin Hand

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/26/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Gavin Hand Sports: Soccer (9-11), Baseball (9-11), Cross Country (12), Track & Field (12), Swimming (7-12)

    School Clubs/Activities: L.O.T.E. (8-10), Robotics (9-10), FBLA (10-12), Concert, Jazz, Marching Band (9-12)

    Admirable Teacher: Mrs. Scholes

    Favorite Subjects: Sports Marketing, Accounting

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Tottenham Hot Spurs FC, New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills & Sabres

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder (Thanks to Dutt)

    Go-To Game Day Food: Crosby’s Pizza & Chocolate Milk

    Best High School Sports Memory: Winning Allegany/Steuben County Swim Championship in 200 Freestyle

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Be in the moment. Do not look back with regret; do not look forward with anticipation. Take each day as it comes. Be present and be your best, today and every day.

    College and Career Plans: Roberts Wesleyan College, majoring in Sports Management/Marketing and Swimming for the D2 Roberts Redhawks

    Best Quote: “If you work hard enough to achieve your goal, you will someday achieve it.”  (Mike Trout)

    Thank you: I would like to thank every single coach that has ever spent the time to help me progress in my love of sports, especially those who enjoyed swimming and pushed me in the pool. It is because of you that I was able to achieve many goals, especially to receive a scholarship to swim in college. I would like to thank my sister for putting up with 10 years of swim alongside me. Finally, I would like to thank my parents for spending countless hours and traveling thousands of miles around the state to support my love of swimming.

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  • Cody Schneider

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/24/2020 1:45:00 PM

    Cody Schneider Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

    School Clubs/Activities: NHS, FBLA, Trap Club

    Admirable Teacher: Mr. Anger

    Favorite Subjects: Cooking, Study Hall, Lunch

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Milwaukee Bucks and New York Yankees

    Go-To Game Day Food: For soccer I would usually snag a slice from Crosby’s; for basketball, a chicken finger sub; and baseball another slice!

    Best High School Sports Memory: Going to State final Four in baseball; Playing at Blue Cross and Quicken Loans Arena

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Always play with heart and intensity, whether it’s practice or a game

    College and Career Plans: Attend Mansfield University and Major in Criminal Justice

    Best Quote: Never Give Up! (Coach Bliven)

    Thank yous: I would like to thank my mom, dad, brother and the rest of my family for always supporting me. Coach McKnight, Bliven, and Scott for always working us hard and giving us great advice for the future. And lastly the fans that would come and support us.

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  • Sarah Francisco

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/21/2020 6:30:00 PM

    Sarah Francisco Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Track, Golf

    School Clubs/Activities: Class VP, Yearbook club, Band, and FBLA

    Admirable Teacher: Mrs. Preston

    Favorite Subjects: History

    Preferred College or Pro Team: USA Women’s Soccer Team

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Classics

    Go To Game Day Food: Anything

    Best High School Sports Memory: Scoring against and going into overtime against Fillmore

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Take advantage of your time with your team and enjoy every bit of it!

    College and Career Plans: Attending Alfred State for Human Services to be a guidance counselor

    Best Quote: “Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” (Kobe Bryant)

    Thank yous: Thank you to all of my coaches and teachers who have pushed me to be my best and help guide me throughout my academic and sports career. It was a pleasure to have a school like GV I can call home.

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  • Isabelle Ordway

    Posted by Jeff Babbitt on 5/21/2020 10:15:00 AM

    Isabelle Ordway Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf

    Admirable Teacher: Mrs. Schneider & Mrs. Scott

    Favorite Subjects: English, History

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Warriors

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Get Loose-Blaze

    Go-To Game Day Food: Fruit

    Best High School Sports Memory: Building Friendships

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Start conditioning before school starts and always give 100% and listen to your coach and take their advice. You will regret not giving it everything when it is all over.

    College and Career Plans: Army

    Best Quote: “Dig down to that adipose layer” (Coach Schneider)

    Thank yous: Thank you to all my coaches for always making me better. All the practices and lessons will stick with me for a lifetime. Also thank you to the custodial staff for getting the courts or fields ready before every match.

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  • Michaela Edmister

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/16/2020 4:30:00 PM

    Michaela Edmister Sports: Volleyball, Swimming, Golf

    School Clubs/Activities: Drama Club, FBLA, Yearbook

    Admirable Teacher: Mrs. Scott

    Favorite Subjects: Gym

    Preferred College or Pro Team: USA Women’s National Volleyball

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Our volleyball playlist

    Go-To Game Day Food: Pasta

    Best High School Sports Memory: “Crossing” myself

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Never stop working towards your goals and always enjoy your time at GV

    College and Career Plans: Attending JCC to complete the OTA program and play volleyball

    Best Quote: “When life shuts a door, open it back up, that’s how doors work” (Unknown)

    Thank yous: Thank you to Coach Bannerman for always pushing the team to our limits and helping us become the successful players we are. Thank you to Mrs. Scott for always being someone who I can come talk to. Thank you to my family for endlessly supporting me throughout my high school career.

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  • Evan Windus

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/14/2020 4:30:00 PM

    Evan Windus Sports: Soccer, Basketball & Baseball

    School Clubs/Activities: FBLA & Trap

    Admirable Teacher: Mrs. Scott. She always had a great sense of humor and made the day bearable at times. I did not always show it, but I always like her class. She would take the time to get to know her students and cared about what was going on in their life outside of school.

    Favorite Subjects: Gym, Sports Marketing

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Rap (Drake & Travis Scott & Rock)

    Go-To Game Day Food: Pasta

    Best High School Sports Memory: My brother Noah passing me the ball and me hitting a 3-point buzzer beater to win the JT tournament & scoring my 1,000 points

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Work hard even in practice. Coach always said “Practice how you play” and of course “G what?, GV! We Ready!!”

    College and Career Plans: Going into the workforce.  Hopefully operating heavy equipment sooner rather than later.

    Best Quote: “Family is Forever”

    Thank yous: I would like to thank everyone at GV. Everyone always pushed me to work my hardest and put up with me on days I really did not want to anything. Thank You! Thank you to all of my coaches—each of you has taught me something I can take into my everyday life as I go into the world.  And a special thank you to Lintz and Karen Bliven—I love you guys!!

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  • Jonathan Rizzo

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/12/2020 4:30:00 PM

    Rizzo Sports: Cross Country, Basketball, Track

    School Clubs/Activities: Senior Class Officer, FBLA

    Admirable Teacher: Mr. Dutt

    Favorite Subjects: Math, Science

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Borussia Dortmund

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: DaBaby

    Go-To Game Day Food: Bananas

    Best High School Sports Memory: Reaching the finals at Blue Cross Arena for basketball. Running Cross Country.

    Advice for Future Students/Athletes: Run Cross Country

    College and Career Plans: Going to Saint Bonaventure majoring in biology with plans to become a pediatrician

    Best Quote: “Eat food, not a lot, mostly plants.” (Mr. Dutt)

    Thank yous: Coach Dutt, Coach Bliven, and all my teammates for making it fun. My mom for getting me what I needed and getting me where I needed to be.

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  • Ethan Porter

    Posted by Genesee Valley Central School on 5/9/2020 4:30:00 PM

    Ethan Porter Sports: Boys Volleyball, Golf

    School Clubs/Activities: FBLA, Marching Band

    Admirable Teacher: Rhiannon Babbitt

    Favorite Subjects: International Food and Business, Econ

    Preferred College or Pro Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Florida Gators

    Ideal Warm-Up Music: Any Drake

    Go To Game Day Food: Crosby’s pizza

    Best High School Sports Memory: Winning only one game and that game being the first round of playoffs.

    Advice for Future Students-Athletes: Play whatever sport YOU want to play.

    College and Career Plans: I will be playing volleyball for The College Of Mount Saint Vincent

    Best Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” (Aristotle)

    Thank yous: Thank you Babbitt for always seeing the best in everything I do and thank you Coach Bradt for making me the best leader I could be on the court, and a BIG thanks to Coach Schneider for making me a little less horrible at golf in the week we were able to spend together!

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