WUSPYS annual Sports Award Banquet set for Monday

Tariah Harrell, Staff Writer

The Wingate Bulldogs fifth annual WUSPYS sports awards banquet will take place on Monday, May 8 at the Union County Agricultural Center in Wingate. There are 18 categories in this year’s WUSPYS. Voting has currently started. All the awards will be voted on by Wingate coaches, along with the athletic administrative staff and members of Wingate’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. There were more that 90 people who received a WUSPYS ballot on Monday.  Next Monday, the doors of the Union County Agricultural Center will be open at 4:45 p.m. where the red carpet will be set for the athletes. Team awards will be handed out at 5:30 p.m. and the first WUSPYS award will be handed out following the team awards at 6 p.m.

Here are the categories and nominees of each of the following categories:

Female Breakthrough Athlete

Katie Bludau, Volleyball

Cristina Casanella, Women’s Golf

Marta Miscenko, Women’s Basketball

Gianna Thompson, Women’s Track & Field

Taylor Wells, Softball

Male Breakthrough Athlete

Dalton Cox, Men’s Cross Country

Josh Dominguez, Men’s Basketball

Blake Hayes, Football

Nicholas Oliveira, Men’s Tennis

Will Sheridan, Men’s Lacrosse

Freshman Female Athlete of the Year

Diana McDonald, Women’s Golf

Treslyn Ortiz, Volleyball

Elena Pellegrini, Women’s Tennis

Ebba Stillman, Women’s Swimming

Tarah Young, Women’s Track & Field

Freshman Male Athlete of the Year

Daniel Belsito, Men’s Tennis

Ben Evans, Men’s Swimming

Joseph Mason, Baseball

BJ Muckelvene, Football

Elliot Zirwas, Men’s Track & Field

Newcomer of the Year (Non-Freshman)

Ty Andrus, Baseball

Theo Dessacs, Men’s Tennis

Alex Divelbiss, Women’s Swimming

Elma N’For, Men’s Soccer

Best Championship Performance

Jon Ander, Men’s Soccer (National Championship Game)

Alex Divelbiss, Women’s Swimming (BMC Championship Meet)

Isaiah Kyle, Men’s Track & Field (NCAA Indoor Championships)

Abby Saehler, Volleyball (SAC Tournament)

Will Sheridan, Men’s Lacrosse (SAC Tournament)

Vanisha Wilshire, Women’s Track & Field ( NCAA Indoor Championships)

Danasia Witherspoon, Women’s Basketball (SAC Tournament)

Play of the Year

Shannon O’Neal OT game-winner at Tusculum

Women’s Track & Field 4×1 Relay

Moryah Johnson interception at Limestone

Amber Neely game-winner at #4 Lincoln Memorial

Aksel Juul goal in NCAA Regional Title Match

Women’s Swimming NCAA Champion 800 Free Relay

Alex Llerandi OT game-winner in SAC title game

Best Upset

Women’s Soccer vs. #25 Carson-Newman

Men’s Basketball at #3 Queens

Women’s Basketball at #5 Lincoln Memorial

Baseball at #9 Mount Olive

Women’s Tennis at #18 Francis Marion

Men’s Lacrosse vs. #5 Belmont Abbey

Softball DH sweep at #15 Lenoir-Rhyne

Best Comeback

Men’s Basketball vs. Catawba (SAC Tournament)

Women’s Basketball vs. Catawba (SAC Tournament)

Women’s Tennis at Anderson

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Coker (SAC Semifinals)

Men’s Lacrosse at Tusculum

Game of the Year

Football beats Mars Hill 42-39

Volleyball vs. LMU in SAC Championship Match

Women’s Basketball vs. LMU in SAC Championship Game

Women’s Track & Field wins SAC Championship

Men’s Lacrosse beats Queens 11-10 in SAC Title Game

Geddings Award– Best Overall Student-Athlete

Kaitlyn Brunworth, Women’s Soccer

Keith Griffin, Men’s Basketball

Mikaela Hadaway, Women’s Golf

Alyssa Johnson, Women’s Cross Country

Female Athlete of the Year

Brittany Andrews, Women’s Lacrosse

Alex Divebiss, Women’s Swimming

Abby Saehler, Volleyball

Layla Tanik, Women’s Tennis

Vanisha Wilshire, Women’s Track & Field

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Male Athlete of the Year

Ray Edward, Football

Leif-Henning Klüver, Men’s Swimming

Isaiah Kyle, Men’s Track & Field

Austin Murphy, Men’s Lacrosse

Alex Nelson, Men’s Soccer

Women’s Team of the Year

Women’s Cross Country

Volleyball

Women’s Swimming

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Track & Field

Men’s Team of the Year

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Swimming

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Track & Field

Men’s Lacrosse

Bulldog Club Spirit Award*

Cornel Cheron, Football

Mike Conner, Men’s Lacrosse

Lucas Cuadros, Men’s Swimming

Macy Franklin, Women’s Soccer

Olivia Smith, Softball

Shelby Tricoli, Women’s Basketball;

*This Award goes to the student-athlete that best personifies the Bulldog spirit, both on and off the field, that always shows great pride in being a Bulldog.

The Wingate Bulldogs fifth annual WUSPYS sports awards banquet will take place on Monday, May 8 at the Union County Agricultural Center in Wingate. There are 18 categories in this year’s WUSPYS. Voting has currently started. All the awards will be voted on by Wingate coaches, along with the athletic administrative staff and members of Wingate’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. There were more that 90 people who received a WUSPYS ballot on Monday.  Next Monday, the doors of the Union County Agricultural Center will be open at 4:45 p.m. where the red carpet will be set for the athletes. Team awards will be handed out at 5:30 p.m. and the first WUSPYS award will be handed out following the team awards at 6 p.m.

Here are the categories and nominees of each of the following categories:

Female Breakthrough Athlete

Katie Bludau, Volleyball

Cristina Casanella, Women’s Golf

Marta Miscenko, Women’s Basketball

Gianna Thompson, Women’s Track & Field

Taylor Wells, Softball

Male Breakthrough Athlete

Dalton Cox, Men’s Cross Country

Josh Dominguez, Men’s Basketball

Blake Hayes, Football

Nicholas Oliveira, Men’s Tennis

Will Sheridan, Men’s Lacrosse

Freshman Female Athlete of the Year

Diana McDonald, Women’s Golf

Treslyn Ortiz, Volleyball

Elena Pellegrini, Women’s Tennis

Ebba Stillman, Women’s Swimming

Tarah Young, Women’s Track & Field

Freshman Male Athlete of the Year

Daniel Belsito, Men’s Tennis

Ben Evans, Men’s Swimming

Joseph Mason, Baseball

BJ Muckelvene, Football

Elliot Zirwas, Men’s Track & Field

Newcomer of the Year (Non-Freshman)

Ty Andrus, Baseball

Theo Dessacs, Men’s Tennis

Alex Divelbiss, Women’s Swimming

Elma N’For, Men’s Soccer

Best Championship Performance

Jon Ander, Men’s Soccer (National Championship Game)

Alex Divelbiss, Women’s Swimming (BMC Championship Meet)

Isaiah Kyle, Men’s Track & Field (NCAA Indoor Championships)

Abby Saehler, Volleyball (SAC Tournament)

Will Sheridan, Men’s Lacrosse (SAC Tournament)

Vanisha Wilshire, Women’s Track & Field ( NCAA Indoor Championships)

Danasia Witherspoon, Women’s Basketball (SAC Tournament)

Play of the Year

Shannon O’Neal OT game-winner at Tusculum

Women’s Track & Field 4×1 Relay

Moryah Johnson interception at Limestone

Amber Neely game-winner at #4 Lincoln Memorial

Aksel Juul goal in NCAA Regional Title Match

Women’s Swimming NCAA Champion 800 Free Relay

Alex Llerandi OT game-winner in SAC title game

Best Upset

Women’s Soccer vs. #25 Carson-Newman

Men’s Basketball at #3 Queens

Women’s Basketball at #5 Lincoln Memorial

Baseball at #9 Mount Olive

Women’s Tennis at #18 Francis Marion

Men’s Lacrosse vs. #5 Belmont Abbey

Softball DH sweep at #15 Lenoir-Rhyne

Best Comeback

Men’s Basketball vs. Catawba (SAC Tournament)

Women’s Basketball vs. Catawba (SAC Tournament)

Women’s Tennis at Anderson

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Coker (SAC Semifinals)

Men’s Lacrosse at Tusculum

Game of the Year

Football beats Mars Hill 42-39

Volleyball vs. LMU in SAC Championship Match

Women’s Basketball vs. LMU in SAC Championship Game

Women’s Track & Field wins SAC Championship

Men’s Lacrosse beats Queens 11-10 in SAC Title Game

Geddings Award– Best Overall Student-Athlete

Kaitlyn Brunworth, Women’s Soccer

Keith Griffin, Men’s Basketball

Mikaela Hadaway, Women’s Golf

Alyssa Johnson, Women’s Cross Country

Female Athlete of the Year

Brittany Andrews, Women’s Lacrosse

Alex Divebiss, Women’s Swimming

Abby Saehler, Volleyball

Layla Tanik, Women’s Tennis

Vanisha Wilshire, Women’s Track & Field

Male Athlete of the Year

Ray Edward, Football

Leif-Henning Klüver, Men’s Swimming

Isaiah Kyle, Men’s Track & Field

Austin Murphy, Men’s Lacrosse

Alex Nelson, Men’s Soccer

Women’s Team of the Year

Women’s Cross Country

Volleyball

Women’s Swimming

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Track & Field

Men’s Team of the Year

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Swimming

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Track & Field

Men’s Lacrosse

Bulldog Club Spirit Award*

Cornel Cheron, Football

Mike Conner, Men’s Lacrosse

Lucas Cuadros, Men’s Swimming

Macy Franklin, Women’s Soccer

Olivia Smith, Softball

Shelby Tricoli, Women’s Basketball;

*This Award goes to the student-athlete that best personifies the Bulldog spirit, both on and off the field, that always shows great pride in being a Bulldog.

Edited by: Brea Childs

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