The Believe to Achieve Awards recognize meritorious contribution to the Central New York Sports Community. Believe to Achieve was founded by Gary Bugenhagen, Syracuse Sports Corporation member and former Syracuse University football player.
The presentation of these awards marks the hard work and commitment of individuals and teams whose contributions to Central New York are immeasurable.
Winter 2012/2013 Award Winners
Ashley Winn, Cazenovia High School Individual Female Athlete Award
Cazenovia High School’s Ashley Winn’s achievements this past season included placing 4th in the NUSPHSAA Championship in the 55mm Dash, competing in the New Balance National Championship in the 60m and 200m Dashes and being chosen as NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week. She lives by her philosophy “If you believe you can do something, you will be able to accomplish it and reach your goal.”
Romeo Kpolo, Sterling Lowry, Jefari David and Tayquon Hightower
Nottingham High School Individual Male Athlete Award
These four young men from Nottingham High School accomplished a lot this past year highlighted by winning the state championship in the 4 x 200 relay. Romeo, Sterling, Tayquon and Jefari achieved this by working hard, believing in themselves and never giving up.
West Genesee High School Cheerleading Barbara Henderson Female Team Award
The West Genesee Varsity Cheerleaders won back to back Section III Championships, placed 3rd at Nationals and won the first ever Western Invitational State Championship Title for Cheerleading. Despite injuries throughout the season, they overcame obstacles, believed in each other and always pushed each other to work harder than they ever thought possible.
CBA/JD Boys Hockey Joe LaGuardia Male Team Award
The CBA/JD Boys Hockey Team had significant achievements this year that included winning the Section 3 Championship for the first time in 32 years and winning the State Championship game trailing 2-1 going into the 3rd period and scoring 3 goals to beat John Jay. After starting the season 1-6, 1-4 in the Division, they turned their season around by staying in control and focused.
Pictured: Carol LaGuardria, Michael McKie (CBA Coach) and Lori Harrington (Carol's Daughter)
Tom Blackford, FM High School Coach Award
The Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Fayetteville-Manlius has had many highlights in his career and in this past season his team was state ranked most of the season, lead CNY in scoring averaging 71.4 points per game and the #1 NYS Scholar Athlete Team with a 96.26 grade point average out of 220 teams who qualified. Tom goes by the “E” Motto – Effort, Energy, Enthusiasm, Every Day, Every Play.
Lennie Tucker Reed Hawke Excellence in Sportsmanship
Lennie Tucker, a retired teacher, has experienced many high points in her career. This past season, through her efforts, Felder Stadium achieved permission from SCSD Athletic Director Christian Hodge to hold a series of four summer track meets at Nottingham High School . Lennie loves running, particularly cross country. She has run in the Mountain Goat and coached children for the youth race early in her career. Lennie’s motto is “Do everything you need to do to win, no matter how long it takes.”
Coreen Steinbach (W60) also won a gold medal Thursday in the 3,000m with a time of 12:28.86. Team USA also picked up three silver medals and one bronze medal. The performances bring the total of American gold medals to eight for the week and a total of 22 overall, which is currently the sixth most medals among all countries.
We congratulate Coreen Steinbach on her two awards, USATF Age-Group Runner of the Year and New England Runner of the Year, and Kevin Collins and Maegan Krifchin on their awards "New England Runner of the Year".
Felder Club Youth Track and Field Restaurant unofficially
Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Bars
Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro
Syracuse Parks and Recreation
Andrey's Beauty and Barber
Dirt Hats by John
Tony's Family Restaurant
UNO Chicago Grill
Bank of America/Bayberry
Dick's Sporting Goods
Broadway Cafe/Arctic Island
Papa Gallo Mexican Restaurant
North Salina Car Wash
We Got It Sewn
CNY Triathlon Club
Franklin Square Orthodontics
Fleet Feet Sports
Felder-Syracuse Track and Field Stadium, Inc.
PO Box 11417, Syracuse, New York 13218-1417
315-491-8328 www.felderstadium.com 501c3