Gardner reels in pair of Thomas Jefferson soccer awards
The Thomas Jefferson boys' soccer program has announced its award winners for the 2012 season.
Quinton Gardner, a senior forward, landed the varsity offensive award, along with the varsity coach's award
“The coach's award was presented to Quinton for his hard work and dedication to the sport of soccer,” Michael “Doc” Kulish, Thomas Jefferson's head coach, said.
“He was able to come off the bench to motivate and inspire the team to perform at their best.”
Jared Raszewski, a senior defender, was the recipient of this year's varsity defensive award.
At the junior varsity level, sophomore forward Derek Rothey was the offensive award winner, while sophomore defender Eric Coholan was the defensive award winner.
Connor O'Leary, a freshman midfielder, received the Jaguars' junior varsity coach's award.
“He was heart and soul of the junior varsity team,” Kulish said.
The awards were presented to the players at Thomas Jefferson's postseason banquet held Sunday at South Hills Country Club.
Local grads in NAIA tourney
The Carlow University women's soccer team has qualified for the NAIA national tournament as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion.
Two local athletes are Carlow team members — Seton-La Salle High School grad Marissa Bevan and Baldwin High School grad Sarah Schwartz.
Bevan is a sophomore midfielder, and a nursing major.
Schwartz is a freshman goalkeeper, and also a nursing major.
Carlow edged Point Park in overtime, 1-0, in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game to improve to 15-2-1 on the season.
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.