D&R Champions 2016

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Each week Best of the Batch Foundation recognizes a student-athlete who exemplifies dignity & respect both on and off the field.

This program encourages teams, students, families, and friends to take the D&R Pledge and to behave respectfully, especially during rival team games.

An athlete from each team is selected by the Athletic Director and Head Coach for exemplifying Dignity & Respect both on and off the field.

Remember, we all make mistakes.  But, the best teams start with dignity and respect for each other, their coaches, and even their rivals. 

 

09/02     Chartiers Valley at Hampton

09/09     Indiana at Montour

09/16     Yough at Hopewell

09/23     Beaver at Keystone Oaks

09/30     Penn Trafford at Gateway

10/07     West Allegheny at Upper St. Clair

10/14     Washington at Chartiers Houston

10/21     Aliquippa at Central Valley

10/28     TJ at West Mifflin

11/06     First Round WPIAL Playoffs

11/11     WPIAL Quarterfinals

11/18     WPIAL Semifinals

 

 

CHARTIERS VALLEY

Nathan Keifner

Nathan is a senior, playing on both the Offensive and Defensive Line.  Athletic Director Angie Potthoff says, after the passing of his father last year and recently suffering a season ending injury, he has stayed positive and is a leader with the rest of his team and classmates. 

Head Coach Niel Loebig says Nate has a huge heart and is always willing to reach out and lend a helping hand.  He always puts the needs of others in front of his own.  

HAMPTON

Ross Anderson

Ross is a Junior playing both Quarterback and Defensive Back.  Ross is also part of the Basketball and Lacrosse teams.  Head Coach, Jacque DeMatteo says Ross spends time off the field working with youth in the community and is an outstanding citizen. 

 

INDIANA 

 TBD

MONTOUR

Cameron Colliers

Cameron is a senior, playing both Corner and Wide Receiver.  Athletic Director & Head Coach Lou Cerro says, Cameron is always helping both on the field and in the classroom.  He is respectful to his peers and adults. 

In addition to his Football activities, Cameron is on the Basketball team, participates in the “Boys Into Men program” and holds a 3.4 GPA.

As Captain of the team and 2nd year starter, he is deserving of this recognition.  

YOUGH

Jacob Lauteri

Jake is a senior and a Captain on the team, playing both Fullback and Corner.  Jake has a 3.6 GPA while maintaining a very busy schedule of activities.  In addition to Football, he is on the wrestling team and runs track.  He is involved in Student Council as the treasurer and participates with Future Business Leaders of America.  Jake is also active in his Church’s Youth Group.

Head Coach Scott Wood says, Jake is a great team leader and player and a positive influence on and off the field.  He gives 100% all the time. 

HOPEWEL

Chris Jones

Chris is a senior and plays both Wide Receiver and Defensive End. 

Chris is also on the Basketball team and runs track and is a member of the Latin Club.

Athletic Director, Don Short says, Chris is a dedicated leader.  He always keeps the team first.  His leadership and attitude helps maintain discipline and order.  He is a first class student in the classroom, athlete on the field and young man in the community. 

BEAVER

Christian Hyrb

Christian is a senior, playing both Wide Receiver and Defensive Back.  Christian is a well-rounded, respectful student and athlete also part of the wrestling team and Jr. ROTC. 

Athletic Director Pat McDaniel says, Christian constantly displays dignity & respect to his peers, coaches, teachers and family.  He is a true leader by example. His hard-working, determined attitude will lead him to success in the future.

KEYSTONE OAKS

Alex Smith

Alex is a senior and is Quarterback on the team.  Alex also gives his time with Youth Flag Football and Special Olympics.  

Athletic Director, Mark Elphinstone says, Alex works hard on the field and is a leader off the field – in the classroom, hallways and his community.  

PENN TRAFFORD

Brendan Kelly

Brendan is a senior, playing both Line Backer and Tight End.  Brendan is a team Captain and a 2 year starter.  He has led Penn Trafford in tackles for 2 years and carries a 3.9 GPA.

Brendan is also involved in student union and is on the Warrior Baseball team. 

Athletic Director Kerry Hetrick says, with all his commitments and academic work, Brendan is a reliable leader who epitomizes the term student-athlete.   

GATEWAY

Ahmad Wilson

Ahmad is a senior, a Captain and plays both Line Backer and Wide Receiver. 

Ahmad is very deserving of the honor, listen to this list of activities:  President of National Honor Society; President of Future Business Leaders; President of Math Club; is part of the Gifted Program; Captain of the Wrestling Team; Member of Interact Rotary Club and the Environmental Club. Wow.

Athletic Director, Randy Rovesti says, Ahmad consistently demonstrates respect, leadership and character both on and off the field.   He is a positive role model for his siblings and humbly serves within our community. His core values and actions are what makes him a Dignity & Respect Champion.

WEST ALLEGHENY

TBD
 

UPPER ST. CLAIR

TBD

 

WASHINGTON

Isaiah Robinson

Isaiah is a senior and plays both Wide Receiver and Defensive Back.  Athletic Director and Head Coach Mike Bosnic says, Isaiah has faced many hardships during his time at Washington High School.  But Isaiah has always been respectful and extremely coachable. 

Isaiah is always the last player off the field every night.  Putting in extra time to help his younger teammates.

Isaiah sounds like a textbook example of what the Dignity & Respect Champion is all about. 

CHARTIERS HOUSTON

Jacob Cavallo

Jacob is a senior, playing Slot Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defensive End.  Jacob is ranked 2nd in his senior class with a 4.06 grade point average. 

Jacob was selected by his teammates to be Team Captain and was selected by the coaches in the conference to be a 2016 All Conference Defensive Player. 

Coach Terry Fetsko says, Jacob has always been a leader on and off the field.  He is one of those players that gives his best effort in practice and in the games.  Jacob does what is best for the team and his attitude is appreciated by the coaches and has earned the respect of his teammates. 

ALIQUIPPA

Thomas Perry 

Thomas is a senior, a 3 year starter and plays both Wide Receiver and Defensive Back. He is also on the Basketball team and runs Track.

Principal Alvin Gipson says, Thomas is a leader in the locker room and on the field.  He is a student-athlete who leads by example to his team mates and class mates on and off the field. 

CENTRAL VALLEY

TBD