2015 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony and Banquet

The Seattle Chapter's 50th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at CenturyLink Field. The focus of this annual event is to acknowledge the accomplishments of Seattle\King County high school football players. This year we hosted 97 players and their coaches. The top Back and Lineman were each awarded $2000 scholarships.

David Morasch
David Morasch
Gresch Jensen
Gresch Jensen

The winner of Lineman of the Year was David Morasch, Kentlake High School. Additional Linemen finalists were Eron Kross (Bellevue High School), Christopher Orrico (Newport High School) and Jonathan Osman (Mercer Island High School).

The winner of Back of the Year was Gresch Jensen, Auburn Mountainview High School. Additional Back finalists were Dylan Axelson (Woodinville High School), Zachary Hasson (Renton High School) and Eric Kim (Mercer Island High School).

Receiving the Rusty Young Memorial Award was Seattle Seahawks photographer Corky Trewin. This is awarded to the individual or corporation that exhibits a dedication to the game and its athletes through their contributions for the benefit of the scholar-athlete. Corky has been a supporter to our organization with his services since 1979.

Sandy Ringer was given the Tony Gasparovich Memorial Award. Each year this award is given to an area football supporter who exhibits love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those with whom they work. Sandy was honored for her nearly 40 years as a sportswriter, with 28 years at The Seattle Times focusing on high school sports.

The featured guest speaker was Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Baldwin gave an inspiring speech on the role of educational excellence in his life. Master of Ceremonies was award winning radio sports and news reporter Bill Swartz.

View the Program from the 2015 Awards Banquet (PDF file approx 4.5MB).

Photos from the event are available at www.robinmariephotography.com using password NFF (all upper case) or in the Seattle NFF Photo Gallery. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

2015 Scholar-Athlete Finalists - Linemen

Eron Nicholson Kross
Eron Nicholson Kross
Bellevue High
Coach Butch Goncharoff
David George Morasch
David George Morasch
Coach Brett Thompson
Christopher Anthony Orrico
Christopher Anthony Orrico
Coach Drew Oliver
Jonathan Calvert Osman
Jonathan Calvert Osman
Mercer Island
Coach Brett Ogata

2015 Scholar-Athlete Finalists - Backs

Dylan Avery Axelson
Dylan Avery Axelson
Coach Wayne Maxwell
Zachary Morris Hasson
Zachary Morris Hasson
Coach Tim Tramp
Gresch Anthony Jenson
Gresch Anthony Jenson
Auburn Mountainview
Coach Jared Gervais
Eric Shane Kim
Eric Shane

Mercer Island
Coach Brett Ogata


Complete List of 2015 Nominated Scholar-Athletes

Scholar-Athlete School Coach
Caden Borden Auburn Gordon Elliot
Kirkland Strickland Auburn Gordon Elliot
Gresch Jensen Auburn Mountainview Jared Gervais
Justin Mills Auburn Mountainview Jared Gervais
Jake Eastby Auburn Riverside Bryant Thomas
AJ Britt Auburn Riverside Bryant Thomas
Sam Wysong Bainbridge Andy Grimm
Devon Turner Bainbridge Andy Grimm
Thomas Leisy Bellevue Butch Goncharoff
Eron Kross Bellevue Butch Goncharoff
Ryan Howard Bishop Blanchet Kyle Moore
Adam Gryniewicz Bishop Blanchet Kyle Moore
Caleb Meyer Bothell High School Tom Bainter
Tyler LeGault Bothell High School Tom Bainter
Ethan Hacker Bremerton Nate Gillam
Ryan Aaro Bremerton Nate Gillam
Noah Anglin Cedar Park Christian Bill Marsh
Caleb Freed Cedar Park Christian Bill Marsh
Jeffrey Hepner Cedarcrest William Ojeda
Benjamin Lemery Cedarcrest William Ojeda
Daron Camacho Chief Sealth Simon Iniguez
Sam Tino Chief Sealth Simon Iniguez
Zechariah Brown Cleveland Jeff Schmidt
Robert Williams Cleveland Jeff Schmidt
Jeff Allen Decatur Levi Suiaunoa
Jerimiyah Viena Decatur Levi Suiaunoa
Mark Whitley Eastlake Don Bartel
Jacob Kaufman Eastlake Don Bartel
Jonathon Webster Eastside Catholic Jeremy Thielbahr
Nicholas Alling Eastside Catholic Jeremy Thielbahr
Tanner Turnbow Enumclaw Mark Gunderson
Drew Seabrands Enumclaw Mark Gunderson
Brian Parker Federal Way John Meagher
Andrezej Hughes-Murray Federal Way John Meagher
Zane Jacobson Foster Elijah Ruhl
Timothy Nguyen Foster Elijah Ruhl
Cameron McKinney Garfield Derek Sparks
Michael Ybarra Garfield Derek Sparks
Samuel Bronson Inglemoor DJ Baddeley
Timothy Starostka Inglemoor DJ Baddeley
Conner Pederson Issaquah Buddy Bland
Connor Smith Issaquah Buddy Bland
Jaspreet Singh Juanita Lele Teo
Nick Rhodes Juanita Lele Teo
Pierce Thompson Kennedy Catholic Bob Bourgette
Griffin Mathews Kennedy Catholic Bob Bourgette
Tristan Ingold Kent-Meridian Brett Allen
Marquise Card-Diallo Kent-Meridian Brett Allen
Trey Helgeson Kentlake Brett Thompson
David Morasch Kentlake Brett Thompson
Tanner Conner Kentridge Marty Osborn
Brayden Poffenroth Kentridge Marty Osborn
Ethan Vyhmeister King’s Jim Shapiro
Jacob Welch King’s Jim Shapiro
Alex Barrett Kingston W. Todd Harder
Cameron Tangen Kingston W. Todd Harder
Dylan Bacher Lake Washington A.J. Parnell
Matthew Malloy Lake Washington A.J. Parnell
Sam Kuper Lakeside Casey Selfridge
Sam Bae Lakeside Casey Selfridge
Nate Solly Liberty Stephen Valach
Christopher Hasenheyer Liberty Stephen Valach
Eric Kim Mercer Island Brett Ogata
Jonathan Osman Mercer Island Brett Ogata
Vincent Vasquez Mount Rainier Tremain Mack
Kylan Sadettan Mount Rainier Tremain Mack
Caleb Mitchell Mount Si Charlie Kinnune
Reid Lutz Mount Si Charlie Kinnune
Levi Golden Nathan Hale Hoover Hopkins
Noah West Nathan Hale Hoover Hopkins
Thomas Day Newport Drew Oliver
Christopher Orrico Newport Drew Oliver
Matthew Malloy O’Dea Monte Kohler
Peter Johnson O’Dea Monte Kohler
Geordyn Shinard Olympic Sal Quitevis
Tommy Fernandez Olympic Sal Quitevis
Zachary Hasson Renton Tim Tramp
Kevin Nguyen Renton Tim Tramp
Michael Buyco Roosevelt Matt Nelsen
Alexander Mackenzie Roosevelt Matt Nelsen
Brandon Lulow Seattle Lutheran Anthony Stordahl
Nick Lidstrom Seattle Lutheran Anthony Stordahl
John Ostrander Seattle Preparatory Bill McMahon
Benjamin Bladow Seattle Preparatory Bill McMahon
Jake Pendergast Skyline Mat Taylor
Patrick Seminatore Skyline Mat Taylor
Caleb Brown Tahoma Tony Davis
Zach White Tahoma Tony Davis
Jacob Kauhane Thomas Jefferson Jeff Zenisek
Edgar Polkat Vashon Island Brynie Robinson
Ron Krieger Vashon Island Brynie Robinson
Carter Golgart West Seattle Tom Burggraff
Bailey Wyatt West Seattle Tom Burggraff
Dylan Axelson Woodinville Wayne Maxwell
Duke Clinch Woodinville Wayne Maxwell

Photos from the 2015 Seattle NFF Awards Banquet. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

View the Official Program from the 2015 Scholar-Athlete Awards (PDF)

View Previous Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

View all past awards presented by the Seattle-King County Chapter



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