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Class Night 2015

May 25, 2015

Annie Skorobohaty accepts the Swanson All-Around Trophy (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Friday evening, the accomplishments of the 2014-15 school year were celebrated at the annual Class Night. Alongside awards for academics and student life, athletic awards were given to honor those athletes who worked, competed, and sacrificed this year for the blue and white.

Major Athletic Awards

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Marvin W. Goldberg Coach’s Award

Awarded to the coach who has demonstrated professionalism, expertise and compassion towards his or her athletic team.

  • Jennifer Crane | Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Tennis

As a coaching staff, we hope to exemplify professionalism, expertise, and work ethic. We hope to inspire personal growth and outstanding performances. The high standards and top-notch instruction given by this year’s recipient of the Marvin W. Goldberg Coach’s Award demonstrated the best of what we hope for in those areas. This year our athletic program will hang three new championship banners on the walls of Swanson Gymnasium. Two of those banners will bear the mark of the same coach, and both in dominating fashion. Her 5:30am workouts, stadium runs, and precise instruction in skills and tactics left her athletes exhausted; but her commitment to team-building and unity left them supported and focused and will leave lasting impressions.

~ Jeremy Donovan, Director of Athletics

John Long Manager’s Award

Given to the athletic team manager who shows the responsibility and dedication demonstrated by John Long, Class of ’75.

  • Tiger Wong | Girls’ Tennis

Clyde L. Mellinger Award

Two trophies in memory of Clyde L. Mellinger, the first Director of Athletics at The Stony Brook School, awarded to the eighth grade girl and boy, who have best demonstrated good sportmanship, courage, and best use of ability. Formerly the Mother’s Club Medal and the Parents’ Club Award.

  • Ella Simmons | Soccer, Sailing
  • Steven Ou | Golf, Badminton

The Bear Blanket

Presented to athletes who demonstrate a consistent contribution of quality performances in athletic competition based on a points system and an application.

  • Hannah Abrahamsen | Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
  • Erik Holvik | Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Emily Pius | Soccer, Track
  • Annie Skorobohaty | Soccer, Basketball, Softball
  • Hunter Skorobohaty | Football, Basketball, Track

Thomas W. Brohard, JR ’25 Wrestling Award

Named in honor of the SBS faculty member who is credited with bringing interscholastic wrestling to Long Island schools.  This annual cash award, endowed by Thomas W. Brohard III ’65, the late John S. Cather ’35 and his widow Edith Cather, is given to offset the college expenses of a wrestler.

  • Thomas Hull

Bruce Finlay Vanderveer Award

An endowed trophy awarded in memory of Bruce Vanderveer ’31 to the member of the football team who has shown the highest qualities of sportsmanship.

  • Erik Holvik

Swanson Trophy for Superior Performance

Two trophies awarded in memory of the late Robert S. and Louise Swanson by Mary Jane and John P. Swanson ’47 for superior male and female athletic performance.

  • Emily Pius

In describing this year’s female recipient you would use words like “transcendently skilled” and “on a different level.” Since her arrival in seventh grade, it has been clear that she is capable of so much. Bring named to the All-State team this year just confirmed what we’ve known all along. As she graduates, she’ll leave an indelible legacy of dominance, including four County Championships and the school’s only State Championship. She will continue her soccer journey next year at Division I High Point University.

  • Robbie Colarusso

It’s impossible to discuss the year in athletics and not highlight our boys’ basketball program. They consistently brought us to our feet, making a postseason run as deep as our school has ever reached. At the engine of all of that success was this year’s male recipient. In just his first year here, his leadership and talent, alongside his best friend, Luke Meyer, raised the level all around him. In the last quarter of his last game, he also managed to join the elite 1,000 Point Club, only the seventh male in school history to reach that milestone.

Swanson Trophy for Best All-Around Athlete

Two trophies awarded in memory of the late Robert S. and Louise Swanson by Mary Jane and John P. Swanson ’47 to the persons whose all-around ability, sportsmanship, and courage in varsity competition enabled them to make the greatest contribution to Stony Brook teams.

  • Annie Skorobohaty

This year’s female recipient is a consistently excellent performer in soccer, basketball, and softball. As an outstanding leader, her competitive fire–balanced by her fun-loving personality–always makes a positive impact on her teammates. On top of that leadership, she was outstanding on the field as well as earning All-League honors in both soccer and basketball. On top of that, she decided to pick up softball for the first time this year and became an instant contributor as a top-notch defensive player that grew into a larger offensive role as the season progressed. No one works harder or gives more to her teammates than this year’s female recipient.

  • Erik Holvik

A consummate leader. A pillar of character. The exemplar of Stony Brook men. None of these are an exaggeration for this year’s male recipient. As the quarterback of our football team, he displayed unending courage and fight against, at times, overwhelming obstacles. As a member of the basketball team, he was a selfless teammate, always quick to encourage and willing to work to make his teammates better. And as the lynchpin of the baseball team, he was as much servant as he was superstar. Next year he will play baseball at Gordon College as a middle infielder. This year he took on the yeoman’s work of catcher, a thankless and painful job, and performed at a level that earned him All-County recognition, the first Stony Brook baseball player to earn that distinction in sixteen years.

O. Floyd Johnson ’32 Scholar/Athlete Award

A plaque endowed by Philip and Gretchen Gaebelein Hull, awarded for excellence in scholarship and athletics.

  • Jason Lee

Fall Athletic Awards

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Marvin Goldberg Boys Cross Country Award

Two plates endowed by the late David W. Cloos, M.D. ’61 and Nancy Cloos Babin.

  • Performance: Jacob Brummeler
  • Contribution: John Desan

Girls Cross Country Award

  • Performance: Miranda Harrigan
  • Contribution: Anna Brummeler

Buyers Football Award

Two plates given by the Buyers family in memory of John W.A. Buyers ’46.

  • Performance: Jackson Painter
  • Contribution: Hunter Skorobohaty

Golf Award

  • Performance: Michael Worth
  • Contribution: Ashta Narain

Fall Dinghy Sailing Award

  • Performance: Julia Ray
  • Contribution: Kim Cataudella

Brandon Stuckey Boys Soccer Award

Two plates endowed by Phyllis and Schuyler Stuckey with love and pride for their son, Brandon Stuckey ’93.

  • Performance: Aaron Jobst
  • Contribution: Khendrick Beausoleil

Girls Soccer Award

  • Performance: Sydney Dunn
  • Contribution: Anna Wadding

Jordan Girls Tennis Award

Two plates donated by Fred and Karen Jordan.  Mr. Jordan was the coach of the girls tennis team for its first fourteen years.

  • Performance: Nancy Lin
  • Contribution: Chelsea Garbe

Volleyball Award

  • Performance: Marlee Painter
  • Contribution: Hannah Abrahamsen

Winter Athletic Awards

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Taft Boys Basketball Award

Two plates endowed by Lyman Taft ’45.

  • Performance: Robbie Colarusso
  • Contribution: Luke Meyer

Girls Basketball Award

  • Performance: Annie Skorobohaty
  • Contribution: Hannah Abrahamsen

Norman J. Wiedersum Wrestling Award

Two plates endowed by Norman J. Wiedersum ’39.

  • Performance: Jacob Tutuska
  • Contribution: Justin Moreno

Spring Athletic Awards

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Boys Badminton Award

  • Performance: Haban Weon
  • Contribution: Ulysses Zhang

Girls Badminton Award

  • Performance: Ha Min Cho
  • Contribution: Kelly Yu

Swanson Baseball Award

Two plates given by Mary Jane and John P. Swanson ’47.

  • Performance: Erik Holvik
  • Contribution: Michael Worth

Spring Dinghy Sailing Award

  • Performance: Joshua Martin
  • Contribution: Kadin Via

The Jaclyn Cafarelli Softball Award

Two plates endowed by James Cafarelli in loving memory of Barbara Cafarelli and with pride in their daughter, Jaclyn Cafarelli ’98.

  • Performance: Marlee Painter
  • Contribution: Sydney Dunn

Pierson Curtis Boys Tennis Award

Two plates given by the family of Mr. Jan C. Parmentier ’43, in memory of the School’s first tennis coach.

  • Performance: Martin Sadlon
  • Contribution: Aaron Jobst

Downey Boys Track Award

Two plates given by the family of Bill and Earl Downey ’45, in their memory.

  • Performance: Jyles Etienne
  • Contribution: Austin Amadio

Laura J. Shybunko Memorial Girls Track Award

Two plates endowed by the family of Laura J. Shybunko, mother of Donna Shybunko ’83 and Anne Shybunko Moore ’89, in memory of her life of courage and strength.

  • Performance: Rosa Jones
  • Contribution: Miranda Harrigan

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