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The Fall Miami Valley Conference First Team Recognition ceremony was held November 9 at Cincinnati Country Day Schools.  The event is held to honor First Team recipients from all of the Conference-sponsored fall sports.  In addition, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, team champions, James Wright Coaching Excellence Awards, and Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Awards were presented.

Four years ago, a new award was created to pay tribute to Cincinnati Country Day coach and athletic director at the time, Theresa Hirschauer, whose battle with cancer was an inspiration to all who know her.  The Hirsch Award for Courage goes to a Miami Valley Conference athlete who has displayed tremendous courage in the face of extremely difficult odds and hardships.  The award has been presented three times - initially to St. Bernard's Kirsten Collins, then to the Hertzel family from Summit Country Day in memory of Robbie Hertzel and to T.J. Robinson from Seven Hills.

This fall, the athletic directors decided to award Lauren Hill with the Hirsch Award for Courage because of the way the young lady has inspired not only the MVC athletes and coaches, but an entire nation and world.  Theresa Hirschauer herself made the announcement at the November 9 event, and explained that she was "humbled" to be able to do it.  So, here's to you, Lauren Hill, for not only the courage you've displayed the past year in your fight with cancer, but for the lives you've touched along the way.  The world is a much better place because of you and the legacy you will leave behind!

The Conference and Coach Hirschauer will make a donation to The Cure Starts Now Foundation in Lauren's name.  The program from the ceremony can be accessed HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Kacie Bradfish has become the first fall athlete to advance to State competition!  She competed in the girls' golf championships on October 10-11.  The Seven Hills' men's golf team also advanced to State, as did Cincinnati Christian's Brady Roberts. The doubles team of Lauren Saggar and Nicole Tiao from Seven Hills have advanced to the State Tennis Tournament.  In boys' cross country, Summit Country Day won the Regional title and advanced to the State Meet.  Both Summit Country Day boys' and girls' soccer teams advanced to the State Final Four by winning Regional titles.   Finally, the CHCA Eagles' football squad advanced to the State Final Four by downing West Jefferson 31-23 to win the Regional title!  For more postseason results, read below:

GIRLS' GOLF:  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  CHCA advanced to District competition by finishing second in the Division II Sectional tournament on September 22.  Morgan Bowen earned Medalist honors with an 81 at Hamilton Elks.  Other team members include Anna Faimon, Clarissa Jacobs, Emily Medosch, and Drew Taylor.  Cincinnati Country Day's Kacie Bradfish also advanced to Districts.  Kacie finished as District runner-up and advanced to the State championships, where she placed eighth overall!  Congratulations, Kacie!

BOYS' GOLF:  MVC UPDATES: CHCA won the Conference title with Seven Hills finishing as runner-up.  CHCA's Sean Eslick captured Medalist honors at the MVC Championships.  He was also named Player of the Year and the Eagles' Mark Kadnar earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Sean Eslick and CHCA teammate Connor Olson advanced to the DII District competition held October 2 at Weatherwax Golf Course.  In DIII Sectional action, Seven Hills (Brian Goertemoeller, Jack Lane, Ben King, Daniel Grass, and Bennett Smith) won the Sectional title and advanced to Districts, while Summit Country Day (Alec Petrie, Mark Peterson, Nathan Melson, Simon Myers, and Max Mosbacher) and Cincinnati Country Day (Taylor Maier, Alexander Maier, John Pettengill, Thomas Mactaggart, and Hunter Folan) also advanced.  Cincinnati Christian's Brady Roberts and Owen Hallbach advanced as individuals.  DIII Districts were held at Weatherwax on October 2.  Seven Hills placed second at Districts and advanced to the State Tournament, as did Brady Roberts.  The Stingers placed tenth as a team, while Brady placed 14th overall!  Congratulations to our golfers on a great season!

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY:  MVC UPDATES:  The Conference Meet was held October 8 at Voice of America Park, with Summit Country Day reigning as Conference champions.  The Silver Knights' Mason Moore was individual champion and earned Runner of the Year honors.  Summit Country Day's Kurtis Smith earned Coach of the Year recognition..  This was the Silver Knights' sixth straight title.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Congratulations to Clark Montessori, who advanced to the Regional Meet as a team after finishing runner-up at the Division II District Meet.  The Cougars were led by Craig Kaiser, who finished as District runner-up.  Complete DII District results can be found HERE and HERE.  In Division III action, Summit Country Day won the District title and advanced as a team to Regionals.  Mason Moore won the District title, with Silver Knight teammates John Murdock, Will Mackey, and Grady Stuckman finishing second, third, and fifth respectively.  Individual Regional qualifiers included Seven Hills' Matt Maring and Chase Gardner, along with Cincinnati Christian's David Higgins.  Complete DIII District results can be found HERE.  At the Regional Meet, Summit Country Day ran away with the team title, with Mason Moore finishing as Regional champion, just seconds ahead of John Murdock.  Complete DII Regional results can be found HERE.  Complete DIII Regional results can be found HERE.  The Silver Knights finished as State Runner-Up behind the strength of John Murdock, who finished fourth overall, and Mason Moore, who placed sixth!  Complete Division III State results can be found HERE.  

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY:  MVC UPDATES:  The Conference Meet was held October 8 at Voice of America Park.  Summit Country Day won the Conference title for the sixth consecutive year.  CHCA's Rachel Haslem was individual champion and Conference Runner of the Year.  Summit Country Day's Kurtis Smith was named Coach of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Congratulations to CHCA's Rachel Haslem and Clark Montessori's Lily Marrero and Ellie Jose, who advanced to the DII Regional Meet.  Complete Division II District results can be found HERE and HERE.  In Division III District action, Summit Country Day advanced to the Regional Meet by winning the Sectional title.  Cincinnati Country Day's Grace Pettengill also advanced by finishing as District runner-up.  Complete DIII District results can be found HERE.  Complete DII Regional results can be found HERE.  Complete DIII Regional results can be found HERE.

BOYS' SOCCER:  MVC UPDATES:  Congratulations to our 2014 MVC champions from Seven Hills!  Conference Player of the Year honors went to Seven Hills' Max Pochobradsky, while the Stingers' Terry Nicholl was named Coach of the Year.  Other All-MVC honors will be announced after the State Championships are completed.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Three MVC squads captured Sectional and District championships - Cincinnati Country Day, Summit Country Day, and Seven Hills!  In Regional semi-final action, Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day faced each other, with the Silver Knights winning 3-2 to moved to the Regional finals.  Seven Hills downed Mariemont 3-0 to join Summit Country Day in the Regional finals!  The Silver Knights defeated the Stingers 4-3 in that Regional final match to advance to the State Final Four!  The Silver Knights will play Grandview Heights on Wednesday at 7 pm at West Carrollton.  Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches' Association (OSSCA) All-State honors went to Seven Hills' Max Pochobradksy (First Team and Player of the Year), Cincinnati Country Day's Will Cohen (First Team) and Nate Gibson, and Summit Country Day's Austin Smythe (Second Team).  The Indian's Greg Hirschauer earned Parochial/Private School Coach of the Year recognition.  The complete list can be found HERE.

GIRLS' SOCCER:   MVC UPDATES:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day for winning the MVC title and to the Lady Indians' Theresa Hirschauer for earning Coach of the Year honors and to the Lady Indians' Brianna Maggard for being named Player of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day each won Sectional and District championships.  Both squads then won their Regional semi-final match-ups.  The Lady Indians' victory was head coach Theresa Hirschauer's 300th career coaching victory.  Great milestone for an even greater person!  In the Regional Finals, the Lady Silver Knights downed Cincinnati Country Day 4-2 to advance to the State Final Four.  Summit fell to Badin 3-1 in the State semi-finals to finish the season with a remarkable 17-2-4 record!  Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches' Association (OSSCA) All-Ohio honors went to Cincinnati Country Day's Olivia Brown (First Team) and Brianna Maggard (Second Team), as well as Summit Country Day's Emily Wiser (Second Team).  CHCA's coach Abby Schumacher earned the Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award.  The complete list can be found HERE.

GIRLS' TENNIS:  MVC UPDATES:  Seven Hills won the Conference title in girls' tennis.  Coach of the Year honors went to the Lady Stingers' Tim Drew, while Player of the Year recognition went to Seven Hills' Laney Saggar POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Seven Hills' Laney Saggar and Natalie Choo have advanced to Districts from the Mason Sectional, as has the doubles teams of Lauren Saggar and Nicole Tiao (Seven Hills) and Sara Bissantz and Haley Bosse (Summit Country Day).  In the Cincinnati Sectional, CHCA's Emily Kabalin (District Champion) and Brooke Kelley and Cincinnati Country Day's Mackenzie Patterson have advanced to Districts, as well as the doubles teams of Mady Shank and Ella Hipsley (CHCA), Marissa Cornist and Moriah Boyd (Cincinnati Country Day), and Olivia Schwan and Abby Wiseman (CHCA).  Seven Hills' Lauren Saggar and Nicole Tiao represented the MVC at the State Tennis Tournament, finishing tied for fifth overall!  In addition, Lauren and Nicole earned All-State honors from the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association.  See complete list HERE.

VOLLEYBALL:  MVC UPDATES:  New Miami won the Gray Division title, while CHCA and Cincinnati Christian were co-champions in the Scarlet Division.  Players of the Year went to New Miami's Alicia Jenkins (Gray Division) and CHCA's Rachel Wichmann (Scarlet Division), while Coach of the Year recognition went to New Miami's Amanda Mayer (Gray Division) and Cincinnati Christian's Sally Cox and CHCA's Mariah Burton (Scarlet Division).  POSTSEASON HONORS/UPDATES:  TBA

FOOTBALL:   MVC UPDATES:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day and CHCA who earned co-Championships with perfect 10-0 regular season records.  Additional All-MVC awards will be announced at a later date.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Three MVC squads earned OHSAA playoff berths this fall - CHCA (Division V) and Summit Country Day and Cincinnati Country Day (Division VI).  Summit Country Day and Cincinnati Country Day both fell in opening round games.  CHCA, however, downed Waynesville in opening round play 24-22 and Greenview in second round action 28-14 to reach the Regional Finals!  The Eagles held on to down West Jefferson 31-23 and win the Regional title. Read more HERE. CHCA will face Coldwater this Saturday at 7 pm at Piqua.  The AP All-District squad was announced in mid-November and a number of MVC athletes were selected.  Division V First Team honors went to CHCA's Cam Murray, Jacob Halter, Johnny Noyen, and Prince Sammons, who was named Defensive Player of the Year.  Second Team recognition went to CHCA's Josh Eckert and Jonah James, along with Clark Montessori's Damian Blythe.  Special Mention honors went to Clark Montessori's Xavier Ferguson and Micah Blythe. Division VI First Team selections included Cincinnati Country Day's Darryn Jordan, Sean O'Brien, Will Koustmer, and Summit Country Day's Davionne Laney and CJ Suggs.  Second Team recipients included Cincinnati Country Day's Mantero Moreno-Cheek, Mitchell Mack, Summit Country Day's Brooks Taylor, Tyler Hannah, and Dayton Christian's Blake Isaacs.  Special Mention recognition went to Dayton Christian's Tywon Bery and Bradley Morris, along with Summit Country Day's Kevin Kroencke and Max McGrath.  Division VII selections were all New Miami, as Jimmy York, Blake Hensley, AJ Kellum, and Kyle Kellum earned Special Mention honors.  Congratulations!  See the complete list HERE.

The Miami Valley Conference schools are always doing their own fundraisers annually I n support of worthwhile events and causes.  All the schools get involved in their respective communities and do service projects throughout the year.  It's one of the things that makes this conference so great.  But when the conference gets together as one group in support of a worthwhile cause, it's certainly worth mentioning and celebrating!

The Miami Valley Conference Forum sponsored a Bowl-A-Thon on October 8 to help raise funds to battle breast cancer.  The group, comprised of students-athletes and athletic directors, is partnering with West Chester Dental, The Plastic Surgery Group, Pink Ribbon Girls, Montgomery Inn, and Sacksteder's Interiors to help raise money in support of the Big Survivor Surprise.  Check out the Sacksteder's Interiors Facebook page for photos HERE.  The Big Survivor Surprise is sponsored by 94.9 FM and is part of the station's Pretty in Pink Party, held at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse on October 28. 94.9 FM will recognize as many breast cancer survivors as possible, and one lucky winner will walk away with the Big Survivor Surprise.  The Miami Valley Conference athletic directors attended the event and presented a check for over $2100.  See photo HERE.  Hats off to our conference's student-athletes, athletic directors, and administrators for supporting such a worthy event and doing their part to serve our community!

FOOTBALL

CHCA (#1 in Division V)

North College Hill (#8 in Division V)

Clark Montessori (#10 in Division V)

Cincinnati Country Day (#1 in Divisions VI-VII)

Summit Country Day (#2 in Divisions VI-VII)

New Miami (#3 in Divisions VI-VII)

Lockland (#10 in Divisions VI-VII)

BOYS' SOCCER

Seven Hills (#1 in Division III)

Cincinnati Country Day (#2 in Division III)

Summit Country Day (#3 in Division III)

CHCA (#5 in Division III)

Cincinnati Christian (#8 in Division III)

GIRLS' SOCCER

Summit Country Day (#2 in Division III)

Cincinnati Country Day (#3 in Division III)

CHCA (#6 in Division III)

Seven Hills (#9 in Division III)

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Cincinnati Christian (#7 in Divisions III-IV)

CHCA (#8 in Divisions III-IV)

Summit Country Day (#10 in Divisions III-IV)

BOYS' GOLF

CHCA (#6 in Divisions II-III)

Seven Hills (#8 in Divisions II-III)

Summit Country Day (#10 in Divisions II-III)

GIRLS' GOLF

CHCA (#2 in Division II)

Summit Country Day (#5 in Division II)

Cincinnati Country Day (#8 in Division II)

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY

Summit Country Day (#1 in Divisions II-III)

Clark Montessori (#4 in Divisions II-III)

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY

Summit Country Day (#3 in Divisions II-III)

Clark Montessori (#10 in Divisions II-III)

GIRLS' TENNIS

Seven Hills (#2 in Division II)

Summit Country Day (#3 in Division II)

CHCA (#5 in Division II)

Cincinnati Country Day (#6 in Division II)

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