Fall athletes, coaches honored

From left to right: Zoe Maxwell, Donnell Holifield, Suzanne Carroll, Scottie Mitchell, and Aidan Denahy.

Five Irvington High School students and two varsity soccer coaches were awarded for their hard work and dedication during their fall season.

Zoe Maxwell, junior soccer player, received the All-State Class B, Section One Class B Player of the year, League MVP and Rivertowns Enterprise Player of the year.

“I feel honored and appreciate the awards. Next year I will keep striving for greatness and teamwork. I just love my team for always supporting me,” said Maxwell.

Her coach, Patrick DiBenedetto, was named League Coach of the Year.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the other coaches in Section 1. It’s a tribute to the hard work that the varsity girls soccer team has done over the course of their season. I love being able to coach,” said DiBenedetto.

Boys varsity soccer team coach Bernard Keating was named League Coach of the Year.

Donnell Holifield received the 12th Man Award for dealing with adversity and overcoming his impairment with cochlear implants in both ears.

“I felt great and was proud to receive the award,” said Donnell Holifield.

Suzanne Carroll, a senior Field Hockey player, received All-League honors and All-Elite honorable mention and was named Rivertowns Enterprise Player of the Year.

Cross-country runner Scottie Mitchell, senior, was awarded first-team All-State honors in Class C, All-Section honors and Rivertowns Enterprise Player of the Year. Aidan Denahy, a senior, got the award for fourth-team All-State honors in class C for Cross Country.

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