The Viking Sports Performances of the Year Award show
The VSPYS are Nolan Catholic’s version of the ESPYS presented by ESPN where student-athletes & supporters are recognized for their superior performance both on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. For more than 50 years, Nolan Catholic has honored outstanding achievements by athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and supporters.
The most anticipated night in athletics see today’s standouts grab a piece of our school’s rich sports history and share it with yesterday’s stars. The event is a Blue Carpet, FORMAL dress, stage production honoring the greats of Nolan Catholic athletics.
Hosted in the Hartnett Arena at Nolan Catholic High School, this will be one of the best nights of the year for athletes, fans, partners, and community supporters. It is time to celebrate & honor our rich, winning tradition. ALL teams (freshman thru varsity), managers, fans, and parents are expected to attend this second annual event. You will NOT be disappointed.
Athletes and Coaches arrive to walk the Blue Carpet where they will be interviewed and photographed kicking off this spectacular evening. It is the only night when athletes put away their uniforms and dazzle us with their dresses and tailored suits. This unique, end of the year celebration has it all.
Be there as the Nolan Catholic community recaps the year's most memorable moments in sports with our amazing community who made them happen.
The VSPYS don't just celebrate sports achievements it honors the competitive spirit as well as instances of strength and determination they go beyond sports, the fans that make the place shake, the volunteers that work behind the scenes, and let's not forget the moments in the community that represent us all with the utmost character and pride.
2017 VSPY AWARD WINNERS
Viking Club Award - Angie Cruz
Esto Dux Award - Olivia Hernandez (Women's Basketball)
Best Clutch Player - Rayann Jaryszak (Women's Swimming)
Nolan Heart Award - Clay Grogan (Men's Basketball)
Best Male Team GPA - Men's Track
Best Female Team GPA - Women's Tennis
Mary Ellen Byrnes Award - Lisa Peterson
Best Breakthrough Player - Alison Bryant (Cross Country and Track)
Don Miller Award - Damon Ramirez (Football)
"T" Award - Robert Paul (Men's Soccer) and Selena Guzman (Women's Soccer)
Best Comeback Player - Emily Keoughan (Women's Soccer)
Iron Viking - James Hill (Football)
Best Team Manager - Jonny Dallas (Football)
Best Fan - Wyatt Steining
Viking Hero Award - Pierce Stavens (Men's Golf)
Best Female Newcomer - Elena Larson (Softball)
Best Male Newcomer - Brandon Llewellyn (Baseball)
Best Moment - Triple Play (Baseball)
Best Game - Football defeats Bishop Lynch
Best Coach - Keith Kotar (Cross Country and Track)
Athlete Fan Vote - Sedillo Twins, Serenity Healy, and Erin-Kaye Marquino
Best Team - Men's Basketball