Southwestern Conference Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athletes of March

Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.  For March the SWC recognizes the following student-athletes:

Scholar Athletes of the Month

Rachel Delap
Olmsted Falls High School
Cross Country / Swimming & Diving / Track & Field

Rachel Delap carries a 4.13 cumulative grade point average into her final semester. She has enrolled in CCP Trigonometry and Business Professional and Office Technology at Polaris. Rachel is a Student Ambassador, active on Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Honors Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Glamour Gals.

“Rachel is a conscientious and dedicated student-athlete who finds a way to manage her time to be successful in multiple areas. She has a pleasant personality and shares it with her teammates.”

– Rae Alexander Head Girls Cross Country Coach

“Rachel exemplifies what it means to be a scholar-athlete and truly embodies the Bulldog Spirit. In the water, she continually asks what she can do to improve, constantly working hard, and also leads the underclassmen with her positive attitude. As a captain this year, she inspired her fellow swimmers, led the way in fostering a positive team environment, and did it with a smile on her face. Out of the water, she prioritizes her academics, keeping eyes on her future goals as she prepares for college at Brigham Young University! I can’t think of another person more deserving of this award.”

– Chelsea Simpson Head Swim Coach

Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month


Vananthony Trunzo

Amherst Steele High School
Wrestling / Boys Soccer

Vananthony Trunzo has earned three varsity letters in both soccer and wrestling. He is a two-time SWC Champion in wrestling, having won at 106 as a sophomore and 120 as a senior. Vananthony is also a two-time District qualifier and was a State Alternate as a junior. On the soccer field he earned All-SWC honorable mention as a senior. Vananthony, the Vice President of Student Council, plans to study Business Management at Lorain County Community College.

Colin Schneid
Avon High School
Ice Hockey / Lacrosse

Colin Schneid exemplifies the qualities of a leader on and off the ice. He put his all into being a better hockey player, better teammate, and better student. He works extremely hard in the rink and the classroom. You cannot find a better young athlete to be an example for their peers. Respect does not come from your tenure, but from who you are as a person. For this reason, Colin has been regarded as a leader on our team for many years. Colin wants what is best for his team as a whole and for his teammates as individuals. He exemplifies wisdom beyond his years. He has shown time and time again that he is willing to do what is right over what is easy.

Off the ice, Colin works at both the Avon Aquatic Facility and Bob-O-Link Golf Course. He also volunteers at as a counselor at Camp Nuhop, with Second Harvest Food Bank, with Youth Hockey and shovels snow for the elderly during the winter.


Marisa Summerfield
Avon Lake High School
Girls Basketball

Marisa Summerfield continuously displays her sportsmanship at practices and games. She is a 4-year letterwinner and 3-year starter in Girls Basketball. Marisa is always encouraging others while keeping her positive demeanor. She volunteers at Youth Basketball and TNBA camps. Off the court Marisa is active in National Honors Society, Environmental Club and T&G Flying Club.