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Southwestern Conference Sportsmanship and Scholar Athletes of March

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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

Connor Burdette
Olmsted Falls High School

Connor Burdette carries a 4.44 grade point average into his final semester. The National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member is currently enrolled in AP Physics, Macro Economics, AP Calculus, AP Literature, CCP Spanish and Business Principles & Management. Burdette is also active in Student Council, Math Club and Foreign Language Club.



Aurora Wilson
Amherst Steele High School
Cross Country / Track and Field

Aurora Wilson carries a 4.464 cumulative grade point average into her final semester. The AP Scholar with Honor, Amherst Academic Hall of Fame, All-Ohio Cross Country and All-Ohio Track & Field Academic Award winner and SWC Scholar-Athlete for Cross Country and Girls Track & Field is currently enrolled in CCP Spanish, Calculus 2, AP Literature and AP Physics. Wilson is also active in the Leo Club and National Honors Society while being a counsel member and section leader for the MLS Concert Choir.


Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month

Keegan Rudduck

Avon Lake High School
Lacrosse / Football / Basketball

Keegan Ruddick is a very successful three-sport athlete, who is looked at as a leader in all three sports.  He outworks everyone to put himself in positions to be successful. Even more impressive is Keegan’s success in the classroom as he carries a 4.1 cumulative GPA.  His ability to manage his time between his classes and his sports is amazing. Ruddick is active in National Honor Society and Peer Leadership while also volunteering at various youth sport camps for the Shoremen.



Makenna Maxey
Avon High School

Makenna Maxey is kind, caring and is an awesome teammate. She is one of the hardest workers on the team.  In addition, Makenna has a great sense of humor and is a joy to be around.  She plans on attending The Ohio State University next year. Makenna is active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Key Club and Sign Language Club. She has participated in a host of community service projects, including the AHS Concession Stand, Avon Lake Library Craft Preparation, Avon Middle School Library Preparation, Football game clean-up, Kids Book Bank book organizing, St. Mary’s Avon Father Daughter Dance Server, Avon Little League Baseball Sign-ups, Night to Shine flower and boutonniere making , Avon Christmas Tree Lighting setup, Knitted Knockers , St. Mary’s Live Nativity setup and Avon middle school basketball scoring.

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2022-23 All-SWC Girls Basketball Honors

Olmsted Falls High School’s dynamic senior duo of Mia Kalich and Paige Kohler were named the 2022-23 Southwestern Conference Co-Most Valuable Girls Basketball Players following the conclusion of the SWC Girls Basketball season.

Olmsted Falls Head Coach Jordan Eaton, who led the Bulldogs to an undefeated record in league play, was selected 2022-23 SWC Coach of the Year.

The SWC awarded 8 student-athletes first team honors and 9 more second team recognition in girls basketball. Each school also gets two honorable mention.

2022-23 SWC MVP
Mia Kalich, Olmsted Falls
Paige Kohler, Olmsted Falls

2022-23 SWC Coach of the Year
Jordan Eaton, Olmsted Falls

2022-23 All-SWC First Team
Kristen Kelley, Amherst Steele
Brooke Laub, Avon
Olivia DiFranco, Midview
Mary Meng, Midview
Grace Kingery, North Ridgeville
Danielle Cameron, Olmsted Falls
Mia Kalich, Olmsted Falls
Paige Kohler, Olmsted Falls

2022-23 All-SWC Second Team
Kayla Ferancy, Amherst Steele
Brynn Bondar, Avon Lake
Marisa Summerfield, Avon Lake
Lauren Yee, Berea-Midpark
Leah DiFranco, Midview
Grace Seymour, Midview
Brooke Lime, North Ridgeville
Erin Birch, Olmsted Falls
Jessica Wolanin, Olmsted Falls

2022-23 All-SWC Honorable Mention
Jocelyn George, Amherst Steele
Bradyn Silvasy, Amherst Steele
Molly Drenik, Avon
Makenzie Ptacek, Avon
Izzie Polinko, Avon Lake
Claire Springer, Avon Lake
Kendall Braaten, Berea-Midpark
Talyssa Moody, Berea-Midpark
Hannah Miller, Elyria
Kloie Troutman, Elyria
Mya DiFranco, Midview
Alana Stacey, Midview
Kat Crevda, North Ridgeville
Payton Palcisko, North Ridgeville
Maddie Cerovac, Olmsted Falls
Emily Scina, Olmsted Falls

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