The Van Alstyne Athletic Booster Club had a record turnout for its 2014 All-Sports banquet at the middle school cafeteria on May 15.
Booster Club president Butch Burden and high school athletic director and head football coach Mikeal Miller welcomed athletes, parents, teachers and guests. As those present proceeded through the serving lines, a video presentation of various sports activities put together by noted Van Alstyne photographer Griff Servati played on the auditorium screen.
One of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of several special awards which recognize outstanding athletic and academic achievement by students at the high school. Senior Jeffrey Dietz received a first-team football academic all-state award from the Texas High School Coaches Association, while Zach Davis was recognized by the Texas Basketball Coaches Association with an academic all-state award.
Panther Pride Awards Jaden England and Zach Davis
Outstanding Athletes Tristan Neshyba,Rebecca Franklin and Connor Mayes/Evan McQuirk
Booster Club Athletes Rebecca Franklin and Evan McQuirk
Scholastic Athletes Rebecca Franklin and Jeffrey Dietz
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tristan Neshyba and Jeffrey Dietz
Landon B. McIntyre Scholarship Jacob Darnell
Laurie Haynes Scholarship Rhondi Andersen
Booster Club Scholarships Tristan Neshyba, Evan McQuirk, Rebecca Franklin, Jeff Dietz,
Annie McGinnis, Aaron Russell.
Cross Country Molly and Evan McQuirk
Football Connor Mayes
Volleyball Rebecca Franklin
Boys Basketball Zach Davis
Girls Basketball Maddie Horn and Emma Moreno
Powerlifting Mariisa Carson and Will Brogdon
Tennis Lexie Lauerhahs and Blake Linnnebur
Golf Hearth Thomas, Savannah Chandler, Lane Morgan
Girls Track Tristan Neshyba
Boys Track Evan McQuirk
Softball Maddie Horn and Lauren Gibson
Baseball Will Jones.