Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced the 2009 Mini Max High School Award winners for the Tri-State region recently.
The fifty players selected are from schools located in South Jersey, the five county Philadelphia area and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2009 season and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; academics, football performance and community service.
The Mini Max Award recipients will be honored at a dinner to be held on Jan. 14, 2010 at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available on the Club's website www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from the group of Mini Max winners as the winner of the 25th Jim Henry Award for the Regional High School Player of the Year. The Jim Henry Award will be announced on Jan. 14, 2010 and the formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club National Awards Dinner to he held at Harrah's Atlantic City on March 5, 2010.
Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S.), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S.), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S.), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S.), Dan Connor (Strath Haven H.S.) and Austin Scott (Parkland H.S).
Here are the local 2009 Mini Max Winners listed alphabetically by school:
Kind, Sam, Abington
Bukasa, Kabongo, Academy Park
Siegfried, Andrew, Bishop McDevitt
Nunnally, Naeem, Bok
Brown, Corey, Cardinal O'Hara
Shugars, Jarrett, Central Bucks West
Powell, Tyler, Cherokee
Williams, Ronell, Chester
Campbell, Ibraheim, Chestnut Hill Acad.
Herzlich, Brad, Conestoga
Singlar, Anthony, Conwell-Egan
Marvel, Lee, Council Rock North
Schatz, Derek, Council Rock South
Tucker, Michael, Downingtown East
Woods, Ryan, Garnet Valley
Floyd, Sharif, George Washington
Nurthen, Chris, Great Valley
Bhaya, Phillip, Haddonfield
James, Kevin, Hatboro Horsham
Pfaff, Joseph, Interboro
Twer, Aden, Jenkintown
McGouldrick, Matt, Lansdale Catholic
Loughery, Drew, LaSalle
Black, Omar, Lincoln
Foote, Connor, Lower Merion
Hill, Bobby, Malvern Prep
Mayer, Sheldon, Norristown
Smolinsky, Todd, North Penn
Taylor, Tyleel, Northeast
Zauck, Robbie, Ocean City
Nagle, Eric, Palmyra
Robinson, Cleo, Paul VI
Atkinson, Matt, Penncrest
Capelli, Nicholas, Pitman
Hamlette, Preston, Pottsgrove
Basile, Robert, Quakertown
Stein, Gabe, Souderton
Hewitt, Tom, Springfield Delco
Betancourt, Seth, St, Joseph's Prep
Yurick, Frank, Upper Dublin
Flemming, Chase, Upper Perkiomen
Anderson, Eric, West Chester East
White, Rondell, West Chester Rustin
Ross, Myron, Wissahickon