Posted January 10, 2023 in Press Releases
18 athletes to be recognized, Browns, Cavaliers and Guardians players among finalists
CLEVELAND – 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora announces award finalists in five categories for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual fundraiser. The winner from each category will be announced live during Sports Awards which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (RMFH). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Finalists were selected by local sports and media outlets as well as an awards committee who chose outstanding athletes from Northeast Ohio’s following counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit.
The finalists in the following categories were based on the highest number of votes: male and female high school athlete of the year, male and female collegiate athlete of the year and professional athlete of the year.
Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute
- Dylan Fishback, Aurora High School, Wrestling
- Sencire Harris, St. Vincent - St. Mary High School, Basketball
- Tyler Lencewicz, Shaker Heights High School, Hockey
Female High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute
- Katie Clute, Olmsted Falls High School, Cross Country and Track & Field
- Caroline Jurevicius, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School, Volleyball
- Tessa Knapp, Bay Village High School, Soccer
Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
- Sincere Carry, Kent State University, Basketball (Solon High School)
- Jacob Decatur, Baldwin Wallace University, Wrestling (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)
- Sam Wiglusz, Ohio University, Football (Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School)
Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
- Sophie Calabrese, University of Texas, Rowing (Shaker Heights High School)
- Case Western Reserve University Women's Soccer Team
- Olivia Nagy, John Carroll University, Basketball (Lakewood High School)
Professional Athlete of the Year
- Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers, Center
- Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns, Running Back
- José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians, Third Baseman
Sports Awards is the premier annual sports fundraiser supporting Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrates a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.
Hosted by Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns Legend, Northeast Ohio’s sports scene will gather for a night of networking, libations, appearances from local and national sports celebrities and feature a live awards show mirrored on the venue’s big screen.
Recipients of additional awards for 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards are as follows:
- Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award – Maya Austerman, Avon Lake High School, Basketball
- Sports Development Award – to be announced
- 5-Star Senior Athlete Award presented by Medical Mutual – to be announced
- Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Union Home Mortgage – Ted Ginn Sr., Legendary High School Coach
- Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment - to be announced
Tables and tickets for Sports Awards are available for purchase at clevelandsportsawards.com.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 210 sporting events which provide more than $860 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.