Posted January 25, 2023 in Press Releases
José Ramírez, Tyler Lencewicz, Katie Clute, Sincere Carry and Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer Team received honors
CLEVELAND – 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora announced the best of 2022 Cleveland sports on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (RMFH). Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns Legend, led the live show with appearances from local and national sports celebrities in front of nearly 1,600 guests.
Highlights from tonight’s show include Ted Ginn Jr., former NFL player, Justin Hardee, New York Jets defender, Jim Tressel, former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach, and Cardale Jones, quarterback that led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a national championship, who presented Ted Ginn Sr. with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Union Home Mortgage. Watch Ginn’s Lifetime Achievement video.
José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians third baseman, received the Professional Athlete of the Year Award from A.J. Allmendinger, NASCAR driver, and Matt Kaulig, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Honors were accepted by Ramírez via video.
Joe Haden, former Cleveland Browns cornerback, and Jacob Phillips, Browns linebacker, teamed up to award the High School Athlete of the Year Awards presented by University Hospitals Drusinky Sports Medicine Institute to Tyler Lencewicz and Katie Clute.
Justin Morrow, former MLS and USMNT soccer player, and Trent Vogelhuber, Cleveland Monsters Head Coach, awarded Sincere Carry and the Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer Team with Collegiate Athlete of the Year Awards presented by H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. “The Super Plumber!”
Additionally, Mike Fratello, current analyst and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, conducted a heartfelt interview on stage with Maya Austerman, Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award recipient. Watch Austerman’s courageous story.
The culmination of the night was highlighted by two Cleveland Guardians sports broadcast staples, Matt Underwood and Al Pawlowski, presenting the 2022 Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment. Terry Francona, Guardians Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the club for the Cleveland Guardians 2022 American League Central Division Championship Season. Relive the Guardians' season highlights.
Winners from each category were announced live at the event. Each award recipient is listed under their respective category.
Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute
- 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
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)
Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
- Case Western Reserve University Women's Soccer Team
Professional Athlete of the Year
- José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians, Third Baseman
Sports Awards is the premier annual sports fundraiser that supports Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrates a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.
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 | Downtown Cleveland Alliance [video]
- 5-Star Senior Athlete Award presented by Medical Mutual | Luise Easton, multisport athlete [video]
- Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Union Home Mortgage | Ted Ginn Sr., Legendary High School Coach
- Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment | Cleveland Guardians 2022 American League Central Division Championship Season
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.
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