February 13, 2016 |
Central Bucks East forward Evan Vare has been named the Gatorade boys' soccer player of the year for Pennsylvania. The explosive Lafayette recruit scored 42 goals this past season and had 13 assists, finishing his career with 89 goals and 42 assists. One of the best finishers in the area, Vare was named The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year for the last two seasons, as he led the Patriots to back-to-back District 1 Class AAA titles as a junior and senior. In November, C.B. East ended a 26-0 season with a 2-0 win over Seneca Valley for the program's first PIAA Class AAA state title.
February 16, 2014 |
Colten Habecker, a dynamic, 6-foot-1 senior forward who in the fall helped break both program and individual records for Hill School, has been named Pennsylvania's Gatorade player of the year in boys' soccer. It is the first time a player from the Hill School has received the Gatorade honor. The Southern Methodist University signee registered 34 goals and 10 assists last season for the Blues, breaking the single-season record by 12 tallies. Habecker finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 60 goals, adding 32 assists.
March 22, 2013 |
St. Joseph's Prep senior guard Steve Vasturia has been named Gatorade boys' basketball player of the year for Pennsylvania. In leading the Hawks to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals. "I certainly believe it's well deserved, with all that he's accomplished here," Prep coach Speedy Morris said. Vasturia, bound for Notre Dame, finished his career at the Prep with 1,764 points.
March 22, 2013 |
St. Joseph's Prep senior guard Steve Vasturia has been named Gatorade boys' basketball player of the year for Pennsylvania. In leading the Hawks to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals. "I certainly believe it's well-deserved, with all that he's accomplished here," Prep coach Speedy Morris said. Vasturia, bound for Notre Dame, finished his career at the Prep with 1,764 points.
October 21, 2012 |
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has turned to Chris Lubanski, a former standout at Kennedy-Kenrick, to be its new baseball coach. In 2003, Lubanski, a hard-hitting and speedy outfielder, was named Gatorade's national high school player of the year and was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the fifth pick in the first round of the amateur draft. His eight-year, minor-league career included a 2010 stint with the Las Vegas 51s, then the Toronto Blue Jays' triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.
July 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK — Cliff Lee walked back into the visitors' clubhouse, covered in Gatorade. The back of his neck was numb from the ice, and his No. 33 jersey was sticking to his back. Just seconds earlier, Phillies teammates had dumped the contents of the orange Gatorade cooler, mostly ice at that point, down the back of Lee, who didn't see it coming. They did it partly out of celebration, partly out of friendly mockery. Lee was fine with it, even told Roy Halladay he was glad they did it. For the first time all season, Lee walked through the dugout and to the clubhouse a winner — and no amount of sticky Gatorade could put a damper on that.
May 31, 2012 |
Penn Charter's Kenny Koplove, a senior shortstop and pitcher, has been named Gatorade baseball player of the year for Pennsylvania. On the mound, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound righthander went 9-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 562/3 innings this season. He walked 22. At the plate, Koplove, who is bound for Duke, batted .340 with 23 runs, 20 RBIs, 6 doubles, and 2 triples. He was 12 for 13 on stolen-base attempts. Koplove helped lead Penn Charter to a 25-7 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Inter-Academic League.
May 20, 2012 |
As Germantown Friends baseball coach Tim Gunn handed his boss a championship plaque Saturday, the dramatic end-of-the-season words didn't quite flow. "Tim, I . . . uhhh . . . need to talk to you about one thing," GFS athletic director Katie Bergstrom said, searching for the right words. "I needed to ummm . . . let you know that . . . uhhh . . . " With Gunn distracted, players crept behind him. A couple of them gripped an orange Gatorade tub, filled with water - cold. Splash.
March 22, 2012 |
For the second straight season, Friends' Central standout Amile Jefferson has been named Gatorade boys' basketball player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound senior forward averaged 19.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks while leading the Phoenix to a 22-5 record and their fourth consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament championship. Jefferson will participate in the McDonald's All-American Game next Wednesday at Chicago's United Center.