Athletics Banquet

2020 – 2021 Upper School sports teams and athletes will be recognized and honored during this virtual edition of our annual Athletics Banquet.

Watch Banquet Recording

Originally broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on June 4, 2021.


Welcome and Introduction

Chad Pohlman, Athletics Director

Cross Country

Fall Sports

Highlights and Recap

Ryan Byram, Girls Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletics Director

Girls Soccer

Roundtable Discussion

  • Eleanor Carruth: Volleyball
  • Caroline Smith: Girls Soccer
  • Jack Yang: Boys Golf
  • TJ Gephart: Boys Tennis
  • Rachel Cook: Cross Country


These annual awards spotlight some great individual and team performances!

Introduction, Chad Pohlman

Boys Golf Conference Championships 2021

Newcomer Award

Presented to an individual who is new to varsity competition and made a significant impact on his/her team(s). The nominees are:

  • William Hartshorn: Cross Country, Track & Field 
  • Kate Doyle: Volleyball
  • Ryder Odem: Boys Golf
  • Michael Komola: Baseball, Boys Basketball
  • Ros Nordberg: Girls Golf
Boys Tennis

Incredible Performance Award

Presented to an individual who did something incredible during his/her season. The nominees are:

  • Izzy Jones (Girls Soccer): Hat trick and game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over South Whidbey
  • McKenna Mullet (Girls Tennis): Battled her way to second place at the conference tournament
  • Girls 4x400 Relay (Track & Field): Conference championship and record-setting time of 4:10.77
  • Hannah Bruner (Girls Basketball): 32-point performance vs. Granite Falls
  • Michael Komola (Baseball): 72-pitch, 2-hit shutout in the first round of the conference tournament
Girls Track & Field

Outstanding Season Award – INDIVIDUAL

Presented to an individual who had an outstanding season and set him/herself apart. The nominees are:

  • Bella Hayton (Volleyball): MVP Coho Division
  • Henry Humphries (Boys Soccer): First Team Coho Division
  • Gabe Villaflor (Baseball): First Team All-Conference
  • Beatrice Archer (Girls Golf): First Team All-Conference
  • Will Rosu (Track & Field): First Team All-Conference
  • Miya Shimada (Girls Soccer): First Team Chinook Division

Spring Sports

Highlights and Recap

Mike Faris, Golf Coach

Boys Soccer

Roundtable Discussion

  • Nicholas Coy: Track & Field 
  • Joe Wischman: Boys Soccer
  • Beatrice Archer: Girls Golf
  • Grace McBride: Girls Tennis
  • Gabe Villaflor: Baseball




Outstanding Season Award – TEAM

Presented to a team that had an outstanding season. The nominees are:

  • Girls Soccer: Made it to the conference semifinal game 
  • Boys Golf: Placed second overall in conference tournament, narrowly missing out on the championship by 2 points
  • Girls Golf: Second place finish in conference tournament
  • Girls Track & Field: Third place team finish at conference championship meet and set five school records
  • Volleyball: Finished in first place in the Coho Division and beat Northwest in the conference playoffs
Girls Basketball

Leadership Award

Presented to an individual who took on a leadership role with his/her team(s) and excelled in their commitment to serve the team. The nominees are:

  • Delphine Li: Cheer
  • Rachel Cook: Cross Country
  • Jeffrey Jiang: Boys Tennis
  • Zoe Smith: Volleyball, Track & Field
  • Morten Hansen: Boys Basketball


Presented to one player from each winter sport (girls basketball, boys basketball, and cheer) for displaying grit, intensity, and a “no-quit” attitude.

Winter Sports


Cady Reimer, Cheer Coach

Boys Basketball


  • Izzy Jones: Girls Basketball
  • Delphine Li: Cheer
  • Connor Keith: Boys Basketball

Class of 2021 Tribute

Tyler Mendezona, Basketball Coach

Girls Tennis

Athletics Department Awards

Superfan Award

This award is presented annually to an Upper School student who has gone above and beyond as it relates to school spirit and creating a culture of fun and togetherness. This student is an embodiment of the award’s name, a Grizzly superfan. 

Cornerstone Awards

Service, leadership, respect, honor, dignity, and selflessness are qualities and attributes that all athletes have the opportunity to learn while participating in sports. The Cornerstone Award recognizes two Grizzlies athletes who not only display these qualities, but have excelled at living them out. 


Athlete of the Year Awards

Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards are presented to two Upper School student-athletes of any grade who excelled in his/her sport and displayed extraordinary talent and courage throughout his/her sport season(s).


Chad Pohlman, Athletics Director