Thanks to everyone, from athletes to parents, from coaches to sponsors to community members, who supported SVSEF throughout the season and helped make it an exceptional one. We’re proud of all of our athletes’ efforts, and are constantly impressed by how hardworking and inspiring they are.
With banquets this April came season-end awards; here are this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all SVSEF athletes on a great year!



A Team

Male Athlete of the Year: Luke Rizzo
Female Athlete of the Year: Eliza Marks
MVP: Holden Largay
Most Inspirational (voted on by the athletes): Luke Rizzo
Most Improved: Mikel Sanchez-duPont
Dark Horse: Toby Rafford
John R. Kalik True North Scholarship: Rainey Wilson
Volunteer / Community Service: Wilson Dunn, Brody Buchwalter, Hunter Diehl, Axel Diehl, Esmee Verheijen, Rainey Wilson

B Team

Most Improved: Paola Alvarado
Most Inspirational: Anton Holter
Most Dedicated (based on attendance): Quincy McGraw


Halfpipe Award (most improvement in halfpipe): Harper Mallet
World Traveler Award: Hanna Blackwell
Style Award: most improved in style and flow in his overall skiing – Joey Markthaler
Big Air Award: Will Griffith
MVP: Ridge Dirksmeier


Stand Out/MVP Girl: Zoe Bacca
Stand Out/MVP Boy: Jack Verheaghe
Dark Horse: Caleb Hothem
Most Improved: Emma Schmillen

Travel Team

Stand Out/MVP:  Payton Bacca
People’s Champ Award: Phebe Ericksen


Howard Dean Scholarship: Sky Leininger
Mountain Kidd: Cooper Dart
Life Coach Award: Galen Webster
John R. Kalik True North Scholarship: Kaia Jensen
SVSEF Alpine Longevity Award: Katelyn Rathfon, Noah Leininger, Lukas DeWolfe
Peggy & Sigi Engl Award Alpine Women: Katelyn Rathfon
Peggy & Sigi Engl Awards Alpine Men: Hayden Terjeson
Leif Odmark, FIS Women: Kaia Jensen
Leif Odmark, FIS Men: Max Noddings

Gary Black Jr. Memorial Race

Billy Klein Award – U12 Boy: Tor Johnston
Bonnie Russel Trophy – U14 Girl: Jessica Blackburn
Christin Cooper Award – U16 Girl: Cailin Chandler
Kathleen Harriman Mortimer – U12 Girl: Paige DeHart
Smith Goggle Award – U14 Boy: Ben Goitiandia
Gretchen Fraser Award – U10 Girl: Ella Shaugnessy
Pete Patterson Award – U10 Boy: Quintin Buoncristiani
Roy Hobson Award Women: Jessica Blackburn
Roy Hobson Award Men: Ben Goitiandia

IMD Team

Most Improved Boy: Skye Leininger
Most Improved Girl: Anwhei Kirk
Passion Award Boy: Jett Carruth
Passion Award Girl: Lola Street
Performers Boy: Ryder Sarchett
Performers Girl: Merit Kaiser
Most Inspirational Boy: Skye Leininger

Mini World Cup Team

Coaches Award Boy: Owen Walker
Coaches Award Girl: Audrey Morawitz
Outstanding Skier Boy: Tucker Smith
Outstanding Skier Girl: Taylor Hovey
Most Improved Boy: Quintin Buoncristiani
Most Improved Girl: Eden Gardner
Mini World Cup Women: Taylor Hovey
Mini World Cup Men: Tucker Smith

North Series Team

“Cheeso” Memorial – North Series Perpetual: Tommy Normand
Most Improved Boy: Bodin Lee
Most Improved Girl: Maeve Bailey
Coaches Award Boy: Hank Moss
Coaches Award Girl: Paige DeHart
Most Inspirational Boy: Jesse Keefe
Most Inspirational Girl: Charlotte Davis-Jeffers


Most Improved Boy: Wyatt Barth
Most Improved Girl: Cailin Chandler
Passion Award Boy: Bennet Snyder
Passion Award Girl: Merumo Ishimaru
Most Inspirational Boy: Wyatt Barth
Most Inspirational Girl: Lily Fitzgerald/Carlota Pomes

FIS Team

Most Improved Boy: Charlie Lamb
Most Improved Girl: Erin Smith
Passion Award Boy: Fillipo Collini
Passion Award Girl: Haley Cutler
Most Inspirational Boy: Duncan Fuller
Most Inspirational Girl: Sage Rheinschild

Cross Country

Comp Team

Outstanding Boy and Girl: Johnny Hagenbuch, Sophia Mazzoni
Most Improved Boy and Girl: Landon Paschall, Katherine Estep
Rookie Boy and Girl: Cash Dart, Anja Jensen
Most Inspirational Boy and Girl (voted on by teammates): Peter Wolter, Ella Wolter     
Coaches Award: Henry Raff                                                                     
Engl Award: Peter Wolter, Lily Brunelle
Torin Norton Tucker Scholarship Award: Joe Hall
John R. Kalik True North Scholarship Award: Sophia Mazzoni

Prep Team

Outstanding Boy and Girl: Blake DeHart, Logan Smith
Most Improved Boy and Girl: Alex Shafer, Kelby Whitehead
Coaches Award Boy and Girl: Sebi Radl-Jones, Taylor Dorland
Most Inspirational Boy and Girl (voted on by teammates): Sebi Radl-Jones, Luci Ludwig

Photos courtesy of (L-R): Jennifer Diehl, Glen Allison, Glen Allison, Rick Millet