The 2015 Upper Division Sports Banquet to honor the hard work and dedication of MMFS athletes, teams, coaches, and families was held on May 26th. There was a great turnout with approximately 130 athletes and family members in attendance. During the event, athletes, family members, coaches, and administrators enjoyed a tasty Italian cuisine buffet while mingling and watching a fabulous slideshow highlighting all of our upper school athletic teams and players. Family members also had an opportunity to purchase spectacular framed canvas prints of our athletes. These photos were a big hit and proceeds from the sale will go directly towards decorating the halls of 23 Sidney Place with canvas prints of our athletes in action!
Coaches for each team were introduced to the crowd and gave impassioned speeches about their teams before presenting participation awards to their players. Upper Division Director, Kirk Smothers, presented the Scholar Athlete Award to seventeen students–athletes who maintained an “A” average throughout the year. The Three-Sport Athlete Award was presented to three hard working athletes who participated in every athletic season of the year. Senior athletes were thanked and recognized for their athletic efforts during their tenure at MMFS. The night concluded with the presentation of a new award–the Commitment to Excellence Award–to ten athletes who consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence, a positive attitude, and team-first spirit with exceptional practice attendance and overall dedication during their 2015 athletic season. It was great to see so many well dressed student-athletes and their families enjoying the night and celebrating the hard work of all of our athletes and teams!