Multiple Teams · Explorer Athletes Honored as Best of Akron!


On June 11, 2019 the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com hosted the 2018-19 Best of Greater Akron Preps Awards Banquet at the John S. Knight Center with keynote speaker, Jerome Bettis.  The event recognized top athletic performers throughout Summit County, and featured thirty (30) Explorer athletes; more than any other school in the area!  Athletes honored included;

Grace Hildebrand – Field Hockey

Reese Stiller – Field Hockey

Julia Petty – Gymnastics

Quentin Howell – Football

Adam Beucler – Cross Country & Track

Andrew Goldslager – Cross Country

Evan Manley – Cross Country & Track

Jacob Russo – Cross Country

Brenna Beucler – Cross Country

Emmaline Hannan – Cross Country

Susie Fan – Tennis

Laura Nijhuis – Tennis

Ryan Sarkisian – Soccer

Jordan Manley – Soccer

Jenn David – Golf

Meaghan Grant – Golf

Jay Johnson – Swimming

Caleb Tuckerman – Swimming

Giovanna Cappabianca – Swimming

Mackenzie DeWitt – Swimming

Maddie Hannan – Swimming

Paige McCormick – Swimming

Will Hannon – Ice Hockey

Blake Lori – Lacrosse

Maggie Palumbo – Lacrosse

Cami Madar – Softball

Maddie Roukey – Softball

Olivia Stefanoni – Softball

Matthew Aukerman – Baseball

Nolan O’Connell – Baseball

Of those 30 Explorer honorees, a remarkable six (6) were selected as Player of the Year in their respective sport!  Player of the Year recipients included;

Grace Hildebrand – Field Hockey

Jenn David – Golf

Paige McCormick – Swimming

Julia Petty – Gymnastics

Jay Johnson – Swimming

Blake Lori – Lacrosse

An incredible event and a remarkable achievement by so many of our athletes!  Congratulations to all our student athletes recognized.  You continue the proud tradition of Explorer excellence!  Roll Hud!