Explorers News · 2018-19 Ray Hyser Award Winners

Ray “Buck” Hyser Sportsmanship Award 

Ray “Buck” Hyser was a long time teacher, coach, and Athletic Director at Hudson High School. His wife Geraldine, was an elementary teacher while their children Skip, Heidi, and Keith made their mark in the Hudson Schools for their academics and athletic participation. 

During Buck’s tenure as Athletic Director, the Hudson Schools expanded their sport offerings and started female sports teams all rooted in sportsmanship and integrity. His leadership created an environment for success; as Hudson athletes consistently displayed excellence through athletic performances. 

After Buck’s retirement the Athletic Booster’s wanted to honor his legacy, creating the “Hyser Sportsmanship Award.” The criteria was that each sport would have team members vote for a teammate who exhibited the traits Buck supported during his career – sportsmanship, fair play, integrity, team, and school pride. 

The Hyser is the last award presented during the team award nights. Since this is a tribute to each team’s member who best represents the tradition of excellence Buck instilled in the Hudson program, it is truly a special recognition. 

We congratulate our 2018-19 Hyser Award winners!


Cheerleading (Fall)             Audry Susz

Football                                Michael Caniglia

Field Hockey                       Caroline Ford

Golf-Boys                             Burke Villenauve

Golf-Girls                             Jenn David

Soccer-Boys                        Trey Kaminski

Soccer-Girls                        Jordan Manley

Tennis-Girls                        Susie Fan

Volleyball                            Lindsay Sadler

Cross Country-Boys          Blake Hartline

Cross Country-Girls          Katherine Travis


Basketball-Boys                 William Wallace

Basketball-Girls                  Emma Messina

Bowling-Boys                      Jay Boyden

Bowling-Girls                      Danielle Maurer

Cheerleading-Winter         Allison Bovaird

Gymnastics                          Lina Ikhlef

Ice Hockey                           Brady Ludewig

Swimming-Boys                 Matt Matolka

Swimming-Girls                 Kelly Ross

Wrestling                             Shane McGinnis


Baseball                               Nolan O’Connell

Softball                                Madison Roukey

Track & Field-Girls            Grace Hildebrand

Track & Field-Boys            Hunter Norman

Lacrosse-Boys                    Merrick Widdoes

Lacrosse-Girls                    Mary Castrigano

Tennis-Boys                        Robert Tobin