Two local athlete/scholars have been named Adena Sports Medicine’s male and female Athletes of the Year, for the 2013-14 school year. This was the program’s second year, designed to honor senior male and female high school athletes in our region. Each winner will receive a $3,000 Adena Athlete of the Year scholarship, and their respective schools will each receive $500 toward their athletic program.
Hayley Carle, a senior at Zane Trace High School, was named the female Athlete of the Year. She maintained a 3.78 GPA while playing sports, being active in the community and taking a rigorous course schedule. Her nominator said, “Hayley is a great student and a leader in the community. She is consistently honest, friendly, and genuine. She sets a fine example of a student-athlete for fellow teammates and classmates.
Garrin Stiltner, a senior at Oak Hill High School, was named male Athlete of the Year. He maintained a 3.7 GPA while participating in football, basketball, baseball and remaining an active member of the community. Garrin’s nominator said, “He leads by example on and off the field. Has tremendous respect from all his peers and adults. He’s a joy to have part of our community.”
Local high school senior athletes are eligible for the Athlete of the Year contest by being voted Adena Sports Medicine’s Athlete of the Month (AOM). The contest runs from October through April, and senior athletes are nominated by their athletic directors and coaches. The contest is open to seniors who demonstrate outstanding grades, athletic skill, leadership qualities and a proven dedication to their community. The AOM is selected based on votes cast on Adena’s Facebook page. A committee of local athletic trainers, physical therapists and a sports medicine physician selected the monthly finalists. The Committee also evaluated the criteria of each month’s male and female winners and selected the Athletes of the Year.
Adena Sports Medicine provides a variety of services to the youth of our region including: safety training for coaches by local athletic trainers and therapists; pre-season sports physicals; and athletic training to area high schools to help prevent injuries, keep athletes safe and ensure maximum recovery should an injury occur.