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2019 Mini Max High School Award winners

Written by: on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2019 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. The sixty-three players selected are from schools located in Districts 1,3,11 and 12 in the eastern half of the state. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2019 season and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; football performance, academics, and community service.

The Mini Max Award recipients will be honored at a dinner to be held on Thursday January 9, 2020 at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available on the Club’s website

The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from the group of Mini Max winners as the winner of the Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year. The Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year will be announced on January 9, 2020 at the Awards Dinner.

For the 7th year the Maxwell Football Club will also host a New Jersey Mini Max Awards Dinner which will be held on Sunday January 26th at the St. David the King Hall in Princeton Junction, NJ. Players from the entire state of New Jersey will be eligible for selection as part of this program. The New Jersey Mini Max Award Winners and the New Jersey High School Player of the Year will be announced at this event.

The MFC will also honor players from the state of Delaware with Mini Max Awards as part of the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association dinner in late January.

The winner of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club’s 34th Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region. The winner of the Jim Henry Award will be announced as part of the Maxwell Football Club’s National Awards Gala which will be held on March 6, 2020 at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The MFC will also present its collegiate and professional awards at this event.

Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Keith Maguire (Malvern Prep – Clemson), Shayne Simon (St. Peters Prep – Notre Dame), Jonathan Taylor (Salem H.S. – Wisconsin), Brandon McIlwain (Council Rock North H.S – South Carolina/Cal), Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle College H.S. – Vanderbilt), Mark Pyles (Lebanon H.S – Bucknell Univ.) Fran Walsh (Archbishop Wood H.S – Villanova Univ.), Brendan Nosovitch (Allentown Central Catholic – University of South Carolina), Bill Kim (Upper Dublin H.S – Johns Hopkins), Brad Herzlich (Conestoga H.S – Brown University), Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S – Northwestern.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S. – William & Mary), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S. – Colgate), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S. – Delaware), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S. – Liberty Univ.), Dan Connor (Strath Haven H.S. – Penn State) and Austin Scott (Parkland H.S – Penn State).


The sixty-three 2019 Pennsylvania Mini Max Winners are listed alphabetically by school:

First NameLast NameSchool
MarcMacioneAbington HS
BarryBrownAcademy Park HS
RichieKimmelArchbishop Carroll HS
RyanDiVergilisArchbishop Wood HS
TareefHowellBen Franklin
AbdulMacFoyBerks Catholic HS
LonnieRiceBishop McDevitt HS
ChileAdeleBonner Prendie HS
DavidAnayaBoys Latin Charter
JakeVentrescaCentral Bucks East HS
SeanSmithCentral Bucks South HS
JackFallonCentral Bucks West
BryceThomanCentral Dauphin HS
JamirBarnesCheltenham Township HS
RickyOrtegaCoatesville Area HS
NoahPalmCocalico HS
LiamKirkConestoga HS
OwenDautrichConrad Weiser HS
DillonSheehyCouncil Rock North HS
SpencerUgglaDowningtown East HS
WilliamHowardDowningtown West HS
CadenKeeferEphrata HS
JakeMorinGarnet Valey HS
BennettLichsteinGeorge School
HansLillisGermantown Academy
DillonTrainerLaSalle College HS
CaiminHayesMalvern Prepatory School
BenMannManheim Township
TyrellMimsMartin Luther King HS
ChristopherChinMastery Charter
MichaelTorciniMethacton HS
ScottSchwalmMinersville Area HS
Jake WilsonNazareth Area High School
BrodyMcAndrewNeshaminy HS
ZachGriffithsNew Hope-Solebury hS
R.J.MacnamaraNorth Penn HS
JacobDunfeeNortheast HS
AndrewDarnoNotre Dame Green Pond
CooperChamberlainOwen J. Roberts HS
JordanNelsonPalmerton Area HS
Robert DahnPenn Wood High School
JackPizorPhoenixville Area HS
JustinMitalaPope John Paul II HS
Josh McGovernQuakertown
KurtKeoughRed Lion Area HS
DylanStaleyRidley HS
KyleKilliriSalisbury HS
AndrewVinceSouderton Area HS
DanielSimpsonSpring Grove Area HS
DanteBonanniSpring-Ford HS
JPMcGowanSpringfield Township HS
Ke’ShawnWilliamsSpringside Chestnut Hill
Liam JohnsonSt. Joseph’s Prep
FatormaMulbahSusquehanna Township HS
MaurcusMcDanielThe Episcopal Academy
KwakuAdubofourThe Haverford School
Michael SlivkaUpper Dublin HS
MarcClaytonUpper Merion Area HS
EthanSaundersWaynesboro Area HS
KyleCichanowskyWest Chester East
KyleJonesWilliam Penn Charter
SavionHarrisonYork Suburban HS

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