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2022 Pennsylvania Mini Max Award Winners Announced

Written by: on Monday, December 19th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2022 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. The fifty-five players selected are from schools across the state of PA. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2022 season and were evaluated based on criteria that include: football performance, academics, and community service.

The Maxwell Football Club also released the Delaware and New Jersey Mini Max Award winners today. Players from those states were eligible for selection as part of the program.

The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey as the Player of the Year for each state. These will be announced at the annual Mini-Maxwell Awards on February 5, 2023, at the Drexelbrook Catering and Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA.

The winner of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club’s 37th Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region. The winner of the Jim Henry Award will also be announced at the Mini-Max Awards on February 5, 2023.

Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Nicholas Singleton (Governor Mifflin H.S. – Penn State), Kyle McCord (St. Joseph’s Prep – Ohio State), Will Howard (Downingtown West H.S. – Kansas State), 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).

On this year’s honorees, Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, said “This is another exceptional class of student-athletes who will represent the Mini Max Award very well. During their high school careers, they had to contend with circumstances of the pandemic impacting their families, communities, schools, teachers, academics, practices, coaches, and games; yet they consistently rose to meet those challenges and performed extraordinary feats on the fields, in their classrooms, and in their respective communities. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and all the members of the Maxwell Football Club, we congratulate and salute this exceptional group of student-athletes on being 2022 Mini-Max Award winners and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”

The fifty-five 2022 Pennsylvania Mini Max Winners are listed alphabetically by school:

Alex Long Annville-Cleona High School
Cole Evans Archbishop Wood High School
Eric Striba Bangor Area High School
Riley Robell Bishop McDevitt High School
Justin Shepherd Bonner & Prendie High School
Ethan Shine Central Bucks East High School
Danny Pham Central York High School
Harrison Susi Coatesville Area Senior High School
Tyler Angstadt Cocalico High School
Brody Eaton Conestoga High School
Gavin Papp Council Rock North High School
Isaac Sines Cumberland Valley High School
Gavin Mullins Dover Area High School
Sam Barton Downingtown East High School
Cooper Young Downingtown West High School
Jacob Fotta Emmaus High School
TJ Cadden Episcopal Academy
Owen Johnson Freedom High School
Kye Harting Garden Spot High School
Matthew Mesaros Garnet Valley High School
Xander Menapace Hamburg Area High School
Logan Rothberg Harriton High School
Tommy Wright Haverford High School
Abu Kamara Interboro High School
Hamza Bdeir Jenkintown High School
Ben Manley Mahanoy Area High School
Bobby Mears Malvern Preparatory School
Jacob Cramer Manheim Township High School
Matthew Martin Marian Catholic High School
Colin Giel MaST Community Charter School
Jahmik Eaddy Mastery Charter School
Brock Polinsky Minersville Area High School
Sonny Sasso Nazareth Area High School
Nicholas Buchys Neshaminy High School
Bocar Dieng Norristown Area High School
Ryan Zeltt North Penn High School
Nick Frame Northern Lehigh High School
Daniel Cashman Owen J. Roberts High School
Daniel Lucykanish Palmerton Area High School
Michael Pascoe Panther Valley High School
Brennan Fisher Pennridge High School
Carson Pascoe Perkiomen Valley High School
John Eatherton Quakertown Community High School
Isaac Earnest Red Lion High School
Jameial Lyons Roman Catholic High School
Shaun Purvy Souderton Area High School
Avery Koser Southern Lehigh High School
Zach Zollers Spring-Ford High School
Dylan McKenzie Springfield Township Montgomery County
Colin O’Sullivan Upper Dublin High School
Mitchell Ragni West Chester East High School
Seamus McCain William Penn Charter School
Sam Stoner William Penn High School
Cameron Jones Wilson High School
Mikey Bentivegna York Suburban High School



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