2016 Mini Max Award winners
Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2016 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. The sixty-two 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 2016 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 12, 2017 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 www.maxwellfootballclub.org beginning on Friday December 2nd.
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 8, 2015 at the Awards Dinner.
For the fifth year the Maxwell Football Club will also host a New Jersey Mini Max Awards Dinner which will be held on Sunday January 15th 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 31st 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 in March 10, 2017 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 Brandon McIlwain (Council Rock North H.S – South Carolina), 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-two 2016 Pennsylvania Mini Max Winners are listed alphabetically by school:
|Kenneth||Bennett Jr.||Academy at Palumbo|
|Nate||Norris||Central Bucks South|
|Dominic||Lorino||Central Bucks West|
|Mason||Luff||Council Rock North|
|Thomas||Melchiorre||East Stroudsburg North|
|Jake||Cirillo||East Stroudsburg South|
|Matt||Fest||New Hope Solebury|
|Nick||Duliakas||Owen J. Roberts|
|Nick||Yerger||Pope John Paul II|
|D’Andre||Swift||St. Josephs Prep|
|Ryan||Brida||West Chester Henderson|
|Michael||Hnatkowsky||William Penn Charter|
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