2019 Mini Max High School Award winners
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 www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
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 Name||Last Name||School|
|Barry||Brown||Academy Park HS|
|Richie||Kimmel||Archbishop Carroll HS|
|Ryan||DiVergilis||Archbishop Wood HS|
|Abdul||MacFoy||Berks Catholic HS|
|Lonnie||Rice||Bishop McDevitt HS|
|Chile||Adele||Bonner Prendie HS|
|David||Anaya||Boys Latin Charter|
|Jake||Ventresca||Central Bucks East HS|
|Sean||Smith||Central Bucks South HS|
|Jack||Fallon||Central Bucks West|
|Bryce||Thoman||Central Dauphin HS|
|Jamir||Barnes||Cheltenham Township HS|
|Ricky||Ortega||Coatesville Area HS|
|Owen||Dautrich||Conrad Weiser HS|
|Dillon||Sheehy||Council Rock North HS|
|Spencer||Uggla||Downingtown East HS|
|William||Howard||Downingtown West HS|
|Jake||Morin||Garnet Valey HS|
|Dillon||Trainer||LaSalle College HS|
|Caimin||Hayes||Malvern Prepatory School|
|Tyrell||Mims||Martin Luther King HS|
|Scott||Schwalm||Minersville Area HS|
|Jake||Wilson||Nazareth Area High School|
|Zach||Griffiths||New Hope-Solebury hS|
|R.J.||Macnamara||North Penn HS|
|Andrew||Darno||Notre Dame Green Pond|
|Cooper||Chamberlain||Owen J. Roberts HS|
|Jordan||Nelson||Palmerton Area HS|
|Robert||Dahn||Penn Wood High School|
|Jack||Pizor||Phoenixville Area HS|
|Justin||Mitala||Pope John Paul II HS|
|Kurt||Keough||Red Lion Area HS|
|Andrew||Vince||Souderton Area HS|
|Daniel||Simpson||Spring Grove Area HS|
|JP||McGowan||Springfield Township HS|
|Ke’Shawn||Williams||Springside Chestnut Hill|
|Liam||Johnson||St. Joseph’s Prep|
|Fatorma||Mulbah||Susquehanna Township HS|
|Maurcus||McDaniel||The Episcopal Academy|
|Kwaku||Adubofour||The Haverford School|
|Michael||Slivka||Upper Dublin HS|
|Marc||Clayton||Upper Merion Area HS|
|Ethan||Saunders||Waynesboro Area HS|
|Kyle||Cichanowsky||West Chester East|
|Kyle||Jones||William Penn Charter|
|Savion||Harrison||York Suburban HS|
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