2024 Sports Awards

Senior athletes claim annual awards
Posted on 05/31/2024

Stanwood High School hosted its 17th annual Senior Athletic Awards ceremony Thursday, May 30, to recognize student-athlete accomplishments and reveal several annual honors.

The Stanwood 4A Booster Club Female Athlete of the Year award went to Eliot McDonald, who played on the volleyball and softball teams. She plans to attend California Polytechnic State University.

The Stanwood 4A Booster Club Male Athlete of the Year award winner Max Mayo played on the football team, basketball team, and golf team, which took sixth place at state. He plans to continue playing basketball at Bellevue College.

Averie Stunz earned the Stanwood 4A Booster Club Female Academic Athlete of the Year, earning a 4.0 GPA in addition to playing soccer and tennis. She plans to continue playing soccer at the University of Redlands in California.

John Floyd was awarded the Stanwood 4A Booster Club Male Academic Athlete of the Year, earning a 3.91 GPA in addition to playing basketball and tennis. He plans to continue playing basketball at the University of Providence in Montana.

In all, 34 Spartan athletes ended their careers with a 3.7 GPA or better.

Ashley Schreiber and Tomas Murilllo were honored with the Cliff Gillies awards, honoring participation in student activities, academic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Three Spartans played a sport all year, earning Three-sport Awards: Ryker Belles (cross country, swim, track & field), Max Mayo (football, basketball, golf), and Trip Schreiber (tennis, swim, track & field).

Two Spartans earned the school’s Red Award, which goes to those who earn nine to 12 varsity letters during their career: Ryker Belles and Averie Stunz.

Seven students were honored with the White Award, which goes to Spartans who earn six to eight varsity letters in their career: John Floyd (6),Eliot McDonald (6), La’Tana Swinton (6), Megan Grennell (7), Katana Karasti (7), Max Mayo (7), and Braedon Requa (7). 

Overall, 12 Spartan teams advanced to the WIAA state postseason this year: boys cross country, girls cross country, girls swim, boys swim, boys wrestling, girls wrestling, baseball, boys golf, softball, girls tennis, boys track and field, and girls track and field.