GCC September Athletes Of The Month

The Greater Cleveland Conference has a new program to recognize outstanding monthly performances by our GCC Athletes. Athletic Directors from the Greater Cleveland Conference will nominate student athletes from their school based on their monthly performances and accomplishments.


Doubles Tennis Team: Junior Kate Muniak and Senior Ciara Gormley went 7-3 for the month and finished 4th in the GCC tournament. They were battling for 3rd place but lost a tough match. Jonas Hinderer stats for September: Averaged 85.6 in six tournaments. Shot his career low (79) at Fox Meadow in the first annual Brunswick Co-ed tournament.
Gabe: 4 goals and two assists from the defensive Mid position. Jane: 12 goals and 4 assists on the season
Kourtnie pushes herself to be the top runner on the girls Cross Country team. She has shaved almost 4 minutes off her 5k time since the beginning of the season. In September she ran a new Personal Record of 22:48 at the Strongsville Invitational. Malik is the leading runner on our cross country team. Malik: finished in 4th place in the JV race at the Pat Ritchie Invitational and 9th place in the D1 JV race at the Boardman Spartan Invitational. He capped off September by finishing in 17th at the Gilmour Invitational. He’s taken over a minute off his time since the season started.
Mia raced three times in September and led the cross country team as the number one runner in all three of the races she ran. She finished in 2nd place out of 200 runners at the Mentor Cardinal Classic. She finished 22nd out of 209 runners at the Trinity Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky, which featured a very competitive field with teams from six different states. She finished in 7th place out of 223 runners at the Strongsville Fleet Feet Invitational. Mia also had 4 goals and 4 assists in the month of September for the #1 ranked girls soccer team in the state of Ohio. She was a very large contributor to the team going 8-0-1 in the month of September which included games against 5 state ranked teams. Jake now holds the record for the fastest 5,000 meter time in Medina High School history. He posted a time of 15:10.35 at the Trinity Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky and surpassed the record set by Donny Roys in 2008. He also helped the team win the Mentor Cardinal Classic and Seneca East’s Stars, Stripes, & Lights by finishing in 1st place overall at both events.
Samantha Hartman Broke a school record in career assists and hit the milestone of 500 career digs. She was named the best player in NE Ohio by Cleveland.com and ranks 1st in GCC for assists, 2nd for digs, 2nd in aces and 2nd in hitting percentage 12th in the state for assists. Billy Dennison broke the Mentor High School record at the Wooster Invitational running 15:18.7. He has finished in the top 5 at every meet. He led his Cardinals to a 2nd place finish at the RVA Relays in Virginia out of 54 teams. Billy had the fastest split of the meet running 7:02 for 2500 meters, which is a 4:32 average.
Emily Lamb is one of the top female golfers in the area, again qualifying for the District Tournament in her senior year. Emily recently finished second overall in the GCC Girls Golf tournament to earn All-Conference honors. Emily is also one of the top field hockey players on the Raiders state-ranked field hockey team. Great job, Emily! Cornell Beard is quickly becoming one of the top running backs in the area and in the month of September continued his stellar junior campaign on the gridiron. In the month of September, Cornell carried the ball 106 times for 772 rushing yards and scored 13 TDs with a long of 94 yards. Cornell is a major reason for the Raiders success this season, helping Shaker to a 6-1 overall record and the best start to a football season in 20+ years. Great job, Cornell!
Kate: During the month of September Kate went 8-2 in singles – primarily at third singles and finished in 2nd place at the GCC Tournament, defeating Mentor 6-0,6-1 before falling to Shaker in the finals 6-2,6-4. Other victories this month include Brunswick, Copley, Medina, Padua, North Olmsted and Berea-Midpark at third singles and the match-clinching victory at second singles at Saint Joseph Academy, winning 6-3,6-4.