2015-16 JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio high school sports year-end award winners announced

mp_jjh_largeOver 10,000 votes were cast for the third-annual JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio High School Boys and Girls Athlete and Team of the Year awards. The list of nominees was impressive. Here are the winners…

JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio Boys Team of the Year


Summit Country Day (Cincinnati) Soccer
The Silver Knights won their second D-III state title in three years and fourth overall by setting a state record with nine goals in the state final, including six in first half (they won 9-0). They finished the season 20-3.

Votes and Nominees

Previous winners
2013-14: Coldwater Football
2014-15: Wayne (Huber Heights) Basketball

JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio Girls Team of the Year


Wadsworth Basketball
The Grizzlies won the second state title in program history (the first since 1997) and second over Mason with a 60-51 win in the D-I final. The victory avenged an earlier season loss to the Comets, which was the Grizzlies’ lone blemish all year. Wadsworth beat Reynoldsburg 58-48 in the semifinals. In two state tournament games the Grizzlies made 43 of 51 free throws. Wadsworth also finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll.

Votes and Nominees

Previous winners
2013-14: Sycamore (Cincinnati) Lacrosse
2014-15: Shadyside Softball

JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio Boys Athlete of the Year


Seth Beard, Napoleon Wrestling
The senior and Kent State recruit won his program’s first state title and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the D-II state championships after winning the 120-pound title. He beat three-time state champion Tyler Warner of Claymont in the semifinals. A four-time state placer, Beard owns the school record for career wins (196-12).

Votes and Nominees

Previous winners
2013-14: Brody Hoying, Coldwater Football
2014-15: Jacey Goettemoeller, Marion Local (Maria Stein) Football

JJHuddle/MaxPreps Ohio Girls Athlete of the Year


Hunter Atherton, Dublin Coffman Volleyball
The MaxPreps all-American and Nebraska recruit was named first team all-Ohio for the second-straight season after registering 734 assists, 171 digs and 146 kills as senior. She led her team to a No. 1 ranking and D-I state final.

Votes and Nominees

Previous winners
2013-14: Abby Detering, Lake Catholic (Mentor) Volleyball
2014-15: Sarah Kanney, Coldwater Cross Country

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