2023 WPIAL/James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) bestowed its 32nd annual WPIAL/James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award to 20 recipients. There were 162 nominees – 81 female, 81 male – from a total of 92 schools, and 143 of the candidates participated in more than one sport over their varsity career.

The 20 winners are listed below, as well as links to the class photo, list of nominees, and press release announcement.

 Winner  School  Sport(s)
 Ty Banco  Trinity  Baseball, Football, Wrestling
 Michael Church  Waynesburg Central  Wrestling
 Vincent Cugini  Aquinas Academy  Basketball, Volleyball
 Cassidy Dell  Freeport  Track & Field, Volleyball
 Chase Dustevich  Mt. Lebanon  Swimming & Diving
 Deirdre Flaherty  Mt. Lebanon  Softball
 Gwen Howell  Mars  Soccer
 Nora Johns  Quaker Valley  Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field
 Harron Lee  North Allegheny  Baseball, Football
 Beaux Lizewski  Seneca Valley  Basketball, Soccer
 Ella Menear  Mapletown  Swimming & Diving, Volleyball
 Aaralyn Nogay  Neshannock  Basketball, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball
 Cadin Olsen  Armstrong  Basketball, Football
 Matthew Purcell  Avonworth  Cross Country, Swimming & Diving
 Christina Shi  North Allegheny  Swimming & Diving
 Steven Suchko  Peters Township  Soccer, Track & Field
 Landon Urcho  Bentworth  Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer
 London Whipkey  West Greene  Rifle, Softball, Volleyball
 Eden Williamson  Trinity  Basketball, Track & Field
 Sophia Zalar  Carmichaels  Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

2023 Scholar-Athlete Award Materials

Class Photo | Nominee List | Press Release