Pennsylvania Player and Coach Awards, 2015-2016

Friends,

It is with great honor that the GPQB voting panel announces the recipients of our 2nd annual awards for Player of the Year, JV Player of the Year*, and Coach of the Year. These individuals have been dedicated, hard working, and exemplary quizbowl citizens in their pursuit of excellence for this extra-curricular activity. Their achievements deserve commemoration in the rapidly growing annals of pyramidal Quizbowl history in Pennsylvania. Without further ado:

  • Congratulations to Alex Schmidt of Lehigh Valley Academy for winning Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, in recognition for his streak of scoring titles perpetually in excess of 130 points a game, dominance in the category of history, significant improvement in his weak categories this season, and in recognition for his rising status as one of the nation’s most respected players. We must note that Alex has done all of this as a sophomore.†
  • Congratulations to Sam Scarfone of Great Valley High School for winning JV Player of the Year for the 2015-16 Season, in recognition for his high scores despite strong competition within his own team, continued scoring improvement, and leadership potential.
  • Congratulations to  Bern McCauley of Great Valley High School for winning Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 Season, in recognition of his Great Valley squad’s rise to among the State’s best in the last 18 months, as well as his consistently excellent tournament direction and willingness to assist other coaches in launching their own programs.

All recipients of the GPQB awards will be awarded a plaque for their achievement. We are honored to have all these individuals as part of the Pennsylvania quizbowl community and wish them continued success, both on and off the buzzer.

*Students are eligible to win the JV Player of the Year Award if they are currently enrolled in the 9th or 10th grade.
† Alex also received our JV Player of the Year Award last season.

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