SHS hands out athletic awardsLeah Holmes is the Spartan Female Athlete of the Year; Trent Olson is the Packy Paquette Male Athlete of the Year; Nicole Mattson and Nik Mattson were named the Frank Cirilli award winners; and Holmes and Nik Mattson were the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award winners.
The Superior High School Athletic Department handed out honors for the 2012-13 school year Wednesday night at the annual award’s ceremony.
Leah Holmes is the Spartan Female Athlete of the Year; Trent Olson is the Packy Paquette Male Athlete of the Year; Nicole Mattson and Nik Mattson were named the Frank Cirilli award winners; and Holmes and Nik Mattson were the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award winners.
Holmes was also a state finalist for the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award, the first ever for SHS.
Frank Cirilli Award
Mattson earned six varsity letters and participated in cross country 9-12, tennis 11-12; and soccer 9-12.
Awards include: girls tennis - 2012 Mental Toughness Award; soccer — Captain (2013); and was a member of the first-ever Border Conference champion in soccer.
Academic achievements include: 4.0 cumulative GPA; 31 composite ACT; top 10 percent decile rank; 11 honors courses (seven AP); eight academic honors awards; and AP scholar with honor award.
Mattson will be attending UW-Madison to major in Pharmacology & Toxicology. She is a Nelson Scholarship and State Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient.
Community services include: Chamber Youth Leadership Program; Hunger Takes No Holiday board; volunteer for the Special Olympics; and a volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Frank Cirilli Male Athlete
Mattson earned five varsity letters and played football and baseball for four years.
Awards include: the Spartan Award (9-10) and Character Award (12) in football; and JV pitching (9), Defensive MVP (11), second-team all-conference (11), Superior Telegram All-Area Team Member (11), and was captain as a junior and senior.
Academic achievements include: 3.99 unweighted GPA; Top 10 percent in class; made the ‘A’ honor roll every quarter of high school career; National Honor Society Member (11-12); eight honors courses; 25 ACT; Scored a 5 on AP World History, AP US History & AP Biology exams; Freshman Team 9-3 Award, SHS Social Studies Award, SHS Science Award, Junior Top 10 Award, College Board AP Scholar Award; Nelson Scholarship Finalist; and an alternate for Wisconsin Excellence Scholarship.
Mattson be attending UW-Superior to study biology and play baseball.
Community services include: Superior Youth Football, National Honor Society, Spartan youth baseball camps, and Tailgate to Recovery.
Spartan Female Athlete
Holmes earned nine varsity letters while competing cross county (9-12); basketball (10-11), and track and field (9-12).
Awards include: cross country MVP all four years; all-conference runner (9-12); team conference champions 10-12; individual conference champion 9-11, state qualifier 9-12th (only SHS athlete to compete four times at state cross country); and captain 11 and 12.
In track she was the Rookie of the Year as a freshman, the MVP as a junior, conference champion as a freshman and junior, team conference champion as a freshman, all-conference as a freshman and junior, state qualifier as a freshman and junior and the school record holder in 800 and mile.
Holmes will be attending UW-Milwaukee on a track/cross country scholarship and will study Physical Therapy.
Male Athlete of the Year
Olson earned eight varsity letters while playing football and hockey as a sophomore through a senior and baseball as a sophomore and junior.
Awards include football captain (12), Coaches Award (10-12), Certificate of Participation (10-12).
In hockey, he was the captain, won the Spartan Award, Most Dedicated Player and Character Award, was all-state first team, named all-conference honorable mention and was named to the CCM All-Star team as a senior.
He was voted Most Improved Player as a junior and was named all-conference in 2013.
Olson has been accepted at St. Scholastica but plans to play junior hockey next year.