570 Sport’s Exlusive Players of The Month

Written By: Logan Kaufman

The 570 Sports Show is one of the best outlets in the area and they know how to find star athletes.  570 Sports consistently does a player of the week list but they are now expanding to a players of the month special, once every month. There are many incredible athletes in the Scranton area, which makes it extremely hard to pick out a limited number of them to talk about. Despite the difficulty of focusing on just a few athletes,  570 Sports has done their research and they believe that they have picked out some future stars. All in all, welcome to the first-ever players of the month article and I hope you enjoy!

Players of the week:

  • Matt Godlewski: Riverside
  • Emma Button: Blue Ridge
  • Luciano Januzzi: Basketball

Players of the month:

Female Golfer: Gwen Powell – North Pocono

  • Gwen Powell is the star golfer for the female North Pocono golf team. Gwen is a freshman medalist for class 3A, where she qualified with a score of 88. Gwen was one of only nine girls who met qualifying standards of under 100. Gwen is an all-around, great golfer and she will definitely gather attention over the next three years of her high school career.

Male Soccer: Tyler Pepsin – Old Forge

  • Tyler pepsin is a soccer phenomenon for Old Forge. Tyler successfully led his team with 21 goals throughout the season and he has been recognized for his quick speed and his outstanding agility. Tyler is overall an outstanding player and his scoring capabilities are one of the greatest aspects of his game.

Female Soccer: Marissa Boles – Lakeland

  • Marissa Boles is an extremely talented soccer player for Lakeland. Marissa led her team in goals with 22, putting her four goals ahead of the second-place girl on her team. On top of Marrissa’s impressive ability to score, she is a fantastic passer and has no problem finding open teammates. Marissa boles is really just a great all-around player and she is one of the biggest scoring threats on the field.

Female Cross Country Runner: Bella Noreik – Scranton 

  • Bella Noreik is an outstanding cross-country runner for Scranton High School. Bella is one of the fastest girls in Scranton and she recently ran a 19:20 5k. With her extremely fast time, Bella beat out the second-place runner by over a minute. All in all, Bella is an extraordinary runner and her speed will definitely take her very far into her running career.

Male Cross Country Runner: Caleb Kenyon – North Pocono

  • Caleb Kenyon is a very gifted cross country runner who runs for North Pocono. Caleb has been cited as one of the fastest runners at multiple different meets and he recently ran just over a 16-minute 5K. By running at that speed, Caleb was able to buy himself a 40-second window between himself and any other runners. Caleb Kenyon may very well be the best runner in Scranton and he certainly has a bright future.

Female Volleyball: Emma Monson – North Pocono

  • Emma Monson is a standout volleyball player for North Pocono. Emma is one of the most dominant players on her team and she does a very good job at playing by the net while she consistently carries her team by blocking many shots a game and hitting back powerful shots to the other team. Overall, Emma Monson is a fantastic volleyball player and she’ll definitely be a threat for the rest of the season and in her volleyball future. 

Female Tennis: Kaci Kranson – Holy cross

  • Kaci Kranson is the undefeated tennis player for Holy Cross who play alongside her twin sister. Kaci is a fantastic athlete and her net play is what really separates her from the rest. Kaci has been spotted by many coaches because of her ability to dominate all over the court and she has proved to be nearly undefeatable. Kaci is definitely a very threatening player and she will be a star in the future.

Female Tennis: Maddy Kranson – Holy cross

  • Maddy Kranson is the twin of Kaci Kranson and she is just as good of a tennis player. Together Kaci and Maddy have gone undefeated this season and they are very impactful players. Maddy’s key strengths are that she is a very good baseline player and that she has an insanely strong backhand. Maddy is just a very good player overall and she is super impressive to watch.

Male Football: Paddy Grady – Scranton Prep

  • Paddy Grady is the star Quarterback for Scranton prep. Paddy is a very talented player and he is known because of his arm strength. One of Paddy’s greatest strengths is that he can throw deep passes in a very accurate manner and he can also do it while under pressure. Paddy Grady is really a special athlete and he has so many features of his game that make him hard to stop.

Male Golfer: Michael Sewack – Scranton Prep

  • The final player of the month on the 570 Sports player of the month list is Michael Sewack. Michael Sewack is an incredible golfer and he has been recognized for his consistency. On top of his ability to shoot low scores over and over again, Michael’s short game is one of the best that you can find.  Overall, Michael Sewack is a very talented golfer and he will be a star in the near future.

Exclusive Interviews:

Female Volleyball: Emma Monson – North Pocono

What do you consider your top strengths to be?

  • I believe that my strengths are mostly hitting and blocking. I think that I can really get up to the net well and knock down shots that are coming my way. I can also send them back to the other side when needed.

What do you see your future to be like after this season?

  • I’m going to go to college to be a pre-physician’s assistant. I also could maybe play volleyball in college but that’s not for certain. 

What are some of your accomplishments throughout your high school career?

  • I was able to become an all-around player and I worked really hard for that. I was also able to run a slide in a game which is kind of hard to do.

What has the 570 Sports Show contributed to the area and really just contributed to overall?

  • 570 Sports has definitely helped everyone to know what teams are becoming powerhouses and what players to look for in particular. 

Female Tennis: Kaci Kranson – Holy cross 

What do you consider your top strengths to be?

  • I would say that my top strength is my netplay.  I feel like I’m really able to dominate the net consistently.  I’m able to put away anything in my realm while at the net. 

What do you see your future to be like after this season?

  • I would say that my future with sports will probably be more based around basketball than tennis. My goal is really just to play college basketball.

What are some of your accomplishments throughout your high school career?

  • I would say that I am very good at focusing on my academics while also being the best I can be on the court. I’m in the student government at my school and I am the president of my class. I really just think that one of my highest accomplishments is being able to be involved on and off the court.

What has the 570 Sports Show contributed to the area and really just contributed to overall?

  • I think that the 570 Sports Show has done amazing things for the area. The recognition that 570 Sports has given the local athletes is just outstanding.  To be honest with you,  I got my reputation because 570 sports consistently covered my tennis games.

Female Tennis: Maddy Kranson – Holy cross 

What do you consider your top strengths to be?

  • I would say that one of my top strengths is that I’m good at the baseline. I also believe that I have a very good backhand. I really just think that I’m good with consistency throughout the entire game.  

What do you see your future to be like after this season?

  • I’m not really sure what my future will look like after high school and I’m not really sure if I’m going to play a sport or not. I could potentially try to play tennis but right now I really just do not know.  

What are some of your accomplishments throughout your high school career?

  • Academics are very important to me and I think that I do a very good job of focusing on my grades while playing tennis at the same time. In addition to doing the best that I can on the court, I’m involved in student government and I’m running for treasurer of my class. 

What has the 570 Sports Show contributed to the area and really just contributed to overall?

  • 570 Sports has done a lot for the area and they’re definitely a big part of our community. They focus on so many different areas of sports and they bring attention to so many different kinds. 570 Sports is really just one of the top contributors in our area and they do a lot for the community.

Male Football: Paddy Grady – Scranton Prep

What do you consider your top strengths to be at the quarterback position?

  • I like to throw the ball and I believe that my deep passes showcase one of my best strengths. I have a really strong arm and  I take advantage of that in games.  I also can run whenever I need to, whether it be to pick up a first down or to just get away from some pass rushers.

What do you see your future to be like after this season?

  • I haven’t really figured out what I’m doing yet. I’m not sure if I’m going to play football in college yet but it’s definitely something I’d like to do.

What are some of your accomplishments throughout your high school career?

  • Last year my team lost a lot of players going into the season and I think we had to get an entirely new lineup except for about two players. We had a pretty decent year and finished with a 9-3 record but we did not have the outcome that we desired. We lost in the district championship but this year we’re coming back with a lot of experience and we’re going to try to use that to our advantage.

What has the 570 Sports Show contributed to the area and really just contributed to overall?

  • 570 Sports Show does a great job of getting the athletes recognized. I think that everyone loves  570 Sports and no one really has any problems with them. I mean, they just really do a great job.

Male Golfer: Michael Sewack – Scranton Prep

What do you consider your top strengths to be as a golfer?

  • I would probably say that my short game is my biggest strength.  Driving is also a good ability for me and I have a good bit of power. Between my power and my short game, I get to the green with minimal strokes and I finish with good putting.

How good would you say you are at staying consistent throughout 18 holes?

  • I’d say I’m pretty good at staying consistent and I don’t really make big numbers anymore. I shoot pretty low and I can do it multiple games in a row.

What do you see your future to be like after this season?

  • I’m not really sure what my future will look like after this season but I know I’m just going to keep trying to golf and see where it takes me.

What are some of your accomplishments throughout your high school career?

  • In my freshman year, I was able to be a medalist  at team districts. My team won a jackman tournament in our sophomore year and my team has gotten second place in states in both of the last two years. I was also a medalist this year for individual districts and team districts.

What has the 570 Sports Show contributed to the area and really just contributed to overall?

  • The 570 Sports show definitely does a lot for the area. They cover pretty much everything and then get a lot of exposure for all of the athletes in and around Scranton. They also do a great job of making their priority specific sports that are underlooked by many people.

THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT:

570 Sports is becoming one of the most trusted groups for both events and news. 570 Sports consistently scouts out some of the best players and brings attention to potential stars. After breaking down 570 Sports, players of the week on the rise, it’s time to point out their next big event. Coming to you Thanksgiving weekend will be the 570 Sports, holiday basketball tournament. As of now, not too many details are being released regarding the tournament but it is said that the event is formatted differently than ever before and will inevitably bring a lot of excitement. All in all, 570 Sports has a lot coming up so keep an eye out for more details leading up to the holiday tournament.

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