The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 31

ATHLETICS

Christopher Soukas. A 2018 member of the Wrestling Hall of Fame,
Soukas was a finalist in two National
AAU Wrestling titles. He won the
Nationals in 1941 and came in second
in 1942. Soukas was a three-time New
York State Champion and a three-time
YMCA National Champion. During a
career that spanned more than 35 years,
Soukas won more than 60 championships. He also supported amateur athletics as member of the Board of Directors
of the New York Greek American Club
and the German American Junior
League soccer association.
The AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall
of Fame was established in 1974 by
the late Supreme Athletic Director, Dr.
Monte Kofos and now includes more
than 150 inductees. Previous inductees
include: Harry Agganis, Alex Karras,
Milt Pappas, Pete Sampras, Eric Karros,
Gene Rossides, Steve Lappas, Bob
Costas, and Greg Louganis, among
many others.

Nine 2020 Scholar-Athletes Named
Anthony Banis, Clayton, Calif., and
Melina Christodoulou, Branchburg,
N.J. are co-winners of the John Peter
Vlahos Scholar-Athlete Award. The
award is presented to outstanding high
school scholar-athletes. Anthony was
a member of the Varsity Crew Team
at De La Salle High School, attained
Academic Honors, served GOYA as an
officer. He will row for the University of
Washington crew team. Melina served
as Student Council Vice-President at
Somerville High School, earning 12
varsity letters as Captain of the tennis,
swimming, and track teams. She was
named the 2020 Skyland Conference
Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Melina will
attend Drew University as a member of

www.ahepa.org	

the Scholars Program and will play tennis and volleyball.
Athena Huntalas, San Diego, Calif.,
is the recipient of the Manchester
Greats Scholarship Award. The award
is presented for superior accomplishments in athletics and academics. At
Del Norte High School, Athena was
selected to the All-Palamar League
Lacrosse team and was also a standout
basketball player. Athena was named
to the San Diego Union Tribune AllAcademic Scholar-Athlete Team. She
will attend the University of California,
Davis.
Matthew Macrides and Marisa
Macrides, Canton, Ohio, are co-recipients of the Past Supreme President
Franklin R. Manios Scholar-Athlete and
Service Award. The award recognizes
outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, extra-curricular and community service. Matthew, a standout
on the basketball, cross country and
track teams in high school, completed
his sophomore year at Ohio State
University and attained the Dean's List;
and Marisa, a cross country and track
and field standout, completed her freshman year at Ohio State University and
attained the Dean's List.
Nathaniel Martine, Zionsville, Ind.,
will receive the Past Supreme Athletic
Director Dr. Monte N. Kofos ScholarAthlete Award. The award is presented
to an outstanding high school or collegiate athlete. Nathaniel completed his
freshman year on the Indiana University
nationally ranked volleyball team, with
a 4.00 Dean's List GPA. He also earned
IU Founder's Scholarship Award.
Ephemia Nicolakis, Woodbridge,
Conn., is the winner of the Spanakos
Brothers High School Scholar-Athlete
Award. The award is endowed by Hall

of Famers Petros and Nikos Spanakos
and awarded for athletic and academic
achievement. Ephemia excelled as
a member of the Amity High School
State Championship Volleyball team in
2019 and earned the Superintendent's
Student Award. She also was the
Diocese's District Oratorical Festival
Awardee in 2018 and 2019. Ephemia
will attend Quinnipiac University.
Anthony Rigas, Cypress, Texas,
is the recipient of the Excellence in
Athletics Award. The AHEPA Booster
Club established the award to honor
an outstanding Greek American high
school athlete. At at Cy-Fair High
School, Anthony was captain of and a
2019 Football Second-Team Academic
All-Stater, as a 3 year varsity letterman,
and a member of a State Championship
Football Team. He also played water
polo, track, and basketball. Anthony
will attend Texas A&M University.
Emilea Zingas, Grosse Pointe
Farms, Mich., is the recipient of the
Anthony Leondis Memorial Scholarship
Award. The award is presented for
superior accomplishments in athletics, academics, and the advancement
of the community good. Emilea earned
the 2018 National Silver Medalist
as a member of the United States
Figure Skating Association (USFSA)
and the USFSA's High Performance
Development Team. Emilea was named
to the Honor Society at Grosse Pointe
South High School. She will attend
Boston University.
" AHEPA is grateful to each of the
benefactors and sponsors of these
awards, and to the Athletic Committee
Boosters and its supporters, all of who
have contributed to the development of
this marvelous program to recognized
our student-athletes, " said Horiates.

Winter 2020 ยท THE AHEPAN | 31


http://www.ahepa.org

The Ahepan Winter 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Ahepan Winter 2020

No label
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - No label
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 1
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 2
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 3
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 4
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 5
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 6
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 7
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 8
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 9
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 10
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 11
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 12
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 13
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 14
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 15
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 16
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 17
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 18
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 19
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 20
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 21
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 22
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 23
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 24
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 25
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 26
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 27
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 28
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 29
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 30
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 31
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 32
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 33
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 34
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 35
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 36
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 37
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 38
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 39
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 40
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 41
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 42
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 43
The Ahepan Winter 2020 - 44
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Winter2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Summer2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Spring2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Winter2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Summer2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Spring2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Winter2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Summer2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Spring2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Winter2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Summer2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Spring2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Winter2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/ahepan_Summer2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_spring2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_winter2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_fall2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_summer2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_spring2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/ahepan_winter2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Fall2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_Summer2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/Ahepan_spring2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/ahepan_winter2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/mercury/mercury/ahepan_fall2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_summer2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_spring2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_winter2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2012summerfall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2012spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2012winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2011fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2010winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2010fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2010summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2010winterspring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2009fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2009summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan/ahepan_2009spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mercury/ahepan_2009winter
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com