HFM announces Night of Excellence nominees.

Holy Family Memorial presents its 14th Annual Night of Excellence on Wednesday, July 11. The annual awards banquet celebrates the accomplishments of Manitowoc County high school athletes, coaches, teams and Special Olympics athletes.

This year’s Night of Excellence nominees include the following:

Team of the Year:

  • Cross Country, Valders High School
  • Boys Basketball, Roncalli High School
  • Football, Manitowoc Lutheran High School
  • Girls Basketball, Manitowoc Lutheran High School
  • Boys Basketball, Valders High School

Coach of the Year:

  • Bill Dietrich, Cross Country, Valders High School
  • Joe Garceau, Boys Basketball, Roncalli High School
  • Dave Uhlhorn, Football, Manitowoc Lutheran High School

Male Athlete of the Year:

  • Mitchel Schneider, Roncalli High School
  • Brock Staudt, Manitowoc Lutheran High School

Female Athlete of the Year:

  • Mia Strazny, Manitowoc Lincoln High School
  • Kalina Kinzel, Manitowoc Lincoln High School
  • Alissa Wagner, Valders High School
  • Lauren Griepentrog, Manitowoc Lutheran High School
  • Gabrielle Greetan, Manitowoc Lincoln High School

Comeback Athlete of the Year:

  • Emma Wagner, Valders High School
  • Jordyn Schmidt, Manitowoc Lincoln High School

Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year:

  • Trace Woepse, Kiel High School
  • Aaron Lischka, Manitowoc Lutheran High School
  • Jack Linsmeier, Valders High School
  • Chombi Lambert, Roncalli High School
  • Bryce Urbanek, Mischicot High School

Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year:

  • Grace Melso, Manitowoc Lutheran High School
  • Kendra Hammel, Valders High School

Special Olympian of the Year Award:

  • Mitchell Finnel
  • Mike Pribek
  • Ellen LeClair

Night of Excellence will be held at Knox’s Silver Valley Supper Club, Manitowoc Wisconsin. Event check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner reception at 6:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony to follow. Parents, grandparents, family and friends are encouraged to purchase banquet reservations by July 5. Night of Excellence tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling (920) 320-4565