Awards and Recognitions

At Riverdale lacrosse, we don’t believe in handing out the traditional “MVP” type awards. We believe ALL our players are important. We are a TEAM, after all! And, as a team, our results, win or loose, can not be based solely on the skills of one individual.

So, what awards do we give out, you ask? Most Improved Player, FireStarter Award, Atlas Award and awards for overall and individual conditioning results. What are those you ask? Well, click here and we will explain.

Most Improved Player

2018 Jeffrey Russom

2017 Noah Roark

2016 Tyler Campbell


Mr. Consistency Award

2018 Sean Grimm

FireStarter Award

2017 Riley Porter

2016 Steele Spinosa


Atlas Award

2018 Riley Porter

2017 Kyle Palmer

2016 Thomas Moerschel


Scholar Athlete Award

2018 Kerlentz Dorcely

2017 Thomas Moerschel

2016 Thomas Moerschel


The Meaning Behind Our Awards

Most Improved Player
Every player improves. Every week, the teams and individuals get better. Picking two can be difficult, but most players and coaches agree that two stand out as making the biggest leaps in the shortest amount of time.

FireStarter Award

Every team hopes to have a player that embodies the spirit of the game and exemplifies that team’s goals. A FireStarter is someone who works harder than everyone else. He or she leaves everything on the field. Physically and emotionally, a FireStarter is all in—a 100% effort from start to finish. FireStarters inspire us. They push themselves and, by example, everyone around them. They light the team fire. They ARE the fire.

Atlas Award
In mythology, Atlas carried the world on his back. In sports, as in any endeavor where emotions run high and physical demands can be nearly overwhelming, we are fortunate if we find an Atlas in our midst. Our Atlases carry their teams on their backs. They keep us in the game. They don’t quit. They are Atlases.

Mr. Consistency
Begun in 2018 due to lack of a real FireStarter player, this award is for the player whose game play was the most consistent, predictable, and reliable during the season. This player is the rock of the team. He may not be the best goal scorer or toughest defender, but he rarely makes mistakes and can be counted on to do the best job possible whenever he is on the field. There may not be a lot of flash or hype, but this player is one of the most important any team can have on its roster!

2016 Conditioning Improvement Awards

Overall Improvement
2016 – Matthew Flint 23.57%

2016 – Sean Grimm 6.72%

2016 – Matthew Flint 3.77%

2016 – Matthew Flint 59.39%

2016 – Elliott Steinberg 66.67%

2016 – Brian Youd 26.67%

2016 – Matthew Flint 60%

Box runs
2016 – Matthew FLint 20.62%

2016 – Matthew Flint 11.83%

2016 Brian Youd 34.44%

2016 – Matthew Flint 59.39%