Pirates News · VOTE: Sal Patierno & Sebastian Smith for Zeal Credit Union October Athlete of the Month

It’s time to vote for the Zeal Credit Union October Athlete of the Month! Show your support by voting for Pirates nominees this month: 

Sal Patierno | Pinckey High School | Football

Senior Sal Patierno set the school record for career touchdowns (27) on 10/18/19, by running 12 times for 148 yards and four scores which helped propel his team to victory and clintch a spot in the playoffs.

Sebastian Smith | Pinckney High School | Tennis

Senior Sebastian Smith lead his team through the regional tournament where they qualified for the state meet. It was there that he won his first match at No. 1 singles by a 6-1, 6-2 score over Justice Waldman of St. Joseph before falling in the second round. Smith finished with a 23-9 record.


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If you know a Pinckney athlete that should be nominated for next month’s contest, send your nomination in an email here.

Female Nominees:

Gabriella Kellogg | Plymouth Christian | Volleyball

Senior Outside Hitter has had an incredible month of October leading the team in Kills.

Kaitlyn Bourque | Garden City High School | Cross Country
Kaitlyn has great grades and is a dedicated runner!

Sarah Haupt | St. Catherine of Siena Academy | Golf

Sarah Haupt led the Stars golf team to qualify for the State Finals.

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Male Nominees:

Ian Cholewa | Garden City High School | Football

Ian Chowela led the Cougars offense this season with over 1000 yards rushing

Eli Bride | Farmington High School | Football & Soccer

Eli maintains an exemplary grade point average while practicing with two teams in the fall, the varsity soccer team, for which he is a key midfielder and captain, and the varsity football team, for which he is the starting place kicker. Throughout the preseason and season, he has been a terrific leader and role model for the younger players. He has become like a player-coach for the soccer team. Eli maintains a 3.5 grade point average, and Coach Kory Cioroch has said that Eli has a shot a place kicking at the college level. 

Eric Moore | Plymouth Christian High School | Cross Country

Eric place 1st, 3rd, and 2nd in Conference meets this month, earning 1st-Team All-Conference.

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