PHILADELPHIA, PA – Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2022 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Delaware. The forty-four players selected are from schools across the state of Delaware. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2022 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service.
The Maxwell Football Club also released the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Mini Max Award winners today. Players from those states were eligible for selection as part of the program.
The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey as the Player of the Year for each state. These will be announced at the annual Mini-Maxwell Awards on February 5, 2023, at the Drexelbrook Catering and Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA.
The winner of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club’s 37th Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region. The winner of the Jim Henry Award will also be announced at the Mini-Max Awards on February 5, 2023.
Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Nicholas Singleton (Governor Mifflin H.S. – Penn State), Kyle McCord (St. Joseph’s Prep – Ohio State), Will Howard (Downingtown West H.S. – Kansas State), Keith Maguire (Malvern Prep – Clemson), Shayne Simon (St. Peters Prep – Notre Dame), Jonathan Taylor (Salem H.S. – Wisconsin), Brandon McIlwain (Council Rock North H.S – South Carolina/Cal), Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle College H.S. – Vanderbilt), Mark Pyles (Lebanon H.S – Bucknell Univ.) Fran Walsh (Archbishop Wood H.S – Villanova Univ.), Brendan Nosovitch (Allentown Central Catholic – University of South Carolina), Bill Kim (Upper Dublin H.S – Johns Hopkins), Brad Herzlich (Conestoga H.S – Brown University), Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S – Northwestern.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S. – William & Mary), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S. – Colgate), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S. – Delaware), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S. – Liberty Univ.), Dan Connor (Strath Haven H.S. – Penn State) and Austin Scott (Parkland H.S – Penn State).
On this year’s honorees, Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, said “This is another exceptional class of student athletes who will represent the Mini Max Award very well. During their high school careers, they had to contend with circumstances of the pandemic impacting their families, communities, schools, teachers, academics, practices, coaches, and games; yet they consistently rose to meet those challenges and performed extraordinary feats on the fields, in their classrooms and in their respective communities. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and all the members of the Maxwell Football Club, we congratulate and salute this exceptional group of student-athletes on being 2022 Mini-Max Award winners and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”
The forty-four 2022 Delaware Mini Max Winners are listed alphabetically by school:
|Elijah||Husser||Appoquinimink High School|
|Lorenzo||Gales, Jr.||Brandywine High School|
|Kevin||Takizala||Caesar Rodney High School|
|Thomas||Messick||Cape Henlopen High School|
|Tenye||Martin||Charter School of Wilmington|
|N’yzair||Love||Christiana High School|
|Jeffrey||McNulty||Concord High School|
|Lenniek||Preston||Conrad Schools of Science|
|Dha-Feir||Watts||Delaware Military Academy|
|Marvin||Atkins||Delcastle Technical High School|
|Derek||Fooks||Delmar Middle & Senior High School|
|Tysean||Milligan||Dover High School|
|Nasir||Jones||Early College School|
|Jayden||Manigault||First State Military Academy|
|Train||Johnson||Glasgow High School|
|Christian||Pope||Howard High School of Technology|
|Ashton||Stephens||Indian River High School|
|Kai||Rivera||Lake Forest High School|
|Kaden||Shockley||Laurel High School|
|Dru||Beckford||Middletown High School|
|Desmond||Aladuge||Milford Senior High School|
|Dahmir||Byrd||Mount Pleasant High School|
|Jayden||Smith||Newark High School|
|London||Bright||Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School|
|Me’Lik||Purnell||POLYTECH High School|
|Kyle||Manley||Red Lion Christian Academy|
|Luke||DeKay||Saint Mark’s High School|
|Zach||Holmes||Seaford High School|
|Yamir||Knight||Smyrna High School|
|Will||Dulaney||St. Andrew’s School|
|Quasim||Benson||St. Elizabeth High School|
|Donovan||Brooks||St. Georges Technical High School|
|Patrick||Henry||Sussex Central High School|
|Jeremyah||Handy||Sussex Technical High School|
|Jacob||Tyler||The John Dickinson School|
|Jeff||Homer||The Tatnall School|
|Makeevis||Rogers||Thomas McKean High School|
|Dominick||Pietlock||Tower Hill School|
|Tristian||Wingo||William Penn High School|
|Robby||Tattersall||Wilmington Friends School|
|Johnathon||Shockley||Woodbridge High School|
ABOUT THE MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB – The Maxwell Football Club was founded in 1935 and is the oldest football organization of its kind in America. The Club recognizes excellence in performance at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of the game. The Maxwell Club is also deeply involved and fully vested in the community through programs to promote academic excellence, community volunteerism, and leadership. High school student-athletes around the country have an opportunity to participate in MFC Showcase events, free of charge, through the generosity of our corporate partners, Montage Mountain Resort, Ivy Rehab, The Buccini Pollin Group, the Edward T. Coombs Foundation and the Run Around Inc. To learn more about our story visit www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
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