Declan Lavelle needs your vote. The three sport athlete who is headed to Fordham University to play baseball is on the ballot for LoHud.com’s Tom Whelan All-Sports Awards 2019-20 athlete of the year.
Winners will be revealed on Wednesday, July 8th. Don’t waste any time and, as they say, vote early and often to show your Garnet pride: vote Lavelle.
The LoHud case for Declan:
“Declan Lavelle, Rye
Sports: Football, Hockey, Baseball
Accolades: Section 1 Class A Player of the Year, first-team all-state (football); Journal News/lohud Westchester/Putnam Player of the Year, first-team all-state (hockey)
Stats: Football — 181-of-305 for 2,796 yards and 36 TD passing (both school records); 512 yards, 9 TD rushing. Hockey — 21 goals, 18 assists, plus-16 rating.
The case for Declan: It was a remarkable senior season for Lavelle, especially if you consider that he never played one game of baseball, the sport he will play at Fordham. But Lavelle, a pitcher and shortstop, used his strong right arm to lead Rye to its first Section 1 football title since 2014. After breaking multiple school passing records, he then followed by steering the hockey team to a Section 1 Division II title. Lavelle’s all-around talents resulted in him being the only non-track and field athletes named to three Journal News “elite” lists. He was selected Super 11 (football), Super 6 (hockey) and Nine Who Shine (baseball).”
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