Senior Athletes Are Honored at Sussex Tech

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Outstanding Senior Athletes are, left to right, front row: Beau Warrington – Male Sportsmanship and Male Spring Track; Erin Johnson – Female Sportsmanship; Shane Marvel – Male Outstanding Senior and Baseball; Isabel Wharton – Female Outstanding Senior, Female Cross Country, Female Winter Track, and Female Spring Track; Matt Dopler – co-Male Scholar; Maddie Crimmins – Female Scholar; Middle row: Frannie Delrosario – Field Hockey and Girls’ Lacrosse; Cody Rust – Wrestling; Darrin Beckett – Football and co-Male Winter Track; Kim Smith – Softball; and Krista Whaley – Fall Cheerleading; Back row: Dustyn Bebee – Boys’ Soccer;  Dylan Sharp – Male Swimming; Rhett Malone – co-Male Winter Track;  Ryan Fitzgerald – co-Male Scholar and Male Cross Country; Drew Stewart – Boys’ Lacrosse; Trey Jewell – Golf; and Troy DeShields – Boys’ Basketball. Missing from photo are: Samantha Hudson – Volleyball; Sara Bean – Winter Cheerleading; Payton Shirey – Female Swimming; and Margaret Lee – Girls’ Soccer

Sussex Technical High School held its annual Senior Athletic Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 17. Outstanding senior athletes were named in each sport, three prior graduates were named to the school’s Athletic Wall of Fame, and a long-time coach was honored for her dedication to Sussex Tech sports.

Coach Nancy Tribbitt announced her retirement this spring after almost three decades of coaching high school sports and teaching physical education. Mrs. Tribbitt helped to begin the sports program at Sussex Tech when she first came to the school in 1991. In the beginning, she coached all the girls’ sports – field hockey, basketball, and softball. Coach Tribbitt leaves Sussex Tech after accomplishing two back-to-back state field hockey championships, 2009 and 2010.

Graduates Ellen Rowe, Hope Cornell, and Jacque Bowe will also have commemorative banners hung in the Sussex Tech gym to acknowledge their success as college athletes. Ellen excelled in field hockey and track while at Sussex Tech and was named Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 2008. She went on to play field hockey at Saint Joseph’s University and was named the Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Conference. Hope Cornell joins her sister, Harper, on Sussex Tech’s Athletic Wall of Fame. She played field hockey and softball for the Ravens and was named an All-State athlete four times during her high school career. She was named Sussex Tech’s Female Scholar Athlete in 2007. Hope attended Shippensburg University where she played softball and holds the team’s record in homeruns, and was named an All-American Athlete. Jacque Bowe was Sussex Tech’s Outstanding Male Athlete in 2006, as well as Football’s Outstanding Senior. He played in the State Blue-Gold games in both football and basketball. Jacque attended Wesley College where he played both football and basketball and was a member of the college’s national tournament team in basketball.

Sussex Tech seniors receiving awards at the banquet were:

  • Fall Sports: Cheerleading – Krista Whaley
  • Cross Country – Female –Isabel Wharton
  • Cross Country – Male – Ryan Fitzgerald
  • Football – Darrin Beckett
  • Field Hockey – Frannie Delrosario
  • Volleyball – Samantha Hudson
  • Boys’ Soccer – Dustyn Bebee

Winter Shorts:

  • Cheerleading – Sara Bean
  • Winter Track – Female, Isabel Wharton and co-Male, Rhett Malone and Darrin Beckett
  • Boys’ Basketball – Troy DeShields
  • Wrestling – Cody Rust
  • Swimming – Female, Payton Shirey and Male, Dylan Sharp (no seniors in girls’ basketball)

Spring Sports:

  • Baseball – Shane Marvel
  • Spring Track – Female, Isabel Wharton and Male, Beau Warrington
  • Girls’ Lacrosse – Frannie Delrosario
  • Boys’ Lacrosse – Drew Stewart
  • Golf – Trey Jewell
  • Softball – Kim Smith
  • Girls’ Soccer – Margaret Lee

Sportsmanship – Female, Erin Johnson and Male, Beau Warrington

Scholar Athlete – Female, Maddie Crimmins and co-Male, Matt Dopler and Ryan Fitzgerald

Outstanding Athlete – Female, Isabel Wharton and Male, Shane Marvel

Sussex Tech graduates who were added to the Athletic Wall of Fame are Hope Cornell, Jacque Bowe and Ellen Rowe.

Girls Coach Nancy Tribbitt received an honorary commemorative banner on the Athletic Wall of Fame for her 21 years of coaching at Sussex Tech.