Student Athlete Award

Student Athlete Award

105.5 The Team is proud to present our a Student Athlete Award. The honor will be given at the conclusion of each Section V athletic season (fall, winter and spring) to honor a local athlete who excelled not only on the playing surface of their respective sport, but in the classroom and community as well. The student should exemplify dedication to both their sport and schoolwork, maintain an A average and have played for one of their school’s athletic programs during that respective season. The winners will be honored with a plaque and recognition on this page as our Student Athlete Award recipient by season and year.  We also sit down and conduct brief interviews with the selected students, in order to get to know them better and share their stories with the community. Past winners of the award will be listed below along with the interviews.

On top of being Rochester’s radio home for Section V sports, we take pride in being able to recognize the hard working student athletes from our area with this award. To nominate a deserving athlete send an email to our sports director, Spencer German:


Help us in congratulating…

Emily Coykendall

Season: Spring 2017

School: Spencerport

Sport: Lacrosse

Bio: An attacker for Spencerport’s girl’s lacrosse team, Emily spent all four years of her high school career on varsity, including the last two as a team captain, racking up 172 goals and 81 assists in her career. In 2017 alone, Emily finished as the team’s second-leading scorer with 36 goals and 56 total points, helping the Rangers advanced all the way to the Class B Sectional semifinals. Her efforts were enough to be named a first-team All-County selection for the second straight year. Emily’s hard work doesn’t stop on the lacrosse field though, as she boasts a 98 GPA and received the program’s Scholar Athlete award for a 3rd consecutive season – an honor she also collected during the fall and winter sports season’s as a cheerleader. Emily has accumulated plenty of other accolades during her high school tenure as well, including being named a Wendy’s Heisman Award Nominee, receiving the National Football Foundation HS scholar athlete award, the Glenn Adams Scholarship award, the Rochester Chapter CU Scholarship award, and the Operation Buddy Outstanding HS Volunteer Scholarship. Additionally, she was named Spencerport’s 2017 Female Academic Athlete and individual female athlete of the year. From extracurricular activities such as National Honors Society and student government, to her out of school volunteer work with youth camps, the Mary Cariola and Parkinson’s walks and even Camp Good Days, Emily is an exemplary student, athlete and person. She’s certainly not done yet as she plans on attending Florida Southern on an academic scholarship, where she will also continue her lacrosse career at the collegiate level.

Wanna learn more about Emily? Check out our exclusive interview with her…

Quinn Mulhern

Season: Winter 2016-17

School: Gates Chili

Sport: Hockey

Bio: This past hockey season at Gates Chili High School wasn’t filled with many wins on the ice, but inside the program there were plenty of winners, including junior Quinn Mulheron. Quinn, was the Spartan’s leading scorer this this year, but more importantly a prominent leader in the locker room, who helped keep a struggling team focused and motivated for the entire season. In the classroom, Quinn maintains a 97.3 unweighted GPA and a 102 weighted GPA, which is even more impressive when you consider that he’s a 3 year varsity hockey player, also plays varsity golf – his handicap is 13 by the way – and is a member of the school’s Jazz Ensemble and National Honors Society. Outside of school, Quinn is very involved in the community as well. Each summer he takes a trip with his local church to different cities such as New York and Detroit, assisting in the restoration of buildings and volunteering at soup kitchens. Quinn embodies everything 105.5 The Team’s Section V Student Athlete Award represents. He works hard not only the ice as a member of the Spartan’s hockey team, but also in the classroom, while doing the little things out in the community. He is a model student athlete for all of Section V. Please help us in congratulating Quinn on being named the 2016-17 winter recipient, of the award!

Want to know more about Quinn? Check out our exclusive inverview with him:

20161219_153743_005Hannah Shin

Season: Spring 2016

School: Fairport

Sport: Soccer

Bio: Fairport Junior, Hannah Shin is a three year starter on the Red Raiders varsity soccer team that earned the Section V tournament’s top seed this past season. She’s also been a member of the varsity lacrosse team since her freshman year and plans on continuing her career at Harvard University, where she’ll pursue a degree in neuroscience. As her 98 grade point average shows, Hannah’s hard work goes well beyond the the field and into the class room as well, where she ranks in the top one percent of her class and is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. Hannah has also exemplified a superb sense of time management by balancing her multiple sports, rigorous academic schedule and other extracurricular actives, like serving as the principal baritone horn in Fairport’s concert band. Not only that but Hannah is very active in her community as well, particularly at her church. For the past five years she has served as a Sunday School teacher and has also participated in housing renovation projects in the inner city of Rochester during spring break, twice. Please help us in congratulating Hannah Shin on being named the Geico Student Athlete Award winner for this past fall of 2016!

Want to know more about Hannah? Check out our exclusive interview with her:

Past Winners