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NDIAA announces 2018 National Champions for spring sports and individual awards

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2018 spring season.

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2018 Baseball National Champions

Maryland School for the Deaf (11-5-1)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2016, 2017

stefan-anderson
Player of the Year: 
Stefan Anderson, Maryland School for the Deaf

chester-kuschmider
Coach of the Year: 
Chester Kuschmider, Maryland School for the Deaf

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2018 Softball National Champions

Texas School for the Deaf (12-8)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2015, 2016, 2017

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Player of the Year: 
Emma Giuntoli, Texas School for the Deaf

billie-munoz
Coach of the Year:
Billie Munoz, Texas School for the Deaf

*Individual photos courtesy of NDIAA.
*Maryland Baseball photo courtesy of MSD Athletics.
*Texas Softball photo courtesy of TSD Athletics.

 

2018 Prep Top 50 Best Performances and Awards Announced

National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) and USA Deaf Track & Field (USADTF) have compiled the 2018 Prep Top 50 Best Performances.

This year, 26 and 27 schools have turned in their boys and girls best performances respectively.

Texas School for the Deaf became the fourth school to win both boys and girls Team of the Year. Last year, Maryland was able to do so along with Alabama in 1992 and Georgia in 1975.

After compiling and reviewing the finishes of all Track & Field events, the committee has declared the Team of the Year, Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year, and Coach of the Year honors for boys and girls.

USADTF boys track
Boys

Top: Team of the Year – Texas School for the Deaf
Left: Track Athlete of the Year – Kenmarkis Meeks, Mississippi
Middle: Field Athlete of the Year – Calel Aramboles, Fremont
Right: Coach of the Year – Steven Fuerst, Minnesota

USADTF girls track
Girls

Top: Team of the Year – Texas School for the Deaf
Left: Track Athlete of the Year – Rajena Guettler, Maryland
Middle: Field Athlete of the Year – Cassidy Perry, Maryland
Right: Coach of the Year – Bri Scott, Tennessee

2018 Prep Top 50 Best Performances

Deaf Middle School Rankings – Athletic.net

Past prep top best performances results, Team of the Year, Tracksters of the Year, and Coach of the Year history can be found on website.

Reprinted from USA Deaf Track & Field - http://www.usadtf.org/2018/06/2018-prep-top-50/

 

NDIAA announces 2018 National Champions for winter sports and individual awards

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2017-2018 winter season.

2018 Maryland BBB D1 Champs
2018 Division 1 Boys National Champions

Maryland School for the Deaf (24-5)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2010, 2011, 2016

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Player of the Year: 
John Werner, Jr., Maryland School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: 
James DeStefano, Maryland School for the Deaf

2018 Texas GBB D1 Champs
2018 Division 1 Girls National Champions

Texas School for the Deaf (29-9)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2008

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Player of the Year: 
Sunita Schmidjorg, Texas School for the Deaf

brian-sipek
Coach of the Year: 
Brian Sipek, Texas School for the Deaf

2018 New Mexico BBB D2 Champs
2018 Division 2 Boys National Champions

New Mexico School for the Deaf (20-5)
Past NDIAA Championships: None

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Player of the Year: 
Devon Thompson, New Mexico School for the Deaf

justin-brooks
Coach of the Year: 
Justin Brooks, American School for the Deaf

2018 Mississippi GBB D2 Champs
2018 Division 2 Girls National Champions

Mississippi School for the Deaf (16-3)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2017

chynah-johnson
Player of the Year: 
Chynah Johnson, Georgia School for the Deaf

john-diehl
Coach of the Year: 
John Diehl, New York School for the Deaf

2018 Indiana Wrestling National Champs
2018 Wrestling National Champions

Indiana School for the Deaf (20-3)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016

tyantwon-redding
Wrestler of the Year: 
Tyantwon Redding, Indiana School for the Deaf

chris-cassel
Coach of the Year: 
Chris Cassel, Indiana School for the Deaf

*Individual Photos courtesy of NDIAA.

NDIAA announces National Champions for 2017 fall sports and individual awards

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2017 fall season.

For this fall, NDIAA has made a change on recognizing soccer teams and players. In the past, a single national championship was awarded to programs that played either 11-man or 8-man formats. Starting this year, the team and individual awards are now separated by the two classifications.

Maryland 11-man FB
2017 11-Man Football National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (8-3)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

GAshton
Player of the Year: 
Gareth Ashton, Texas School for the Deaf

JWerner
Player of the Year:
John Werner, Jr., Maryland School for the Deaf

PKulick
Coach of the Year: 
Paul Kulick, Alabama School for the Deaf

Kansas 8-man FB
2017 8-Man Football National Co-Champions

Kansas School for the Deaf (7-2)
Past NDIAA Championships: None

Mississippi 8-man FB-rev
2017 8-Man Football National Co-Champions

Mississippi School for the Deaf (8-0)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2013

KMeeks
Player of the Year: 
Kenmarkis Meeks, Mississippi School for the Deaf

RWard
Coach of the Year: 
Richard Ward, Kansas School for the Deaf

Texas D1 VB
2017 Division 1 Volleyball National Champions

Texas School for the Deaf (33-12-1)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2012, 2016

EGiuntoli
Player of the Year: 
Emma Giuntoli, Texas School for the Deaf

KPedersen
Coach of the Year: 
Karina Pedersen, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Western Pennsylvania D2 VB-rev
2017 Division 2 Volleyball National Champions

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (26-6)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2016

MWelch
Player of the Year:
Madison Welch, Kansas School for the Deaf

christie-homell
Coach of the Year:
Christie Homell, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Western Pennsylvania 11-man Soccer
2017 11-Man Soccer National Champions

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (16-6)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2008, 2016

DChristoffids
Player of the Year:
Dylan Christoffels, Marie Philip School

VWojton
Coach of the Year: 
Val Wojton, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Rochester 8-man Soccer
2017 8-Man Soccer National Champions

Rochester School for the Deaf (10–6-2)
Past NDIAA Championships: 2012, 2013

LRuper
Player of the Year:
Levi Ruper, Rochester School for the Deaf

JDauldier
Coach of the Year:
Jason Dauldier, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Texas Boys CC
2017 Boys Cross Country National Champions

Texas School for the Deaf
Past NDIAA Championships: 2016

SCabera
Male Runner of the Year:
Sandi Ramos-Cabera, Oregon School for the Deaf

AWeaver
Female Runner of the Year:
Anabelle Weaver, Texas School for the Deaf

GCoughlan
Coach of the Year:
Greg Coughlan, Oregon School for the Deaf

*Photos courtesy of NDIAA.

NDIAA honors four individuals with player and coach of the year awards

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) have recognized four individuals for their prestigious player of the year and coach of the year awards for the 2017 baseball and softball season. All-American recognition have not been announced at this time. (Photos courtesy of NDIAA)

Baseball

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Player of the Year: John Werner, Jr., Maryland School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: Ryan Lentz, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Softball

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Player of the Year: Isabella Paulone, Indiana School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: Billie Munoz, Texas School for the Deaf

NDIAA recognizes Maryland and Texas as national champions for baseball and softball

Photos courtesy of NDIAA

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced the selections of Maryland (baseball) and Texas (softball) as the 2017 National Champions. Selections for individual honors will be announced at a later date.

Baseball - The national championship is Maryland’s second straight tile and third championship in the program’s history. Maryland’s season was highlighted with their second straight Hoy championship and finished third in the Western division of Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC).

Softball - The recognition marks Texas’ third straight national championship and sixth overall. Texas also wins their first outright title after sharing the honor with Maryland (2015) and Indiana (2016). Texas won their second straight Hoy championship dominating the competition and also made their first ever appearance in the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) semifinals.

2017 Maryland Baseball Natl Champs
2017 Baseball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (7-7-1)

2017 Texas Softball Natl Champs
2017 Softball National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (13-13)

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

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