Bronco Football Senior Awards

At the conclusion of the senior season of Broncos football, there are four awards presented to players that have demonstrated the values that each of the awards represent.

 

Tommy Haskell Award

(application - selected by Bronco Board of Directors)

***Board children are not eligible.

Tommy Haskell was a Bronco alumni who excelled in sports and understood the meaning of hard work, dedication and sportsmanship.  His life revolved around three things, his Family, the FDNY and Football. 

Tommy Haskell died a hero on September 11, 2001 while attempting to save lives at the World Trade Center as a Captain in the FDNY.  Tommy had also been the Captain of the FDNY football team.  After his death, Tommy was posthumously promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief, making him the youngest Battalion Chief in the history of the FDNY.

In order to be considered for this award, a player must submit an application to the Board of Directors.  He must have a minimum of 4 years in the organization.  The player must show that he is involved in community service and must have a high grade point average.  Bronco spirit, sportsmanship and the overall quality of the player and that player’s character are also taken into consideration.

 

Adam Bergen Award

(selected by Senior coaching staff)

***Coaches' children are not eligible

The Adam Bergen Award is named after the first Bronco Alumni to make it to the NFL.  Adam grew up in Seaford, played Bronco football, moved up to play Seaford Viking football as a quarterback, and then went on to Lehigh University where he played tight end.  After a stellar career at Lehigh, Adam signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals and played several seasons in the NFL with the Cardinals.  Unfortunately, a knee injury shortened his time with Cardinals.  Adam also spent time in the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens training camps, as well as playing in the UFL. This award is given to a Bronco player with a minimum of 4 years in the organization who has displayed exceptional contributions on the football field. 

 

Steve Frese Award

(selected by Senior coaching staff)

***Coaches' children are not eligible

The award is named in honor of Steve Frese, a Bronco alumni and Seaford resident who died in Vietnam.  There is a monument in Seaman’s Neck Park by the concession stand honoring his achievements in Seaford Little League as well.  This award is presented to a player who has shown sportsmanship, is a coachable player, and has demonstrated great community citizenship.

Click here! Steve Frese Service Overview

Click here! Frese ~ The Vietnam Wall of Faces

 

Seaford Never Quit Award

(selected by Senior coaching staff)

***Coaches' children are not eligible

The Never Quit award is presented to a player who has played for a minimum of 4 years and is dedicated, committed, and dependable.  He has attended all practices and games, always worked hard in practice and games, and has demonstrated consistent effort, a positive attitude, and is a great teammate.

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1981 Steve Frese Recipient - George Kern

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2019 Senior Award Recipients

Thomas Mirenda, Mark Villeck, Brian Falk, Matt Kind

Past Recipients

 

Tommy Haskell Award

2001 - Blaine Griffin

2002 - Anthony Biscardi

2003 - Kyle Griffin

2004 - Gregory Quinn

2005 - Kevin Glazer

2006 - Sean Hannan

2007 - Peter Adorno

2008 - Nicholas Swist

2009 - Patrick Bizzaro

2009 - Randy Licata

2010 - Thomas Couvaris

2011 - Patrick Kern

2012 - Justin Van Dusen

2013 -

2014 - (no team)

2015 - Jake Murphy

2016-2018 - not presented

2019 - Thomas Mirenda Jr.

 

Adam Bergen Award

2005 - Billy Papadimas

2006 - Chris Trotta

2007 - Peter Bizzarro

2007 - Tyler Copius

2008 - Michael Caddigan

2008 - Matthew Natland

2009 - Nicholas Gagliano

2010 - Kevin Digney

2011 - James Poole

2012 - T.J. Catapano

2013 - Tyler Volpi

2014 - (no team)

2015 - Brendan O'Hagan

2016-2018 - not presented

2019 - Brian Falk

 

 

Never Quit Award

2012 - Nick Calandra

2013 - Jake Masters

2014 - (no team)

2015 - Craig Ackerman

2016-2018 - not presented

2019 - Mark Villeck

 

 

Steve Frese Award

1968 - David Gladding

1969 - John Hennessy

1970 - Russell Bonanno

1971 - Donald Motschwiller

1972 - Michael Pokorny

1973 - William Guerra

1974 - John Cox

1975 - Ed Richter

1976 - Joe Tuminello

1977 - Steven Cottage

1978 - Frank Lovera

1979 - Robert Cummins

1980 - Kevin Cox

1981 - George Kern

1982 - Richard Conway

1983 - David Lampasone

1984 - (no team)

1985 - Heath Myer

1986 - Tony Zambrana

1987 - Paul Bennett

1988 - Mike Cardace

1989 - Edward Lawler

1990 - Paul Amalafitano

1991 - Michael Dikun

1991 - Andrew Hartmann

1992 - Christopher Smith

1993 - Joseph "JC" Mills

1994 - Keith Adler

1995 - Bryan Dedcovich

1996 - Patrick Walsh

1997 - Robert Gang

1998 - Gary Romaka

1999 - Justin Demino

2000 - Scott Schratwieser

2001-2008 - not presented

2009 - Joseph Bongiovi

2010- ?

2011 - Danny Roell

2012-2013 - ?

2014 - (no team)

2015 - Joseph Durso

2016-2018 - not presented

2019 - Matt Kind