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LAROSA'S FEMALE & MALE HIGH SCHOOL MVPs OF THE YEAR
SINCE THE CLASS OF 1987, LAROSA'S HAS BEEN GREATER CINCINNATI'S ONLY ORGANIZATION TO NAME THE YEAR'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES. PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THE TWO LAROSA'S MVPs OF THE YEAR FOR 2019-2020!

Maddie Scherr

Maddie Scherr

Ryle High School
Basketball

Entering her senior season, Ryle High School basketball star Maddie Scherr was named to the preseason watch list for the Naismith Award, given annually to the nation's top girls' high school basketball player, and she was projected as the top-ranked player in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

With good reason.

Maddie scored 2,000+ points and pulled down 1,000+ rebounds in her great prep career. She finished her career as Ryle's all-time leader in points (2,297), rebounds (1,094), assists (679), steals (535) and blocks (233). Maddie led the Lady Raiders to the program's first-ever Kentucky state title in 2019 and she was named MVP of the state tournament. For the season, Maddie averaged 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.5 blocks in 38 games.

This past season, Maddie averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.8 blocks for a Raiders squad that went 23-11 and reached the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Sweet 16 state tournament before the tournament was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. She was named Kentucky Ms. Basketball, only the sixth player so named in Northern Kentucky history. She was the first and only Northern Kentucky player ever selected for the McDonalds All-American Game, was the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year for the second straight year, and was named Kentucky Player of the year by both the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader. She also was a nominee for the Lexington Herald-Leader's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year Award. She was named Northern Kentucky Player of the Year, 9th Region Player of the Year and 1st team all-state. Plus, she won the Donna Murphy Award as the best women's high school basketball player in the state of Kentucky. Cincinnati.com Sports Awards named her Big School Basketball Player of the Year.

Maddie played varsity basketball at Ryle for six years and played varsity soccer for two years, winning Team MVP award her sophomore year. She is an honor roll student who is very active in community service. She was one of the nation's top college prospects, and committed to play next year at the University of Oregon, one of the elite girls' basketball programs in the USA.

CONGRATULATIONS, MADDIE!
MVP of the Week - March 10, 2020









Evan Prater

Evan Prater

Wyoming High School
Football-Basketball

One of Cincinnati's most outstanding two-sport athletes is Wyoming High School's Evan Prater, a superstar in both football and basketball.

A football dual-threat quarterback, Evan since his sophomore year was entrusted to lead a Wyoming Cowboys' program that is the winningest high school football program in Cincinnati history. The Cowboys haven't lost a league football game in four years. With Prater at quarterback, Wyoming went 40-2 in his three years as a starter. Prater never lost a regular season game in his varsity career.

His junior year, Evan led Wyoming to a 15-0 season record and the Ohio state championship in Division IV, capping off the season with a five-touchdown performance in the Cowboys' 42-14 win over Girard in the state final game.

Evan Prater finished his football career with incredible numbers, He completed his high school career by throwing for 5,699 yards and 72 touchdowns and rushing for 4,124 yards and 73 touchdowns.

For his outstanding accomplishments, Prater was named Ohio Mr. Football, marking the first time a player from Cincinnati has won that prestigious award in the past 27 years. He also was named MaxPreps' Ohio Athlete of the Year, Ohio Div. IV Player of the Year for the second time, Ohio Div. IV Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Co-Offensive Player of the Year, USA Today Ohio Offensive Player of the Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Div. IV Offensive Player of the Year. He was selected to play in the 2020 U.S. All-American Game, and was named to the Cincinnati Div. III-VII All-Decade Team. The Cincinnati.com Sports Awards named Evan Small School Football Player of the Year as well as over all Boys' Athlete of the Year.

In basketball, his senior year, Evan led the Cowboys to a 24-1 over all record and an undefeated 13-0 record in the CHL. Evan's Cowboy teams didn't lose a league basketball game in two years. His senior year, Evan averaged 19.4 points-6.7 rebounds per game, winning a sixth CHL title in seven years, and Evan was named 1st team all-CHL, 1st team all-city Div. II (Enquirer) and 1st team all-SWO District Div. II. He scored more than a thousand points in his great varsity basketball career.

Heavily recruited, Evan will stay close at home to play his college football at the University of Cincinnati.

CONGRATULATIONS, Evan!
MVP of the Week - September 3, 2019


In addition to recognizing the two individual athletes as this year's MVPs, LaRosa's inducted two legendary high school teams into its Hall of Fame - the 1984 Forest Park girls' basketball team and the 1988 Woodward High School boys' basketball team.

Also five former sports' greats and a legendary coach were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The newest LaRosa's Sports Hall of Fame inductees are:

Kirsten Allen (Mitcheltree), Ryle High School, Class of 1988
Amber Gray, Lakota West High School, Class of 2008
Kendall Hackney (Udofia), Mt. Notre Dame, Class of 2009
Katie Schwegmann (Steffen), Bishop Brossard High School, Class of 2001
Bill Topmiller, Covington Catholic High School, Class of 1971
Coach Lynn Ray, Covington Catholic High School, 1975-2004