Lydia Geving has been named the female Athlete of the Year, excelling in three sports.FILE PHOTO BY CRAIG MOORHEAD
Lydia Geving has been named the female Athlete of the Year, excelling in three sports.FILE PHOTO BY CRAIG MOORHEAD
Lydia Geving has been named as the Mabel-Canton female Athlete of the Year for 2014. The senior standout completed her high school career with 15 letters (five each in volleyball, basketball, and softball). Senior Noah Manning was named M-C male Athlete of the Year for a second straight season. He totaled 11 career letters for the Cougars (four for football and softball, three for basketball).

Geving earned eight all-conference awards (three for volleyball, three for softball, and two in basketball). An injury this spring denied her a chance for a fourth All-SEC softball nod.

As a member of the M-C volleyball squad, Geving totaled 1,125 career digs and 965 career kills. She is also the career leader in ace serves, with 487. She was named as Co-Most Valuable Player for volleyball last season as well.

In basketball, Geving was named MVP for the 2014 team. She was the Cougar's leading scorer (14.9 points per game), leading three-point shooter (32 percent rate of success), shared the lead in steals (3.5 spg), and was second in both rebounds (6.8 per game) and assists (3.0 per game). Her career total for points scored topped 1,000.

Geving also earned the Team Player Award in softball for 2014.

She plans to play Division III basketball this fall at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Manning made the all-conference team five times during his high school career, twice in football, twice in basketball, and once in baseball.

As basketball MVP, Manning was the second-leading scorer (10.2 points per game), second-leading rebounder (6.3 per game) and second in assists (3.6 per game). On the gridiron, he earned the MVP, the Hardest Worker Award and Defensive Back of the Year.

Manning also hit .367 on the baseball diamond this spring.