Senior Night, Class of 2021



Mohawk’s Senior Night for the class of 2021 took place on February 1st and 9th.

The Lady Warrior Seniors include Paige Julian, Nadia Lape, Hannah McDanel, Alexis Shiderly, and Abby Shoaff.  Their current record is 12-2. Let’s take a further look at each of these talented individuals.

Paige Julian is the daughter of Paul and Missy Julian. Paige is Vice President of the Spanish Club. She is the captain of the basketball team where she is a 2-year letterman. She is also a high honor roll student. Paige’s future plans are to attend West Liberty University to study nursing and continue her basketball career. When asked what she would miss most, Paige responded “I will miss playing with my best friends, my sister, and just the whole atmosphere that’s around us while we play the game we love.”

Nadia Lape is the daughter of Kirk and Jennifer Lape. She is the President of the National Honors Society, a member of the Spanish Club and Peer Leaders, Senior Tech for the STAT team, 2020 Lawernce County Athlete of the Year, 2020 Lawrence County runner-up for Distinguished Young Women as well as a high honor roll student. Nadia is a 4-year letterman of Cross Country and Team Captain, 2-year letterman of Track and Field,2 and Team Captain. Her future plans are to attend the United States Military Academy West Point to study Kinesiology and continue her career in Track and Field.

Hannah McDanel is the daughter of Chuck and Cheryl McDanel. She is a 2-year letterman in basketball and has been playing since the 3rd grade. Hannah is also a 2-year letterman in Track. She is a member of the Health Careers Club and Student Council. Hannah’s future plans include studying nursing at Robert Morris University and continuing her career in Track and Field.

Alexis Shiderly is the daughter of Todd and Patricia Shiderly. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Alexis was a member of the 2018 State Runner Up Softball Team, 2 time State finalist in track where she competed in the shot put, and a member of the 2020 WPIAL girls basketball championship team. She was selected as New Caste News Athlete of the week, and First-team all section recognition for softball. She has been playing travel softball since she was 8 years old. Alexis is a five-year member of FFA serving as secretary for the last two years. Her future plans are to attend Westminster College to study early childhood and special education which also participating in indoor track and softball.

Abby Shoafff is the daughter of James and Alexis McConahy. She has played basketball at Mohawk for 11 years, she is a 4-year letterman in soccer, as well as team captain. She has also participated in cross country for 3 years, and track for 2. She is a member of a local club soccer team. She was also named All-Section in soccer and selected for the All-Section all-star team. Abby’s future plans are to attend Geneva college and study sports management and medicine. She plans to continue to play soccer for the Lady Tornadoes.


Basketball Player, Jackson Miller, was the one and only senior for this year’s basketball team! He stated, “I have really enjoyed the team this year! I love all the guys and I just wish I could be around another year to see what we could achieve! This season has been great hanging with the guys! I wish them the best going forward.”

Jackson is the son of Bob and Brooke Miller. He is a four-sport letterman in Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, and Track as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Jackson’s future plans are to train as a Young Life Leader.


The cheerleading seniors included Rylee Fuller, Mackenzie Knopsnider, and Jayne Zurysnki.

Rylee Fuller is the daughter of Angela Rainville and James Fuller. She has been cheerleading for seven years. Rylee plans to attend college. Her major is undecided as of now.

Mackenzie Knopsnider is the daughter of Jessica Knopsnider and Jeffery Corbin. She has been a cheerleader for ten years. Mackenzie is a Midget Cheer Coach as well as a member of the Student Council, a member of Health Careers Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. Mackenzie’s future plans are to attend college to become a nurse. Mackenzie stated, “Although this year was different, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I spent my last season with the people I love”.

Jayne Zurynski is the daughter of Joseph anf Nancy Zurynski. She’s Mohawk’s varsity cheer captain and has been a cheerleader for ten years. Jayne is President of Student Council, and a member of the National Honor Society. Jayne’s future plans are to attend college and major in Speech and Hearing Science.