Myer sports wall adds four
A.N. Myer’s sports Wall of Distinction will add four new members this Thursday.
Joining the wall are Jessica Bagnulo, Jack Daneyko, Tyler Wood and Rebecca Shupe.
Bagnulo, who was at Myer from 2007 to 2011, competed in badminton, basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field and volleyball for the Marauders.
Her individual awards included: junior girls volleyball MVP: junior girls athlete of the year; senior girls athlete of the year; senior girls most dedicated soccer player; Robert Erwin Memorial Athletic Scholarship; and, the Nulli Secondus Award.
Bagnulo excelled in track and soccer. She set school records in the long jump and triple jump and competed twice at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships. A fierce competitor on the soccer pitch, she helped establish her team as a perennial contender by playing with passion and heart. Her desire to get better and excellent work ethic saw her being recognized as the team’s most dedicated player in her senior year.
Bagnulo continued her soccer career at Brock University, where she played for three seasons and was named the team’s rookie of the year in 2011-12. She started helping to coach soccer at Myer while still at Brock and is still active today as an assistant coach.
While at Myer from 2007 to 2011, Daneyko was a dominant athlete in volleyball, track and field and basketball. He was known for his drive, desire to win and athleticism.
Daneyko won numerous MVP awards for basketball and volleyball and won multiple athlete of the year honours. He was also the winner of the renowned Hillesheim Award, given annually to the best high school boys basketball player in Niagara Falls. He led his team to a Zone 3 basketball crown every year he was in high school as well as a Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association crown in his Grade 10 year. He continued his basketball career at Western.
Daneyko also helped lead Myer’s volleyball team to a zone championship each year of his high school career.
Tyler Wood, who attended Myer from 2011 to 2016, was a key member of the boys baseball and football programs, playing the former for five years and the latter for three seasons. He was routinely recognized by his coaches as a player who exemplified hard work and dedication.
On the football field, Wood was a key member of the back-to-back Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Bowl championship teams. His athleticism, grit, and tenacity made him a vital offensive player.
While Tyler was a formidable football player, his passion was baseball. He led his teams to two SOSSA championships and the team captain was named MVP four times. He was a great player with the physical skills and game IQ to play at an extremely high level.
After graduating from Myer, Wood played three years of baseball at Fanshawe College. In 2016, he captained his team to a National Championship Tournament appearance, where he was recognized as a National All-Star and won the team MVP award.
After Fanshawe, Tyler played in the Intercounty Baseball League and helped coach Myer’s baseball team.
Rebecca Shupe attended Myer from 2001 until 2005 and was recognized by her coaches for her leadership and ability to play at a high level in volleyball, basketball and soccer. She lettered in basketball and volleyball.
On the volleyball court, she helped her team win zone championships twice as a junior and twice as a senior.
On the basketball court, she was co-captain of the team her senior year and was the MVP. She was also co-athlete of the year in her senior year.
In soccer, Shupe led Myer to a zone championship as a co-captain. In her senior year, she helped Myer get to OFSAA, where she lead the tournament in scoring.
After graduating high school, Shupe continued her soccer career playing four years at Canisius College. In 2008, she was top 10 in MAAC Conference scoring and was recognized as a member of the MAAC All-Tournament Team. She topped the conference in numerous categories, including shots, shots per game, points, points per game, goals, and goals per game.