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- January 12, 2024
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JOSEPH “JAZZ” DIMINICK MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Ian Kanezo has been announced as the 2011 Jazz Diminick Male Scholar Athlete at Mount Carmel Area High School. He has accomplished the fete by earning 13 varsity letters in four different sports. Ian has been a four-year member and letter winner for the boys soccer program at MCA. He has been named a captain during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and has been the leading goal scorer in each of the four years. He was an honorable mention News Item Soccer player as a junior and was named to the All Area Soccer Team in 2010. During the fall campaign, Ian was convinced to “double” as a kicker for the 2010 Red Tornado Football Team. He did more than double as he converted on his first 25 PAT’s to start out the season and finished with an amazing 43 out of 44 conversions. He also added a field goal for good measure. He would also handle kick off duties averaging 44 yards per kick on 58 kicks. Following the season, Ian was named the Joseph F. Greco Scholar Athlete.
Kanezo has also been a 4 year player with the Tornado basketball team for coach John Lazicki. He has been a two year starter and was the captain during the 2010-11 season. Ian is also a high jumper for the Tornado thinclads and has been a District IV qualifier for the past three years.
Kanezo has also proven himself in the classroom where he is a National Honor Society student. He has distinguished himself as a member of the prestigious 700 Club for attaining over a 700 on his math SAT’s. Ian was also named an MCA School Board Merit Award winner for November 2009, and has served as the captain of the Scholastic Scrimmage Team in 2010.
In addition, Ian has been a member of the school chorus, Spanish Club, Tech Club and has taken part in the annual school musicals in the spring. Ian is the son of Chsir and Dawn Kanezo and plans to attend Bucknell University to study Engineering.