Hewlett High School graduate, class of 2005, Max Seibald was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame last month. Seibald won the Tewaarton Trophy in his senior year — it is the equivalent of college football’s Heisman Trophy — and was a four-time All-American when playing for the Big Red.
When he graduated from Cornell, he was the only men’s lacrosse player in Ivy League history to be a four-time first team All-Ivy selection. He totaled 141 career points, the most by a Big red midfielders, and was one of the most consistent players scoring at least one point in 50 of his 62 career games.
Seibald also took home the Raymond J. Enners Award as the outstanding Division I Player of the Year in 2009, was Lowe’s senior class award-winner for achievement in the classroom, community and on the playing field. He was also named the winner of the Diane Geppi-Aikens Scholarship for his commitment to community service that year. A $5,000 donation in his name was made to the Dream Factory of Central New York. It is, according to its website, the largest children’s wish-granting organization, which includes children with life-threatening illness, chronic illnesses and disorders who endure substantial emotional and physical pain.