PACA Announces End of the Year Athletes, Coaches

The Pierre Athletic Coaches Association announced their Year-End Awards on Tuesday. Awards were handed out to the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, Senior Male Athlete of the Year, Head Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year.

Mack Rath was named Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Rath was the goalie for the Lady Gov soccer team who won back to back Class AA State Soccer titles. She allowed just eight goals all season. She also kicked field goals and extra points for the Pierre Governors football team that won the Class 11AA State Championship, also for the second consecutive season. In track, Rath has qualified for the Class AA State Track Meet in both the shot put and discus throw.

Jack Maher was named Senior Male Athlete of the Year. Maher led the Govs football team to the Class 11AA State Football Championship from the tight end and defensive end position. He was named to the Class 11AA All-State Football team. In track, Maher has also qualified for the Class AA State Track Meet in both the shot put and discus throw.

Steve Steele was named Head Coach of the Year, while Shawn Lewis was named Assistant Coach of the Year. Both were named for their contributions to the Govs’ football program.