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Mattson, Leflay named Hastings' Athena and Apollo award winners

Hastings High School senior Corbin Leflay is the school's 2019 Apollo award winner for excellence in athletics. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Hastings High School senior Megan Mattson is the 2019 Athena award winner for athletic excellence. Mattson has earned 13 varsity letters so far in her career. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

Seniors Megan Mattson and Corbin Leflay were named Hastings High School's 2019 Athena and Apollo award winners which honor two outstanding senior athletes, one female (Athena) and one male (Apollo). According to a release put out by the HHS athletic department, "consideration is given based on excellence and accomplishments in both individual and team sports, throughout the duration of the student-athletes career" while other aspects are "secondary accomplishments (which) include leadership, character, and GPA".

Mattson a four-sport athlete

Mattson has racked up 13 varsity letters over the course of her varsity career while playing four sports in her freshman and sophomore years—cross country in the fall, basketball in the winter and track and field and softball in the spring. Over the course of those 13 varsity seasons, she has been named All-Conference and All-Section in softball, All-Conference Honorable Mention three times between cross-country and basketball and was a captain in cross-country, basketball and softball.

Mattson holds a 4.0 GPA, is Top 10 in the senior class and is involved in Link Crew and National Honor Society. She volunteers with the Special Olympics and American Red Cross. Last year Mattson was the Minnesota State High School League ExCEL award winner and plans on attending Winona State University for neonatal nursing.

Leflay makes football history

Leflay has earned nine varsity levels in his career playing football, wrestling and lacrosse. This past fall he set the record of most rushing yards in a season for the Raiders and played in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association (MSHSCA) All-Star football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. He is headed to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to play football for the Falcons.

Leflay was named All-District Honorable Mention in football as a junior and All-District this past season, as well as All-Conference three times in wrestling and All-Conference Honorable Mention in lacrosse three times as well. He is an honor roll student and will study criminal justice at UWRF.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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