Another year has flown by. A lot of our athletes had some awesome success this past year, so I wanted to mention those and other highlights for the year.
College Bound – Not everyone gets to compete at the collegiate level. We had three of our athletes graduate this past June and continue on their athletetic careers in college:
- Aziza Ayoub will be running track at Ohio State.
- Cannon Riddle will be high jumping at the University of Cincinnati.
- Benton Wilson will be running track up at M.I.T.
Some of our current seniors will be playing college next year and have currently committed to their schools. Congrats to the following:
- Abbie Morris signed to play soccer next year for DePauw University in Indiana.
- A teammate of Abbie’s, Liv Penegor, will be playing soccer next year at the University of Rochester.
- A new athlete, Macey Shock, will be playing soccer next year at Marquette University. All three of these girls play for the Ohio Premier soccer club.
- One more of our athletes, KK Duffy has committed to play basketball next year at the Naval Academy.
We also were lucky enough to work with a few athletes that became state champions this year. The smiles on their faces when they are named champions is the true reward of all their hard work.
- Aziza Ayoub was able to repeat as the 800M division 2 state champion from Jonathan Alder.
- Cannon Riddle from Hilliard Darby won the division 1 indoor state high jump championship in early March.
- Anna Kessler won the Middle School division 2 state championship in the 100M and was part of the winning 4x100M and 4x400M relay teams. The 4x400M also set a new state record.
Preston Eisnaugle had a great baseball season and was named first team all-state. His Jonathan Alder team made it to the regionals before losing.
And finally, one of the themes I have been talking about throughout the year is being a positive impact in our athlete’s lives. That has never been more so the case then one of my former athletes, Mike Lashutka.
Mike, is in his late 20’s living in New York. He has served for our country and now has converted his tiny apartment into a home gym. See the picture above. He literally sleeps where he lifts.
I don’t know if I can always make that much of an impact on your athlete, but that is always nice to hear. So i thought I’d share the pic he sent me.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!! See you soon!