Fall sport all-GSAC awards
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The Warriors made a strong impression this fall, as four teams advanced to nationals and 27 athletes and one coach were awarded with all-GSAC honors and/or as GSAC Scholar-Athlete honors for being at least a junior academically with a 3.50 GPA or higher.
Starting with women’s cross country—who finished second in the GSAC Championships, four runners received all-GSAC: seniors Janna Jensen and Nadine Lara and freshmen Hannah Webster and Grace Hanna. Jensen (art) is also a GSAC Scholar-Athlete.
For women’s soccer, who finished second in the GSAC and lost in penalty kicks in the GSAC Tournament Championship, four women were named all-GSAC, including senior midfielder/defender Alanna Richards, senior midfielder/forward Jackie Lopez, senior midfielder Destinee Adams, and sophomore midfielder Maddie Berthoud. Richards leads the team with 1,874 minutes played; Lopez tallied nine goals and two assists; Adams had one goal and three assists; Berthoud is tied for most goals and assists—11 and 5 respectively. GSAC scholar honors were awarded to Adams (kinesiology) and senior forward Haley Parzonko (sociology).
Volleyball went undefeated in GSAC for the second consecutive season and also won the GSAC Tournament. They too had four athletes receive all-GSAC honors - senior Taylor Beckman, junior Libby Dahlberg, junior Samantha Neely, and sophomore Cassidy Rea. Dahlberg, the GSAC Player of the Year, tallied 327 kills and led the team with 126 blocks; Beckman totaled 237 kills and 292 digs; Neely led the team with 328 kills and collected 70 blocks; Rea had 284 kills and 46 blocks. Dahlberg (biochemistry), Neely (kinesiology) and Lindsay Paulo (economics and business) were all awarded as GSAC Scholar-Athletes. Head Coach Patti Cook was named co-GSAC Coach of the Year, while Brooklynn Cheney was the GSAC Freshman of the Year.
Men’s cross country finished second at the GSAC Championships. They had a total of five runners awarded with all-GSAC honors, which included sophomore and GSAC Champion Michael Oldach, sophomore Michael Conant, senior Thomas Hamlin, junior Blake Fonda, and senior Kyle Fredrickson. Blake Fonda (chemistry) also received GSAC scholar honors.
Men’s soccer finished second in the GSAC regular season and won the GSAC Tournament. Four received all-GSAC honors - junior forward Jeremiah Anderson, senior defender Josh Constant, senior defender Blake Homan, and sophomore goalkeeper Lalo Delgado. Anderson leads the team with seven goals along with four assists; Constant leads the team in minutes played with 1,553; Homan has a goal and an assist apiece along with 1,547 minutes played; Delgado collected 51 saves. Five players were named GSAC Scholar-Athletes, including Jeremiah Anderson (kinesiology), junior defender/midfielder Tim Heiduk (economics and business), Blake Homan (kinesiology/pre-med), junior defender Sam Martin (kinesiology), and senior defender/midfielder Nate Ruble (biology/chemistry).