By Shannon Casson, Middle School Athletics Director
Middle School athletes worked hard and enjoyed a fun fall season this year. I’d like to thank our players for their dedication all season long, and families for their support. We're fortunate to have such a dedicated group of coaches who put in countless hours to develop our student-athletes. Additionally, I’d like to thank our Middle School Boosters for providing every athlete with a sport specific T-shirt to show our school spirit. Read below for a recap of each team’s season.
By Coach Doug Booher
The A team girls worked hard all season and ended the year playing their best volleyball in their last two games. All of these wonderful young women put tons of hard work, effort, and dedication into earning that season-ending victory. They also showed a great deal of grit and resilience overcoming two setbacks: a disappointing result in their first tournament match and a nine-point deficit in the first game of their second match. One of my favorite quotes is, "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up." I love that our team got back up and ended the season by playing our very best volleyball. I am so proud of all of them!
By Coach Mike Roberts
The B team had an extremely successful season. Despite a large roster, the team evolved into one cohesive unit by the end of the fall. After a season of mixed results, the girls made a big splash in the tournament. They cruised through the first two rounds, then battled a tough Waterford squad for the championship. In the end, they came up short, but not after putting up a valiant fight—they lost both games by just four points total. The second-place finish highlighted a season of huge growth from all the girls, and I wish them all the best in their future volleyball endeavors!
By Coach Chad Obermark
The C team started the season with only five players, but that didn't stop them from winning several thrilling matches this season! A small team meant each athlete received a great deal of playing time, and you could see how quickly they progressed. Charleigh V. joined mid-season with little volleyball experience, but by the tournament contributed a strong serving performance. I was impressed by the team's great attitudes exhibited by the players. It was a positive experience for everyone involved and I look forward to seeing them grow as players next year.
A1 Boys Soccer
By Coach Scott Langone
The A1 Boys Soccer team fell short of its goal of winning the Western Athletic Conference, but over the course of the season improved in all phases of the game. The eighth graders who were on the team have a better understanding of what high school soccer will be like, while the seventh graders will look to return next year and improve upon their 2015 performance. The team had many notable wins and games, but the game that stands out is the 7-6 loss to Waterford in the regular season. Without a full complement of players due to injuries, the team fought tooth and nail, came from behind twice, and pulled ahead once before running out of gas and falling short. It was great to see the team play with grit and battle to the end. Thank you for a great season!
A2 Boys Soccer
By Coach Christian Waters
This year’s team had a diverse group of athletes who played with intensity and passion all season long. Some teammates had experience playing competitive soccer and others were entering the sport for the first time. I was impressed with the support and encouragement players showed to one another. Our game results may not have indicated a season of dominance, but we had some hard-fought draws and a gritty win that clearly showed our team played with heart and pride. I’m confident the players will grow from their experience this season and move on to be successful members of future soccer teams.
C Boys Soccer
By Coach Rick Peterson
The passion and excitement that the sixth grade had this year was by far the best I have ever seen. Each and every player wanted to be on the field and as a coach, it made my job very easy. I knew that whomever I put in the game was going to give their very best every minute. The game against Waterford comes to mind when I think about this past season—every player that day stepped up to make big plays in big moments. The bench cheered louder than ever and the passion was tangible. Winning the championship game was a beautiful ending to our season, and I can’t thank the boys enough for the joy they brought me this fall.