Thursday, May 30, 2013

Student Athletes Honored

More than 50 of the district’s top high school athletes were honored at the May 20 regular meeting of the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees. This meeting was held in Memorial High School’s auditorium so that all students and their families could be seated comfortably.

Memorial and Stratford high school students who qualified for state-level University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions in either the 5A or 4A levels, respectively, were honored. SBISD Executive Director of Athletics Paige Hershey presented students to the Board of Trustees and discussed their remarkable 2012-13 achievements.

Memorial High School

Memorial High School Team Tennis students represent a group that has won regional championships four times, competed in Texas semifinalist play and been state finalists for the last three years.

Memorial High School Team Tennis: Seniors include Margot Cordova, Katy Davis (State Quarterfinalist, Mixed Doubles), Juan Fidalgo, Russel Frank, William Jou (State Champion, Boys Doubles), Paulina Lanzagorta, Sophie Macicek, Nova Nowamooz (State Quarterfinalist, Girls Doubles), Thomas Peco (State Finalist, Boys Doubles), Sebastian Perez, Brittany Ramesh, Grant Reichmann (State Champion, Boys Doubles), Mary Beth Schatzman, Kaitlyn Smith, Christian Vieira (State Finalist, Boys Doubles), and Nicholas Vieira.

Team Tennis juniors include Neik Khansari, Rod Khansari, Ciro Lampasas (State Quarterfinalist, Mixed Doubles), Austin Marks, Anna Nguyen, Nousha Nowamooz (State Quarterfinalist, Girls Doubles), Melissa Putterman, James Whitehead, Thomas Whitehead, and Courtney Wright.

Freshmen and sophomores on the Memorial Team Tennis are Dane Esses (State Semifinalist, Boys Singles), Maxwell Palmer, Quashi Philips, Candice Wright, Angela Zhang, Libby Bender, Tige Collins, Samuel Giammalva, Meredith Hughes, Miranda Ruzinsky, and Parker Siller.
Memorial High tennis coach is Budd Booth; assistant coach is Lee Ann Berk.

Memorial High Cross Country: Ninth-grader Khayla Patel (Ranks 31st in State Cross Country and 8th in 3,200 meter Track & Field) and senior Carlos Arias (Ranks 20th in State Cross Country) Vicki Bevan is Cross Country coordinator and head Girls Track coach.

The Memorial Mustang swimmers ranked 4th as a team this year and for the fourth straight year, this team finishes in the Top 10 inTexas.

Memorial High Swimming: Sophomore Alex Buscher (State Champion in 200 Freestyle, State Runner-up in 200 Medley Relay, 4th in 500 Free, and 5th in the 200 Freestyle Relay), Briana Burns (8th in 100 Breaststroke), Kelly Denkler (2nd in 200 Medley Relay, 5th in 200 Freestyle Relay), and Danielle Yoon (5th in 200 Individual Medley, 6th in 100 backstroke, 2nd in 200 Medley Relay, and 5th in 200 Freestyle Relay)

Team head coach is Jason Mauss; assistant coach is Brett Neal.

Stratford High School

Stratford High School Boys Cross-Country: Sophomore Austin Richard (24th in State Cross Country). This is Austin’s 2nd time to qualify for the state cross country meet. As a freshman, he finished 70th at state. Head coach is Tony Brillon. Stratford High Girls Track and Field: Senior Shamaujae Crockett (5th in State in Long Jump)

Head coach is Jason Reed.

Stratford High Boys Swim Team is now a two-time defending state champion.

The Girls Swim Team finished 7th in Texas at the 4A level.

Stratford High Swimming: Seniors include Taylor Cash (4th in 200 Freestyle Relay, Michael Miller (State Champion in 200 Individual Medley with a new 4A State Record, 100 Butterfly, and 400 Freestyle Relay with new State Record, and 2nd in 200 Medley Relay), Kyle Rathgeb (400 Freestyle Relay with new State Record, 2nd 200 Medley Relay, 5th 100 Backstroke, 6th 100 Freestyle), Cai Rohleder (400 Freestyle Relay with new State Record, 2nd 200 Medley Relay, 4th 200 Medley Relay), Alec Willrodt (400 Freestyle Relay with new State Record, State Champion 50 Freestyle, 2nd 100 Freestyle, 4th 200 Freestyle Relay).

Junior Stratford swimmers include Sam Cordova (2nd 200 Medley Relay and 4th 200 Freestyle Relay), Rachel McCleary (200 Freestyle Relay), Kaysey Weber (14th Individual Medley), and Leana Fautra (11th 50 Freestyle, 6th 200 Freestyle, 5th 400 Freestyle).

Stratford High sophomores are Erin Avary (5th 200 Medley Relay, 6th 200 Free Relay), Gaby Cruz (5th 200 Medley Relay), Courtney Jackson (6th 200 Free Relay), Kristen Peck (5th 200 Medley Relay, 5th 400 Free Relay), and Hannah Stuart (5th 200 Medley Relay, 5th 400 Free Relay).

Stratford’s Freshman swimmer is Erica Stephenson (5th in the 400 Freestyle Relay, 6th 200 Freestyle Relay, 11th 200 Freestyle.

Stratford varsity swimming coach is Mike Hoskovec; assistant coach is Jaime Denton.

Stratford High Tennis: State Quarterfinalists are junior Kaylin Kruseman and sophomore Josh Hollaway, both in Mixed Doubles; and senior Thomas Leyden and junior Nicholas Butler, both in Boys Doubles. Kaylin Kruseman competed at State for a third year in a row.

Stratford High Tennis coaches are Rory Frazee, varsity coach, and Tom Courson, assistant coach.


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