Spring sports preview


Junior Kaleigh Kastberg swings into a free kick, turf flying into the air. The varsity girls competed against Nerinx Hall on April 13. "We ended up losing 2-0. We were trying to get a goal back in the last ten minutes, so we gave up a second goal," Kasper said. "It went well though; I play defense, and so we were trying to shut down as many forwards as possible."

*All quotes come from the team’s head coach


2017 record: 10-15

Coach: Tony McNabb

Assistant coaches: Josh Herrick, Andrew Jett, Jeffrey Rogers and Mike Mertin.

Returning varsity players: Ten

Returning starters: Four

Players to watch: Jack Swiney, Mark Mueller, Daniel Loaney, Trevor Abney

Newcomers expected to contribute: Parker Adams, Tyler Purdum, Tommy Mohan

Team strengths: “Our strength is our hitting combined with speed from several key spots in the batting order.”

Coach’s goals: “Play complete games, have an above .500 record, win the first round of districts.”



Boys Track

2017 record: Third out of nine in the conference meet

Coach: Kevin John

Assistant coaches: Kristen Witt, Melvin Bethany, Jahmall Thomas, Dale Shepherd, Dana McCreary, Chris Lorenz, Steve Sander

Returning Varsity Runners: Eight

Runners to watch: Chris Bass, Matyas Csiki-Fejer, Blake Selm, Cerow Aligab, Andrew Lofgren, Lance Griffith, Reggie Burns, Zane Yates

Newcomers expected to contribute: Ryan Gibbs, Zaven Nalbandian, Luke Ward, James Griffin, Ronnell Burns, Brayden Eddy, Caleb Canatoy

Team strengths: “We’ve got some talented runners and kids who are really excited about the team.”

Coach’s goals: “Take the team to state.”



Girls Track

2017 record: Third out of nine in the conference

Coach: Kristen Witt

Assistant coaches: Kevin John, Melvin Bethany, Jahmall Thomas, Dale Shepherd, Dana McCreary, Chris Lorenz, Steve Sander

Returning Varsity Runners: Nine

Runners to watch: Emily Dickson, Tess Allgeyer, Chloe Hershenow, Harmauhny Faulkner, Mali Siegel

Newcomers expected to contribute: Claire Smout, Emily Sipp, Clara Plast, Kacy Paul, Bella Allegeyer

Team strengths: “We’ve got runners willing to go the extra mile.”

Coach’s goals: “Qualify our 4×800 team for state again, and win our conference.”



Boys Volleyball

2017 record: 4-14

Coach: Susan Anderson

Assistant coaches: Amy Guerin, Andrew Carter, Kristin Judd

Returning varsity players: Six

Returning starters: Four

Players to watch: Mitch Wills, Mitchell Vierling, Andrew Eickmann

Newcomers expected to contribute: Grant Young, Cameron Neisler, Noah Gwin

Team strengths: “Our team chemistry is much better than it was last year. We also have some new talent that I think will have an impact on the team.”

Coach’s goals: “Have a winning season and grow as players.”



Girls Soccer

2017 record: 10-10

Coach: Annie Wayland.

Assistant coaches: Mike Skordos, John Sloop, Matt Schneider

Returning varsity players: 13

Returning starters: Four

Players to watch: Dani Meyer, Alex Foelsch, Sophie Vietor, Blakely Gibeaut, Emma Moss

Newcomers expected to contribute: Leah Selm, Natalie Adler, Kaylee Hull

Team strengths: “Team chemistry and having a good balance of work and play. They really push each other to get better.”

Coach’s goals: “Win conference and win districts, this has always been a challenge but this year we have the right group of girls to do it.”



Boys Tennis

2017 record: 8-2

Coach: Katelyn McCreary

Assistant coaches: Lew Conley

Returning starters: Four

Players to watch: Matt Boyd, Matt Dixon, Billy Rayfield

Newcomers expected to contribute: Sri Jaladi, Shubham Vyas

Team strengths: “Hard-working kids who are excited to learn the game.”

Coach’s goals: “Have a winning season. Play tough against our rivals.”


Water Polo

2017 record: 26-5

Coach: Charlie Cutelli

Assistant coaches: Brian Welch, Brittney Hess

Returning starters: Five

Returning varsity players: 10

Players to watch: “We don’t recognize individuals, only the team.”

Newcomers expected to contribute: McKay Morgan, Alex Seyer

Team strengths: “We’ve got some natural goal scorers, and some speedy swimmers.”

Coach’s goals: “Get to final four in state.”


Girls Lacrosse

2017 record: 11-6

Coach: Emily Lovercheck

Assistant coaches: Chris Johnson, Tom Herpel

Returning varsity players: Seven

Returning starters: Four

Players to watch: Lauren Ottensmeyer, Alyssa Obermeyer, Claudette Roscamp, Aerin Karrenbrock, Sam Walkoff, Kiara Milo

Newcomers expected to contribute: Katie Mendonsa, Jenna Mercer

Team strengths: “Speed, we have the ability to get up and down the field quickly.”

Coach’s goals: “Improve upon last year, grow together on and off the field.”



Boys Golf

2017 record: 6-5

Coach: Greg Schade.

Assistant coaches: Jill Bertram.

Returning varsity golfers: Four

Players to watch: Kyle Andersen, Jack Gieseking, Andrew Yazdi, Andrew Sherrill.

Newcomers expected to contribute: Arthur Fabella, Parker Bierman, Mikey Joyce

Team strengths: “Everyone is willing to put in the work, we have a good attitude about the season.”

Coach’s goals: “Do well in our conference and get as many guys to qualify for districts as possible.”