Posted on 05 December 2013.
Todd, Hughes and White are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for November
Senior Brittany Todd was named the November 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Volleyball. Brittany is a four year varsity player and middle hitter for the Red Hawks. Brittany is a 3 sport athlete also participating in Basketball and Softball at CSHS, and was named All Conference honorable mention for Softball in 2013. Brittany has earned 10 varsity letters thus far in her high school career. Brittany excels in the classroom with a 3.6 GPA and has been on the honor roll every trimester in high school. She is a member of Red Hawk kids club, ALC and has volunteered many hours with Hawks hoops and in youth camps.
Coach Mike Lozier says; “Brittany has been a tremendous athlete for the varsity volleyball program since I arrived last year. When I first started I asked her to take on a new position that she had never played before and without hesitation she agreed. This year yet again I have asked her to change positions and she did without question. She is a lead by example player, and the type of competitor that you know no matter what she is giving 100%. It has been really fun to watch her grow as a player, and I know with her personality and drive she will see great success in the future, both on and off the court. I can say without hesitation that Brittany has been one of my favorite players to coach. She shows up and works hard each and every day, and a respect.
Senior Alex Hughes was named the November 2013 Student Athlete of the month for Tennis. Alex just completed his first varsity season playing Tennis for the Red hawks. Besides sports Alex is actively involved in Advanced Drama, Newspaper, and Advanced TV Pro and, he also has many different roles in the student body. Alex also is a public address announcer for Red Hawk sporting events. Alex has a 3.6 GPA, and is on the honor roll every trimester. He also volunteers at Gods Kitchen.
Coach Unsworth states; “This was his first year on the team and he played Two Doubles. I am nominating him because he had tremendous team spirit and was ALWAYS encouraging the other players and complimenting them. He was this way with our opponents as well! Other coaches often came to me to compliment him on his sportsmanship. He was the most positive person on the team.”
Alex is the son of Sue and Mark Hughes.
Junior Conner White has been named the November 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Golf. Conner has just finished a very successful season she averaged 47.5 for 9, 96.5 for 18. She shot an 88 at Regional (6th overall) and finished 12th place at State. At the state finals Conner played in spite of being sick with tonsillitis. She has received recognition as all conference honorable mention and being named OK Bronze All Conference in 2013. Conner also plays soccer, and volunteers her time in coaching AYSO this past summer. Conner has a 3.3 GPA.
Coach London say that, “Conner does not hit the ball long, but she is very accurate with her short game. She has the knack to shake off a bad shot and focus on the next one.”
Conner is the daughter of Tammy and Tom White.
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools, Sports
Posted on 07 November 2013.
Link, Sargent and Kolasa are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for October
Senior Cam Link was named the October 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Football. Cam is a 2 year varsity player for the Red Hawks playing running back and defensive back. Cam is having a great senior season for the leading the team in rushing with 412 yards on 51 carries including 6 touchdowns. Cam has a 2.5 GPA, and he is involved Red Hawks Kids club.
Cam’s favorite class is Hitler Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. When asked what he likes about football Cam states that he loves that his team is so passionate and committed to playing together and improving with every game.
Cam is the son of Tami and Mike Link.
Senior Brianna Kolasa was named the October 2013 Student Athlete of the month for the Equestrian Team. Brianna is passionate about horses, so much that she says “Horses are my Life”. Brianna spends time volunteering at the Hidden Horse Haven and her favorite class is the Dave Ramsey class. She also commented that a couple things she loved about her Equestrian Team experience this year was that the team was so diverse in trying new events. Brianna excels in the classrom with a 3.55 GPA.
Coach Emily Ream says that,” Bri has a wonderful work ethic, and she is always willing to try new events and step up to fill spots where she is needed. She always has a smile on her face and is quick with and uplifting and encouraging word. She may not have known many of the other members of the team when she started, but definitely made a point to make friends and support her fellow teammates at every turn. She has been a great role model to our younger riders. WE are very blessed to have Brianna on our team and will miss her as she graduates.”
Brianna is the daughter of LeeAnn and Todd Kolasa.
Junior Austin Sargent has been named the October 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Boys Cross Country. Austin is a leader for the team this season, and is having an excellent season currently ranked as the #1 runner in the state of Michigan for Division 2. Austin also excels in the classroom with a 3.53 GPA.
Austin has blossomed into one of the elite runners in the area and many good things are ahead for him. Austin participates in Red Hawks kids club and enjoys his conditioning and weight training class the most so far this year. Austin loves how the Cross Country Team works together to push each other to get better every day!
Coach Craig Potter says, “Austin is a very hard worker with great leadership skills for the underclassmen on the team.”
Austin is the son of Misti and Shane Sargent.
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools, Sports
Posted on 03 October 2013.
Senior Mitch Hanmer was named Student Athlete of the Month for Soccer. Mitch was voted captain this year by his teammates. Mitch excels in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA and is a member of the Athletic Leadership Council. Mitch is really excited about his team, and the chemistry they are building with the all the new members of the team.
Coach Avink states “Mitch is a workhorse! He came out his senior year as a captain and it is obvious, that he wants this to be his best year yet. Every day he continues to grow and learn as a leader. He has the drive to push himself and his teammates. He continues to find new ways to demonstrate what it looks like to be a selfless leader and to do what’s best for the team. He is a difference maker on and off the field!”
Mitch is the son of Michele and Scott Hanmer.
Junior Alyssa Alger was named Student Athlete of the month for Sideline Cheer. Alyssa a 3 year varsity sideline team member, has received many awards in her high school career including being named Academic All State 2 times, All conference, All District and All Region. Alyssa also excels in the classroom with a 3.813 GPA. Alyssa volunteers in the Red Hawk kids club, ALC and Rocket cheerleading.
Coach Ramirez say that,” Alyssa is a positive role model in and outside of cheerleading. Her dedication to the sport and love of the game is shared on a daily basis. Her teammates believe she is a great motivator, has a positive attitude, pushes her teammates to do their best and always enjoys herself and shares her bubbly spirit.” According to the rocket cheerleaders, “Alyssa Alger is a LEGEND!”
Alyssa is the daughter of Amy and Dan Forster.
Senior Maddie Pekrul has been named September 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Cross Country. Maddie a senior captain, is a 4 year varsity runner has received many awards including, All Conference as a sophomore, All Conference honorable mention as a junior, top ten board for XC AND is a member of the record setting 3200 relay team in track. Maddie also excels in the classroom with a 3.875 GPA. She is in Advanced TV Pro, Advanced Drama participating in musicals at the high school, and is a member of ALC and NHS.
Coach Covey says that “Maddie is an excellent team leader. She supports every team member, always has a positive attitude, and takes on responsibilities. I applaud Maddie for her willingness to develop relationships with every new team member. Maddie has a bright future ahead of her.”
Maddie is the daughter of Nancy and Michael Pekrul.
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools