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The 2016 NHSCA Athlete of the Year Honorees are Announced

Wednesday, June 22, 2016  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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The NHSCA, National High School Coaches Association, proudly announces the selection for its 2016 National High School Senior Athlete of the Year Honorees.

 

It’s the 17th year straight year the NHSCA has honored these achievers in the high school athletic community nationwide. This year’s recipients, selected in a total of 20 boys and girls sports, are from 17 different states. California, Texas and Virginia top the list with two athletes being honored.  Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin each had one athlete honored.

 

While these athletes represent a multitude of different backgrounds, they exhibit a common theme: a strong dedication to developing their skills and preparing themselves to become the productive leaders of tomorrow.

 

“The 20 young men and women we are honoring today represent the thousands of success stories produced in high school athletics,” NHSCA executive director Eric Hess said. “They have worked extremely hard to develop and hone in on their skills and have become not just great student-athletes, but outstanding role models on and off the field, and we are delighted to be honoring them.”

 

Each one of the honorees will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which the NHSCA will be building in the near future.

 

Following are the NHSCA’s selections as National High School Athletes of the Year along with previous honorees:

 

Baseball

Riley Pint
St. Thomas Aquinas High School - Overland Park, Kansas

 

Riley Pint led St. Thomas Aquinas to the Kansas 5A state championship with a 7-1 record and a 0.57 ERA. Pint finished the season with 87 strike outs in his 49 innings pitched.  His batting average was a solid .576 with 45 RBI’s. Pint was selected as the 4th overall draft in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies also drafted the 2015 NHSCA Baseball Athlete of the Year in 2015.

 

Past NHSCA Baseball Athlete of the Year

2015 – Mike Nikorak – Stroudsburg HS, Pennsylvania

2014 – Brady Aiken – Cathedral Catholic HS, California

2013 – Clint Frazier – Loganville HS, Georgia

2012 – Joey Gallo – Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada

2011 – Dylan Bundy – Owasso HS, Oklahoma

2010 -  Drew Vettleson – Central Kitsap HS, Washington

2009 – Patrick Schuster – Mitchell HS, Florida

2008 – Kyle Skipworth – Patriot HS, California

2007 – Blake Beaven – Irving HS, Texas

2006 – Kyle Drabek – The Woodlands, Texas

2005 – Colby Rasmus – Russell County HS, Alabama

2004 – David “Homer” Bailey – LaGrange HS, Texas

2003 – No Award Given

2002 – Jeff Francouer – Parkview HS, Georgia

2001 – Joe Mauer – Cretin-Derham Hall, Minnesota

2000 – Brian Hall – Carlsbad HS, New Mexico

 

Boys’ Basketball

Lonzo Ball
Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, California

 

Lonzo Ball led Chino Hills to the #1 ranking in the nation during his season year. Chino Hills, led by Lonzo Ball captured the State Championships by a margin of 20 points over De La Salle. This season the team finished 35-0 with many thanks to the talented Ball brothers whom Lonzo shared the court with. Ball averaged 25.4 points per game, 12.9 assists and 11.5 rebounds per game.  Ball has won many national awards including the Nasmith National Player of the Year Award and was a participant in the elusive McDonald’s game held in Chicago. He will continue both his basketball career and academics at UCLA in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Basketball Athlete of the Year

2015 – Jaylen Brown – Wheeler HS, Georgia

2014 – Karl Towns, Jr. – St. Joseph HS, Metuchen, New Jersey

2013 – Jabari Parker – Simeon HS, Illinois

2012 – Perry Ellis – Wichita Heights HS, Kansas

2011 – Austin Rivers – Winter Park HS, Florida

2010 -  Harrison Barnes – Ames HS, Iowa

2009 -  Derrick Favors – South Atlanta HS, Georgia

2008 – Samardo Samuels – St. Benedict’s Prep, New Jersey

2007 – Kevin Love – Lake Oswego HS, Oregon

2006 – Greg Oden – Lawrence North HS, Indiana

2005 – Josh McRoberts – Carmel HS, Indiana

2004 – Dwight Howard - Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, Georgia

2003 – LeBron James - St. Vincent-St. Mary HS, Ohio

2002 – Nik Caner-Medley – Deering HS, Maine

2001 – Kevin Torbert – Flint Northwestern, Michigan

2000 – Zach Spivey - Coronado HS, Texas

 

Girls’ Basketball

Crystal Dangerfield
Blackman High School - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School ended her high school career by winning the Tennessee Class AAA Miss Basketball Award.  Dangerfield led her school to two state titles during her career. She averaged 23.9 points a game during the 2015-16 season with 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals.  Dangerfield will play at the University of Connecticut in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Basketball Athlete of the Year

2015 – Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei HS, California

2014 – Tyra Buss – Mount Carmel HS, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

2013 – Saniya Chong – Ossining HS, New York

2012 – Breanna Stewart – Cicero-North Syracuse HS, New York

2011 – Elisabeth Williams – Princess Anne HS, Virginia

2010 -  Chiney Ogwumike – Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Texas

2009 – Skylar Diggins – Washington HS, Indiana

2008 – Elena DelleDonne – Ursuline Academy, Delaware

2007 -  Maya Moore – Collins Hill HS, Georgia

2006 -  Tina Charles – Christ the King, New York

2005 -  Abby Waner – Thunder Ridge HS, Colorado

2004 -  Candace Parker – Naperville HS, Illinois

2003 – Brittany Hunter – Brookhaven HS, Ohio

2002 – Ann Strother – Highlands Ranch HS, Colorado

2001 – Shyra Ely – Ben Davis HS, Indiana

2000 – Alison Thomason – Pickens County HS, Georgia

 

Boys’ Cross Country

Drew Hunter
Loudoun Valley High School - Purcellville, Virginia

 

This past season, Drew Hunter capped a perfect cross country season by winning the Foot Locker National Championships.  The University of Oregon-bound Hunter won the national championship by setting a new course record in 14:55.70.  He was named All-Met Athlete of the Year by the Washington Post and was also named as the Gatorade Runner of the Year.  During the indoor track season, Hunter set and then reset the United States Record for the fastest indoor mile.  He’s only the second high schooler to break the four-minute mile indoors.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Cross Country Athlete of the Year

2015 – Grant Fisher – Grand Blanc HS, Michigan

2014 – Taylor “Kai” Wilmot – North Central HS, Washington

2013 – Edward Cheserek, St. Benedict’s Prep, New Jersey

2012 – Futsum Zeinasellassie – North Central HS, Indiana

2011 – Lukas Verzbicas – Sandburg HS, Illinois

2010 – Wade Meddles – Sierra Lutheran HS, Nevada

2009 – Reed Connor – The Woodlands HS, Texas

2008 – Chris Derrick – Nesqua Valley HS, Illinois

2007 – Chad Hall – Big Bear HS, California

2006 – A.J. Acosta – El Camino HS, California

2005 – Andrew Bumbalough – Brentwood Academy, Tennessee

2004 – Matt Withrow – Andrew HS, Illinois

2003 – Chris Solinksy – Stevens Point HS , Wisconsin

2002 – Timothy Moore – Novi HS, Michigan

2001 – Dathan Ritzenheim – Rockford HS, Michigan

2000 – Donald Sage – York HS, Illinois

 

Girls’ Cross Country

Katie Rainsberger
Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Katie Rainsberger won the Nike Cross Nationals championship this past season with a winning time of 16:56.8.  Rainsberger, who was unbeaten against all distance competition in 2015, won the Class 4A individual state championship with a course-record time of 17:39, leading her team to the state team title. Rainsberger will be running for the University of Oregon Ducks next fall.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Cross Country Athlete of the Year

2015 – Anna Rohrer, Mishawake HS, Indiana

2014 – Tessa Barrett, Abington Heights HS, Pennsylvania

2013 – Catarina Rocha – Peabody HS, Massachusetts

2012 – Molly Seidel – University Lake School, Wisconsin

2011 – Aisling Cuffe – Corwall Central HS, New York

2010 – Megan Goethals – Rochester HS, Michigan

2009 – Jordan Hasay – Mission Prep, California

2008 -  Christine Babcock – Woodbridge HS, California

2007 – Marie Lawrence – Reno HS, Nevada

2006 – Aislinn Ryan, Warwick Valley HS, New York

2005 – Ramsey Kavan – Yankton HS, South Dakota

2004 – Sunni Olding – Minster HS, Ohio

2003 – Amber Harper – Orem HS, Utah

2002 -  Amber Trotter – Ukiah HS, California

2001 – Sara Bei – Montgomery HS, California

2000 – Victoria Chang – Punahou School, Hawaii

 

Field Hockey

Haley Schleicher
First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

This past season, Haley Schleicher was Virginia’s All-Group 6A Player of the Year after leading her school to its second straight state title during her time in the program.  The future Duke Blue Devil senior finished the 2015 season with 61 goals and 50 assists.  Schleicher is the only high school field hockey player in America to ever to score more than 50 goals and dish out 50 assists in the same season.  She also achieved the feat for during her junior year with 52 goals and as many assists. Schleicher is a member of the U19 National Team and she’s the only high school player in history to finish her career with 200 goals and 200 assists.

 

Past NHSCA Field Hockey Athlete of the Year

2015 – Austyn Cuneo, Eastern Regional HS, New Jersey

2014 – Carol Middough, Shore Regional HS, New Jersey

2013-  Lexi Smith – Florence HS, New Jersey

2012 – Emma Bozek – Lakeland HS, New York

2011 – Maxine Fluharty – Sussex Technical HS, Delaware

2010 – Marta Malmberg – Marathon Central HS, New York

2009 – Kelsey Kolojejchick – Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania

2008 -  Katie Reinprecht – Mount St. Joseph Academy, Pennsylvania

2007 -  Katelyn Falgowski – St. Mark’s HS, Delaware

2006 -  Amie Survilla – Crestwood HS, Pennsylvania

2005 – Katy LePage – Skowhegan HS, Maine

2004 – Caitlin Williams – St. Thomas Aquinas School, New Hampshire

2003 – Laree Beans – Emmaus HS, Pennsylvania

2002 -  Lori Hillman – Eastern Regional HS, New Jersey

2001 – Carey Fetting-Smith – Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Maryland

2000 -  Jacque LaFleur – Bel Air HS, Maryland

 

 

Football

Sean McGrew
St. John Bosco High School - Bellflower, California

 

Sean McGrew finished his career with 5,762 yards with a 9.1 yards per carry average, plus he helped St. John Bosco to a record-setting 21-game league win streak with three consecutive Trinity League titles.  The Trinity League is considered one of the best high school football leagues in America.  McGrew will play at the University of Washington in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Football Athlete of the Year

2015 – Kyler Murray – Allen HS, Texas

2014 – Leonard Fournette – St. Augustine HS, Louisiana

2013-  Derrick Henry – Yulee HS, Florida

2012 – Jonathan Gray – Aledo HS, Texas

2011 – Johnny Manziel – Tivy HS, Texas

2010 – Seantrel Henderson – Cretin-Derham Hall, Minnesota

2009 – Garrett Gilbert – Lake Travis HS, Texas

2008 – Terrell Pryor – Jeannette HS, Pennsylvania

2007 – John Brantley – Trinity Catholic HS, Florida

2006 – John Dergo – Morris HS, Illinois

2005 – Greg Paulus – Christian Brothers Academy, New York

2004 – Jeff Byers – Loveland HS, Colorado

2003 – Austin Scott – Parkland HS, Pennsylvania

2002 – Lorenzo Booker – St. Bonaventure HS, California

2001 – Tyler Bell – Ventura HS, California

2000 – David Beck – Lockport HS, New York

 

Boys’ Golf

Cooper Dossey

Vandergrift High School, Austin, Texas

 

Cooper Dossey won the Texas Class 5A championship this past season.  Dossey won the championship by eight shots with rounds of 66 and 69.  As a junior, Dossey finished in second place, one shot off the lead.  Dossey led his school to three straight Texas 5A team championships. Dossey will continue his golf career at Baylor in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Golf Athlete of the Year

2015 – Sam Burns, Calvary Baptist HS, Louisiana

2014 – Scottie Scheffler – Highland Park, Texas

2013 – Andrew Bieber – Gilmour Academy, Ohio

2012 – Wyndham Clark – Valor Christian HS, Colorado

2011 – Jordan Spieth – Dallas Jesuit, Texas

2010 – Cory Whitsett – Memorial HS, Texas

2009 – Cameron Peck – Timberline HS, Washington

2008 -  Wesley Graham – Spruce Creek HS, Florida

2007 – Rickie Fowler – Murrieta Valley HS, California

2006 – Tim McKenney- Desert Mountain HS, Arizona

2005 – Brian Harman – Savannah Christian School, Georgia

2004 – Daniel Im – La Mirada HS, California

2003 – Brendon Todd – Green Hope HS, North Carolina

2002 – James Frost – Calais HS, Maine

2001 – John Bradley Holmes – Taylor County HS, Kentucky

2000 – Jason Furlow – DuQuoin HS, Illinois

 

Girls’ Golf

Allisen Corpuz

Punahou School - Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Allisen Corpuz captured the Hawaii state championship this past season.  Corpuz finished second as a junior and third as a freshman.  She’s ranked #19 in the AJGA Polo Junior Rankings.  Outside of high school competition, Corpuz, qualified for the LPGA’s Lotte Championship earlier this year; she has played in six USCA Championships and was the youngest ever to compete in a USGA Event as she was 10 years and 3 months at the 2008 Women’s Amateur Public Links. She also represented Hawaii at the 2014 Asia Pacific Junior Cup. She will be attending USC in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Golf Athlete of the Year

2015 – Madison Odiorne, Summit HS, Oregon 

2014 – Maddie Szeryk – Allen HS, Texas

2013 – Jessie Sindlinger – Charles City HS, Iowa

2012 – Megan Blonien – Altus HS, Oklahoma

2011 – Aurora Kan – Chichester HS, Pennsylvania

2010 – Jenny Shin – Torrance HS, California

2009 – Courtney Gunter – Porter Ridge HS, North Carolina

2008 – Wesley Graham – Spruce Creek HS, Florida

2007 – Ester Choe – Cactus Shadows HS, Arizona

2006 – Morgan Pressel – St. Andrews School, Florida

2005 – Mari Chun – The Kamehameha School, Hawaii

2004 – Amie Cochran – West Torrance HS, California

2003 – Mandi McConnell – Grand Blanc HS, Michigan

2002 -  May Wood – The Baylor School, Tennessee

2001 – Sarah Sparks – East Noble HS, Indiana

2000 – Christine Hentzner – Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada

 

Boys’ Soccer

Esteban Calvo
Montverde Academy - Montverde, Florida

 

Esteban Calvo led Montverde Academy to a 23-0 record and a No. 1 final ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25 this past season. Calvo scored five goals and passed for eight assists.  As a team he was the leader on a defense that allowed just four goals and recorded 19 shutouts. Calvo is a member of the Costa Rican Under-20 Men’s National Team. Calvo has signed with the Florida International University in Miami.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Soccer Athlete of the Year

2015 – Conner Smith – McDonogh School, Maryland

2014 – Brad Ross – Franklin HS, Tennessee

2013 – Christian Roldan – El Rancho HS, California

2012 – Andrew Harris – The Gilman School, Maryland

2011 – Dzenan Catic – East Kentwood HS, Michigan

2010 – Soony Saad – Dearborn HS, Michigan

2009 – Kevin Bick – St. Xavier HS, Kentucky

2008 – Casey Townsend – Traverse City West HS, Michigan

2007 – Andrew Duran – Lincoln-Way East HS, Illinois

2006 -  Eric Alexander – Portage Central HS, Michigan

2005 – Lee Nguyen – Plano East HS, Texas

2004 – Nick Colaluca – La Salle Academy, Rhode Island

2003 – Greg Dalby – Poway HS, California

2002 – David Walters – Lake Lehman HS, Pennsylvania

2001 – Ned Grabavoy – Lincoln-Way HS, Illinois

2000 – Dan Walsh – US Air Academy, Colorado

 

Girls’ Soccer

Opal Curless
Mount Desert Island High School - Bar Harbor, Maine

 

Opal Curless is a midfielder and forward who scored 28 goals and passed for 12 assists this past season.  Curless was the Maine Soccer Coaches Association Class B Player of the Year.  She’s rated as the No. 68 recruit in the Class of 2016 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Curless scored 80 career goals. She will be continuing her soccer and academic career at Syracuse University.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Soccer Athlete of the Year

2015 – Hana Kerner – Northern Highlands HS, New Jersey

2014 – Mallory Eubanks – Tates Creek HS, Kentucky

2013 – Morgan Andrews – Milford HS, New Hampshire

2012 – Ashley Spivey – McDonough School, Maryland

2011 – Morgan Brian – Frederica Academy, Georgia

2010 – Kealia Ohai – Alta HS, Utah

2009 – Natalia Torosian – Lenape HS, New Jersey

2008 – Christine Nairn – Archbishop Spalding, Maryland

2007 – Hannah Cerrone – Ketcham HS, New York

2006 – Lauren Cheney – Ben Davis HS, Indiana

2005 – Amy Rodriguez – Santa Margarita HS, California

2004 – Ashlyn Harris – Satellite HS, Florida

2003 – Heather O’Reilly – East Brunswick HS, New Jersey

2002 – Jill Oakes – Harvard-Westlake HS, California

2001 – Mary McDowell – Wheat Ridge HS, Colorado

2000 – Ashley Sherbondy – Colorado Springs Christian, Colorado

 

Softball

Maddy Barone
Silver Lake Regional High School - Kingston, Massachusetts

 

Maddy Barone, a right-handed pitcher led Silver Lake to a 23-1 and a runner-up finish in the South Division 1 sectional tournament. Barone was named the 2015 All-Scholastic Division 1 Player of the Year by The Boston Globe and Boston Herald.  She led Silver Lake to the 2015 Division 1 championship game as a junior. Barone will enroll at Southern New Hampshire University in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Softball Athlete of the Year

2015 – Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo HS, California

2014 – Johanna Grauer – Amador Valley HS, California

2013 – Carley Hoover – D.W. Daniel HS, South Carolina

2012 – Rainey Gaffin – Legacy HS, Colorado

2011 – Andrea DiPrima – Buffalo Grove HS, Illinois

2010 -  Dallas Escobedo – St. Mary’s HS - Arizona

2009 – Kensie Fowler – Canyon del Oro HS, Arizona

2008 – Cathleen “Cat” Hosfield – Riverdale HS, Tennessee

2007 – Jordan Taylor – Valencia (Placentia) HS, California

2006 – Kirsten Shortridge – Keller HS, Texas

2005 – Valerie Chapple – Olathe East HS, Kansas

2004 – Anjelica Selden – Vanden HS, California

2003 – Lisa Dodd – University City, California

2002 – Alicia Hollowell – Fairfield HS, California

2001 – Catherine “Cat” Osterman – Cypress Springs HS, Texas

2000 – Kristin Schmidt – North Shore HS, Texas

 

Boys’ Swimming

Michael Jensen

Upper Dublin High School - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

 

Michael Jensen won two gold medals at the 2016 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships.  The University of California Berkley recruit won the 100 and 200 meter freestyle events.  Jensen nearly took down Tom Shields’ 200 free national high school record with a time of 1:33.90.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Year

2015 – Andrew Seliskar – Thomas Jefferson HS, Virginia

2014 – Jonathan Roberts – Southlake Carroll HS, Texas

2013 – Austin Garcia – San Dimas HS - California

2012 – Matias Koski – Northview HS - Georgia

2011 – David Nolan – Hershey HS, Pennsylvania

2010 – Kyle Whitaker – Chesterton HS, Indiana

2009 – Cole Cragin – Friendswood HS, Texas

2008 – Brian Alden – Neuqua Valley HS, Illinois

2007 – Austin Staab – Westerville HS, Ohio

2006 – Shaune Fraser – The Bolles School, Florida

2005 – Alex Righi – Brophy Prep, Arizona

2004 – Kyle Bubolz – Waukesha North HS, Wisconsin

2003 – Garrett Weber-Gale – Nicolet HS, Wisconsin

2002 – Tyler DeBerry – Sabino HS, Arizona

2001 – Matt McDonald – Hamilton Southeastern HS, Indiana

2000 – Alex Lim – The Bolles School, Florida

 

Girls’ Swimming

Beata Nelson
Vernona/Mount Horeb High School - Horeb, Wisconsin

 

Beata Nelson closed-out her scholastic career with four gold medals at the Wisconsin state championships in 2015.  A 12-time Wisconsin high school state champion, the future Badger holds three Wisconsin high school state records in the 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, and 200-yard freestyle relay. Nelson’s time of 51.62 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly at this year’s Wisconsin high school state meet also reset her previous USA public high school national record. A five-event Olympic trials qualifier, she also owns the National Age Group record in the 100-yard butterfly at 51.08 seconds. Nelson is a member of the USA Junior National Team.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Swimming Athlete of the Year

2015 – Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Maryland

2014 – Janet Hu – Oakton HS, Virginia

2013 – Missy Franklin – Regis Jesuit HS, Colorado

2012 – Bonnie Brandon – Cherry Creek HS, Colorado

2011 – Gretchen Jaques – Glendora HS, California

2010 – Emily Bos – Holland HS, Michigan

2009 – Mary Beck - Westlake HS, Texas

2008 – Michelle McKeehan – Center Grove HS, Indiana

2007 – Lauren English – Montville Twp. HS, New Jersey

2006 – Alexandra Clarke – Sunnyslope HS, Arizona

2005 – Hannah Smith – Dexter HS, Michigan

2004 – Rhiannon Jeffrey – Atlantic HS, Florida

2003 – Kara Lynn Joyce – Pioneer HS, Michigan

2002 – Mary Descenza – Rosary HS, Illinois

2001 – Kaitlin Sandeno – El Toro HS, California

2000 – Sara McLarty – Deland HS, Florida

 

Boys’ Tennis

Jon Dollahite
Mountain View High School - Orem, Utah

 

Jon Dollahite became just the third Utah tennis player to win four straight singles titles.  Dollahite only lost three matches during his high school career.  He is ranked #133 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net.  Dollahite will be continuing his tennis career and his academics at the University of Utah in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Tennis Athlete of the Year

2015 – Martin Joyce – Hinsdale Central HS, Illinois

2014 – Chase Perez-Blanco – Gulliver Prep, Florida

2013 – Miguel Alda – Westwood HS, Texas

2012 – Brett Clark – Collier HS, Florida

2011 – Curtis Haworth – Putnam City North HS, Oklahoma

2010 – Raleigh Smith – Gulliver Prep, Florida

2009 – Wyatt Lippert – Lakota West HS, Ohio

2008 – Casey Watt – Pine Richland HS, Pennsylvania

2007 – Matthew Allare – Kings HS, Ohio

2006 – Michael Dierberger – Nicolet HS, Wisconsin

2005 – Jack Marsh – Seton Catholic HS, Arizona

2004 – Keithan Gregg – Cut Bank HS, Montana

2003 – Shane Tyree – Lake Howell HS, Florida

2002 – Ryan McBridge – Corona del Sol HS, Arizona

2001 – Brandon Gill – Park Tudor School, Indiana

2000 – Geoff Russell – Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona

 

 

 

Girls’ Tennis

Susanne Boyden

Wakefield, Raleigh - North Carolina

 

Susanne Boyden closed-out her high school career with her third straight North Carolina singles tennis championship. Boyden won the state championship after surviving a three and one-half hour marathon in the morning semifinal. Boyden outlasted Supriya Narisetti of Cary, who did not lose a game in four sets on Friday, by 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, and then took the championship over Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds’ Peyton Pesavento in straight 6-3 sets. Boyden will be attending Cal Poly in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Tennis Athlete of the Year

2015 – Kate Fahey, Rumson-Fair Haven HS, New Jersey

2014 – Cassie Mercer – Huntington High School, West Virginia

2013 – Rasheeda McAdoo – American Heritage HS, Florida

2012 – Ronit Yurovsk – Plum HS, Pennsylvania

2011 – Brooke Urzendowski – Marian HS, Nebraska

2010 – Lilly Kimbell – New Braunfels HS, Texas

2009 – Elizabeth Epstein – Francis Parker HS, Illinois

2008 – Shinann Featherston – St. Francis Prep, New York

2007 – Whitney Taney – Edina HS, Minnesota

2006 – Pavi Francis – Marcus HS, Texas

2005 – Katie Potts – Divine Savior Holy Angels HS, Wisconsin

2004 – Nicole Leimbach – Pine Creek HS, Colorado

2003 – Anne Yelsey – Corona del Mar HS, California

2002 – Rankin Williams – Needham Broughton HS, North Carolina

2001 – Brittany Dietz – Osborne HS, Kansas

2000 – Chrissie Nolan – Glenbrook North HS, Illinois

 

Boys’ Track & Field

Norman Grimes

Canyon High School - Canyon, Texas

 

While Norman Grimes scholastic career came to an end before trying to defend his UIL Class 5A 300 meter hurdles title, he still is the #1 hurdler in America.  Grimes’ suffered a hamstring injury and had to drop-out of the UIL regionals thus preventing him from qualifying for the state championships. At the 2015 World Youth Championships in Columbia, Grimes won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles. Grimes will be continuing on to Texas Tech in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Boys’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year

2015 – Chad Zallow, John F. Kennedy HS, Ohio

2014 – Trentavis Friday – Cherryville HS, North Carolina

2013 – Grant Hill – Huntsville HS, Alabama

2012 – Jarrion Lawson – Liberty-Eylau HS, Texas

2011 – Gunnar Nixon – Santa Fe HS, Oklahoma

2010 – Sam Crouser – Gresham HS, Oregon

2009 – Mason Finley – Buena Vista HS, Colorado

2008 – Christian Taylor – Sandy Creek HS, Georgia

2007 – Craig Forys – Colts Neck HS, New Jersey

2006 – David Klech – California HS, California

2005 – Kevin Craddock – James Logan HS, California

2004 – Xavier Carter – Palm Bay HS, Florida

2003 – Earvin Parker – Lewisville HS, Texas

2002 – Ryan Shields – Leo HS, Illinois

2001 – Alan Webb – South Lakes HS, Virginia

2000 – David Fraser – Westfield HS, Texas

 

Girls’ Track & Field

Cassondra Hall
Warner Robins High School - Warner Robins, Georgia

 

Cassondra Hall capped a decorated high school career with first-place GHSA Class AAAAA individual titles in the 100 and 200 meters. She was also part of the Demons’ 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, which finished second in the state meet, carrying Warner Robins to a state runner-up finish.  Hall will leave high school and head to run for LSU as a three-time 200-meter and four-time 100-meter state champion, and for the third year in a row, she is the Macon Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

 

Past NHSCA Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year

2015 – Jasmyne Graham, Roosevelt HS, California

2014 – Ariana Washington, Long Beach Poly, California

2013 – Haley Couser – Gresham HS, Oregon

2012 -  Shelbi Vaughan – Legacy HS, Texas

2011 – Morgann LeLeux – Catholic HS, Louisiana

2010 – A’Lexus Brannon – Ozen HS, Texas

2009 – Tohi Young – Del City HS, Oklahoma

2008 – Emily Reese – Chamblee HS, Georgia

2007 – Bianca Knight – Ridgeland HS, Mississippi

2006 – Griffin Matthew – Niwot HS, Colorado

2005 – Alexandra Anderson – Morgan Park HS, Illinois

2004 – Ashley Owens – Liberty HS, Colorado

2003 – Allyson Felix – Los Angeles Baptist HS, California

2002 – Sally Meyerhoff – Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona

2001 – Monique Henderson – Morse HS, California


 

Volleyball

Khalia Lanier
Xavier College Prep - Phoenix, Arizona

 

Khalia Lanier was an outside hitter for Xavier College Prep who recorded 496 kills, 324 digs and 28 service aces while posting a Kill % of .438.  Lanier led Xavier Prep to the Division I state final this past season.  She was a 2015 Under Armour First Team All-American and the nation’s No. 1 recruit as rated by PrepVolleyball.com. Lanier will also attend USC in the fall.

 

Past NHSCA Volleyball Athlete of the Year

2015 – Alexa Smith, Lewis-Palmer HS, Colorado

2014 – Alexa Filley – Assumption HS, Kentucky

2013 – Amber & Kadie Rolfzen – Papillion-La Vista South HS, Nebraska

2012 – Jordan Burgess – Berkeley HS, Florida

2011 – Courtney Van Groningen – Sterling HS, Nebraska

2010 – Morgan Broekhuis – Colorado Springs Christian, Colorado

2009 -  Gina Mancuso – Papllion-La Vista South HS, Nebraska

2008 – Kelly Murphy – Joliet Catholic Academy, Illinois

2007 – Alix Klineman – Mira Costa HS, California

2006 – Megan Hodge – Riverside HS, North Carolina

2005 – Cynthia Barboza – Long Beach Wilson HS, California

2004 – Angit McGinnis – Fraser HS, Michigan

2003 – Kristin Richards – Timpanogos HS, Utah

2002 – Bre Ladd – Canyon del Oro, Arizona

2001 – Jennifer Saleaumua – Bonita Vista HS, California

2000 – Laura Grote – Westwood HS, Texas

 

Wrestling

Kanen Storr

Leslie High School - Leslie, Michigan


Kanen Storr is a three time state champion from Michigan. He captured the 2016 NHSCA Senior National’s 138 pound title. He was also named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.  Storr was a perfect 58-0 this past season and ended his career with a record of 227-3. He was the runner up at the 2015 Cadet World team trials. He also was a silver medalist at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Storr will begin competing as an Iowa State Cyclone this fall.

 

Past NHSCA Wrestling Athlete of the Year

2015 – Austin Myers – Campbell County HS, Kentucky

2014 – Ryan Millhof – Collins Hill HS, Georgia

2013 – B.J. Clagon – Toms River South HS, New Jersey

2012 – Mark Grey – Blair Academy, New Jersey

2011 – Blake Roulo – Matoaca HS, Virginia

2010 – Tyler Beckwith – Greene HS, New York

2009 – C.J. Napier – Columbus HS, Kansas

2008 – Jordan Oliver – Easton HS, Pennsylvania

2007 – Colt Sponseller – West Holmes HS, Ohio

2006 – Adam Hall – Bonners Ferry HS, Idaho

2005 – Dustin Schlatter – Perry HS, Ohio

2004 – J. Jaggers – St. Pete Chanel HS, Ohio

2003 – Mark Perry – Blair Academy, New Jersey

2002 – Nathan Galloway – State College HS, Pennsylvania

2001 – Steve Mocco – Blair Academy, New Jersey

2000 – Jesse Jantzen – Shoreham-Wading River HS, New York


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