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Student-Athlete of the Week Award

Previous Winners
     Week of September 25th


In the St. Thomas Aquinas meet Eric finished with a new personal record with a time of 23:59 to lead all Stallion runners.

In addition to Cross Country, Eric is also a member of the Stallion basketball team and this spring will be going out for baseball. 

In the classroom, Eric has B average, is currently in the "Gear Up" program, and was a Reading Achiever in the Business and Technology Academy. 

Eric was nominated for this award by Cross Country Coach Dave Gonzales.

The first winner of the Schlagle "Student-Athlete of the Week" award goes to Eric Kellogg. 

Eric is a junior and member of the Schlagle Cross Country team.

Throughout the early part of the Cross Country season Eric has displayed outstanding leadership and has become one of the team's top runners. 

Eric has been a role model to the younger runners on the Cross Country team by displaying a positive attitude and has demonstrated a great work ethic for all members of the team.
Wa'Vonne has demonstrated leadership qualities in the Volleyball program by providing encouragement to her teammates and has been a positive influence on and off the court.  She has also been performed very well in the classroom with her academic performance.

Wa'Vonne was nominated for the Schlagle Student-Athlete of the Week Award by Volleyball Coach Kelli Kurle.

Wa'Vonne  Buchanan
Cross Country
Week of October 2nd
Wa'Vonne Buchanan has made an outstanding impact for the Schlagle Volleyball teams this year inspite of being only a  freshman. 

In nominating Wa'Vonne for this award Coach Kelli Kurle commented, "Wa'Vonne has gone above and beyond for volleyball this season.  She is the most coachable young lady we have on the team.  Without hesitation she has stepped up and played J.V. when needed and surpassed the skill of some of the J.V. players."   
Junior Robert Carter is an out- standing example of a Schlagle Student-Athlete that excels not only in athletics but also in the classroom as well.

In addition to playing as a Safety, Wide Receiver, and Long snapper on the Stallion Football team, Robert has excelled in academics with almost all "A's" in his classes.

Robert also is a member of the Schlagle National Honor Society, and a member of "Who's Who American Scholars" and "Who's Who Scholar Athletes".
Robert stated that he has been playing sports for the past 12 years and will also be playing basketball and playing second base and pitching for the Stallion Baseball team.

Robert is currently leading the team in tackles and stated that he is looking forward to district play which begins this week and then has hopes of playing late in November in the State Playoffs.  Robert was nominated for the Schlagle Student-Athlete of the Week Award by football coach Steve Szczygiel.

Week of October 9th
In addition to being a member of the Schlagle Soccer team Sascha also worked hard in academics and received seven "A"'s during the first quarter grading period.

Sascha commented that "If you don't do your work, you won't go anywhere in life".

After high school, Sascha plans to be involved in ROTC in the Air Force and receive his college education at the Air Force Academy and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Sascha was nominated for the Schlagle Student-Athlete of the Week Award by soccer coach Tom Brownback.
Week of October 16th
While most students work extremely hard in hopes of reaching a 4.0 grade point average, junior soccer player Sascha Johnson has even exceeded that with a 4.1 overall GPA.

While alternating between playing forward and defender, Sascha was a key member of this year's Stallion Soccer team which recorded the most wins ever for any soccer team at Schlagle. 

Sacha stated that he believed that teamwork was one of the keys to this year's soccer season.
In addition to cross country, Ashley is also a varsity cheerleader, plays shooting guard on the girl’s basketball team, and runs the Two Mile on the track team in the spring.  Ashley stated that one of the most important things that she has learned through her participation in athletics is how to work as a team. 

Ashley also has had success in academics by being on the school honor roll and by being  recognized as both a Math Achiever and a Reading Achiever.  With all her activities Ashley still finds time to be a tutor for other students in math and is on the school newspaper staff.

The most valuable lesson that she said that she has learned as a Student at Schlagle High School is to “never quit when things gets hard”. 

Ashley plans on attending college and majoring in engineering.

Week of October 23rd
Throughout her high school years junior Cross Country runner Ashley Carpenter has demonstrated how to not only be involved in many school activities but also how to be successful in each one of them.

After watching Ashley have a very good season this fall in cross country, Coach Dave Gonzales commented, “Ashley has great potential to be a very good long distance runner.  She had a great year this fall in Cross Country and I’m looking forward to seeing her improve even more for her senior year”.
Week of October 30th
As a student, Josh maintains a 3.7 grade point average  earning honor roll recognition and is also involved in the “Gear-UP” program, the 20-20 Leadership program and earned recognition as a Reading Achiever.

This winter Josh will be an important member of the varsity boys basketball team as team manager and will again participate in two sports in the spring as a catcher on the baseball team and run the two mile in track.

In regards to being a manager for the varsity boys basketball team, head basketball coach Dave Gonzales said, “Josh is one of the best managers that I’ve ever been around.  There are many times that things get done before and after basketball games where Josh does it before a coach even asks him”.

After high school Josh is planning on majoring in Aeronautical Engineering at Kansas State University.

Written by: Megean Dillon

He received special honors from: Nike training camp, junior day at Mizzou, and J.J. Smith’s Training Camp.

This young man has been nominated by his football coach, Coach Steve Szczygiel. “Eric has been our most dominating defensive player in the past two games,” Coach Szczygiel. “Leader of the team, very great athlete,” stated fellow team mate Jeremy Conklin.

After high school Eric plans on attending a Division 1 college and participate in football.

Eric stated, “The most valuable lesson he has learned as a Schlagle Stallion is, “That the game isn’t all about you. It takes a team and a lot of heart, I’ve learned that it takes teamwork to win.”


Then on the following Saturday,  Edmond and the Cross Country team competed in the St. Thomas Aquinas Cross Country meet at the Johnson County Community College course.  In this meet there were over 20 teams and approximately 800 runners.   Edmond came away with another strong finish, placing 6th in a field of 237 runners.

Head Cross Country Coach Dave Gonzales, stated, “Edmond started off this season great!  He has medaled in both races he has run in and has shown tremendous leadership as our lone senior on the team.  We expect big things from Edmond the rest of the season”.

As a track athlete in the spring, Edmond has focused on running sprint races, the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams.  

Edmond maintains a 3.0 GPA  and is a member of Student Council and the Schlagle Choir.  

The most valuable lesson that Edmond stated that he has learned by being a student-thlete at Schlagle is respect and staying focused on his goals.

After graduation Edmond’s plans are to attend college and compete in Track or Cross Country.

While some students tried to determine whether to go out for a sport during this past fall season, junior Josh Pack demonstrated that not only is it possible to participate in one sport during the fall season but instead participate in two sports during the same season and do well in both of them.

This past fall Josh was a member on the Schlagle Soccer team as a defensive mid-fielder and also kicked extra points and field goals for the Stallion football team.
Senior Eric Coulter, also known as “a dominate force” at outside linebacker on our varsity football team, is being recognized as our first “Student-Athlete of the Week”.

Eric has obtained a grade point average of 3.0, and hopes to be a straight “A” student this year. He has received the honor roll.

Cross Country
Although not competing in Cross Country until his senior
year the Schlagle Stallion Cross Country team has found a
new star in first year runner Edmond Webster. 

In the first week of the season Edmond has competed in two Cross Country meets and has run his way to two very impressive finishes!

Running in the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Basehor Linwood High School at Wyandotte County Park, Edmond finished second in a field of over 50 runners.
Sophomore Shae Pannell has continued to make steady progress this year as a member of the Schlagle Stallions Volleyball team.   She began the season as the Junior Varsity Captain but with her consistent improvement throughout the first part of the season she has elevated her performance to now being a starter on the Varsity as the Setter.