Valley Lutheran High School celebrates a fall sports season filled with exemplary players. Twenty-five student athletes from football, soccer, cross country, and volleyball received individual recognition for their exceptional play. Collectively, the volleyball team earned the team academic all state award and the soccer team earned the title of Conference Champions. We’ve opted to include photos of the entire teams due to so many awards this year.
Great job, student athletes, on using your God-given abilities to help your Valley team!
Varsity Football: Top Row: Asst. Coach Church, Head Coach Joe Willey, Mike Weiss, Evan Engelhardt, David Jahnke, Charlie Shaw, Darius Ott, Asst. Mulligan Middle Row: Asst. Coach Houston, Garrett Malmo, Kye Richmond, Scott Smith, Jeremy Britton, David Valley, Asst Coach Wilke Front Row: Charles Haller, Jared Gross, Robert Wooten, Karsten Foss, Evan VanDriessche, Eli Frank, Brett Billingsley
Valley’s varsity football team celebrated 9 players earning recognition:
1st Team All TVC West II Football
Eli Frank – QB
Jared Gross – WR
Jeremy Britton – LB
Brett Billingsley – DB
Karsten Foss – LB
Honorable Mention All TVC West II Football
Mike Weiss – DL
Garrett Malmo – P
Evan VanDrieesch – DB
Darius Ott – WR
MHSFCA 1st Team Academic All State (Division 5)
Top Row: Coach Abraham, Braxton Flood, Kris Nisidis, Zane Adamski, Sully Whalen, Parker Krause, Luke Wollenweber, Keegan Hook, Alex Friebe, Parker Bernreuter, Zachary Ruger, Coach Guenther Front Row: Elliott Urbytes, Isaac Plamondon, Jonah Keup, Sam Karas, Jared Merritt, Sam Buckholz, Brady Sting, John Zinz, Ryan Fehn
Valley Lutheran’s varsity soccer team won the Tri-Valley West Conference Championship. Individually, eight players earned special recognition:
1st Team All-Conference
Honorable Mention All-Conference
All Region & All State Honorable Mention
Top Row: Michelle Becker, Cassandra Ross, Emily Starke, Maggie Walk, Natalie Harris, Alannah Stahl, A’nia Stauffer, Gracie Robinson, Quinn Stefanski, Emma VanTol. Middle Row: Miriam Cmeyla, Genesis Escobedo, Eliana Behnke, Grace Brown, McKenna Roberts Front Row: Valarie White, Allison Sowatsky, Madelyn Perkins, Allison Lemanski, Celeste Mattison, Caralyn Eschmann, Gabriella Reinbold Coached by Renee Brenner.
Allison Sowatsky (front row, 2nd from left) came in 2nd at the Cross Country Regionals and ran at States for Division 3 schools. She placed 36th / 236 girls and made Academic All States.
Top Row: Lexie Peplinski, Cora Hensler, Erin Ettline, Olivia Grimpo, Allyson Ehlert, Katie Wilson, Sydney Krause Front Row: Ashlyn Martin, Lindsay Burk, Kelsey Vittitow, Kya Belill, Carly Pomaville, Peyton Bartnikowski, Autumn Eischer Coached by Jon Frank
Valley’s varsity volleyball team earned the title of TVC Conference Champions, District Champions, and Regional Champions, advancing them to be a State Semi-Finalist in Division 3 play.
TVC West First Team All-Conference
TVC West Second Team All-Conference
Team Academic All State Award
Academic All State
All Region Honor
2nd Team All State Honor
3rd Team All State Honor