Student Athlete of the Month

Charlie Kistner

October 2019

Congratulations Charlie Kistner of Olympia High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for October.  Charlie currently has a 3.94/4.0 GPA.  As a Junior, Charlie has paced the Spartan Cross Country team to a State Qualifying birth and the first Sectional Title in school history.   Charlie has tied the school record this season with a time of 15:23 on an official course, and beat it with at time of 15:07, but on an unofficial course.  Charlie is a member of the NHS, the FCA, and his Church’s Youth Group.  Charlie was nominated by Coach Mike Neisler who says of Charlie, “Charlie is an outstanding performer for our Cross Country team!” 

Lilllian Escobedo

September 2019

Congratulations Lily Escobedo of Hartem High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for September.  Lily currently has a 3.92/4.0 GPA.  Lily’s leadership skills have been shown by being named team captain.  In the first half of the season, Lily has 11 kills, 119 assists, and 21 digs.  Lily is Co-President of the Senior Beta Club, VP of the Land of Lincoln CEO, and participated in the 2019 Spring Musical.  Lily also volunteers at the local food pantry, the Humane Society, the Friendship Manor, the ALS 5K, and is a blood donor.  She was nominated by Athletic Director Matt Stoltzenburg who says of Lily, “Lily is a great student with an outstanding personality.  Lily shows a great work ethic on and off the court!”

Emily Craig

August 2019

Congratulations Emily Craig of Hartem High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for August.  Emily currently has 4.0/4.0 GPA.  Emily’s leadership skills have been shown by being named team captain.  In the Month of August, Emily has 18 aces, 17 kills, and 309 serve receptions while also leading the conference in digs with 184.  Emily is a member of the Student Government, Senior Beta Club, is a part time tutor, volunteers at the ALS 5k, and is also a blood donor.   She was nominated by Athletic Director Matt Stoltzenburg who says of Emily, “Emily is a model Student-Athlete with a great attitude and outstanding work ethic!”

Alyssa Casey

 

April 2019

Congratulations Alyssa Casey of Olympia High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for April.  Alyssa has a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale and has been a key member of the soccer team during her time at Olympia.  Alyssa has shown great leadership on and off the field, and was named captain of the soccer team as a Junior.  Alyssa is very active in the FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, and is a member of the Junior Class Board.  During her Junior year of soccer, she has lead the team with 9 goals and 12 assists.  She has also played 720 of a possible 800 minutes.  “On the field, Alyssa has proven to be a leader while taking care of her teammates.  She has 12 assists which shows she is willing to be a team player and helps the team on the field.  She has not missed a single practice which shows her passion, dedication and commitment to the team.   She leads by example and her teammates look up to her.  She also respects the coaching staff, and is willing to listen in order to improve.” -Coach Ivan Hernandez.

 

John Carnicle

 

March 2019

Congratulations John Carnicle of Dee-Mack High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for March.  John has a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and has been a key member of the cross country, track, and basketball teams during his time at Dee-Mack.  John shows great leadership on and off the playing field.  John is very active in his parish and church, and he is also a member of the school’s leadership team and National Honor Society.  This year in basketball, John was named to the first team all-conference defensive team.  In track, John has been a two time medalist during his time at Dee-Mack.  “John is an example of what a scholar athlete should be.  He has an extremely high grade point average, while also possessing high character traits.  He is punctual, disciplined, responsible, and treats others with a great deal of respect.” – Coach John Hughs


Lane Miller


 

 

February 2019

Congratulations Lane Miller of Olympia High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for February.  Lane has a 3.68 GPA on a 4.0 scale and has been a key member of the football and wrestling squads during his time at Olympia.  Lane shows great leadership on and off the playing field and was named team captain of both the football and wrestling teams.  Lane is very active in the FFA, is a member of the Bank board and has been named to the National Honor Society.  Lane also created and runs his own wood working business.  During football, Lane lead the Spartans in tackles during his senior year.   In wrestling, Lane was a 2 time state qualifier. He had a 44-8 record during his senior year and a career record of 120-48.  Lane also led the team in takedowns his senior year.  “Lane has had a very successful career here at Olympia, and it has been a pleasure coaching him and watching him grow over the last 4 years.”  Coach Pete Cleary

Tessa Carr

 

January 2019

Congratulations Tessa Carr of Delavan High School on being named Hopedale Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine’s Student Athlete of the Month for January.  Tessa has a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and is a key member of the Volleyball and Softball teams.  Tessa shows great leadership on and off the playing field.  Tessa volunteers her time for American Red Cross Blood Drives, St. Jude Telethons as well as other volunteer opportunities through the National Honor Society and church.  Tessa was also named Class President and is a member of the student council, FCA, FCCLA, Science Club, and Spanish Club.  Tessa is very active with her church and is a member of the church’s youth group.  Athletically, Tessa has been named to the All-Conference team in Volleyball and Softball every year of her high school career.  Tessa was also named to the All-Tournament team for the Delavan and Fieldcrest volleyball tournaments every year that she has played. “On top of excelling academically and athletically, Tessa is a genuinely good person.  She is, and always has been, a leader in our school and community.  Tessa is extremely selfless, and is willing to go out of her way to help anyone." –Ryon Kramer, Athletic Director