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Student-Athlete Spotlight

 

The Oxbridge Academy Athletic Department features a “Student-Athlete of the Week” while class is in session. The spotlight series recognizes a student-athlete who embodies the Oxbridge mission both on and off the athletic field.

2018-19 School Year

August 27 - September 1

Ava Shmueli

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls’ volleyball player, Ava Shmueli on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Katie George said, “Ava has helped lead the ThunderWolves to a 5-0 start to the season! She is leading the team in assists and earned a school record 35 digs against The Benjamin School in the 3-2 win. Her will-to-win is contagious and is giving her team a strong competitive advantage. Way to go Ava!”

September 3 - 8

Tyler Stachkunas

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to boys’ golfer, Tyler Stachkunas on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Dan McLellan said, "Tyler’s leadership and passion for the game has been a welcome addition to this year’s Oxbridge golf team. He currently leads the team with a nine-hole scoring average of 37 as the ThunderWolves are off to a 4-0 start. In the team’s win over Cardinal Newman, Tyler made six birdies en route to being the match medalist. Tyler’s relentless work ethic will help him become an outstanding player."

September 10 - 15

Zoey Robinson

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls’ golfer, Zoey Robinson on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Carla Overhiser said, "Zoey Robinson is a great leader and example of a hard-working student-athlete. It has been a pleasure to watch her game progress throughout the first half of the season. Zoey's determination and focus led to a personal best +1 (37) in a match this season. Zoey's discipline and positive attitude will continue to be a positive impact on the team."

September 17 - 22

John Schumacher

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to boys’ cross country runner, John Schumacher on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Bayardo Sinclair said, "John exemplifies the Oxbridge guiding principles of: discipline, perseverance, confidence and respect. He is a pleasure to coach and continuously motivates his teammates to work harder. John always give 100 percent, regardless of the intensity or difficulty of the session. What I appreciate the most about John is the firm handshake I receive at the beginning and ending of every practice, thanking me for being his coach."

September 24 - 29

Jennifer Secrest

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls’ swimmer, Jennifer Secrest on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Paul Rave said, "As a nationally-ranked swimmer, Jen brings a level of leadership, experience, and talent to the team that is unparalleled. She is always ready to cheer on her teammates and pays special attention to encouraging new swimmers. She is gracious in her victories over opponents, demonstrating a level of sportsmanship that embodies the culture of kindness."

October 1 - 6

Henry Horgan

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to boys’ golfer, Henry Horgan on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Dan McLellan said, "As a Senior, Henry has been a role model for the younger players on the team through his work ethic and determination. Henry has been the medalist in four matches including a match against Cardinal Newman carding a season low 71 (-1 score) at The Bear’s Club. Great work Henry!"

October 8 - 13

Kaylon Smith

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls’ volleyball player, Kaylon Smith on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Katie George said, “Kaylon has energized our team, earning us points both offensively and defensively! She is leading the team in blocks and has been a key contributor in our wins in this final week of our regular season! We will look to Kaylon in key situations as we enter playoffs! ”

October 15 - 20

Hailey Smallwood

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls’ cross country runner, Hailey Smallwood on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Bayardo Sinclair said, "Hailey led the girls’ team this season with relentless drive and commitment. She set a goal to run sub 22 minutes and completely shattered it by decreasing her previous PR of 22:54 to 21:48. What I admire most is her ability to maintain the same drive in every aspect of her life. She has clearly defined goals and refuses to fall short."

October 22 - 27

Ashley D'Andrea

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to cheerleader, Ashley D'Andrea on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Melissa Swift said, “Ashley is a Senior Varsity Cheerleader that leads by example, encourages her team and strives for excellence. Her enthusiasm shines and her Oxbridge spirit is contagious! We’re so proud to have her as our Captain!”

October 29 - November 3

Maisie Filler

Coach's Quote

Congratulations to girls golfer, Maisie Filler on being named the Student-Athlete of the Week. Head Coach Carla Overhiser said, "Maisie’s performance this season was beyond stellar. She had a scoring average of 33.7, a win at The Honda Classic HS Championship and a T-2nd at the State Championship to finish off the season. Her work ethic, discipline, and determination attributed to her success and consistency all season long. Congratulations on an outstanding season Maisie! We are proud of all your accomplishments this season!"