Spring Rugby Wins Nationals
The rugby team traveled to Denver, Colorado to compete in the Single School National Rugby Invitational Championships. The Dashers took on Palmer, Colorado in the quarter-finals on Saturday, May 18 and won 54-0. Later that day, they competed against Grandville, Michigan in the semi-finals and won 74-3. This put the team into the Championship game on Sunday, May 19 against Catholic Memorial. The team played a great game and defeated Catholic Memorial 25-10 to bring home the Single School National Invitational Championship! Congratulations to the players and coaches on another fine season.
Coaches Award, Sportswoman of the Year Award, and WIAA Scholar Athlete Award
The Coaches Award has been a tradition since 1989 and is voted on by the Varsity Coaches. It is presented to the athlete who has demonstrated sportsmanship, leadership, a good work ethic and desire in practice and game situations.
This year’s recipient is Logan White. Logan has been a four year varsity tennis #1 singles player and was a captain her senior year. Freshman year the tennis team was the Greater Metro Conference Runner-up. She was named the Conference Player of the Year, was First Team All-Conference #1 Singles, First Team All-State and qualified for the WIAA Individual Singles State Tournament. Sophomore year the tennis team was again the Greater Metro Conference Runner-Up and was the WIAA Sectional Runner-Up. Logan was named Second Team All-Conference #1 Singles, WIAA Sectional Champion #1 Singles, First Team All-State, and placed 5th at the WIAA Individual Singles State Tournament. Junior year, the tennis team was the Greater Metro Conference Runner-up and the Conference Tournament Champion. Logan was First Team All-Conference #1 Singles, Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year, WIAA Sectional Runner-Up #1 Singles, First Team All-State and placed 5th at the WIAA Individual Singles State Tournament. Logan saved her best for her senior year as her team won the Greater Metro Conference Tournament Championship. She was named First Team All-Conference #1 Singles, GMC Player of the Year, WIAA Sectional Runner-Up #1 singles, and First Team All-State. Logan and her teammates were the WIAA Division-1 Team State Runner-Up and Logan was the Division-1 Individual State Singles Runner-Up.
Logan was also named a Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete, was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council junior and senior year and was the Secretary senior year and has demonstrated great leadership skills, and won the Frank Parker Junior Award presented by the Wisconsin Tennis Association and nominated as a finalist for the Journal Sentinel High School Tennis Awards three times. Logan truly exemplifies all of the attributes the Coaches Award is looking to acknowledge. Logan will attend Butler University in the fall where she will continue her tennis career. She will surely be missed next year but we can’t wait to hear how her tennis career continues to unfold.
The Sportswoman of the Year Award has been a tradition at DSHA since 1955. This award is chosen by the senior class and is given to the person in the graduating class whom they feel represents their class as the best athlete.
This year’s recipient is Ellie Cesarz. Ellie participated in Volleyball and Basketball all four years. Freshman year she played freshman volleyball and JV basketball. Sophomore year Ellie participated in JV volleyball and Varsity basketball where she helped her team win the WIAA Regional Championship. Junior year Ellie played Varsity Volleyball and her team won the Greater Metro Conference Tournament, they were the WIAA Regional Champions, WIAA Sectional Champions and the team placed third at the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament. Ellie also played Varsity Basketball junior year and was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Senior year Ellie played Varsity Volleyball and the team won the Greater Metro Conference dual meet Championship with an undefeated record. They went on to win the WIAA Regional Championship and were the WIAA Sectional Runner-Up. She then went on to play Varsity Basketball where the team finished in second place in the Greater Metro Conference and went on to win the WIAA Regional Championship.
Ellie was a chosen as a finalist for the “I AM Sport” award presented by the Journal Sentinel at their High School Sports Awards. She was also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council her senior year. Ellie is a great athlete and a fantastic leader and her peers have recognized this in their voting for this award. Ellie will attend St. Louis University and will study Occupational Therapy. She will be missed next year by the Volleyball and Basketball teams.
The WIAA Scholar Athlete is an award presented by the WIAA. It is given to a senior who has earned at least 4 varsity letters in WIAA sanctioned sports, has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and is an outstanding athlete. The recipient of the scholar athlete medal for 2019 is Sara Maslowski.
2019 Spring Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athletes
Given to Greater Metro Conference junior and senior varsity athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher:
Seniors - Shannon Foley, Libby Hennelly, Bella Puchner, Anna Read
Juniors - Megan Mikolajewski, Miah Otto, Cate Reilly, Maddie Schultz, Lizzie Wroblewski
Seniors - Julia Basurto-Gutierrez, Maddie Connell, Emma Kaczynski, Natalia Perez, Savannah Peterson, Makinzie Youngblood
Juniors - Morgan Casetta, Bella Huschitt, Jackie Jarosz, Abby Kayser, Soraya Keiser, Lilly Nation, Kieran Zalewski
Seniors - Sonja Kuranz, Sydney Schaaf
Juniors - Maggie Mullen, Alex Nonn, Jill Van Treeck
Seniors - Jackie Dooge, Michelle Dooge
Juniors - Mary Kaupp, Emma Kerschner, Brooke Mackey, Emma Urban
Track and Field
Seniors - AJ Alberts, Bonnie Raechal Beres, Michelle Horning, Sara Maslowski, Reegan Schmidt
Juniors - Cecilia Garcia-Velez, Moira Gonzales, Claire Kuehn, Jadin O'Brien, Ameera Pearsall, Hailey Quinette, Lucy Radocha, Allison Richburg, Kiley Robbins, Elizabeth Sklenarz
Track and Field Wins Conference!
The Track and Field team won the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor Championship for the first time in school history! The team was led by Jadin O’Brien who won the long jump, 100M high hurdles, 300M low hurdles and took second in the high jump with a new school record of 5’4”. In addition to her school record in the high jump, she set the meet record in the 100M High Hurdles with a time of 14.56 and she set the meet record in the 300M Low Hurdles with a time of 43.57! The team now moves on to the WIAA Regional on May 20 at Hart Park beginning at 4:00, Sectional on May 23 at West Allis Hale at 4:00, and State Championship in LaCrosse May 31 and June 1. Stay tuned!
Softball Wins Conference!
The softball team won the Greater Metro Conference this year. This is only the second time in Greater Metro Conference history that the team won the Conference Championship! The team is the number one seed in their Sectional which earned them a bye in the first round of Regionals. The team will play at home in the Regional Final on Thursday, May 23 at 4:00. Sectional play continues May 28 and 30 and the State Championship takes place in Madison June 6,7, and 8. Best of luck!
Soccer Post-Season Play
The soccer team is the #2 seed in their Sectional and will begin play on May 28 in the Regional Semi-Final game against Manitowoc Lutheran at Quad Park at 4:30. If they win, they will play at Quad Park on Saturday, June 1 at 5:00 in the Regional Final game. The Sectional Semi-Final game will be played on June 6 and the Sectional Final game will be on June 8. The winner of the Sectional Final game will go to State June 13, 14 15. Best of luck!
Bring your favorite TSC member to a Game
Tuesday, May 21 marks the annual "Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game." Each Varsity soccer player will ask a TSC member to come watch the game. They will all be introduced at half-time and we will take a group picture after the game. Come join in the fun! The game begins at 7:00 at Quad Park.
Journal Sentinel Sports Awards
2019 marked the third annual Journal Sentinel High School Sports Awards. The event was held to recognize the best high school athletes from Southeast Wisconsin. DSHA had five athletes nominated in their sport: Logan White and Jordan Schifano for Tennis, Jenna Klenz and Kinzie Youngblood for Ice Hockey, and Jadin O'Brien for Track and Field. In addition, Ellie Ceszar was nominated for the “I AM Sport” award and Catie Malone was nominated and won the "Courage Award". Congratulations to all seven student-athletes who were chosen to be honored at the 2019 event.
The Varsity Soccer Team celebrated senior night on Friday, May 10 at Quad Park. Congratulations to the following seniors who were recognized: Natalie Esparza, Eliza Holton, Sonja Kuranz, Tess Phillips and Sydney Schaaf. Thanks for all you have given to the soccer program over the years and best wishes as you move on to your next adventure!
The Varsity Softball team held their senior night celebration on Wednesday, May 15 at DSHA. Congratulations to the following seniors who were recognized: Lauren Berridge, Jackie Dooge, Michelle Dooge, and Emma Teske. Thanks for all you have given to the softball program over the years and best wishes as you move on to your next adventure!
Track and Field Team Gives Back
The track and field team spent Wednesday, May 8 at St. Anne's Salvatorian Campus on 92nd and Lisbon. The girls engaged with residents on a personal level. Our student-athletes were able to learn and listen to some incredible people, women and men with great stories of family and personal experience. Next, our girls helped residents sort recycled plastics for the creation of bed mats for residents of Milwaukee that do not have adequate housing. In addition, the team helped build "memory frames" for several residents. It was a really nice afternoon. Through this service experience at St. Anne's, the track and field team was able to view the world briefly from the eyes of elderly men and women. The residents of St. Anne's enjoyed the discussion and the activity.
Soccer Team Gives Back
On May 8 the soccer team hosted a practice at DSHA for 25 Special Olympic soccer athletes. Our varsity team started with a group warm-up where our players did some passing and dribbling skills with the Special Olympic athletes. The team then split the athletes up into three groups and they competed in games against our players. Following practice, all were invited to the Quad where both groups ate pizza and shared conversations. A great time was had by all and everyone was very appreciative of the opportunity to come to DSHA and share the experience together.
Mandatory Athletic Sign-up Meeting for 2019-20
For those of you who will be on vacation, or unable to attend the August 5 Mandatory Athletic Meeting, there will be an alternate meeting held on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Quad. You must attend one meeting or the other to be eligible to participate in athletics during the 2019-20 school year. The preferred meeting is on August 5 with registration at 5:30 and the meeting beginning at 6:00. Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the meetings!
Katie Wissing ’17 wins Triple Jump Championship
Katie Wissing ’17 competes at St. Louis University and won the Triple Jump at the A10 Conference on May 4 which is a personal best for her in the Triple Jump. Check out the article on her accomplishment!