Athletics

Awards & Recognition

Sportswoman of the Year

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 Jadin O’Brien.   Jadin earned 10 varsity letters in Cross Country, Basketball and Track and Field. Freshman year she played Varsity Basketball and the team won the Conference Championship and were Regional Champions.  In addition Jadin was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. She also participated in Track and field where she won 4 First Team All-Conference Honors and 8 Second Team All-Conference Honors.  She also qualified for the State Tournament and won the WIAA Division 1 300M Hurdles State Championship.  Sophomore year Jadin competed in Cross Country and was named Second Team All-Conference. She was on the Varsity Basketball team and was named Captain and the team was the Regional Runner-Up and she was named First Team All-Conference.  In Track and Field, she won 7 First Team All-Conference Honors, 1 Second Team All-Conference Honor and 2 Third Team All-Conference Honors.  She also qualified for the State Tournament and was the WIAA Division 1 300M State Runner-Up. Junior year Jadin ran Cross Country where the team was the Sectional Runner-Up and placed 7th overall at the State meet, she played Varsity Basketball and was named Captain, the team won the Regional Championship and she was named First Team All-Conference. In Track and Field she was named Captain, she won 8 First Team All-Conference Honors and 4 Second Team All-Conference Honors.  Her team was the Regionals and Sectional Champions and the WIAA State Runner-Up.  Individually she was the Division 1 State Champion in the 300M and 100M Hurdles, as well as a member of the 400M State Runner-Up relay.  Senior year Jadin was a member of the Varsity Basketball team where she was named Captain for the third year in a row, her team won the Regional Championship, Sectional Championship and made it to the WIAA Division 1 State Championship final four.  Unfortunately, the State Championship was never played along with her spring Track and Field season.
 
Jadin was named a GMC Scholar Athlete junior and senior year, as well as the WIAA State-wide Scholar Athlete. She was also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council her junior and senior year and was Vice President her senior year.  Jadin will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall and will be a member of the Track and Field team. Congratulations!

Coaches’ 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 Bella Huschitt.  Bella is one of the few three sport athletes in the senior class.  Freshman year Bella played JV volleyball and was a member of the Varsity Basketball team that won the Regional Championship.  Sophomore year Bella was a member of the JV volleyball team, a member of the Varsity Basketball team that was the Regional Runner-Up, and a member of the Rugby team who placed third at the National Tournament.  Junior year Bella played Varsity Volleyball where they were Conference Champions, Regional Champions and were the Sectional Runner-Up. She also was a member of the Varsity Basketball team who were Regional Champions and a member of the Rugby team who were crowned National Champions. Senior year she was a member of the Varsity Volleyball team who were Conference Champions, Regional Champions and were the Sectional Runner-Up, in addition, she was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Bella then played Varsity Basketball where the team was named Regional Champions, Sectional Champions and made it to the WIAA Division 1 State Championship final four.  Unfortunately the State Championship was never played along with her spring Rugby season.
 
Bella was also named a Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete junior and senior year and has demonstrated great leadership skills. Bella truly exemplifies all of the attributes the Coaches Award is looking to acknowledge.  Bella will attend Dartmouth College in the fall where she will continue her rugby career.  Congratulations!
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 recipients of the scholar athlete award for 2020 is Jadin O’Brien. Jadin was named a State Award winner and is one of the four Female Division 1 award winners in the entire state.  She is also the first athlete in DSHA history to win the WIAA State Scholar Athlete Award!  Congratulations!


Jordan Schifano wins State and Selected Journal Sentinel Tennis Player of the Year!
Senior Jordan Schifano finished her high school tennis career as the WIAA Division 1 State Singles Champion with an overall record of 34-1! This is the first time DSHA has had a Singles State Champion since 2004. She won the title in exciting fashion beating the player from Badger in a thrilling 3 set match 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Jordan was also named the 2019-20 Journal Sentinel High School Tennis Player of the Year at their annual High School Sports Awards.  Jordan will continue her tennis career at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Field Hockey wins First State Championship!
The Varsity Field Hockey team peaked at the right time!  After earning the fourth seed in the state tournament, the first round began on Monday, October 14. The varsity defeated University Lake School 6-0. The team then moved on to the semi-finals on Thursday, October 17 at top-seeded Brookfield Academy and pulled the upset with a 1-0 victory to propel them into the State Championship game at Hart Park on Saturday, October 19. The team faced a tough Arrowhead team and was tied 1-1 in regulation to send them into two scoreless overtime periods which led to a shootout to decide the game. The shootout went five deep before Junior Jordan Bonk put in the winning penalty shot to secure the State Championship! The win marked the first State Championship for DSHA in Field Hockey!

2019 TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPION – JADIN O'BRIEN, DSHA '20

Jadin was the 2019 Division 1 Champion in the 100 meter hurdles with a winning time of 13.91.  She was also the 2019 Division 1 Champion in the 300 meter hurdles with a winning time of 42.34. This is the second year Jadin has earned state titles!

2019 RUGBY NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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!



Back to Back Ski State Champions

The Varsity Ski team won the 2018 and 2019 WIARA High School Downhill Ski State Championships! The back to back championships are the first and second Ski State Championship in school history!

In 2018, Freshman Abby Horning placed fourth overall as an individual and first in the slalom. Abby Horning and Alex Nonn qualified for Nationals and Sydney Bartos and Isabel Ullrich were named alternates for Nationals. Congratulations to the other team members not previously mentioned: Halle Quadracci, Sydney Bartos, Michelle Horning and Meghan Quadracci. 

In 2019, Slalom run Abby Horning finished in third place, Alex Nonn finished in seventh place and Michelle Horning finished in 9th place overall. In the Super G run Abby Horning finished fifth and Alex Nonn finished ninth overall.  In the overall combined scores Alex Nonn finished seventh, Michelle Horning finished ninth and Abby Horning finished eleventh overall. Congratulations to all of the team members:  Freshman Sarah Bradford, Katie Delcore and Kate Nonn, Sophomores Abby Horning and Halle Quadracci, Junior Alex Nonn,  and Senior Michelle Horning!  We are so proud of each of you!  In addition, the JV team finished second in the Conference Championship race on February 21. Meghan Quadracci finished first in Giant Slalom and Mary Kate Denton and Quinn Dupies finished first and second respectively in Slalom.  Congratulations!  We are really proud of all of our ski team members this season!

2017 Rugby National Champions

The DSHA rugby team captured an impressive 15th straight win at the Midwest Rugby Tournament in the spring of 2017. They advanced to compete in the Single School National Rugby Championships May 20 and 21 held in Elkhart, Indiana. The Dashers took on McMinn in the quarter-finals on Saturday and won 27-12. Later that day, they competed against Orchard Park, New York in the semi-finals and won 41-5 to advance to the Championship game on Sunday. The team defeated Kahuku, Hawaii 6-0 in a hard fought game. Congratulations!

2017 Track & Field State Champion – Jadin O'Brien, DSHA '20

Jadin was the 2017 Division 1 Champion in the 300 meter hurdles with a winning time of 43.22.

2016 Cross Country State Champion – Meghan Scott, DSHA '18

Meghan Scott, DSHA '18 is the first DSHA cross country runner to win the WIAA Individual State Championship in school history! Meghan won the WIAA Division 1 race with a time of 18:10.46.

Recent Championships

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Rugby: 2017, 2019

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Basketball: 2015
Cross Country: 2016 (indv.)
Ice Hockey: 2015
Rugby: 2014, 2016, 2017
Ski: 2018, 2019
Soccer: 2014, 2016
Track & Field: 2017 (indv.), 2019 (indv.)
Volleyball: 2014, 2015

2019-20 All-Conference, All-Area, All-State Honors

List of 14 items.

  • Basketball

    • Alyah Garcia - 2nd Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-Area
    •  Alexa Jarecki - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Jaclyn Jaroz - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Jadin O'Brien - 1st Team All-Conference, 3rd Team All-Area
  • Cross Country

    • Gracee Dunne - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Maura Reardon - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Haddon Russell - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Sophia Scopp - 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
  • Downhill Ski

    • Katherine Delcore - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Abigail Horning - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Alexandra Nonn - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Katherine Nonn - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Halle Quardacci - Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • Field Hockey

    • Jordan Bonk - 1st Team All-Conference
    • Mackenzie Doerr - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Grace Hecht - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Madeleine Kellner - 1st Team All-Conference
    • Ava Konopa - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Kaitlyn Mulcahy - 1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Region West/Midwest
  • Golf

    • Anna Cesarz - 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
    • Mia Jensen - 3rd Team All-Conference
    • Caroline Lodes - 3rd Team All-Conference
  • Ice Hockey

    • Jordan Bonk - Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • Lacrosse

    No 2019-20 Spring season
  • Rugby

    • Georgia Barczak – All-State
    • Lauren Ferge - All-State
    • Jaclyn Jarosz – All-State
    • Abigail Kayser – All-State
    • Soraya Keiser – All-State
    • Lucy Mueller – All-State
    • Carly Nigro – All-State 
    • Halle Quadracci – All-State
    • Eleanor Rehmann - All-State
    • Sonia Spitz - All-State
    • Elizabeth Susek - All-State
    • Maura Walsh – All-State
  • Soccer

    No 2019-20 Spring season
  • Softball

    No 2019-20 Spring season
  • Swimming and Diving

    •  Kathryn Kleczka - 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
  • Tennis

    • Julia Colon - 1st Team All-Conference #1 singles, Sectional #3 doubles 3rd place
    • Julia Cyganiak - 1st Team All-Conference #2 doubles, Sectional #3 doubles champion                      
    • Delanie Dahm - 2nd Team All-Conference #3 doubles
    • Murphy Mellowes - 1st Team All-Conference #1 doubles, Sectional #3 doubles 3rd place
    • Alexandria Moews - 1st Team All-Conference #4 singles, Sectional #4 singles champion
    • Jordan Schifano - 1st Team All-Conference #1 singles, Sectional #1 singles runner-up, Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year, WIAA Division 1 #1 singles champion, 1st Team All-State    
    • Lauren Schraufnagel - 2nd Team All-Conference #3 doubles, Sectional #3 doubles champion
    • Kate Spielbauer - 1st Team All-Conference #2 doubles, Sectional #3 doubles champion
    • Claire Vap - 1st Team All-Conference #3 singles, Sectional #3 singles champion
    • Emmerson White - 1st Team All-Conference #2 singles, Sectional #2 singles champion
  • Track and Field

    No 2019-20 Spring season
  • Volleyball

    • Paige Drezek - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Isabella Huschitt - Honorable Mention All-Conference
    • Rachel Roberts - 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
    • Jalie Shemanski - 1st Team All-Conference,  Honorable Mention All-State
    • Jacqueline Stegmayer - 2nd Team All-Conference
    • Clare Wellenstein - Honorable Mention All-Conference  

DSHA Athletic Hall Of Fame

The DSHA Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors exceptional DSHA student-athletes and individuals who have had a positive impact on our athletic program. Since the inception of interscholastic high school athletic opportunities for girls in 1972, DSHA has had a rich history of outstanding athletes. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have significantly impacted our athletic success. It serves to inspire current and future athletes and individuals to strive for excellence.

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