Autumn Achievements

Recap on fall sports success


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Senior Gwen Marino cheering on.

Athletes wrapped up their fall sports season in November. Among the nine fall sports, there was a lot of success. Varsity coaches provided the following information about their sport and athletes.


The softball team was led by their two senior captains Lydia Feiste and Lindsay Laughlin. One of the team’s highlights includes a first place title at the Jackson High School tournament. Feiste broke the school strikeout record of 221, finishing the season with 235 strikeouts total. Feiste, junior Danielle Blackstun, sophomore Lauren Rowland and freshman Kelsey Sawvell were named all first team All-Conference and All-District.


The Varsity Football team had two big wins, one against Belleville West where they won 49-14, and another against Francis Howell Central where they won 63-7. Senior Matthew Stano and junior John Preiss were named second team All-Conference offensive line, sophomore Darius Jones was named second All-Conference athlete, junior Xavier Oatts was named second team All-Conference defensive line, senior Connor Stein was named second team All-Conference linebacker.

Boys’ Swim

Out of 19 boys on the swim team, 10 minutes of total time was dropped overall this season. The team finished second at this year’s Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) championship. The following took gold in their respective categories: Medley Relay of Cameron McCrary, Joe Serio, John Serio and Sean McElfresh; 50 Freestyle of McElfresh; 100 Fly of McElfresh; 100 Back of McCrary; 100 Breaststroke of Joe Serio; and 200 Free Relay of McCrary, Joe and John Serio and McElfresh. The team attended the state championships in mid-November.

Boys’ Cross-Country

The Boys’ Cross-Country team took first at the GAC South Conference championship, as well as won the entire GAC meet. Junior Jaxson Copelin, senior Jack Rider, senior Mason Brown and senior Campion Welsh were All-Conference, as well as All-District runners. The team qualified for the state championships. The JV team won it’s 13th straight GAC South Conference title.

Girls’ Cross-Country

The Girls’ Varsity Cross-Country team won the GAC championship, and senior Alessandra Madrid was the GAC Champion. The team got second at districts, which qualified them for the state meet. At state, the girls came in tenth, which was the best finish in school history. All seven girls who ran at state set new personal records. Sophomore Tori Bockstadter, senior Nevaeh Soward, sophomore Alexis Rademeyer, freshman Katherine McGrath and sophomore Riley Linville were named All-Conference runners. Madrid, Bockstadter, Soward and McGrath were selected to the All-District team. The JV Girls’ won the GAC championship and Ali Cauley was the race champion.

Girls’ Golf

The Varsity Girls’ Golf team finished third at the Knight Cup. Senior Ryen Tindall and senior Cheing-Hai Christen both appeared in the playoffs for the team.

Boys’ Soccer

The Varsity Boys’ Soccer team had five shutout wins against Troy Buchanan (2), Timberland, St. Francis Borgia and Francis Howell Central. Senior Carter Youmans led the team in goals with 16, and had 12 assists. In 23 games junior Brenden Hummer had 152 saves as goalie, leading to a 0.824 save percentage. Youmans scored the most points with 44, and senior Nicholas Mormino was second with 21 points.

Girls’ Tennis

Senior Gabriella St. Jean attended state for the third straight year , she placed second in individual districts. Senior Morgan Smith placed first at GAC’s for singles, senior Sierra Ball placed third for singles, as well as senior Sarah Robben and sophomore Michelle Lu. Smith and Ball placed 2nd at GAC’s and 3rd at districts for doubles, and the team of senior Allyson Endsley and St. Jean placed first at GAC’s.

Girls’ Volleyball

The Girls’ Volleyball team finished the season with 20 overall wins, including a 3-2 win against conference rival Timberland. Sophomore Audrey Small broke the school record in digs, with 677. Senior Gwen Marino broke two school records, 4.21 kills per set for the season and 1.14 blocks per set for her career. She signed with Columbia College on Nov. 10. The girls’ took first at the 2021 St. Charles West Tournament, and took second place at the district championship.