Edelman Hit-A-Thon 2017 Fund Raiser
Coaches from the winning teams, Tim Faulkner from baseball and Alexa Daines from softball, receive their awards from ABO president Eric McCrystal.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
On Saturday March 18th, Bradley Stadium was alive with the sounds of over 100 Woodside athletes bat-smacking footballs along the football field for distance, glory, and fun! Fifteen of our 18 sports teams were represented and contributed to the fund raiser, netting nearly $9000; money that will be distributed to the Athletic department, on behalf of our teams and programs. A huge special thanks to Eric McCrystal for doing the lion's share of organizing and to Zeke Mead for helping to run the event.
Softball kicked some serious gluteus max and brought in the most donations at $2700! Great job girls!
The longest hit of the day was a mighty blow delivered by Varsity Baseball Senior Tim Goode measuring 291 incredible feet. (OK, he got lucky on the roll… but a massive effort, none-the-less!) Demonstrating her all around athletic mad-skillz, sophomore swimmer Kaia Anderson clobbered a football 204’--representing for the women!
The winners of the longest hits by class are as follows:
For the Home Run Derby, our winners are: (Both Sophomores!!)
Max Moreno - Baseball
Kaia Anderson - Swimming
Extra Special THANKS to Athletic Director Chuck Velschow for BBQ-ing up a storm for everyone!
We are looking at ways to make the event even more fun and inclusive for next year, so please feel free to send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards and prizes will be distributed early next week.
You will be notified and can pick them up from Mr Velschow.
Athlete of the Week
Athlete of the Week March 15th, 2018
This week's Athlete of the Week is senior Katie Raynor. Katie is on the girls Varsity Lacrosse team and has been playing throughout her high school career. Raynor’s inspirations come from coaches Kevin and Stacey along with her old club coach Laura. In regards to Lacrosse Katie states, “I love being on a team, we joke around and have a really good time and I’ve met so many LAX friends.” Additionally, Katie enjoys the fast-paced games and the fact that Lacrosse results are dependable upon every player on the team in order to win. Katie plans to continue playing Lacrosse in college either for the school or on a club.
Alongside Katie is Jake Escobar! Jake is a freshman and began his lacrosse career in the first grade. He would like to continue playing lacrosse throughout high school and hopefully play at the collegiate level. Escobar’s main idol is Matt Landis, a stand out LAX player at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to games Jake enjoys listening to pre-game music to focus on the task ahead. Escobar says he enjoys playing Lacrosse because, “There’s lots of energy in games and I like to check the opponents to gain an advantage.” Congratulations to both Katie Raynor and Justin Escobar!