VOTING BEGINS 4/24/18
I would like to nominate Noah Alanis for Athlete of the Month. He plays catcher for us. He was instrumental in a couple of our big games recently. He had a big day for us in our win against Richmond. He had 3 hits and 3 RBI in our win against Crystal Lake South. Batting average- .476 RBI- 7 On Base %- .538 SLG%- .619
VOTING BEGINS 4/24/18
As one of our Captains, Amber is a leader for our team through and through. In matches she leads our team with 11 goals and also has 3 assists. She is constantly working hard to make our team better, and is a vocal leader on and off the pitch. Her leadership and ability consistently make a positive difference for our team.
Erik is a senior pitcher for the Chargers. He is D-C’s number one pitcher and will move on to play at Northern Illinois University next year on a baseball scholarship. He has pitched 12.2 innings, 26 strike-outs, 1.10 ERA and .868 WHIP. Offensively, he is 7-15, 2 2B, 3B, HR and batting average of .467.
Skibinski scored four goals in Dundee-Crown’s 5-1 win over Montini on Monday. The sophomore had five goals in D-C’s first four matches to start the season. In her four-goal game, she scored quickly in each half, with a goal in the second minute of action and then another in the first minute of the second half. Skibinski added two more goals in the second half. Katelyn scored 2 mores games in the FVC Conference opener against Hampshire and helped D-C to a 3-0 win. Skibinski played on varsity last season and was a Northwest Herald All-Area honorable mention. She scored 10 goals and had five assists her freshman season.
Sammy is undefeated in January, winning the Sycamore Invitational, while improving his record to 31-3. The captain has lead his team to a Top 10 3A Ranking and a 22-3 Overall Record. Sammy will wrestle for his second trip back to State in February.
During the month of January, Vannessa has averaged 18.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 3.7 steals
He is sophomore and a varsity wrestler on my team. He shows commitment, leadership and is a great student.
Kayla's had a phenomenal start to her season. Scoring 18 points per game to go along with 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots per game and Kayla has already recorded 7 double-doubles. Kayla's is most valuable to her team because of her leadership and willingness to sacrifice for her teammates.
After two games Junior Ryan Schaffter is 22.5 points per game and 6.5 3pt Field Goals per game. Ryan scored 24 points and made 7 3's vs. Marian Central and scored 21 points and 6 3's vs., Cary Grove. Ryan has been a team leader on and off the court.
We would like to nominate Taylor Prerost. Taylor is our varsity starting point guard and does a great job running our team. She was selected to be on the Harvest Christian Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team. Taylor is averaging 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.
Collin has been the backbone of our offense for the past month. He is 5th in McHenry county in rushing yards with 925. He also threw the winning TD pass v. Burlington Central on October 6th. Collin is also 2 way player for us and has been responsible for the other teams 31 receivers at his corner position. In the 3 games we gave him that responsibility our defense held our opponents to 10 total points in 3 games. Collin has been an excellent leader for our football team on the field and off.
Therese is a third-year member of the varsity cheerleading team at Crystal Lake Central. Therese is a leader on the team that works hard daily in all aspects of practice. Throughout her time as a cheerleader at Central, she's motivated her team by example. In previous years, Therese has been a member of teams that won FVC Conference (2016, 2017), IHSA Sectionals (2016, 2017) and has qualified for state- 2016 3rd place and 2017 7th place. Therese has also won FVC All-Conference Honors. Her leadership, continuous improvement, and hard work are key assets, which will help guide any team towards success.
Jadon Conroy,(Junior)has been leading the way for the Red Raiders cross country team this season. He placed 4th overall at the McHenry County Meet helping his team to an unofficial County Title. He finished 1st at the Lake Park Invite running a season best 15:02 3 mile leading his team to their 2nd invite title of the season.
Katie led the Girls Golf team to a 9th Place Finish out of 23 teams with a 79. She continues to set goals which has led to her success on the team.
Julian has led us through the first four games of the season by scoring 4 goals and having 5 assists. He helped us win The Lake Forest North Shore Shootout Tournament and netting us a 4-0-0 record to begin the season.
Helped pace our team to a victory in 3 games against Hampshire. She had 9 kills. She also had 6 kills and 2 aces in our loss to Huntley. She is doing a nice job stepping up for us by playing a position that isn't really her area of expertise in order to help her team out.
Nominated for performance at state baseball championship HR in first game and HR in second game. 9 RBI's in two games. 5-8 9 RBI's and three runs scored in two games. Tyrrell’s five-RBI performance Saturday is an IHSA record for a Class 4A state championship game. His three hits ties a Class 4A title game record.
Tarrah Kamp was our best thrower in girls track (shot put & discus) and was our 2nd best long jumper. She broke a 27 year old school discus record with a throw of 127'1". She placed and medaled in all of our meets.
Ian recently won first place at the escc conference tournament for two singles. His hard work all season has allowed him earn this great accomplishment. His overall season record is an astonishing 17-1, this has earned him a top 5 seed for the sectional tournament this Friday.
Claire is a three year varsity starting catcher. Her Batting Average is .371, she has 27 RBI's. She was selected All-Conference her Freshman and Sophomore years. She hit a home run against Grayslake Central and scored 3 runs.
Brad took 1st place in the 100m dash and 200m dash. He also anchored 1st place 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m relay teams in a KRC quad meet. Brad has been improving is times and is getting primed for the championship part of the season.
Braylin has scored 5 goals this season in the 8 games we have played. She scored the game winning goal against Huntley to give us the 1-0 Win. She's been instrumental in our success this season playing multiple positions on the field for us.
Cameron helped lead the Jacobs Golden Eagles Boys Basketball team to the best season in school history. Among all local media Cam has been selected as a first team selection. He was also the runner up for Player of the Year in the Chicago land area. Additionally, Cam was named Second Team All-State by the Basketball Coaches Association.
Cailey is a runner on CLS Girls Track. During the past month, she set the school indoor records in the 55m Dash, the 60m Dash, the 200m Dash, and 4x400 relay. With all 4, she broke the school record and then re broke her own records. Cailey is a Senior in high school. She is planning on attending Carthage College to continue running and pursue her degree in Special Education. Cailey works with our Special Needs students here at CLS.
Chase was a 3A Regional Champion at 182 pounds. He upset the #6 ranked wrestler in the state to win his title. He then was a 3A sectional finalist at the Barrington Sectional at 182 pounds, where he upset the #4 ranked wrestler in the state in the semifinals. That win brought his season record to 40-7. He competes this Thursday-Saturday at the 3A Individual State Tournament in Champaign.
Allison is two year varsity starter and tremendous leader in our girls basketball program. She is averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. She scored 16 points, 11 in the second half against Jacobs to help the Chargers clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Championship. She also had 10 rebounds with 3 assists and 3 block shots in this game.
Sophomore Alex Timmerman has averaged 19 points and eight rebounds a game while shooting 67% from the field in the month of January to date.
Miranda is a leader and a standout on the Varsity Cheer team. This is our first year as a competitive team and this season would not have been possible without her. The level of skills she brings to the team is outstanding but her leadership and positive attitude shines. Miranda is not only on our Varsity Competition cheer team she is also on our Varsity Bowling team, Student Council, and manages honors classes and a 4.25 GPA.
Ryan has been outstanding running the point guard position in his first Varsity season. He is very knowledgeable and understands how the game should be played. Ryan gets his teammates involved and works extremely hard on and off the floor. He is the total team player and his competitiveness shows during practice and games.
Morgan has had a great start to her season averaging 10 points and 9 rebounds a game including 3 double-doubles. She currently leads the Skyhawks shooting 55% from the field.
Erick Escorza has come so far in a year's time. He went out for the team after the season started last year with no cheer knowledge and knowing he didn't have a for sure spot on the team. He worked hard everyday and shortly claimed his spot on the team. Erick practices every day whether we have practice or not and it shows. He has the best jumps on the team, is always sharp with his motions and even taught himself how do to a back tuck. His motions are tight and he works on his technique in and out of practice. He is loud and fun to watch and always striving to do better. He is a great motivator and always tries to cheer people on to do better or to improve, as he knows it will improve the team.
Adrianna (aka Ana) Chorney has been a great addition to our team this year. Even though she is a new member, she already has earned a featured role in our competition routine with her amazing fouette turns. Ana is constantly spreading positive energy and really absorbs feedback when its given. Her passion for dance and her drive for success has been an honor to work with this year.
Kyle is a Junior running back that was all-conference last year as a sophomore. He is one of our leading rushers week in and week out. He is also a captain and one of our schools leaders even though he is a junior.
Jessica is a third year member of our Varsity Cheerleading team at Crystal Lake Central. Daily, Jessica comes to practice ready to work. She has a desire to improve personal goals in order to help her team be successful. She also is very encouraging of her teammates. Jessica is one of the leaders on our team. Throughout her experience as a CLC Cheerleader, Jessica has improved both her tumbling and stunting skills as well as improved in other areas. Jessica is a natural performer and has done a nice job leading the crowd during football games. In prior years, Jessica was members of our team that won the FVC Championship in 2015 and 2016. Jessica was also on the teams that won IHSA Sectional Titles in 2015 and 2016. In addition, her teams placed 5th at the IHSA State Series in 2015 and 3rd at the IHSA State Series in 2016. Heading into the 2016-2017 competitive season, Jessica has a desire to succeed and hopes to help her team reach as many goals as possible.
As our QB, he has led our offense to 50 points a game and our best record after 4 games in school history. He has also passed for 4 TD's in that span.
Nichole has been voted captain by her peers for three years in a row. She is organized and always has a written out plan for the routines she is going to teach with a spot for everyone. She treats our practice time with respect and truly wants the best for the team. She follows directions to make herself and her team better and also listens to what they have to say when making her choices as their captain. She leads by example and works hard to push herself with her tumbling and is a great motivator. She has also worked with the student section to coordinate them learning cheers and doing them together to increase school spirit which is important at our games. She does all this with challenging classes, participates in choir, and also does outside work with her local church where she also sings. She is a great student, athlete, and person!
AJ started the season in a very commanding way. In our first game of the season, the sophomore starting goalkeeper made a penalty kick save against Rockford East which kept a shutout in the first half. In our second game, AJ made 10 saves, which earned him his first shutout of the season.
Sara is a sophomore cheerleader on the Crystal Lake Central Varsity Cheerleading team. This is her first year with our varsity cheerleading team, after moving up from JV last season. Over the course of the summer, Sara has been working hard to better herself and her team. She is one of our top girls, and since the beginning of the season, her flexibility has improved tremendously-evident that she is putting work in inside and outside of practice. At her first varsity football game, Sara helped lead the crowd in cheers-- cheering the Tiger Football team to victory.
Mike had an outstanding baseball season for the Golden Eagles. In the Post-Season he continued to play outstanding baseball. His Post-Season Stats included: .727 BA 3 double 1 Triple .769 OB%
Ruggles led the area with 211 strikeouts in 167 innings, striking out 10 or more batters in six games. She punched out 23 batters in 12 innings in a 1-0 win against Woodstock North on May 19, finishing the year with a 2.39 ERA. Ruggles also led the Chargers with a .396 batting average and a .466 on-base percentage. Sydney was selected 1st Team Northwest Herald-2016 All Area Team and 2nd Team Daily Herald.
Griffin has stepped up big time this season. He was moved to a position that sacrificed lots of points for the opportunity to help the team where it was needed. Griffin lead the state for the majority of the season in ground balls. He is the #1 face-off guy for Huntley which allows them the ability to control the ball. He has been a workhorse for Huntley that rarely comes off the field. He gets banged up often because of his role and doesn't miss much. At the end of each game he's got every part of his body bandaged and iced with a big smile on his face. This is the epitome of being an athlete. Not to mention he is the most conditioned player on the team. Lots of people say they work in the off-season to improve. Griffin proves it with his actions. Griffin gets overlooked because he doesn't put of the goals like other members of the team. But those guys don't score a single goal if Griffin isn't doing his thing. Griffin is being given Huntley's only spot in the Illinois All Star game.
Ellie Thurow is a Freshman on the Varsity Softball team who broke the school strikeout record of 167 with 179 as of the last game of the regular season, along with breaking the school record for ERA 2.94 verses the previous record of 3.64. Ellie has been an outstanding pitcher for us this season, keeping close in most of our May games. As a freshman stepping into a varsity role against players with 3-4 years more experience, she has shown she can play at the next level holding opposing batters to a .250 batting average. This, combined with a winning attitude and being a team player, makes her our choice for Athlete of the Month
Joe is the catcher on our varsity baseball team. He leads the team in RBIs with 10 and quality at-bats. Joe has a batting average of .412, an on base percentage of .471, and a slugging percentage of .471. Joe is a great team leader and has been a huge part of the Red Raiders good start this season.
Through 8 games Jessica has a batting average of .625 going 15/24 from the plate has a slugging percentage of .667. She has scored 11 runs, hit one double and knocked in 6 RBIs. Jessica has taken 8 walks as well which has helped her to get to an on base percentage of .719 so far this season. While on base, Jessica is an impressive 23/23 on stolen bases. Jessica will be attending the University of Wisconsin - Parkside next year and will be continuing her softball career.
In the shot put, Tim won the McHenry High School throwers meet, took 2nd at the Huntley Invite, and he won the Sycamore Invite. Tim also sprinted his way to a 3rd place finish in the 60 meter dash at the Huntley Invite. Tim's throws so far this winter have exceeded the state qualifying standard for the Class 3A shot put, and will likely earn him an invitation to the Illinois Prep Top Times meet at the end of March.
Cassidy is a two year varsity athlete for the Huntley track team. She helped the Huntley girls Varsity track team get off to a great start to the season. She helped lead the team to 2nd place overall at the Fox Valley Conference Indoor Invite with a 1st place in the 60m Dash, a 3rd in the 200m and she helped them to take 1st in the 4x200 relay. She individually took 12th in the 60m Dash and 10th in the 200m dash at the 30 team Hononegah Classic. She helped her team take 4th in the 4x200 relay at the Hononegah Classic as well.
Chase is a 3 year varsity wrestler. He has been a tremendous leader on and off the mat. Chase was the IHSA Regional Champion and lost in the semi-finals at the Sectional. He was 20-9 for the season, with 14 pins.
Sara has been a member of our varsity cheerleading team at Crystal Lake Central for four years. Throughout this experience, Sara attended the state cheerleading competition all four years placing 5th in both 2014 and 2015 and placing 3rd in 2016. Sara's teams also have three FVC Conference titles: 2013, 2015, and 2016 and have two IHSA Sectional titles: 2015 and 2016. Sara is a captain and definite leader on the team. She works very hard at each practice and sets high goals and expectations for her team. Sara is a top girl in all of our elite stunts and competed both a cartwheel full and whip through to full in the competition routine. Sara has been a part of the FVC All Conference team numerous times. In addition to being a great addition to our cheerleading team, Sara is very involved at CLC and is valedictorian of her class.
Dan, a senior point guard, currently leads the team in assists and steals and is second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots. In our first two games of the month, Dan hit game-winning shots in the closing seconds to beat Grayslake Central and Crystal Lake South.
Coach Nevler says, "Caitlin Wirfs does not need the title of captain or choreography member to step up as a leader of our team. For the benefit of our performance, we needed Caitlin to switch into a new spot in our competition routine that would, in fact, change every minute of choreography for her. In the mere days before our next competition, Caitlin, without a single moment of complaining, not only learned an entire new dance filled with a set of difficult tricks, but she excelled at it. We are very grateful to have a versatile, committed dancer such as Caitlin Wirfs on our team."
Brunner has placed at state each of the past two seasons. He was a Class 3A state runner-up at 182 pounds as a sophomore, then placed third at 195 pounds as a junior when he went 44-2. He also is a first-team Northwest Herald All-Area selection two years running and has signed to wrestle collegiately at Purdue. Illinoismatmen.com ranks Brunner No. 2 in Class 3A at 195 pounds and he has already picked up a tournament win at Antioch’s Ted DeRouse Invitational. Christian is 15-0 this season and has not allowed a single point against him.
Haley is a constant example of how to work hard. Haley works hard every day in practice, in the weight room, and in games. We have won our last two games and she has scored 37 points and had 22 rebounds in those two games. Haley is currently averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds a game. She is a huge part in what we do and is our Team Captain.
Matthew is a new addition to the Crystal Lake Central Cheerleading Program this season. November marks the beginning of our competitive season. Matthew is consistently pushing himself to learn new elite tumbling skills (whip through to full, full twisting layout, etc.) to better his team. In addition, he consistently motivates his team to be better by encouraging them at each practice. Matthew is a great asset to our program and always works with the team's goals in mind.
Norah finishes the season with 96 kills out of 206 total attack attempts. This means she got a kill off of nearly half of all sets given to her!!! Final kill% is 47% and final hitting % is .340. This is very high! She also finishes the season with 76 total blocks, 6 blocks came in the semifinals and championship matches! Not to mention, Norah brought home the championship with the final kill on match point.
Freddie is one of the captains and led the Chargers to a 12-5-4 record this season and a share of the Fox Valley Conference Championship. Freddy had 10 goals, 15 assists and was selected to the IHSSCA All-State team. He is only the second player to earn this honor.
The Dundee-Crown made history this past weekend. The Chargers (26-9) set a school record for wins in a season while winning the consolation bracket at the Lake Park tournament. Senior captain Cavallaro led the way for the Chargers during the tournament with 27 assists and 17 kills.
Keagan Smith,senior, has competed in two races so far this season. He has won both races by over 10 seconds and led his team to a 2-0 dual meet record and a 2nd place finish at the Lake Park Invitational.
Mary has burst onto the Varsity Cross Country scene as a freshman and made her presence known. In her first high school meet, the CL South Invite, she finished 11th with a 21:15 over 3.1 miles. She followed that up with a 2nd place finish in 19:01 over 2.95 miles at a home triangular meet against Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South. On 9/12 Mary finished 6th at the Wauconda Invitational with a time of 18:38 over 3 miles. On 9/19 Mary finished 3rd in her flight at the Ryan Byrne Invitational with a time of 19:33 on a tough course at Emricson Park.