Road Runner Sports Wildcats of the Week
The Road Runner SportsWildcats of the Week, as nominated by their coaches, in the last week of the “regular season” for all sports, are Mario Galindez, Martino Deltoro, Rachel Zerona, Pete Carravallah, Dylan Brown, Abigail Bolterman, Jessica Braun, Rebecca Przybylo, Amber Steiner, Sidney Breach, Faith Washington, Erin Bradley, Reghan Draper, Ryen Draper, Ana White, Nadine Salamey, Jack Balch, Rachel Kristian, Blake Nowicki, Logan Dziadzio, Nirali Patel and Anita Michaud, Olivia McLaughlin, and Justin Kapke.
Mario Galindez, an athlete on the varsity track and field team (also Marching Band and National Honor Society), in the Wayne Memorial dual meet earned a second-place finish in the 1600m with a personal record of 4:49, and a third-place finish in the 3200 with a PR of 10:32.
Rachel Zerona, a captain on the varsity softball team, hit her first HR of the season last week. Rachel works dayin and day-out to beter herself and the team. She leads by example on and off the field, and has led off for the ‘Cats every game this season, playing multiple positions to help her team in any way she can.
Pete Carravallah, a player on the varsity baseball team (also basketball), batted six-for-ten last week, batting in four runs, and started in centerfield after missing three weeks of the season due to injury.
Rebecca Przybylo, a goaltender on the varsity soccer team (also basketball), had five shutouts in goal last week, with zero goals allowed in games against Wayne Memorial, Belleville, Woodhaven, Grosse Ile, and Livonia Churchill.
Amber Steiner, a player on the JV girls lacrosse team, has perfect attendance this season and gives “her all” in all games and practices. She goes above and beyond to be a good teammate to others, and she helps other players on the team improve on her free time, and is dedicated to making sure the team plays as a family.
The 800m Relay Team of Faith Washington, Erin Bradley, Reghan Draper, and Ryen Draper, ran a 1:43.09 in the 4×200 relay at the Conference track and field meet, the second-fastest time in school history and the 5th fastest time in Michigan this year.
Ana White, a member of the girls track and field team (also cross country), ran a 62.0 in the 400m dash at the Conference track and field meet, qualifying her for the MHSAA Regional this week, and posting the fastest 400m time for a ninth-grader in school history.
Rachel Kristian (pictured above, photo T. Haggitt) is a captain on the JV team and had an outstanding week. Rachel went 12-17 with 3 doubles and a triple. Rachel pitched two games this week. Against Livonia Franklin, Rachel allowed only 4 hits and had 10 strike outs. Rachel also pitched a PERFECT game against Gibraltar Carslon. Helping her team to go 5-0 this week, Rachel is a leader and a big part of this wildcat team.
Blake Nowicki is a player on the JV lacrosse team (also football), but has played games at the varsity level this year. Blake comes early for games and practices, and is usually the last to leave. He is always on the sidelines cheering on whatever team he didn’tplay for that day. He is a JV captain and lives out the leadership role in its truest sense.
Nirali Patel and Anita Michaud, players on the JV tennis team, won in a tiebreaker situation against Walled Lake Central last Thursday to help secure the overall dual match win for the Wildcats. Nirali also participates on the JV volleyball team, Student Congress, and HOSA, while Anita participates with HOSA and Student Congress.
Olivia McLaughlin is a player on the freshmen soccer team (also cross country). She is a true team player who has been asked to fill in for many different positions this year. She had a really great week including a game tying goal against Canton last Monday.