2020-2021 Fall Sports Awards Assembly

During assembly on Friday, January 8, AD Peter Tasker congratulated student-athletes who have been honored by the press and various league organizations for their performance in fall sports. 

A full listing is posted between Tasker's opening and closing remarks, and a video of Tasker's presentation appears at the end.

Good morning. Today we are honoring our fall athletes who were recognized for their achievements by their leagues and the local press. Since we have many athletes being recognized today, my comments will be brief. 

I remind us of our why, our mission statement: to champion character through athletics, so we cultivate holistic growth in self and community. In what was arguably the greatest race of senior Nathaniel Doty's athletic career—a race in which years of work had been invested, lots of dreams had been placed, lots of sweat, lots of time spent and what I refer to as "the tunnel of pain" that cross-country runners travel — he sacrificed what was a paramount goal when competing for the strongest finish possible. What was meant to be the crowning achievement of his high school running career, he sacrificed all of this for a powerful sense of purpose, a great display of humanity, in helping a distressed opponent across the finish line. What we try to do so hard as coaches is show how what we do is bigger than the sport itself. The sport is a platform upon which we hope to teach some of life's greatest lessons. It is what we become, the character that is forged in the pursuit of our greatness in a sport. I applaud Nathaniel and all of our student-athletes on this path of growth. You have all grown in a remarkable way. We are so proud of each and every one of you. 

Cheerleading
Coaches: Sara Jay, Nicole Randall, Margaret Clark
The team couldn’t compete in any competitions due to COVID; however they cheered and supported all of our fall athletic teams until the end! 

Girls Golf—7th place in Districts
Coaches: Tim Begley, Jamie Sheffield
Teresa Jiang '22        
2nd Team, All Metro League
Emma Kovalic '21        
1st Team, All Metro League
Kimberly Zhang '24    
2nd Team, All Metro League

Boys Soccer—District Semifinalists
Coaches: Alan Trzecki, Davey Desloge, Michael Small
John Cordia '22
1st Team Midfield, All Metro League
All-Region 
John Gates '21      
Player of the Year, All Metro League
1st Team Midfield, All Metro League
Region 1 Player of the Year
1st Team All State
United Soccer Coaches All Central Region
All American Showcase Selection
Peter Farley '22        
2nd Team Midfield, All Metro League
Ritvik Kumar '21        
2nd Team Defense, All Metro League
Josh Magare '21      
1st Team Defense, All Metro League
Michael Turza '21      
Academic All State

Football—2nd place in Districts
Coaches: John Merritt, Jud Dieffenbach, Mylin Johnson, Donny Pruitt, Will Feuerbacher, Alex Wu, DJ Gelner, Sam Yarborough, Brandon Singleton
Sam Bennett '21      
Honorable Mention Defense, All Metro League
Academic All State
Adam Blumoff '21      
1st Team Offense, All Metro League
1st Team Offense, All District
Academic All State
Ollie Brown '21      
Academic All State
Malachi Chunn '21 
1st Team Defense, All Metro League
2nd Team Offense, All District
Duncan Cloniger '22  
2nd Team Offense, All Metro League
2nd Team Offense, All District
Tyson Ford '22     
1st Team Defense, All Metro League
1st Team Defense, All District
1st Team Defense, All State MOFBCA
2nd Team Defense, All State Media
Aaron Guller '22      
1st Team Offense, All Metro League
2nd Team Offense, All District
Will Jones '21      
2nd Team Defense, All Metro League
Ithan Levy '21      
Academic All State
Caleb Merritt '22    
1st Team Offense, All Metro League
1st Team Offense, All District
Augie Nieberle '21     
Honorable Mention Offense, All Metro League
Academic All State
Chris Pittman '21      
2nd Team Defense, All Metro League
Adisa Roberts '22      
1st Team Defense, All Metro League
1st Team Defense, All District
Christian Sieve '23        
2nd Team Defense, All Metro League
Xavier Silva '23      
2nd Team Defense, All Metro League
2nd Team Defense, All District
Academic All State
Beckett Tasker '21      
1st Team Defense, All Metro League
1st Team Defense, All District
Simeon Williams '21  
Honorable Mention Defense, All Metro League
Academic All State
Parker Williams '21  
Academic All State

Volleyball—District Championships (1st time in 20 years), State Quarterfinalists
Coaches: Jason Ward, Hayley Baker, Gabby Ivy
Emma Clark '23      
2nd Team, All Metro League
2nd Team, All District
Kennedy Holmes '23  
2nd Team, All Metro League
1st Team, All District
Abby Philpott '21      
2nd Team, All Metro League
1st Team, All District
Vanessa Polk '22      
Player of the Year, All Metro League
1st Team, All District

Boys Swimming—5th place in State
Coaches: Leslie Kehr, Ashley Boesch, Adam Hotaling, Andy Balczo
Eliot Barnes '22      
4th place in State, Diving
All State
Steven Busch '22      
3rd place in State, 200 Free
4th place in State, 100 Butterfly
3rd place in State, 200 Free Relay
7th place in State, 400 Free Relay
All State
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Niko Theodos '22      
4th place in State, 200 IM
2nd place in State, 500 Free
3rd place in State, 200 Free Relay
7th place in State, 400 Free Relay
All State
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Xander Theodos '24  
8th place in State, 200 IM
9th place in State, 500 Free
7th place in State, 400 Free Relay
All State
Michael Tu '21      
8th place in State, 50 Free
3rd place in State, 200 Free Relay
7th place in State, 400 Free Relay
All State
Adam Zhao '21    
3rd place in State, 200 Free Relay
All State

Field Hockey—2nd place in State
Coaches: Meridith Thorpe, Jane Foster
Estelle Ballet '23    
1st Team, All Metro League
Madeline Dornfeld '21  
Honorable Mention, All Metro League
Anna Duncan '21      
1st Team, All Metro League
1st Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Katie Kantrovitz '23  
Honorable Mention, All Metro League
Eva Kappas '22      
1st Team, All Metro League
Riley King '21      
1st Team, All Metro League
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Esther Pottebaum '23  
1st Team, All Metro League
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Grace Pottebaum '22  
1st Team, All Metro League
1st Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Ellie Strahorn '22      
1st Team, All Metro League
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Kate Smith '21      
Players of the Year, All Metro League
1st Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch

Tennis—1st place in State
Coaches: Lindsay Carlile, Bob Keefe
Ainsley Heidbreder '21  
2nd place in Doubles State
2nd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
1st Team, All Metro League
Eva Kasal '24      
1st Team, All Metro League
Megan Liu '24      
2nd Team, All Metro League
Sahana Madala '24  
2nd place in Doubles State
1st Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
1st Team, All Metro League
Lily Walther '21      
1st place in Singles State
Player of the Year, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
Player of the Year, All Metro League
Nina Zhu '21      
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
1st Team, All Metro League

Cross Country—Metro League Champions (Girls), 1st place in State (Girls- first time in JBS history), 4th place in State (Boys)
Coaches: Chris Bugnitz, Flennard Thorpe
Madeline Buchowski '23  
All District
Nathaniel Doty '21  
2nd Team, All Metro League
Kylie Goldfarb '21       
1st Team, All Metro League
2nd Team, All Metro St. Louis Post Dispatch
All District
All State
1st place in Districts
2nd place in State
Akash Mallady '21      
1st Team, All Metro League
All District
Daniel Martin '21      
2nd Team, All Metro League
All District
Ella Nichols '23      
1st Team, All Metro League
All District
All State
Cori Spetnagel '22
1st Team, All Metro League
All District
All State
10th place in State
Ted Spetnagel '24      
2nd Team, All Metro League
All District
Allie Turner '24
1st Team, All Metro League
All District

We salute you all, the entire student body—those who competed with honor, as well as those who supported our teams—our managers, our videographers and statisticians. I speak for the athletic administration and coaches in saying, we are privileged to be a part of your great journey of being part of Bomber sports. It is a great day to be a Bomber. Thank you!