Student-Athletes of the Month

Walled Lake Central: 

Megan Coden - 11th Grade

Sport/Position: Varsity Gymnastics 

Accomplishments: Regional qualifier, Assistant Captain

Quote from Coach: "She is a hard worker, helps other teammates, good listener, respectful,  motivating and is always a positive person."

Peyton Brihko - 12th Grade

Sport/Position: Girls Basketball

Accomplishments: Achieved a 4.0 GPA first semester!

Quote from Coach: "School has not always come easy to Peyton. Her tremendous effort in the classroom is being rewarded with an outstanding first semester transcript! Kudos to her..." Coach Schopf

Past Winners:

Hannah Douglas - September 2017
Sammy Osipov - September 2017


Walled Lake Northern:

Justin Swinehart - 12th Grade

Sport/Position: Boys Varsity Basketball  - Team Captain

Accomplishments: Justin is a captain and has displayed great leadership his senior season. He has worked hard and always put the team first. He is willing to do the little things in games and practices to make the team better.

Quote from Coach: "Justin Swinehart is a talented and highly committed individual that can be counted on to bring his best effort daily to help our TEAM grow. He has continually shown leadership through his actions and words that he is willing to sacrifice individual gains for overall team success."  Jon Gjokaj

Other Interesting Facts: Justin has been accepted to the College of Engineering at Michigan State. One of his hobbies is to build computers.

Brian Donovan - 10th Grade

Sport/Position: Wrestling

Accomplishments: Earned first play in a tournament this year.  

Quote from Coach: "From day one, Brian has only cared about the team. He came in at 114lbs and safely dropped down to 103 at the start of January. During our Tyler Richards Memorial Tournament, Brian was losing a match. However, he never gave up and out worked his opponent to pin him in the 2nd period for the win and then continued to win the tournament."  Andrew Roeser

Other Interesting Facts: Brian's second day of practice we were running sprints around the track. A freshmen (171lb) fell and Brian (103lb) turned around picked up up and helped him catch up with the rest of the group. Brian then continued to run and finish in the top half. He is always engaged and listening. Just last night he was losing his match. but stayed calm. He worked hard and ended up catching the Kettering wrestler and pinned him. This is a genuine, hard working student athlete, I have never had to discuss grades with him.

Past Winners:

Maddy Hager - September 2017
Carson Haslinger - September 2017

Nathanial Corcoran-Miller, October 2017

Hannah Brown, October 2017

Walled Lake Western:

Kaitlin Nowickis - 12th Grade

Sport/Position: Varsity Cheer - Three Round Athlete

Accomplishments: Kaitlin has been Scholar Athlete, All 3 Round Athlete, All Conference Athlete, and All District Athlete for the last 2 years.

Quote from Coach: "Kaitlin's dedication to her academics and team has been unmatched. Kaitlin maintains an impressive GPA, in addition to a job, and manages to be the team leader and one of the key players. She doesn't miss practice, EVER. She competes with fire and passion. She is the definition of what kind of athlete every coach dreams of having on their team." Amber Stocks

Other Interesting Facts: She wants to go to school to be a Pediatric Neurological Surgeon. She's a member of French Club, Model UN, the School Newspaper, and NHS. She is also an IB and AP student.

Janara Flowers  - 12th Grade

Sport/Position: Girls Varsity Basketball - Guard

Accomplishments: All League last year, leading scorer, close to1000 points for her career, 4 year starter, 4 year Captain.

Quote from Coach: "One of the truly outstanding athletes who lives her life and plays the game with Class, Discipline and Pride. Understands the importance of Integrity."  Steve Emert


Sean Lickfold - 12th Grade

Sport/Position: Varsity Hockey - Goalie

Accomplishments: Sean has an outstanding season in the net this year.  He is a team leader and a big reason for the success on the ice of the Western team. 

Quote from Coach:  "Sean has been our Only goalie all season. The #1 reason we have been able to compete and play with a very small bench. Sean has been an absolute rock for us. He sees 30+ shots every game and some games 45+ shots." 

Other Interesting Facts: Jessica was a starting libero for her JV team before being brought up to Varsity.

Past Winners:

Noah Palizzi - September 2017
Lacy White - September 2017