Rocks News · Spring Senior Student-Athletes Spotlights


The Class of 2020 spring student-athletes are a collection of great kids with talents that go beyond their athletic abilities.  The 2020 spring season will long be remembered for obvious reasons but we are proud to recognize and celebrate this talented class of athletes.  Below we spotlight some of these great seniors….

Name: Joe Barnett
Parents Name: Tim and Pat Barnett
Elementary School Attended: Shamrock Springs
Spring Sport: Track
Other Sports or School Activities: Cross Country, Dance Marathon, Student Government-Junior Class Officer
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Running 3200s under the lights
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Hanging out with my family
Plans after High School: Wabash College-running cross country and track

 

Name: Sydney Clifford
Parents Name: Sheryl and Bill Clifford
Elementary School Attended:  St. Maria Goretti Catholic School
Spring Sport: Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities: Cross Country, Swimming, Dance Marathon President, WHS Lantern reporter
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: post season sophomore year. It was so fun to be able to run the 4×800 all the way up to the regional meet and get closer with all of the track girls.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: going on runs and being able to clear my head even with all the craziness going on; keeping up with the other distance runners through text
Plans after High School: I plan on attending Purdue and majoring in biology and minoring in Spanish with either a pre-medicine or pre-physician assistant track. I plan on being involved in Purdue Dance Marathon and staying active through college

 Name: Bradley McManus

Parents Name: John and Jill McManus
Elementary School Attended: Oak Trace Elementary School
Spring Sport: Track
Other Sports or School Activities: Cross country
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Bonding with the team before meets
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Fishing and running
Plans after High School: Major in biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati
Athlete- Alex Pucci
Parents- David Pucci and Mary Swing
Elementary school- Carey Ridge Elementary
Sport- Softball
School activities and other sports- Rock climbing
Favorite memory- My favorite memory would be on the last day of practice when we scrimmaged the JV team. Coach Revercomb told us to call anyone who would like to come watch and of course I called my parents but I also called 2 of my former coaches who are Stacie Feltz and Jackie Donathen. Unfortunately, Coach Stacie couldn’t make it but coach Donathen did and she was so happy to watch softball and sad about the season. I am glad she got to see her former students/players play and she even joined in on the fun! She snagged some cleats and got a glove and she became the fastest and our new right fielder! That is a day to remember!
Fav activity during COVID 19- Well although this is funny but sadly so embarrassing…I introduced my mom to tiktok and now all she wants to do is make them with me. Of course I said yes but man is this quarantine getting the best of me.
Plans after high school- I will be moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL to attend Broward community college for 2 years. I will be getting my Associates degree in science and hopefully be a walk-on and play softball for them. After that I will be Transferring over to Nova Southeastern at there oceanography center to major in marine biology and hopefully study abroad at the Galapagos islands.
Name:  Grant Joyce
Parents Names:  Tammy and Robert Joyce
Elementary School:  Torrence Creek Elementary (Charlotte, NC)
Spring Sport:  Track
Other Sports and School Activities:  football and lacrosse
Favorite Memory of Spring Sport:  cinnamon pretzels at Carmel Jv meet
Favorite Activity during COVID-19:   going to Turkey Run park with friends
Plans after High School:  Studying turf management at Purdue University
Name: Cassidy Mallory
Parents Name: Paula and Terry Mallory
Elementary School Attended: Carey Ridge Elementary School
Spring Sport: Softball
Other Sports or School Activities: Mentoring
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: getting to be a part of a sisterhood that I didn’t have before Westfield High School Softball
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: watching Netflix and eating all the snacks I want!
Plans after High School: I am going to the University of Louisville to study special education!
Name: Mahamat Djour
Parents Name: Abdraman Dorko and Safa Fadoul
Elementary School Attended: Greenbriar Elementary School (Indianapolis)
Spring Sport: Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities: Cross Country
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: My favorite memory is racing against David Manella in the 1600 at the county meet where we both ended up Pr’ing.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: My favorite activity is being able to still run and train during this unprecedented time.
Plans after High School: I plan on majoring in Global Affairs, Political Science and Economics with minors in Arabic and French at the University of Notre Dame in order to return to Chad, my home country, and become the President with the priority of ridding the country of corruption in the government.
Name: Maddie Hunter
Parents Name: Ron and Valerie Hunter
Elementary School Attended:  Peeples Elementary (Georgia)
Spring Sport: Track and Field (Discus)
Other Sports or School Activities: President of Dance Marathon and Girls in STEM
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Bonding with my thrower girls while “tailgating” at meets
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Hanging out with my family and dogs
Plans after High School: Attending Purdue Honors with a major in Biology
Name: Colby Morrison
Parents Name: Michael and Stacey Morrison
Elementary School Attended:  Oak Trace Elementary
Spring Sport: Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities: None
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Grant Joyce throwing up 5 times in one workout because he was sick but refused to stop practicing
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Working out in my garage.
Plans after High School: Attending Purdue University for Kinesiology to then further my education at IUPUI for a degree in Physical Therapy
Name:  Drake Biggs
Parents Names – Jeff and Amy
Elementary Attended- Carey Ridge
Spring Sport- Golf
Memory – End of year team pool party
Covid -19 activity – playing video games
After graduation – Attending Indiana University

Name: Claire Richter

Parents Name: Tom & Anna Richter
Elementary School Attend: Home Schooled
Spring Sport: Track & Field
Other Sports or School Activities: N/A
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: My favorite memory from this season is being rolled around in a tractor tire out on the football field. It was really funny and some of us who don’t normally talk to one another had the opportunity to connect. Overall though, I love being able to be part of such a supportive and caring group of student athletes who know how to keep things light and easy-going.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: My favorite activities are being able to spend more time with my siblings who I don’t see very much during a normal school day, and being able to go out biking more often.
Plans after High School: I plan on attending Ball State University this fall as a Wildlife Biology and Conservation Major
Name: Alex Kukura
Parents Name: Patrick & Laura Kukura
Elementary School Attended:  Shamrock Springs
Spring Sport: Track
Other Sports or School Activities: Mock Trial
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: 2018 Indoor state championship meet
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Investing
Plans after High School: Study international affairs & Russian at Indiana University
 

Name: Emily Revercomb

Parents Name: Brian and Michelle Revercomb

Elementary School Attended:  Hinkle Creek Elementary School (Noblesville)

Spring Sport: Softball

Other Sports or School Activities: I participated in two clubs; Best Buddies and Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA).

Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: My favorite memory while playing this sport in high school was when we came together as a team and tye-died visors and shirts before sectionals each year. It was an awesome way for all of us to come together and it was really fun!

Plans after High School: I plan to attend and play softball at Grace College located in Winona Lake, IN. I will be studying Elementary and Special Education.

Name:  AJ Bunnell
Parents Names:  Janelle Campbell and Ryan Bunnell
Elementary School attended:  Carey Ridge Elementary
Spring Sport:  Baseball
Other Sports and School Activities:  Ski and Snowboard club
Favorite Memories from Spring Sport:  Just getting to hangout and play baseball with my friends
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Playing ping pong
Plans after High School:  To go to college
Name: Savannah Arvin
Parents Name: Shannon Arvin & Jason Arvin
Elementary School Attended:  Carey Ridge Elementary
Spring Sport: Softball
Other Sports or School Activities: Rugby, Spirit Club National Honors Society, and Mentoring.
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: My favorite memory is my freshman year when we hit fruits and vegetables with our bats at a Friday practice.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: My favorite activity during social distancing is taking my new puppy on long walks.
Plans after High School: I am attending Florida Atlantic University to study Marine Biology.
Name: Alex Ulsas
Parents Name: Matt and Christy Ulsas
Elementary School Attended:  Maple Glen Elementary School
Spring Sport: Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities: Senior Mentor, Dance Marathon Participant, Cross Country
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Having fun with friends and making stupid jokes during workouts and practices.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Playing “soccer tennis” with my friends.  (We kept our distance and there was no direct contact!) Also riding my bike and hanging with my family.
Plans after High School: Enlisted in the US Marine Corps
Name: Kaitlyn Hewitt
Parents Name: Jeff Hewitt & Suzanne Hewitt-Wallace
Elementary School Attended:  Monon Trail
Spring Sport: Unified Track
Other Sports or School Activities: Soccer, Best Buddies, Dance Marathon, National Honor Society Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Unified Prom Squad
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Soccer training
Plans after High School: Hopefully play soccer for Franklin College, majoring in Business
Name:  Nathan Hewitt
Parents Name:  Suzanne Hewitt-Wallace and Jeffrey Hewitt
Elementary School Attended:  Monon Trail Elementary
Spring Sport:  Unified Track
Other Sports or School Activities:  Soccer, Fishing Team, National Honor Society
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport:  Celebrating at last year’s sectionals
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Walking around Cool Creek Park
Plans after High School:  Study Marine Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University
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Name: Zoe Grandon
Parents Names: Sarah Kennedy, Roc Grandon (Step-Parents: Paul Kennedy, Wendy Grandon)
Elementary School Attended:  Allen Elementary (New Allen Kentucky)
Spring Sport: Track; Throwing
Other Sports or School Activities: N/A
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport:  Mimi Wells bought all of the girls in our event burritos before the first meet of the Spring 2019 season.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Drawing/ Painting
Plans after High School:  I plan to continue my education through my job’s (Starbucks) partnership with Arizona State University Online as it is a full reimbursement program.

Name: Ross Krieg

Parents Name: Marc and Debbie Krieg

Elementary School Attended:  OLMC and Oak Trace Elementary

Spring Sport: Track

Other Sports or School Activities: Football

Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: When Jacob Netral showed up with pizzas before the conference meet.

Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Playing NBA 2K20

Plans after High School: Attend Marian University to study Exercise Science and play football

Name: Ellis Anderson
Parents Name: Rachael Anderson and Peter Klim
Elementary School Attended:  Cumberland Elementary School
Spring Sport: tennis
Other Sports or School Activities: varsity soccer, NHS, Spanish NHS, Girls Rock STEAM
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Last year’s senior night cake fight
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: organizing my house
Plans after High School: attending Purdue for PreProfessional Health Sciences
Name:  Justin Homberg
Parents Name:  Gary and Susan Homberg
Elementary School Attended:  Oak Trace Elementary School
Spring Sport:  Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities:  Cross Country and National Honor Society
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport:  Earning Outstanding Freshman and Rock solid award. As well as having a great time with teammates during practices
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Working at Target
Plans after High School:  Attend either the Military Academy at West Point or attend The University of Southern Indiana and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice

Name: Hannah Jane Fife

Parents Name: Chad and Ally Fife
Elementary School: Kinder Ranch Elementary in San Antonio Texas baby
Spring Sport: Distance Track
Other Sports: Cross Country, Balled out a little in my early hs career
Fav Memory of Spring Sport: Honestly just getting to live life with some incredible people – FOREVER GRATEFUL
Fav Activity During The Rona: Tiktoking
Plans After High School: Attend either Utah State University, Weber State or BYU Hawaii and major in Marketing unless I change my mind 🙂
Name: Brandon Hoke
Parents Name: Mike & Jenni Hoke
Elementary School Attended: Washington Woods Elementary
Spring Sport: Unified Track
Other Sports or School Activities: Rec Soccer
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: Beating Carmel
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: Watching Netflix and Disney+
Plans after High School: Attend Purdue University to study Computer Graphics Technology with a focus on Animation.
Name: Lexi Martin
Parents Name: Joel Martin and Cathy Short
Elementary School Attended:  Oak Trace Elementary
Spring Sport: Softball
Other Sports or School Activities:  I participated in bowling this year, best decision I’ve ever made. I was also apart of Dance Marathon! I was on the Exec Board, Co-chair of Sponsorship!
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport: My favorite memory was when I accidentally forgot my glove at practice and the next day I had to sing “I’m a little tea cup” in front of the whole baseball team. No one has ever had to sing since.
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing: During COVID-19, my favorite activity is painting! Keeps my brain busy and keeps me creative.
Plans after High School:  After High School, I will be attending Wisconsin Lutheran College to continue my athletic and academic career!
Name: Spencer Howe
Parents Name:  Jenny & Patrick Howe
Elementary School Attended:  Laurel Oak Elementary   Naples,FL
Spring Sport: Golf
Other Sports or School Activities:  Rock Climbing
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport:  Bus rides
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Taking our dog Reggie for walks
Plans after High School:  Attending Montana State
Name: Zachary Zaborowski
Parents Names: Jack and Holly Zaborowski
Elementary School: Monclova Elementary (Toledo, Ohio)
Spring Sport: Baseball
Favorite social distancing activity:  Playing PS4 12 hours a day
Plans after high school: Attending and playing baseball at Indiana Tech.  I will be studying sports administration and management.
Name: Kyla Curtis
Parents Name: William and Jessica Curtis
Elementary School Attended:   Maple Glen Elementary
Spring Sport:  Track and Field
Other Sports or School Activities:  Unified Track, Cross country, Best Buddies, and Dance Marathon
Favorite Memory of their Spring Sport:  Anytime I ran the 3200m at dusk
Favorite Activity during COVID-19 Social Distancing:  Binging movies or tv shows while I paint
Plans after High School:  I will most likely will be attending IU to Major in Psychology
Name:  Luke Snyder
I’ve been playing golf since I was 2 or 3 when I got a set of mini golf clubs. Through middle school I played baseball and soccer in addition to golf. Eventually, though, I realized that golf was the most important one to me. I’ve played all four years of high school, but my time with the Shamrocks has  been the highlight. Outside of golf and school, I spend my time being with friends, listening to music, and being outdoors (Hunting trips every fall!). I have a sister, Anna, who is a sophomore in college.