Cross Country Boys, Girls Lead On-Field Success For Fall Sports


This fall, junior runner Jadon Pirkl really made a name for himself in cross country as he qualified for the Illinois High School Association Boys Cross Country State Finals. He continued to run faster and faster all season. His team qualified for the sectional with a strong performance at the regional meet. 

Meanwhile, the girls cross country team also qualified for the IHSA Sectional as a team.

Here is a closer look at the Fall Sports Awards for the Spartans.

In Boys Country, Pirkl was an All-Regional runner, a South Suburban Conference all-conference runner, and he was named as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Angel Reyes earned the team’s Sportsmanship Award.

In Girls Cross Country, Emma McGrath earned all-conference honors and shared the team MVP Award with Sadie Hartmann. Abby Cafagna was the Sportsmanship Award winner.

In Girls Swimming, the Spartans won the conference championship. All-conference selections included Sude Cebi, Zeren Cebi, Maddy Clarke, Lilly Featherstone, Lizzy Featherstone and Rylee Gallagher. Lizzy Featherstone was selected as the team’s MVP, and Clarke was the Sportsmanship Award winner.

In Football, all-conference selections included Ryan Kennelly, Jake McTeague, Jordan Sprycha, and Kevin Swatek. The team’s MVP was Swatek, and Anthony Guzman took home the Sportsmanship Award.

In Golf, the team MVP was Robert Crosby, and the Sportsmanship Award went to Alex Rodriguez.
In Boys Soccer, Gustavo Alvarez and Rodolfo Sanchez were chosen as all-conference selections, and Damian Komperda was honorable mention. Sanchez was named the team’s MVP, while Daniel Gaidelis was the Sportsmanship Award winner. The Spartans earned the SSC Sportsmanship Award.

In Girls Tennis, Julia Kierna was the MVP and Alexandria Isajczuk-Macelli was the Sportsmanship Award recipient.

In Girls Volleyball, all-conference selections included Julia Janks and Sydney Rozhon. Janks was also named the team MVP, and Rozhon was given the Sportsmanship Award.


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