Each week the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of February 11 is freshman diver Seamus Heneghan.
Last week, Heneghan wrapped up a phenomenal freshman dive season by placing fourth overall at the Illinois High School Association Sectional meet. He was one spot away from qualifying for the state finals. He scored 280.70, which was 100 points higher than he had scored all season.
“This was an impressive improvement following a season of tireless work,” head swim coach Ben Reiff said. “Stepping into the varsity lineup as a freshman with no diving experience, Seamus was tasked with replacing his scorers from the previous year. He more than did that by dedicating himself to the sport and striving to be a valuable contributor to the varsity lineup. Seamus provided a much needed boost to the team’s scoring total and set the sectional meet off on a positive foot.”
Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Abby Cafagna (Girls Track), Kevin Swatek (Boys Basketball), and Zach Olejniczak (Boys Track).