Two Warriors sign intent to play college basketball

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that two seniors have signed their national letters of intent on November 11 to play college basketball next year.

005 Abby Monis
Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Abby Monis, daughter of Peder and Trisha Monis, Oconomowoc, was recruited by Division 2 Maryville University in St. Louis. According to Maryville’s stats, the 6-foot-1 Monis averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game in earning first-team All-Capitol North All Conference and Wisconsin All-State honors last season. She was named to the Midwest Basketball Report Wisconsin Top 25 of 2015. Monis also played AAU for the prestigious Wisconsin Lakers basketball club in the summer of 2015. At Lakeside, she has played four years of basketball as a Warrior, along with two years each on the volleyball and track and field teams.

“Abby is incredibly strong, quick and agile with a natural aptitude for the game,” Maryville head women’s basketball coach Chris Ellis said. “She has good foot speed and, with her ability to score both in the post and on the perimeter, we are confident she will enjoy a great career as a Saint.”

017 Meghan Pingel
Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Meghan Pingel, daughter of Jim and Renae Pingel of Sun Prairie, signed her acceptance to be a point guard for the UW Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team. As a Warrior guard, the 5-foot-8 Pingel has been awarded Capitol North All-Conference team spots for each of her three previous years, from an honorable mention her freshman year, to 2nd team in 2013-14, to 1st team last season. She has helped lead her team to the top of the conference each year.

Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth says, “Meghan will add a lot of speed and quickness to our roster. She is explosive, and defensively she can cut you off on a dime. She is a great athlete on the court that has a pass-first mentality paired with a great jump shot. She is a lockdown defender with great athleticism, and she has a great sense of awareness on the court.”

Pingel has been a three-sport athlete for Lakeside Lutheran, on the volleyball, basketball and track teams, and has earned All-Conference, All-State and team awards for each sport she has participated in. She has captured several State medals as a runner, triple-jumper and hurdler, earning her the title of Capitol Conference Track Performer of the Year for both 2014 and 2015.

Fall sport athletes recognized at LLHS

Fall 15 sports award winners
Lakeside Lutheran athletes were recognized at the recent fall sports awards night as they were awarded titles of honorary captains or most valuable member by their teams, or as they were awarded spots on Capitol North All-Conference teams (front, l-r): Jennica Jensen, cross country MVR and 1st team all-conference; Patience Letko, 2nd team, volleyball and honorary team captain; Zech Schleef, 2nd team soccer; Griffin Torgerson, honorable mention soccer; Jonathan Kroeger, 1st team soccer; Josh Higgins, honorable mention soccer, team MVP; Conrad Schaalma, 1st team football offense.
Second row, L-R: Kendal Densen, 1st team volleyball; Amber Rowoldt, 1st team volleyball, WVCA All-State Honorable Mention, team MVP; Jacob Constien, 2nd team football defense; Joe Graumann, Capitol North Conference Player of the Year, 1st team soccer, team honorary captain; Tim Hodel, honorable mention soccer; Robbie Jarnigo, 2nd team, soccer; Nathan Lemke, 1st team soccer; Eli Gartner, honorable mention, soccer.
Third row, L-R: Kaitlyn Gehler, 2nd team volleyball; Blake Thiele, 1st team football defense, 1st team football offense, football honorary team captain; Jared Traver, honorable mention, football defense; Jaden Schmidt, honorable mention, football defense; Nick Chesterman, honorable mention, football offense; Stephen Phelps, 1st team soccer; Elijah Tesch, 1st team cross country.
Back row, L-R: Ellie Westrate, 2nd team volleyball; Lydia Ulrich, 2nd team cross country, honorary team captain; Mitchell Georgi, Capitol North Conference Runner of the Year, 1st team cross country, team MVR; Reynaldo Leon Peralta, 2nd team football defense; Mason DeNoyer, honorable mention, football offense; Austin DeNoyer, 1st team footbal l offense, 2nd team football defense,team MVP; Hollie Doyle, golf honorary team captain.
 Not pictured is Annika Butzow, golf team MVP.

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its fall sports awards night when coaches recognized captains and MVPs from six teams as well as all-conference team honorees and athletes of the year. A total of 12 Lakeside Lutheran athletes received first team all-conference spots, 13 achieved second team all-conference, and eight earned honorable mention. In addition, two Warriors received Capitol Conference North Athlete of the Year honors.

Junior runner Mitchell Georgi of Sun Prairie was named Capitol Conference North Runner of the Year in cross country. He also earned a spot on 1st Team All-Conference, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner by his running mates and coaches. Georgi won two invitationals, at Lodi and at Poynette, early in the season. He finished third overall at the sectional meet at Pewaukee to be the first Lakeside runner to compete in the state meet since 2012.

Senior runner Elijah Tesch of Sun Prairie also received first team all-conference honors and was named this year’s honorary team captain. Junior Ben Tweit of Madison and sophomore Charlie Pingel of Sun Prairie earned second team all conference honors.

Freshman cross country runner Jennica Jensen of Juneau was named to the girls 1st All-Conference Team, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner. Senior Lydia Ulrich of Jefferson earned second team all-conference honors was voted honorary captain of this year’s girls team. Senior Rachel Manteufel of Columbus and freshman Kira Tweit of Madison were also honored with spots on second team all-conference.

The Lakeside Lutheran boys soccer team claimed the Capitol Conference North title this fall with a undefeated conference record of 5-0, and took its fourth straight regional championship. Capitol Conference North Player of the Year was awarded to senior forward Joe Graumann of Fort Atkinson, who finished the season with 33 goals and 3 assists. Graumann also earned 1st team All-Conference honors and title of honorary captain from his own team.  Nine other soccer players received conference honors, including senior midfielders Jon Kroeger of Beaver Dam and senior Nate Lemke of Jefferson, and senior defender Stephen Phelps of Stoughton, who also earned 1st team honors along with Graumann. Senior defender Robbie Jarnigo and junior forward Zech Schleef, Watertown, earned 2nd team honors, and senior defender Tim Hodel of Lake Mills, junior midfielder Eli Gartner, junior keeper Josh Higgins and sophomore Griffin Torgerson, all from Watertown, received honorable mention. Higgins was voted team MVP by his teammates.

The Lakeside Lutheran volleyball team also claimed the Capitol Conference North championship this fall with a conference record of 9-1. Five players earned spots on conference teams for their efforts. Senior defensive specialist Kendal Denson of Sun Prairie and sophomore outside hitter Amber Rowoldt of Watertown earned places on 1st team all-conference. Rowoldt also received All-State Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association (WVCA) and was voted MVP by her own team. Senior middle hitter Patience Letko, Lake Mills, sophomore defensive specialist and hitter Kaitlyn Gehler of Waterloo, and sophomore setter Ellie Westrate of Sun Prairie claimed spots on 2nd team all-conference. Letko was voted the year’s honorary team captain.

In  football, nine players earned eleven  spots on all-conference teams. Senior wide receiver and defensive back Blake Thiele of Oconomowoc earned first team all-conference for both his offensive and defensive positions. Senior running back and defensive back Austin DeNoyer earned 1st team honors for his offensive and 2nd team for his defensive position. Joining them on 1st team all-conference was senior offensive lineman Conrad Schaalma of Juneau. Earning 2nd team spots were senior middle linebacker Reynaldo Leon Peralta, Madison, and junior defensive end Jake Constien of Sun Prairie. Receiving honorable mention were senior defensive end Jared Traver, Janesville, junior quarterback Nick Chesterman and senior tight end Mason DeNoyer, both of  Sun Prairie, and junior middle linebacker Jaden Schmidt, Watertown. Austin DeNoyer was voted the Lakeside Lutheran 2015 most valuable player, and Thiele received the title of honorary team captain.

Lakeside revived its girls golf team this fall, and awarded senior Hollie Doyle of Watertown the title of honorary team captain. Junior golfer Annika Butzow of Janesville was voted team Most Valuable Golfer.

The Warrior Dance team instituted a new team award this fall during its awards night held later in the week. The Christian Leadership, Growth and Development Award was given to senior Ashley Kohls of Waterloo. For the football season, senior Clarissa Keller of Middleton was named Most Valuable Dancer, and senior Becca Doering of Lake Mills was voted honorary team captain.

School-wide Food Drive on ’til Thanksgiving

​In the spirit of Thanksgiving, LLHS Teens for Christ is sponsoring a school-wide food drive for a local food pantry. Each class is asked for certain food items, although any donations are encouraged. Check posters around school and in the cafeteria to see what food is requested or see poster below. Collection boxes are located in the cafeteria. Bring food anytime between now and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.

Bring items to boxes LLHS cafeteria by Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Bring items to boxes LLHS cafeteria by Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Lakeside Lutheran honors veterans

Lakeside Lutheran High School hosted a Veterans Day event Friday, November 6, that featured an introduction to and speech from Rep. Cody Horlacher, state representative for Wisconsin’s 33rd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Jefferson and Fort Atkinson, among other areas in southeastern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin 33rd Assembly District Rep. Cody Horlacher addresses attendees at the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day observance on Friday Nov. 6.
Wisconsin 33rd Assembly District Rep. Cody Horlacher addresses attendees at the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day observance on Friday Nov. 6.

More than 100 veterans from several branches of service spent the morning at Lakeside. The veterans in attendance represented more than half a century of military service, from World War II to the conflicts and wars in Korea, Vietnam , the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. After a breakfast and social time for veterans and their guests, Principal James Grasby greeted the veterans and introduced Rep. Horlacher, who serves on several legislative committees, including Campaigns and Elections; Constitution and Ethics; Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Education; Interstate Affairs; and the Committee on Judiciary, for which he serves as the Vice Chair. Rep. Horlacher expressed his thanks to the veterans in attendance and to those currently serving, and commemorated the selflessness that is required in service to God and country.

A special Veterans Day chapel service, presided over by Pastor Matt Krenke of St. John Lutheran Church in Jefferson and Pastor Mark Toepel of the Lakeside faculty, included the honored veterans as well the entire student assembly, the Warrior Band, faculty and staff.

A gallery of other photos from the morning can be found at:

Vets sing at chapel 2015
Attendees of the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day Observance activities sang the National Anthem as the school band accompanied during the chapel service.

Lakeside Lutheran announces 1st quarter Honor Roll

High Honors (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9:
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Violet Dumke, Fort Atkinson; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10:
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Sophia Collins, Sun Prairie; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Grade 11:
Elliott Butler, Ixonia; Elizabeth Cichanofsky, Watertown; Rekha Drevlow, Lake Mills; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Ian Lindloff, Janesville; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Sun Prairie; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Grade 12:
Hollie Doyle, Watertown; Hannah Hoffman, Waterloo; Brittni Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Clarissa Keller, Madison; Elias Lipasti, Lake Mills; Abigail Monis, Oconomowoc; Corey Paske, Arlington; Aaron Petersen, Lake Mills; Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc; Jessica Schwanke, Milton; Audra Sonntag, Janesville; Elijah Tesch, Sun Prairie; Estrella Tesch, Sun Prairie; David Wilson, Pardeeville

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9:
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Ryan Ferch, Johnson Creek; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Madelynn Klug, Juneau; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Molly Lindloff, Janesville; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, DeForest; Rachel Poyner, DeForest; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Savannah Steffen, Watertown; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 10:
Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills; Ashley Blanke, Watertown; Alyssa Condon, Watertown; J Doyle, DeForest; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Jordan Gade, Lake Mills; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Maria Murray, Middleton; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Mary Schallert, Cambridge; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Emily Weber, Helenville; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 11:
Quinn Bilitz, Lake Mills; Kaitlyn Birkholz, Watertown; Brett Burger, Lake Mills; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Jordan Ewert, Watertown; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Eli Gartner, Watertown; Keyera Giese, Watertown; Derek Gulrud, Marshall; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Colin Isely, Watertown; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Bethany Mahnke, Sun Prairie; Cara McElroy, Madison; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Benjamin Odrich, Madison; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Isaac Schulz, DeForest; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Benjamin Tweit, Madison; Pierce Varney, Madison; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc; Jade Wood, Madison

Grade 12:
Amelia Asmus, Watertown; Paige Barnhart, Helenville; Chynarose Degner, Watertown; Austin DeNoyer, Lake Mills; Mason DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Kendal Denson, Sun Prairie; Rebecca Doering, Lake Mills; Leah Fields, Lake Mills; Rachel Fisher, Madison; Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc; Joseph Graumann, Fort Atkinson; Paul Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Colton Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Andrew Hochmuth, Cross Plains; Nathanael Hoffman, Madison; Robert Jarnigo, Lake Mills; Ashley Kohls, Waterloo; Emma Krszjzaniek, Madison; Patience Letko, Lake Mills; Ashley Pagel, Helenville; Meghan Pingel, Sun Prairie; Joshua Schoenfeld, Lake Mills; Samantha Schwoch, Watertown; Lisa Seavert, Fort Atkinson; Arielle Stai, Watertown; Nora Stake, Stoughton; Autumn Tracy, Lake Mills; Jared Traver, Janesville; Lydia Ulrich, Lake Mills

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9:
Tyler Affeld, Watertown; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; Michael Cerniglia, Madison; Annabelle Coletti, Elkhorn; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Michael Freson, Lake Mills; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Taylor Luetzow, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Alayna Tuescher, Janesville

Grade 10:
Kelsey Birschbach, DeForest; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Jackson Ferch, Johnson Creek; Joseph Grambsch, Columbus; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Cade Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Rakesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Dylan Thurnbauer, Lake Mills

Grade 11:
Nicholas Bartels, Lake Mills; Nicholas Bemis, Cottage Grove; Annika Butzow, Janesville; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Kendall Fields, Lake Mills; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Madeline McKenna, Lake Mills; Jaden Schmidt, Watertown; Brooklyn Wagner, Reeseville

Grade 12:
Joy Alcorn, North Prairie; Alicia Bischoff, Juneau; Annah Dobson, Johnson Creek; Josiah Eaker, Watertown; Emma Groninger, Janesville; Timothy Hodel, Lake Mills; Noah Kooiman, Lake Mills; Noah Kreilkamp, Watertown; Nathan Lemke, Jefferson; Rachel Manteufel, Columbus; Dalton Milner, Lake Mills; Graham Soetenga, Madison; Blake Thiele, Oconomowoc; Alyssa Wegner, Madison