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.