Lakeside Lutheran winter athletes honored

Warrior winter sports awards night was March 14, when coaches recognized efforts of all levels of three winter sports teams as well as all-conference varsity team honorees.

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Pictured are Lakeside Lutheran winter sports 2018-19 Capitol Conference North All-Conference award winners, including back row (l-r) Cameron Paske, 1st team basketball; Cole Lauersdorf, 1st team wrestling 182#; Austin Meyer, 1st team wrestling 220#; and Jack Monis, 1st team basketball, Conference Player of the Year. Middle row (l-r) are Casey Ponyicsanyi, 2nd team wrestling 170#; Will DeNoyer, 2nd team basketball; and Joe Balistreri, 2nd team wrestling 195#. Front row, L-R: Lauren Thiele, Honorable Mention, basketball; Margaret Cody, Honorable Mention, basketball; and Kaitlyn Shadoski, 1st team basketball. Missing is Caleb Kuepers, Honorable Mention, basketball.

The 2018-19 wrestling team finished 10-4 overall and third in conference. Senior Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc, was the conference champion at 182 pounds, as was senior Austin Meyer, Lake Mills, at 220, and so both earned 1st team all-conference honors. Conference runners-up included senior Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills, at 170 and Joe Balistreri, Watertown, at 195, earning them 2nd team all-conference honors. Lauersdorf, senior Max Thiele, Oconomowoc at 152 and senior Justin Learned, Watertown, at 195, placed 2nd at regionals, earning them the right to wrestle at sectionals.

The Warrior girls basketball team (11-11) finished their season in the second round of regionals. Senior Kaitlyn Shadoski of Janesville received first team all-conference honors. Senior Margaret Cody, Juneau, and junior Lauren Thiele, Poynette, received honorable mentions.

The boys basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 17-4, going 9-1 in conference to take the championship and finishing its season in the third round of regional play. Senior Jack Monis, Oconomowoc, was awarded Conference Player of the Year and first team honors. Senior Cameron Paske, Arlington, was also selected for first team all-conference. Senior Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie, was voted to second-team honors, and senior Caleb Kuepers, Madison, received honorable mention. DeNoyer and Monis were also recognized at the awards program for each having reached or surpassed 1,000 points in their high school basketball careers.

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