Fall athletes of the season

Girls Volleyball

In a short 13 game season, there was no doubt middle blocker Mia Berg (10) made an impact on the court. She hit .225 this season with 42 blocks, 11 aces, and 32 digs. Coach Jodie Fowler commented on Mia’s ability to get better every time she steps on the court. On top of being an athletic force, Mia was a great teammate and made sure everyone felt included according to Fowler. 

Field Hockey

Midfielder Hope Crane (12) used her defensive skills to contribute to the field hockey team this fall. While there aren’t statistics that show how much she impacted the Wildcat defense, Hope was voted team MVP and best midfielder for the second year in a row. Crane is a three-year varsity starter and this year’s team captain. Her leadership on and off the field was vital in the success of the Wildcats this year according to Coach Melissa Menchella


Third baseman Sydney Dennis (12) used her power at the plate to help the softball team to the district championship. In a short 13 game season, Dennis hit .551 and was second in RBIs for the Wildcats. She led them with 19 runs and had a hit in every game except the season opener. Dennis’s offensive power continued into the postseason. She had two home runs, 4 RBIs, and 5 runs before a loss in the district championship to Marquette. 

Cross Country

Junior runner Leah Kleekamp (11) led the No. 2 state-ranked Wildcats this year. She finished last year ranked fifth in the state of Missouri and is currently ranked 15. Earlier this month at the Hillsboro Invitational, Kleekamp set the course record. Kleekamp qualified to run at the state championships for the second consecutive season. 


Doubles partners Harper Lashley (12) and Lauren Ulrich (11) had a huge impact on the women’s tennis team this fall. Individually they both competed in singles all season before joining forces to make a postseason run. At the District Tournament, the duo beat Marquette in the semifinals and beat Lafayette in the finals to take home a district championship. At the state tournament, they placed top 16. They finished 1-2.