Senior Athletes of the Month

April Spotlight Seniors

DAVID JANSEN-TRACK

 

Distance runner who competes in the 3200, 1600, 800. Plans on attending SMU and studying business or engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and was also captain in cross country. Will have Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies endorsements at graduation as well as graduating with honors.

 

Josiah ingram-track

 

Competes in 110H, 300H, 200, 4x400, Long Jump, Triple Jump. Josiah plans on studying Automotive Engineering or Electrical Engineering at a Community College, His personal record in the 110 Hurdles 17.34 sec.

Kevin velasco-TRACK

 

Track Captain: Competes in 100, 200, 400, 4x1, 4x2,4x4, Long Jump, Triple Jump. He is undecided on where he plans on attending college but wants to major in Kinesiology. A big accomplishment this year was making the Playoffs and playing in Globe Life Park.

 

caleb cole-TRACK

 

Attending Texas A&M to major in Finance. He is a member of NHS and is a prime candidate for Academic All State. As a Track Team Captain, Caleb competes in 400, 100, 4x100, 4x400, Long Jump, & Triple Jump

 

Tomaso Brown-TRACK

 

Track Captain, Is considering the University of Texas or Auburn to major in Mathematics. Tomaso was Academic First Team in football and competes in 100, 200, 400, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, Shot Put, Triple Jump, Long Jump.

ivanna Hargis-TRACK

 

-3Year Varsity Cross Country Captain
-3 Year Varsity Track Captain
-2021 Area Qualifier in the 1600M and 3200M
-She will continue her track and cross country career at Trinity University.

jon mitchell-TRACK

 

Competed in the 1600 and 3200, battled through injuries time and time again this season. He set a PR at district with a 4:58.28, this is a goal he had set before injury and was a driving factor for him to return as a senior and accomplish this goal. He has a GPA of 94.95 and should be a prime candidate for Academic All State.

mia sacco-swimming

 

• Team Captain, 3 year letterman
• Distance Freestyle and Backstroke
• Class President- Art Magnet
• Water polo team captain

galen smithhisler-SWIMMING

 

• 4 Year Varsity Swimmer, 2 year letterman
• Individual Regional Qualifier- 100 Butterfly
• Communications Magnet
• Water Polo Captain
University of Texas- Film School

 

angie Rojas-wrestling

 

Angie is a 4 year Varsity Wrestler, two year Captain, three time District Placer, District Champion, two time Regional Qualifier, Regional 3rd Placer, State Qualifier. She has a Varsity record of 91-23 with 14 tournament placing. Angie will be going to the Navy and leaves in July.

 

Alexis cabrera-WRESTLING

 

Alexis is a 4 year Varsity Wrestler, 4 time District Placer, District Champion, 4 time Regional Qualifier, Most outstanding wrestler at the Ranger classic and multiple placer at all tournaments. He has a 112-32 earning him in the 100 win club. He will be attending Univ of Texas at Dallas.

 

john carroll-WRESTLING

 

John wrestled two years for the program. He did well and is the runner-up at his weight class and has qualified for the regional tournament. He will be attending the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida

 

testimony Lucas-WRESTLING

 

This is Testimony's first year to wrestle. He has placed in district and he is a Regional Qualifying Alternate. He also played football.

 

 

marvellous aikhionbare-wrestling

 

Marvellous has wrestled three years in the program. Two time Varsity wrestler. He placed 2nd in district and has Qualified for the Regional Tournament. Marvellous also played football.

 

edgar espinoza-WRESTLING

 

Edgar wrestled two years in the program. He has stepped up anytime he could help. He won some varsity matches for the team. He wrestled in the District meet and played 6th.

 

nekayla williams-womens' basketball

Sr. Nekayla Williams is a 3 year letterman who pinned the nickname “Brick Wall” because of her inside power on the court.  She was one known for setting mean screens and being one of the district’s leaders in rebounding.  Nekayla averaged 6 ppg, 6 rpg with a few double double for the season.  Nekayla will be attending UTD to continue her academic and athletic career.  She is currently mentoring her underclassmen teammates and setting a huge example for future Lady Eagles.  Way to Go, Nekayla!

Evan Hebert-Baseball

 

Evan is a 3-year varsity player who was first seen in junior high when he attended camp.  He is primarily a pitcher and has over 70 strikeouts so far this year. He is also a utility player.   Evan plans to play college baseball, but is still considering his options. 

jagger schattle-BASEBALL

 

Jagger is a 4-year varsity player.  He hits in the heart of the lineup and is a key part of the Eagle Baseball's offense.  He also plays 1st base and pitches.  Jagger plans on continuing his baseball career at Hill College next year. 

Kaleb Jackson-BASEBALL

 

Kaleb (KJ) is a 3-year varsity player.  He hits lead off and plays centerfield.  KJ is a talented and quick base runner and is responsible for many runs this season.  He is a strong student and plans to study forensic science in college.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Spotlight Seniors 

Rachel Steagall-WOMENS' SOCCER

 

Rachel did the impressive double feat of securing a shut out as a goalie on senior night and then recording a goal

 

Alexis Harvey-WOMENS' soccer

 

Alexis has 6 goals on the season including a Hat Trick on senior night vs Berkner

Callie cooper-WOMENS' BASKETBALL

Callie Cooper is a 4 year letterman. She has been PG for the last two years and has excelled in her position. She reached her 1500 milestone this year including 30+ games. She averages 17.2 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.4 rbg, 4.5 spg. She signed early with UC-Santa Barbara and has maintained a B+ average. Callie was featured on CBS Sports this year with a remarkable story. Callie is known for her big heart and helping others. We are very proud of Callie Cooper!!!

Zariah Tillman-WOMENS' BASKETBALL

 

Zariah is a 4 year letterman who helps her teammates on and off the court. She averaged 15. 0 ppg, 2.1 apg, 3.4 rpg, 4.3 spg. She recorded 1000 points this year and was one of the leading scorers in 3 pointers. She has made academic all-district the last 3 years in high school. We are proud of all her accomplishments.

 

Amya Patterson-WOMENS' BASKETBALL

 

Sr. G Amya Patterson is a 3 year letterman on our girls basketball team. She has a great smile and great attitude which helps energize our girls program. Amya is one of our prominent big guards who can shoot off the dribble with a nice perimeter shot. Amya scored 5 pts hitting a crucial 3 point shot in the 1st round playoff game vs Sam Houston to change the momentum for the Bi-District Championship Win. Amya has also maintained a 3.4 GPA during her Senior year. Way to Go, Amya!

Taylor Gruber-Womens' BASKETBALL

Sr. SG Taylor Gruber is a 2 year letterman who is dedicated to basketball and her academics. Gruber has managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA during her high school career and is currently maintaining a 99 GPA her Senior year. Gruber is known for shooting the "3" ball for our girls basketball program. Taylor highlighted game was vs. Lake Highlands (Dec. 11 2020) recording 8 pts, 1 reb, 1 stl to help the Lady Eagles with the win. Taylor plans to attend UT and major in architecture in college. We are so proud of Taylor Gruber!!!

January Spotlight Seniors 

DQ Williams-BASKETBALL

DQ is a senior starter this year. He is a 2020 2nd team ALL District winner. DQ is a knock down shooter and great ball handler. DQ is the guy who makes big plays at big moments in games. DQ plans to play basketball in college, but is waiting to find the best fit for him.

Jaylon barnett-BASKETBALL

Jaylon is a senior starter on the basketball team this year. Jaylon is a 2020 1st Team All District member. Jaylon is the quickest on the ball defender in the district. He makes other teams so uncomfortable. Jaylon plans to play college basketball, he is just waiting on the best fit for him.

Gannon parker-basketball

Gannon is the senior captain of the boys basketball team. He is a 3 year starter, 2020 1st team All District, and the defensive anchor of the team. Gannon has looked at several schools to play college basketball, and is still deciding on the best choice for him. Also, Gannon is an AVID student.

Nya mitchell--Soccer

Nya got her first varsity assist on a great cross against Lewisville that won the game for RHS! 

 

Derek brady--sports medicine

Derek has maintained his grades all school year to work as a student aide. Derek gets along with all our teams at RHS and has been working in JROTC while participating in Sports Medicine and he even has a job outside of school! He is a hard worker and has been in our program for 4 years and we are going to miss him!

 

 

 

December Spotlight Seniors

Kaia Ponder-Basketball 

 

      Senior Guard Kaia is a 4 year letterman, 2 year team captain that represents the Lady Eagles Basketball program respectfully on and off the court. She just reached a huge milestone in her high school career recording 1000 points. Kaia recently committed & signed early to Morgan State University in Baltimore. So far this season, Kaia has lead her team in scoring averaging 19.3 ppg, 9 rpg. Kaia has a strong work ethic, she is very determined, very coachable and a model student-athlete.

 

Andrea Gomez-Volleyball

 

Academic All-District

 

Faith Reuben-Volleyball

 

THSCA Academic All-State; All-District Honorable Mention; Academic All-District

 

Dylan Wertzberger-Volleyball

 

THSCA Academic All-State; Academic All-District; Committed to U-Mass Boston

 

Kiki Wallace-Volleyball

 

THSCA Academic All-State; All-District Honorable Mention; Academic All-District

 

Chloe Lackland-Volleyball

 

All-District Honorable Mention; Academic All-District

 

 

Avery Allsup-Volleyball

 

Academic All-District

 

Olivia Sherbert-Volleyball

 

 

Academic All-District; 2-year letter winner; Committed to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Beach Volleyball program

 

Regan Willms-Volleyball

 

1st Team All-District; Academic All-District; Signed to Midwestern State University

 

Helen Batson-Volleyball

 

THSCA Academic All-State; All-District Honorable Mention

 

Paige Dugan-Volleyball

 

District Hitter of the Year, Academic All-District, Signed to Lamar University

 

 

November Spotlight Seniors

Tomaso Brown--FOOTBALL

 

Twice, Tomaso has received recognition as Dallas Morning News Player of the Week   Stats include: 50 tackles, 9 sacks, 9 TFL, 5 QB Pressures, 1 Forced Fumble in 6 games

Derek burns--FOOTBALL

 

Derek is 3-Time Dallas Morning News POTW. Stats include 46 tackles, 11 Tackles For Loss and 4 Sacks, 2 Caused Fumbles, 1 PBU, 8 QB Pressures through 6 games

Aaron bertrand--Football

 

Aaron has received Honorable Mention Dallas Morning News POTW v Irving Nimitz. He leads the Eagles in rushing, passing and total TD's. He is also a Captain.

DRew Moss-Football

 

Drew, #68 OT/DL is a team captain, 3 season varsity player, 2019 All-City, 2019 All-District, 2018 & 2019 Academic All-District.  Drew has committed to continue his education and football career at Lamar University.

 

October Spotlight Seniors

Bri farias--Soccer & Cross Country

 


Brianna has committed to SFA to play D1 soccer. She has placed first in the past four meet of the Cross Country Season. She is a current Cross Country team captain, a current RISD SALT member. She ran her fasted time (19:09) of the season on a hilly tough course in Fort Worth this past Saturday. She is a one time state qualifier and 2 time regional qualifier for Cross Country. In the 2019 Cross Country season she was the district champion. She is a dedicated, hardworking and humble athlete. She is kind, caring, positive and genuine. She is the prime athlete any coach could ask for!

 

Marcus jackson-football

Team Captain and returning All-District and All City Linebacker who was also Academic All-District as a Junior.

 

MARCellus dennis-FOOTBALL

 

 

Team Captain who was an All-District, All-City and Academic All-District Linebacker in 2019. Has received multiple offers to play College Football in 2021.

 

 

Harris durham-swimming

 

                                

 

Harris Durham is a standout student as well as athlete. He is an excellent role model for the younger swimmers and a great leader of the RHS Swim Team. Harris is seeing how many school records he can take down this year.  Harris is an absolute pleasure to coach because he accepts any challenge that he is thrown and thrives on competition. We are looking forward to seeing what this Swim Season brings!

 

Bridget Norris-desperados

 

Dependable and hardworking. Literally the tallest girl on the team (taller than her Captain partner too) and she has become one of the smartest dancers to overcome the challenges associated with her height. She has become one of the best performers we’ve had in the program. Extremely creative choreographer. Intends on moving to New York to study commercial jazz.

 

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