Fall sports finish seasons with awards and recognitions

Makenzie Hill, arts editor

 

Football:

-The varsity football team finished the season with an overall record of 4-6.

-Qualified for the 4A state playoffs for the 5th consecutive season.

-Finished the Frontier League in 6th place with a 2-4 record.

-Finished District Competition with a 2-1 record.

Coach Byers’ Comments:

“We might of played the toughest schedule in 4A this year. The kids did an outstanding job embracing our theme ‘Better Together’ this season. The team worked hard, kept improving, and competed throughout the entire season.”

 

Boys’ Soccer:

-Won the Frontier League Championship and Regional Championship

-First time in school history to have won the league and regional title and finish in the top 8 in the state.

Coach Erpelding’s Comments:

“We had a very good season this fall. We turned things around from last season when a lot of people did not believe that we would be successful this year. We knew that we were going to have a great year and that we had a lot of things to prove, not only to people on the outside but to ourselves as a team.”

 

Girls’ Tennis:

-Regional:

Paige Williams – 1st place

Team placed 2nd place

 

-State:

Paige Williams – 3rd Place

Coach Hoffman’s Comments:

“The tennis teams at De Soto have been in a transitions state the last few years because of changes in the coaching staff. The lack of consistency has made it difficult for the players to develop and improve with the different approach every coach naturally takes. Coming into my first season, I wasn’t sure what kind of team I would be faced with… I am tremendously proud of the effort, perseverance, and growth made by all the girls during the season and look forward to building this program into the future.”

 

Golf:

-Individuals at State:

4th- Brittini Jensen

8th- Rhiannon Caldwell

Coach Wessel’s Comments:

“It was the most successful golf season the program has ever had. We had great senior leadership and some young talent that combined to have an incredible year.”

 

Volleyball:

-Finished our season 18-18.

-We lost in the first round at Substate against Basehor-Linwood.

Jeannett Clampitt- 2nd Team All Frontier League

Kori Henderson- Honorable Mention All Frontier League

Abby Oberle- Honorable Mention All Frontier League

Coach Hothan’s Comments:

“This season was challenging for us in many different capacities, but I am proud of the way our girls came together and fought to accomplish the goals we set at the beginning of the season. They were a blast to coach, and it was a valuable learning experience for not only them, but myself as a coach.”

 

Cross Country:

State:

-Boys- 3rd (actually tied for 3rd, won 3rd on the tiebreaker)

-Girls- 6th (actually tied for 5th, lost on the tiebreaker)

-Boys medalists- Angel Vasquez (2nd), Luis Murillo (14th)

-Girls medalists- Meredith Wolfe (11th), Rebekah Burgweger (15th)

Coach McAfee’s Comments:

“We had a great season. The kids worked hard and I am proud of all they accomplished this year!”