(ROCKWALL, TX — March 12, 2018) Congratulations to Jacket Backer February Athletes of the Month Justin Childers, Gloria Drewery, Alana Wickham, and Sean DelMonte. Listed below are all of the outstanding accomplishments made by these athletes during the month of February.
- Justin Childers – Senior, Baseball
Justin hit .333 with 2HR and 9 RBI in the Georgetown tourney, and had one win while pitching 4 innings. Quote from the coach, “Chili has been clutch on the mound and clutch in the middle of our lineup. He shows up every day, never makes excuses for anything and is a gamer.”
- Gloria Drewery – Senior, Basketball
11-6A 2nd team All District, Academic All District. Gloria shot 44% from the floor in February, improving her percentage by 8%. She led the team in the 3-point shooting at 43%, and free throw percentage at 86%. Gloria averaged 7.7ppg and 6.1rpg in February. She led the team in rebounding in all three playoff games. Quote from the coach, “Gloria shows up every day ready to work and get better. She makes everyone around her better due to her work ethic and ability to encourage and help her teammates be their best. In doing so, she improved daily which helped our team become 11-6A District Champs, Bi-District Champs and Area Champs. Gloria makes a positive impact everywhere she goes, and is very deserving of this award.”
- Alana Wickham – Junior, Soccer
Alana led the team in assist in the month of February, while taking 4 AP classes and maintaining straight A’s all year long. Quote from the Coach. “Alana is one of the hardest working, most driven players on the team. Her efforts are frequently noticed by opponents, and she plays wherever the team needs her. She has played forward, outside mid and currently plays center mid. There is only passion in heart for the game of soccer, so she never holds back. Alana embodies the best of Rockwall High School. Student-Athletes like Alana are what every coach hopes for to lead her teammates both on and off the field. She models excellence for her teammates and her peers in class.”
- Sean DelMonte – Junior, Wrestling
Sean won the 220lb 6A State Championship! He finished the season with a 53-1 record and also won the District and Regional Championships. Quote from the coach, “So proud of Sean on his great accomplishment, but even more proud of the man he has become.”
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