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Winter Sports Awards

April 8, 2016

During assembly on Friday, April 8, athletic director Peter Tasker and his coaching staff presented the winter sports awards to athletes who were recognized by their leagues and the local press, as well as those who have been 12-season athletes over the course of their JBS careers.

As preamble, Tasker shared excerpts of a note from a captain to his team, which Tasker said captured "some of the richness of the journey of the Burroughs team experience."

I play on this team to pick out thirty people of six hundred in that big room. And to each of those thirty people I nod. It’s the universal statement that doesn’t ask, but says “Are you ready for next season.” I could pick out anybody. I know where those thirty sit. I can look to them. I see myself on the field watching them perform. To share the field with them is simply an honor. It is why we play the game. We play so that we may one day be asked if we are ready and accept the challenges of the game.

I used to play on that field with my cousin Ryan alongside me. He was so fast and I never could keep up with him and this was truly an honor. Before the game a look was all it took for us to ask each other if we were ready. It was never a question. It was a statement announcing we were right alongside each other. That statement of allegiance has carried on through his absence. It is embedded in the game — embedded in the team. It is an honor to walk by people like Andrew as I head over to the other sideline. To look at him or Aliff or Zach or Andrew and to know that we share the ground beneath one another’s feet come strife or pain. The ground they fall on is the ground I fall on. It is the same grass that absorbs our blood, sweat, and tears. It is an honor to play by each and every one of you.

I will always miss getting together and having my brothers around me. The ability to look across the room and nod “are you ready for next season” only to wake up the next day, grab that bucket of balls, and go shoot around with those same guys. It makes friendships that last. Every year new ones are made. It would be a loss to have never been in this program. The things I wouldn’t have done with Jimmy or any of my friends on this team wouldn’t even be known to me. A world of accomplishment and brotherhood would never have existed. You have all played the game now. You all know the nod. You all know that glance from across the room. It is stuck with you from now until you die. You will always look to the people in this room and state “are you ready."

BOYS BASKETBALL
2nd PLACE IN DISTRICTS
Coaches: Steve Wilcutt, Mylin Johnson, Jud Dieffenbach
Nate Milbourn ’18
Honorable Mention, All Metro League
Ronald Smith ’16
All Tournament, Southside Classic Tournament
All District
1st Team, All Metro League

GIRLS BASKETBALL
2nd PLACE IN DISTRICTS
Coaches: John Merritt, Jeanne Gillanders
Alison Gill ’18
All Tournament, JBS Tournament
All Tournament, Queen of Hearts Tournament
All District
1st Team, All Metro League
Evie Oglesby ’16
All Tournament, JBS Tournament
All District
Honorable Mention, All Metro League
Alex O’Neal ’16
Honorable Mention, All Metro League

GIRLS SWIMMING
12th PLACE IN STATE TOURNAMENT
Coaches: Leslie Kehr, Ashley Boesch
Michaela Bach ‘18
State Qualifier, 200 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 100 Back
Honorable Mention, All Metro League 100 Breaststroke
Casie Burns ‘19
Honorable Mention, All Metro League Diving
Cate Camenzind ’19
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Free Relay
Barrett Carlson ’16
1st Team, All State 200 Medley Relay
Honorable Mention, All State 400 Free Relay
State Qualifer, 50 Free
State Qualifer, 100 Free
7th place in State, 200 Medley Relay
10th place in State, 400 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Medley Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 400 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 50 Free
1st Team, All Metro League, 100 Free
Katherine Feldmann ‘16
Honorable Mention, All Metro League Diving
Bailey Hahn ’19 
Honorable Mention, All Metro League 100 Back
Katie Jackson ’17
1st Team, All State 200 Medley Relay
Honorable Mention, All State 100 Breaststroke
Honorable Mention, All State 400 Free Relay
State Qualifier, 200 IM
7th place in State, 200 Medley Relay
11th place in State, 100 Breaststroke
10th place in State, 400 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Medley Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 400 Free Relay
2nd Team, All Metro League 200 IM
1st Team, All Metro League 100 Breaststroke
Lily Katzman ’16
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Free Relay
Honorable Mention, All Metro League 50 Free
Alexa Kouvelis ’18
State Qualifier, 200 Free Relay
2nd Team, All Metro League 200 Free
2nd Team, All Metro 500 Free
Sophia Marusic ’17
1st Team, All State 200 Medley Relay
1st Team, All State 200 Free
Honorable Mention, All State 100 Fly
Honorable Mention, All State 400 Free Relay
7th place in State, 200 Medley Relay
5th place in State, 200 Free
9th place in State, 100 Fly
10th Place in State, 400 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Medley Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 400 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 IM
1st Team, All Metro League 100 Fly
Swimmer of the Year, All Metro League
3rd Team, All Metro St. Louis Dispatch
Kristen Mason ’18
Honorable Mention, All State 400 Free Relay
10th place in State, 400 Free Relay
State Qualifier, 200 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 400 Free Relay
2nd Team, All Metro League 200 Free
2nd Team, All Metro League 100 Free
Jessica Ryan ’16
1st Team, All State 200 Medley Relay
7th place in State, 200 Medley Relay
State Qualifier, 200 Free Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Medley Relay
1st Team, All Metro League 200 Free Relay
Honorable Mention, All Metro League 50 Free
Ruth Selipsky ‘16
2nd Team, All Metro League Diving

WRESTLING
COMPETED IN DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
Coaches: Dean Tiffany, Dustin Green, Joe Bingham
Tom Bolstad ’16
5th place in State
1st Team, All Metro League
Lawrence Jones ’18
1st Team, All Metro League
Sam Mulligan ’18
2nd Team, All Metro League
Hunter Wilkins ’16
2nd Team, All Metro League

ICE HOCKEY
FOUNDERS CUP CHAMPIONS
Coaches: Andy Leonard, Pete McKeown, Andy Kantrovitz, James Feuerbacher, Clayton Bury, Nelson Williams, Matt Ruck
Tyler Bernstein ’16
League All Star
Hobey Backer Sportsmanship Award
James Long ’18 
Founder’s Cup MVP
Ari Padda ‘16
League All Star

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Ruth Selipsky

JBS 12-SEASON ATHLETES
Tom Bolstad: Football, Wrestling, Baseball
Barrett Carlson: Field Hockey, Swimming, Lacrosse
Katherine Feldmann: Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer
Gen Nickerson: Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer
Alex O’Neal: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer
Evie Oglesby: Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer
Ari Padda: Soccer, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse/Golf
Ronald Smith: Football, Basketball, Track
Lucy Summer: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer