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Fall Sports Recap: Season Highlights

Girls Golf

Girls golf gather for the last invite of the season. Photos courtesy of Ella Lester.



St. Charles East Girls Golf team dominated over North by bringing home the St. Charles Cup, making for a two-year streak. The team won numerous matches and invites including placing third overall at the Dukane Conference and advancing to the Regional Championship. Manuela Ramirez, who was awarded Athlete of the Week, moved forward from Regionals to participate in Sectionals.

JV shined numerous times. In addition to placing first in the Anna Daley invite, which the team hosts, they won various matches, including Conference.

Regarding the end of the season, JV Coach Darcy Ullman said, “While we are sad that this season is over, and our two seniors are leaving us, we’re excited to have such a young team with so many returning players. We’re excited for next year and hope it’s a great season!”

 

Boys Golf

Boys Golf team. Photo courtesy of Flickr



The Boys Golf Team had a memorable season with senior Tyler John making a hole-in-one, freshman Arnav Patel making State by one shot and sophomore Anthony Solare getting fourth place in Conference with a score of 74 and voted athlete of the week.

As a team, they won several matches and invites. Varsity Coach William Farquhar said, ¨We had an up and down season. We were a team that played really well towards the end and that’s really what we are looking to do—improve throughout the season and play our best golf towards the end.¨

Girls Tennis

Girls tennis had a well-accomplished season, ending fourth in Conference.

Girls Tennis team seniors pose for senior night photo. Photo by Coach Matt Bullman.

Sophomore Kelsey Jacob qualified for State for singles for the second year in a row. ¨My goal is to make State all four years, so I´m glad I got this year down,” Kelsey said. The girls’ tennis team seems to have a solid future ahead of them.

According to Coach Matt Bulman, ¨While we lost some great seniors in our lineup, we return [with] a lot of juniors and two sophomores. We also have some great players that will move up from the JV team,” said Bulman. “ I think we will be even stronger next season if we continue to work hard in the off-season. My hope is that we enjoy our time together and qualify as many athletes as possible for the State Tournament¨

 

 

Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country team huddles up before start of race. Photo by Dana Andelman.

Girls Cross Country had multiple athletes awarded All County and All Conference. At state, senior Marley Andlemen, ran a time of 17:54.96 and placed 42nd in the girls three mile Varsity race.

Coach Kaplan shared, ¨I´m looking forward to our girls having a good track season and lowering their PRs in the 800, mile and two mile, leading into a great summer training for cross country next year. I am looking forward to Amelia Iwanski and Nicole Mayor leading the team next year.¨

 

 

Boys Cross country

The Boys Cross Country has had a successful season coming first in the Dukane county conference with individuals placing top five for the Varsity three mile; Jedidiah Wilson with a time of 15:11.9, coming in first and Oscar Frontjes coming in fifth with a time of 15:38.7.

 

Boys Cross Country team and Marley Andelmen ready to take on State. Photo courtesy of STCE_CC on X

At Regionals placing fourth and later at Sectionals placing second to advance to the State finals, ultimately placing 14th out of 28 teams.

“One of the most important ways we prepare for the season is through consistent summer training,” said senior Jedidiah Wilson “The summer is one of our most important times for training, as it builds a base for our success throughout the season. We also have a yearly camping trip for our team in the summer. This not only increases team bonding, but we also have a goal-setting talk about the upcoming season. Individually, I set goals for myself and the team. Even though these goals are not always achieved, it helps to have something to work towards throughout the season,” Wilson reflected.

 

Soccer

Boys Soccer team celebrates on sidelines after East scores. Photo by Lauren Voigt

The St. Charles East Boys Soccer team finished with 19 wins and only eight losses, their performance in the conference led them to clinching the top spot with a 6-1 record.. They won 8 out of 10 home games this year.

The boys scored 59 goals while only letting 23 score on them. Marc Walker led the team with goal-scoring and playmaking, as well as Logan Lewarchick who played on defense this season, and Jordan Rolon. The team came together and showed out throughout the season. Ranking 196th nationally and 19th in Illinois, not to mention 16th in the Illinois 3A class.

 

Football

Saints Football team playing against Wheaton Warrenville South. Photo courtesy of Flickr



The team finished with one win and eight losses. They were ranked 7th in the DuKane conference with a 1-6 record. Sheko Gjokaj who averaged 73.8 receiving yards per game and scored four touchdowns. St. Charles East’s future is bright with performances from a sophomore like Gjokaj. Gjokaj played both Middle Linebacker as well as Running Back and averaged 30.9 rushing yards per game. Another name worth mentioning is Charlie McArdle who averaged 5 tackles per game.

 

Volleyball

Girls Volleyball blockers. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team ended their season with a record of 9 wins and 26 losses They ranked 5th in the DuKane Conference with a 3-4 record. The girls had a home record of 4-8 and a neutral venue record of 1-15. They faced some pretty difficult opponents however, such as St. Charles North, Downers Grove North, and Wheaton-Warrenville South. However they won against other difficult teams such as Crystal Lake South, South Elgin, Batavia, and West Chicago.

They ranked 201st in Illinois, 74th in Class 4A, and 121st in Chicago.

 

 

 

Swim

Girls swim and dive shined at conference placing second with 13 swimmers earning high point awards. Sophomore Mikayla Kellet scored her personal best during sectionals in 500 Y Free, 200 Medley Relay (A), and 200 Y IM. Mikayla Kellet, Lulu Negro, and Senior Peyton Dorman all qualified for state in there individual categories. Lulu Negro, Senior Ella Mruk, Senior Leanna Swenson, and Payton dorman all qualified for state in the relay category.

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Alex Cirpinski, Staff Writer
Alex is a senior and it is his first year on the X-ray staff. With a particular interest in sports reporting, Alex's first story covered the opening weekend of the 2023 NFL season.
Ella Lester, Staff Writer
Ella is a freshman and this her first year on the X-ray staff. She plays golf for the high school team, and travel softball. Ella aspires to be a Sports Journalist.

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