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Academy basketball started this week following a great fall season. Here are some highlights from some of our academy coaches. Thank you coaches, athletes, and parents for a great season!

“The boys had a very strong season and ended up only losing to one team.  More importantly,  it’s been really cool to see our boys grow in the discipline it takes to be part of a team.  Each practice and game the boys dedicated their work and effort to a prayer intention.  As the season progressed you could see the 6th graders step up as leaders which is such a great example for our younger players.  I look forward to watching these young men continue the tradition of strong character and athletics for Everest. ” -Jeff Felix

“Our football coaching staff would like to thank our parents and the school for the support they offer our program and their athletes.  We would also like to congratulate our JV 1 6th grade program for grabbing a share of the B Division Championship finishing with a 7-1 record. Our JV 2 youth team worked hard and made progress every week.  They lacked team depth with only 12 athletes, and they showed grit and determination to overcome the odds.

An Everest standout player with consistently exceptional performances all season was Jimmy Nedwick. Jimmy’s game play and leadership skills took a sizable jump this season.  Next year Jimmy has set himself up to lead the program once more.

Lastly we would like to thank our 8th grade boys for putting forth many years of commitment and effort.  Several produced standout seasons in preparation for high school efforts.  Varsity linemen such as Joe Milosch and Duncan Brown produced from day one.  Our international students were remarkable in their first season of football.  Eduardo, Eduardo, and Maruricio all earned season long starting positions and delivered game after game.  Late comers Jose’ and Pablo got into action at the end of the season with excellent performances themselves.” – Mark Weymouth

“Coaching the Everest Academy CYO girls volleyball 4/5/6 team was pure joy! I looked forward to every practice and game since it was a chance to watch the girls grow into a team that is much greater than the sum of its parts.  The perseverance and commitment the girls had to hone in on their skills was contagious at practice which led to a consistently better team each week.  What a fantastic group of girls! The picture is from after our last game at St. Patrick’s where we pulled out a W!” -Leslie Wolschleger

“I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to coach the Everest Academy cheer teams this fall. As a brand new team, these hardworking athletes have started a successful program, and I look forward to watching them grow.” -Chelsea Ryan

“Working with both 7/8 grade boys soccer teams was a challenge, but the satisfaction of seeing the teams come together and compete was worth the time and effort.  I enjoy working with the natural talent the boys have and how we can make them better both in technique and tactics.” – Mike Eberle

“The 7th and 8th grade girls were a  joy to coach and each one of them brought something unique to the team.  They had an incredible spirit, work ethic, and a determination to win.  We lost a thriller to Shrine 5-4 that would have put us in the playoffs.  Shrine ended up losing in the finals 1-0.  What I enjoyed the most was when we came together as a team to pray and talk.  Each one of them had the opportunity to pray for something.  It was at the moment that I saw what was important in their lives and close to their hearts.  Sports is more than just wins and losses but an opportunity to help this young girls grow into young women.  We had a great season!” -Rich Cross

Mountaineer League 3v3 soccer had a great season as well! Their faces say it all!