John Adams Athletics is proud to announce its post season awards for 2019-2020 Winter Sports. While the Athletic Department traditionally holds an awards banquet for all student athletes and their families, circumstances this year forced the school and department to cancel this season’s banquet which was scheduled for March 25.
The entire John Adams community is proud of the accomplishments of all of our student athletes in these unprecedented times.
Message to Student Athletes and their Families
John Adams Principal Mr Jim Seitz has a special message to the entire athletic community: “We would like to thank all of the student-athletes, coaches and parents for their hard work throughout the school year. It is amazing how many great people it takes to successfully execute a high school athletic program. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Tull, Ms. Rulli, and Coach Byers working to give our student-athletes the greatest experience that we can offer. We had many successes this season in the pool, on the court, on the mat and in the classroom. Congratulations to our two NIC Coach of the year winners, Coach Skube and Coach Johnston. Congratulations to our 9 NIC all Conference winners and a huge congratulations to our 16 NIC all academic team members. This honor is awarded to senior student-athletes with a cumulative G.P.A. greater than 3.5. We look forward to being able to celebrate all of our honorees in person at a later date. Thank you and Go Eagles!”
Athletic Director Mr. Bob Tull adds “We want to congratulate all of you and thank all of you for being part of the John Adams Winter Sports season. The successes of the last few months are many. Hopefully the successes of the experiences continue to reap benefits throughout your lives. The benefits of your teamwork should reap benefits for years to come. Thank you students, coaches, and parents.”
2019-2020 John Adams Athletics Winter Sports Awards
Most Valuable: Taegan Jones
Most Improved: Elizabeth Graff
Sportsmanship: Danielle Kulscar
Most Valuable: Joseph Phillips & Horace Hill
Most Improved: Chykeem Crawford & Camden Hanks
Sportsmanship: Ryan Downey
Four Year – Joseph Phillips & Horace Hill
Several individuals enjoyed great success throughout the season. As a team, Adams finished the season 10th at the Northern Indiana Conference Championships and had one individual all conference wrestler. Through the IHSAA Tournament, Adams finished 5th at Sectional, had three individuals advance to the Regional, and Senior Joseph Phillips advanced to the Semi State.
Most Valuable: Loryn Higginbotham & Marissa Shelton
Most Improved: McKenna Leichty
Sportsmanship: Anna Fuller & Maria Bessario
The Girls Basketball team showed improvement as the season progressed and improved greatly from last season. Adams finished 6-17 overall and with a 4-8 record in the Northern Indiana Conference. The Eagles had two players named ot the All Conference roster.
Most Valuable: Quentez Columbus
Most Improved: Jessie Morgan
Sportsmanship: Matthew Anella
Four Years – Matthew Anella & TeVaughn Columbus
Adams finished as the Sectional Runner Up and capped off one of the best seasons in program history. Adams won the Northern Indiana Conference Championship outright with a record of 12-0 and an overall season record of 22-4. Adams also finished the season undefeated at home. Four players were named to the All Conference roster and Coach Chad Johnston was named the 2020 NIC Coach of the Year.
Most Valuable: Brendan Quinn
Most Improved: Miguel Sanchez-Castaneda
Sportsmanship: Fernando Sanchez
The young Boys Swimming team showed many individual improvements as the season progressed. As a team, Adams finished 9th in the Northern Indiana Conference and were the 8th place finishers at the Sectional Meet.
Most Valuable: Eamin Lynch & Lyza Kricheff
Most Improved: Isabelle Robichaud
Sportsmanship: Anna Tarner
Four Year – Eamin Lynch, Tania Gonzalez, Claire Wright, Catherine Garber, Stephania Montana-Cardoso, & Brianna Pitchford
The Girls Swimming team enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history, finishing the Northern Indiana Conference schedule 7-3 and 3rd place at the NIC Championship Meet. Two divers were named to the All Conference roster. Coach Josh Skube was named the NIC Coach of the Year.
Most Improved: Micah Fourman
Sportsmanship: Eric Derr & Katie Hensell
Junior Lindsay Gizzi enjoyed the best finish ever of a Adams girls swimmer or diver at the State Finals. Gizzi finished in 4th place at the IHSAA State Meet.
Besides many of their accomplishments on the court, pool, and mat, sixteen Senior Letter winners were recognized for their achievements in the classroom as well. These student athletes maintained an impressive 3.50 GPA or higher, showing that Eagle student athlete enjoy great success in academics and athletics on a daily basis.
Northern Indiana Conference Academic Team
Brendan Quinn – Boys Swimming
Ameriha Renfro – Cheer
Horace Hill – Wrestling
Ryan Downing – Wrestling
Lindsay Collins – Girls Swimming
Cate Garber – Girls Swimming
Eamin Lynch – Girls Swimming
Stephania Montano-Cardoso – Girls Swimming
Mya Thomas – Girls Swimming
Claire Wright – Girls Swimming
Tania Gonzalez – Girls Swimming
Matthew Anella – Boys Basketball
Loryn Higginbotham – Girls Basketball
McKenna Leichty – Girls Basketball
Anna Fuller – Girls Basketball
Maria Besario – Girls Basketball