PSTS Champions, Awards, and All-Stars
Witnessing our athletes hard work pay off is one of the best rewards we receive as coaches. Seeing them struggle through adversity and persevere to come out a stronger, more mature individual is just as rewarding.
You can hardly tell all the success they’ve had when talking with them. This humility is something many of our athletes possess and something we preach. It helps when they’ve been around those who have “been there, done that’” or are simply better physical athletes. It keeps them hungry, yet humble.
While you won’t hear it from them, we like to give them their props and bring attention to a few of their accomplishments. Here are some of the latest:
–Liza Elder and the rest of the EGR Girls Lacrosse team just won their 4th straight state title! Liza had 7 goals and 1 assist in the final. She is now the state record holder in most goals scored and total points, while being a two-time All-American. She is attending Northwestern University in the fall and is training with us 4-5x per week.
– The FHN Boys Lacrosse team made it to the semifinals and was led by three Division 1 PSTS players.
- Grant Lardieri (UMass- Lowell) is the state record holder for most saves and earned All-American honors three times. Grant has trained with us for almost three years and trains 4x per week.
- Peter Fisk (UMass) came off a knee injury suffered in last year’s playoffs to get back to playing form and beyond. He is a three-time All-State selection and an All-American. Pete has trained with us for 3 years and trains 4x per week.
- Bob Pelton (Marquette) is a two-time All-American, four-time All-State, and holds the state record for most face-offs won in a game. Bob came to us last fall and will enter his college career on a high note.
– Trey Kailunas left us last summer to attend the IMG Academy for lacrosse. He earned Academic All-American honors and will play at Marymount University next fall. He’s back training with us 4x/week as he preps for school and also a tryout with the Latvian National Team.
– Jackson Ammon (Rockford) earned All-Conference honors in Rugby this past season as he helped lead his team to a state runner-up finish. In addition to his solid high school program, he trained all winter and spring with us to polish up for next season and a busy summer of football recruiting. Training in season for rugby kept his body fresh and feeling good. I bet every battered ex-athlete wishes someone showed them how to recover properly when they were in high school!
– Nate Jones (Muskegon Catholic) is coming off back-to-back state football titles and a conference basketball championship. He also just finished his junior baseball season where he and his team won a state title. Nate seems to collect championships and for the past year he has driven 45 minutes from Muskegon to train with us 2x/week.
– Stevie Eipper (OL, Greenville/CMU) represented his high school and PSTS in the Michigan vs. Ohio Football All-Star game. In the last 20 months with us Stevie has drove 35 minutes 3x per week. This effort and determination allowed him to go from 242lbs to an athletic 270lbs and collect a college scholarship.
*PSTS veteran Kenny Willekes (LB, NorthPointe/MSU) was also selected for this game but could not attend due to scheduling conflicts.
These are just a few of the latest success stories from our athletes off the field. Keep following along for updates!
Proud of them!