Multiple Teams · Spring Sports Recap – 2019


Greyhound Fans… 

Here is a look back at Spring Sports.

There were many proud moments this past season and our teams helped end the school year on a high note.

Congrats CLASS OF 2019.. we will miss you!

Go Greyhounds!!

-Asst AD Laskowski

BASEBALL

The impressive character of our baseball program was earned in the off season. The program as a whole committed itself to off season training especially in the weight room. 

Gains we not just in strength but in mental fortitude. 

This is what helped define a up an down season as the team peaked when playing their toughest games of the season. 

Though the team had some rough outings, it was critical to who they became.  Overcoming a (7-18) season the year before was a point of emphasis.  Getting pitchers to command the strike zone and hitters having a better approach were areas of growth that could be easily recognized by seasons end.

The Hounds record was only (13-14) but they played their best ball of the season going (7-4) during their last 11 games.  The squad 10 run-ruled Ladue in a wood bat game out in Ballwin to really get things going until the end of the season when they ultimately fell to one of the toughest teams (WCA) in the state regardless of class size to a 1-0 game in district semifinals.  

It was a season of growth, and as the returning players continue to train in the off season next year only looks to improve on the gains made this year.

1st Team All Conference

Henry Keil – Infield

Will Laakko – Utility

Ty Sucher – Designated Hitter

Blake Bax – Pitcher

2 Team All Conference

Ty Sucher – Pitcher

Honorable Mention

Leo Goodfriend    

Sportsmanship Award

Leo Goodfriend         

Nick Almond Player Assistant of the Year

Armon Seraji

GIRLS SOCCER

Entering the ‘2019’ season, the biggest challenge facing both the Hounds coaches and players, was to figure out how to replace 9 seniors from last season. The Hounds met this challenge and committed to the best preseason effort the Hounds have had in several years. A competitive and hardworking tryout led to a very successful season.

The Hounds were led by quad captains, Eliza Copilevitz, Sara Litteken, Devin Froehlich, and Lauren Wolff. Along with Eliza, Regan Wade and Paige Boeger were named 1st Team All Conference. The Hounds also got excellent play from five 2nd Team selections: Sara Litteken, Nicky Taghert, Lauren Wolff, Ruthie Pierson, and Lauren Hill.

Sophomore Regan led the scoring with 48 points, on 23 goals and 2 assists and had 5 game winning goals. This was so gratifying to see as Regan had gotten injured in the first half of our first game last season and missed most of the season. Freshman Lauren Hill contributed 23 points on 8 goals and 7  assists. Excellent team defense was the key to The Hounds success. The defense was led by excellent goalkeeping by Nicky Taghert, her first season as the Hounds Varsity goalkeeper. The backline was anchored by three Hounds who had spectacular seasons: Sara Litteken, Lauren Wolff, and Paige Boeger. Sophomore Hounds: Olivia Zindel, LuLu Hawley, Angela Xiao, Annie Xiao, and CeCe Cohen played very well all season. Two additional freshmen who contributed significantly, were Kaia Mills Lee and Olivia Tennill.

Senior, Devin Froehlich, had her best season out of three on Varsity. Her penalty kick won the District semi-final over arch rival Ladue. This was an exciting match, that lasted 110 minutes, and took Devin’s pk, to produce the Hounds win.

Junior, Emily Bober had a strong season in midfield and contributed consistent play.

Other players who contributed to The Hounds successful, 11-8 season were: Senior Gillian Nielsen and juniors Abby Cooper and Wynne Havranek.

Included in the 11-8 record was a shared Conference Championship, with McCluer North and Hazelwood West. All three teams posted a 5-1 Conference Record.

1st Team All Conference

Paige Boeger Fr Clayton   Back
Eliza Copilevitz Sr Clayton   MF
Regan Wade So Clayton   F

2 Team All Conference

Lauren Wolff JR Clayton Back
Sara Litteken Jr Clayton Back
Ruthie Pierson So Clayton MF
Lauren Hill Fr Clayton F
Nicky Taghert Sr Clayton GK

GIRLS LAX

The Hounds had a new coach this season and there was new energy injected into the program.

The squad ended up playing 13 games and won 10 games going (10-3) on the season.  This was a huge turnaround from the (1-13) season the year before.

The team ended up scoring 149 goals along with having 47 assists and winning 103 draws.

Seniors helped lead the way in off season conditioning and brought a since of family to the rest of program that was noticeable in watching the girls grow together.
It helped them overcome adversity and brought them together during some really tough games that they won.  One of the best games for the Hounds was on April 11th when they had trailed Northwest the entire game and fought hard to come back. After two overtimes and well into the third OT, freshman Paige Rawistcher took a shot on goal and scored to win the game. Paige had 2 goals and junior Annika Sandquist had 2 goals and 1 assist. Sophomore Sofia Erlin had 10 phenomenal saves that helped lead the greyhounds to victory!
With only three loses on the season the team has a lot to look forward to next season.
1st Team All Conference
Attacker – Annika Sandqust – JR 
TEAM AWARDS
MVP – Annika Sandqust (she scored 42 of our 149 goals)
Heart of a Greyhound – Grace Muhm
Greyhound Warrior – Caroline Marsden (she scored 25 goals)
Most Improved – Emmy Sandquist
Rookie of the Year – Paige Rawistcher (she scored 38 goals)

BOYS TENNIS

The 2019 Clayton Boys Varsity tennis season finished a tough schedule with a record of (10-6).
The squad took 2nd place in Team competition during District play, losing to the 2019 repeat State Champion Bombers of John Burroughs.
The Hounds showed a lot of improvement and peaked at the end of the season.
They also won the Conference Championship by going undefeated in conference play this year which was a tremendous accomplishment and a defining moment for the growth of the program.
Our 2019 Most Valuable player was Junior Leo Singer who was 9-2 at number four Varsity singles and he also played 1st Varsity Doubles with Manny Vidal. They were 5-5 at First Varsity Doubles. Our Most Improved Award was Junior Ryan Rosenthal who was at number five Varsity Singles at 7-3.  Max de la paz was a great Captain and leader. A very solid third doubles Varsity tennis player who was 8-6.
All Conference – TBD
Team Awards
MVP – Leo Singer
Most Improved – Ryan Rosenthal

BOYS GOLF

The Hounds finished a very wet spring with a team match record of (6-3) while going (5-2) in conference play.
The team placed 2nd overall in the Conference Tournament and 2nd place again in the Clayton Best Ball.
On the individual side of things, David Cramer placed 12th at the Webster Cup.
All being said it was a great year for the Golf Team as they qualified the whole team, 5 players, from Districts to sectional play along with David Cramer making it to state for the 4th time in his career while placing 53rd overall.
Making the State Tournament all four years is a major accomplishment and David will be missed next year as a young group of golfers follows in his footsteps.
Conference Player of the Year
David Cramer 
1st Team All Conference
Michael Bernard
2nd Team All Conference
Eitan Fredman was on 2nd Team
 

TRACK

The track team had a very successful year.  The season started off with some changes to the coaching staff that was met with enthusiasm.  The program is now officially one team since Coach Brechin took over both the boys and girls squads.

Coach Jones came back from a year away to coach our throwers. Coach Turho was new to our coaching staff coaching our long and middle distance runners.  Coach Cochran is another new coach coaching our long and triple jumpers. The coaches were able to reintroduce hurdles to our program this year which was very exciting.

The Hounds were very successful in many meets taking home plenty of 1st and 2nd place finishes.  Our junior varsity team was able to take first place for both girls and boys in our conference meet this year.

The program was able to get many athletes to our sectionals and state meet this year.  There were 12 athletes participating at sectionals and 6 that made it through to the state competition.   

Most of our athletes were able to take home a medal and represented our school in a positive way the entire track meet.

Coach Brechin was very pleased with all of our athletes this year and he is looking forward to seeing where the program will go in the future.

Teaia Jackson – 8th place SHOT PUT

Teaia Jackson – 3rd place DISCUS

Josauni Swisher – 5th place 100 METER

Karrington Green – 6th place 200 METER

Karrington Green, Josauni Swisher, Khaylie Ross, Ingrid Stahl  – 6th place 4×100 Relay Team

Isaiah Hayward – 13th place 3200 METER 

WATERPOLO

Waterpolo had an incredible season as they took a lot of teams by surprise.  The program also had a new coaching staff this year and kids really bought into the change.

Long time Coach Dave Kohmetscher and rookie Coach Darion Williams worked great together and helped showcase the team and their accomplishments at a new level.

The team got better with each game and it was easy to see their growth throughout the season.  The Hounds were able to defeat team later in the year that the had fallen to early in the season and there was an awesome energy in the pool this spring.

The Hounds also took 2nd place in a grueling Rockwood Summit Tournament as they prepared for state playoffs.

There were some amazing individual accomplishments as well this season.

Senior Ivy Befeler was recognized by our conference as the a 3rd All conference Athlete. Ivy Also was Voted to the Female All District Team which is in it inaugural year.

Leeor Michelson not only broke the single season scoring record for the Hounds with 115, but was also 1st team All-Conference along with being voted in as the unanimous, Conference Player of the Year and 2nd Team All – District.

Congratulations to the team on a fantastic season.

Conference Player of the Year

Leeor Michelson

1st Team All Conference

Leeor Michelson – F – SR (POY)

2 Team All Conference

Victor Wei – F – SR

3rd Team All Conference

Ivy Befeler – F – SR