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The Athletic News page highlights the accomplishments of all our student athletes. You can find stories about Elgin Academy teams, Student athletic awards and personal accomplishments. Check out the latest updates, photos and information from the Athletic department. We love to post your photos and videos from the season! Please email your submissions to myeacommunity@elginacademy.org.

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Athletic News

Basketball
Every athletic season we honor our seniors and although COVID does not allow us to do that in person this year, we can still congratulate the seniors on our boys basketball team. As Danyaal, Teddy and Sammy take their home court for the final time this year, we want them to know that they are appreciated! Here are a few words of appreciation from their coach. 
 
Danyaal Sami: After playing JV basketball his freshman year, Danyaal decided to focus on his academics as a sophomore and junior. This year, when his school needed him most, “Dani” returned to the team to contribute his quickness, length and aggressiveness! His veteran presence and leadership has been appreciated by the young players.
 
Teddy Ellis: For four years Teddy Ellis has committed to our basketball program. Immediately, Teddy took to our culture of accountability and self improvement and started to work on his skills in his free time and during the off seasons. After spending 3 years in a leadership role with our junior varsity team, Teddy ascends to the role of Starter and team Captain as a senior. His work ethic and commitment to teamwork has never wavered and has been infectious for our young players. Awards won: Most Improved Player JV 2019, Sportsmanship Award JV 2020.
 
Samuel Basa: Samuel Basa is a four year Varsity Player at Elgin Academy. After splitting time on JV and V as a freshman and sophomore, Sammy grew both in height and confidence. A long and rangy defender with a silky smooth set shot, Sammy has played a major role in the growth of the program. While his basketball skills have been a big contributor to our success it is his leadership that will have the lasting impact on us for years to come. This year, our team and our school has needed a leader to demonstrate resolve and help us come together. Awards won: Most Improved 2018 JV, Most Valuable Player 2019 JV, Most Improved 2020 Varsity.
 
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Zoom Yoga

Operation "Move Our Bodies" continues at EA. Coach Katie Kruse led a group of EA students and Coach Williams in another yoga session in December. Throughout this unusual year, the EA faculty and staff have worked with students to provide unique outlets to replace activities and opportunities for socializing that are no longer possible during the pandemic.

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Golf Team State Walk
Elgin Academy hosted its second State Walk this year as we celebrated the Golf Team for their Sectional win and what would have been a trip to the state tournament if COVID hadn't canceled it. Take a look at the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/Ob4tEPYU7tY. Congratulations to the Golf team: Alex Berlin, Nikiel Karna, Ryan Marusich, Johnathan Vogt, Will Wascher, and Johnny Yavari.
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Golf Team Photo

On October 6th the Elgin Academy Golf team won the Regional Golf Tournament and advanced to Sectionals! With 12 teams participating, the EA team shot the lowest team score of 323! The next closest team (Byron) shot 339 (a difference of 16 strokes!).

The win was a total team effort:

  • Jonathan Vogt, 79
  • Nikiel Karna, 80
  • Johnny Yavari, 82
  • Alex Berlin, 82
  • Will Wascher, 101
  • Ryan Marusich, 109

Jonathan and Nikiel finished in 3rd and 4th place and received individual medals. Alex and Johnny finished tied for 6th place overall.

Congratulations to all the golfers on a great tournament!

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