Elgin Academy Hilltoppers

Celebrating MS and US Basketball Teams

On March 11th, the Athletic Department celebrated Middle and Upper School basketball student athletes and a successful season for all teams at Winter Athletic Awards Night. Accomplishments included a total of 54 wins, a championship game and second place conference finish for MS Boys, a playoff push and 3rd place finish for MS Girls, and the first playoff win and highest win total for US Varsity boys in the last 15 years! 

Congratulations to all our student athletes on a fine season. Congratulations also to those players who received individual awards:

Upper School

JV Boys Basketball

  • JV MVP - Samuel Basa
  • JV Most Improved - Teddy Ellis
  • JV Offensive Player of the Year - Reece Zonts
  • JV Defensive Player of the Year - Elijah Pegues
  • Coaches Award - Derek Warren

V Boys Basketball

  • Varsity MVP - Christian Rodriguez
  • Defensive Player of the Year - Colin Konicek
  • Offensive Player of the Year - Ryan Ulrichs
  • Rising Star/Most Improved - Samuel Basa
  • Coaches Award - Cameron Agno, Noah Townsend
  • ISL All-Conference Honorable Mention - Colin Konicek, Christian Rodriguez, Ryan Ulrichs

Varsity Girls Basketball

  • Varsity MVP - Renee Scimeca
  • Most Improved - Emma Hanson
  • Varsity Defensive Player of the Year - Madison Noble-Stas
  • Varsity Offensive Player of the Year - Ariana Marchan
  • Coaches Award - Lauryn Yost, Katie Peak
  • ISL All-Conference Honorable Mention - Ariana Marchan

Middle School

JV Boys Basketball

MVP - Ryan Zonts
Coaches Award - Cole Weddle, Omar Kiani
Most Improved - Jeremiah Walker

Varsity Boys Basketball

Varsity MVP - Jabe Haith, Kyle Saurer
Coaches Award - Kaden Saurer
Most Improved - Angelo Echols

Varsity Girls Basketball

MVP - April Agbisit, Janaé Gillus
Coaches Award - Ariel Echols
Most Improved - Annie Matusiak

 




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On March 11th, the Athletic Department celebrated Middle and Upper School basketball student athletes and a successful season for all teams at Winter Athletic Awards Night. Accomplishments included a total of 54 wins, a championship game and second place conference finish for MS Boys, a playoff push and 3rd place finish for MS Girls, and the first playoff win and highest win total for US Varsity boys in the last 15 years!

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