By: Eric McCaslin-Hahn, Assistant Principal, Athletics and Activities Director
Congratulations to the Athlete of the Month winners for the month of November. These winners were chosen by their coaches based on their leadership qualities, work ethic, and other traits that represent what D’Evelyn wants to see in all of their Student-Athletes. They were chosen out of all the Student-Athletes at D’Evelyn.
Clayton Gustafson, 11th Grade
“Clayton had an incredible year for his team and program. He was a first-year varsity player that made his way into the starting lineup in a completely different position than what he normally had played in his prior years at D'Evelyn. When told of the change in the position he grasped it with both hands and ran with it and learned all of the specifics and tactics that were associated with it. Clayton continually faced adversity all season long with an open mind and willingness to succeed which saw him switch again to a central role in the defense and the leadership of our backline. The adversity showed up when Clayton fractured his leg partway through our season but he still showed up to training and games every day to help lead and coach his backline teammates and be there to help answer questions. His approach in terms of leadership with his peers was always the highest quality and exceptional honesty. Clayton's most enduring trait is his desire to always be at his best whether it’s on or off the field in everything he does. He’s for sure a shining example of what a successful student-athlete at D’Evelyn should look and sound like. Congrats Clayton on an incredible season!”
-Coach Moline, Head Boys Soccer Coach
Sambo Heng, 11th Grade
“Sambo has really turned things around. His focus in the classroom is light years ahead of where it was in the past. Despite missing the first 3 games with a broken wrist, Sambo was at every practice during his injury and even helped us as an assistant coach during that time. Once Sambo was able to get back on the field he became a ball of dynamite play in and play out. Sambo is starting to become an all-around student-athlete and continues to become an even better person.”
-Coach Rankin, Head Football Coach