Athletics Banquet Honors Upper School Athletes

Outstanding student-athletes earned awards recognizing achievements on and off the field. 

The 2018-2019 season was a standout year for Charger Athletics with Duchesne Academy winning two State Championships and competing in numerous regional and district tournaments. The Athletics Banquet, held on May 17, celebrated the achievements of Upper School athletes and featured keynote speaker Veronica Latsko, a forward for the Dash, Houston's professional women's soccer team. 

Coaches from each JV and Varsity team discussed the season's highlights and presented awards to outstanding team members. The award winners are as follows:

Cross Country 

  • Charger Award: Elizabeth Eklof 
  • Most Valuable Runner: Natalie Ellis 

Field Hockey 

  • Charger Award: Elizabeth Davidson and CeeCee Van Pelt
  • MVP: Carol Longo 
  • TAPPS State Tournament MVP: Carol Longo 
  • TAPPS State Champions: Duchesne Academy Field Hockey 

Jr. Varsity Volleyball 

  • Charger Award: Sariah Lara 
  • MVP: Emma Doyle 

Varsity Volleyball: 

  • Charger Award: Tessa Tellepsen 
  • MVP: Maria Miggins 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Maria Miggins 

Jr. Varsity Basketball: 

  • Charger Award: Parker Dennis 
  • MVP: Lilly Ruch 

Varsity Basketball: 

  • Charger Award: Jillian Wendler 
  • MVP: CeeCee Van Pelt 
  • TAPPS All-State 2nd Team: CeeCee Van Pelt 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Vivian Vann, CeeCee Van Pelt 

Soccer: 

  • Charger Award: Emily Howard 
  • MVP: Genna Montalbano 
  • Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Carolina Maruri / Caroline House 
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Caitlyn Gilmour 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Caroline House 

Swimming: 

  • Charger Award: Camille Directo 
  • Most Valuable Swimmer: Carina Kass 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Alexandra McKillip, Jill Chandler 

Golf: 

  • Charger Award: Eliza Morford 
  • MVP: Danielle Talley 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Eliza Morford, Alexandra Amelang

Softball: 

  • Charger Award: Kat Ramirez 
  • MVP: Carol Longo 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Carol Longo 

Tennis: 

  • Charger Award: Caitlin Doyle and Emma Doyle
  • MVP: Sophia Rogers 
  • TAPPS All-State 1st Team: Sophia Rogers (State Singles Champion) 

Track: 

  • Charger Award: Bridget Klenke 
  • MVP: Elizabeth Davidson 
  • TAPPS All-State Honorable Mention: Bridget Klenke (3rd in State, Pole Vault) 
  • TAPPS Academic All-State: Bridget Klenke 

The night's highest honors went to junior Cee Cee Van Pelt and senior Carol Longo. CeeCee won the Theodore Munchak Award in recognition of her leadership and performance on the field hockey and basketball teams. Carol won the Senior Athlete of the Year Award for her outstanding accomplishments, including scoring the game-winning goal in the Field Hockey State Championship.