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Thunderbolt athletes celebrated at Spring Recognition Ceremony

Pius X High School honored the Class of 2018 student-athletes that have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics. A similar event was held last fall for student-athletes. Read below to learn more about the student-athlete’s future and their past honors.

Trevin Alberts

Parents – Tim & Angie Alberts
Collegiate Sport – Shotgun Sports
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Undeclared
Honors

  • 4-time Trap letter winner
  • Doane University Scholarship
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Trevin Alberts

Molly Boatman

Parents – Ken & Lisa Boatman
Collegiate Sport – Cheerleading
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Special Education with a minor in Psychology
Honors

  • 2-time The Cheerleading Worlds qualifier
  • Senior Level 5 Team Member
  • Doane University Academic & Athletic Scholarship
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Molly Boatman

Joe Burt

Parents – Steve & Tricia Burt
Collegiate Sport – Basketball
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Business
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Basketball
  • Basketball Team Captain – 2018
  • NSAA Class A State Basketball Championships Team Qualifier – 2017, 2018
  • All-State & All-City Honors
  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Tennis
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #2 Doubles Runner-Up – 2014
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class A #1 Doubles 3rd Place – 2015
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #1 Doubles Champion – 2016
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #1 Doubles 3rd Place – 2017
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B State Team Champion – 2016
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B State Team Runner-Up – 2017
  • 1-year Varsity letter winner – Soccer
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Joe Burt

Chris Cassidy

Parents – Richard & Melanie Cassidy
Collegiate Sport – Football
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Big Ten Conference
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Criminology
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Football
  • 2nd Team All-Class All-State – 2017
  • All-State Honorable Mention – 2015, 2016
  • All-City – 2017
  • Varsity Team Captain – 2016, 2017
  • 1-year Varsity letter winner – Track & Field
  • NSAA State Track & Field Championships Individual Medalist – 2017
  • 1-year Varsity letter winner – Wrestling
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Chris Cassidy

Madelyn Conrad

Parents – Matthew Conrad & Wendy Conrad
Collegiate Sport – Bowling
College Choice – Newman University – Wichita, Kansas
Conference Affiliation – Heartland Conference
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Biochemistry
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • 2015 – 1st Place Class B Team State Bowling Championship, District Team Championship, 2nd Team Individual All-State, 2nd Team Individual All-Conference
  • 2016 – 1st Place Class B Team State Bowling Championship, 2nd Place Individual Medalist at State Bowling Championships, District Team Championship, 2nd Team Individual All-State, 2nd Team Individual All-Conference
  • 2017 – 1st Place Class B Team State Bowling Championship, 2nd Place Individual Medalist at State Bowling Championships, District Team Championship, 2nd Place Individual Medalist at District Tournament, 1st Team Individual All-State, 1st Team Individual All-Conference, Team Most Valuable Bowler, Highest Average
  • 2018 – 4th Place Class A Team State Bowling Championships, 3rd Place Individual Medalist at District Tournament, Team Most Valuable Bowler, Highest Average
  • Jill Portsche Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • Pius X Bowling Scholarship Recipient
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Madelyn Conrad

Sam Coy

Parents – Jim & Jan Coy
Collegiate Sport – Tennis
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Pre-Med
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #2 Singles Runner-Up – 2014
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class A #1 Singles Quarter-Finalist – 2015
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #1 Singles 3rd Place – 2016
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B #1 Singles 4th Place – 2017
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B State Team Champion – 2016
  • NSAA State Tennis Championships – Class B State Team Runner-Up – 2017
  • 3-time Cornhusker State Games Gold Medalist
  • Pius X Ambassadors Club – 4 years
  • Pius X Ambassadors Club Leadership Team – 2 years
  • Midland University Football Scholarship
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Sam Coy

Haleigh Hoefs

Parents – Chad & Brooke Hoefs
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – Barton Community College – Great Bend, Kansas
Conference Affiliation – Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
Division – Juco
Area of Study – Business
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity letter winner
  • NSAA State Softball Championships Team Qualifier – 2016, 2017
  • All-State Honorable Mention – 2017
  • 2nd Team All-City – 2017
  • Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game – 2018
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Haleigh Hoefs

Sara Kholousi

Parents – George & Kathy Kholousi
Collegiate Sport – Dance
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Undeclared
Honors

  • Dance Team letter winner
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Sara Kholousi

Anthony Krick

Parents – Dan & Susan Krick
Collegiate Sport – Cross Country / Track & Field
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Human & Health Performance
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Cross Country
  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Track & Field
  • NSAA State Cross Country Championships – 2017
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll – 4.0 GPA
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Outstanding Student Award – Biology, Geography, Choir, Theology, US History
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Anthony Krick

Alyson Kuehn

Parents – Joseph & Charity Kuehn
Collegiate Sport – Golf
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Chemistry
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • NSAA State Golf Championships Individual Medalist – 2016, 2017
  • NSAA District A-1 Individual Runner-Up – 2017
  • 3-time NSAA State Golf Championships Team Qualifier – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • All-City Team Member – 2016, 2017
  • Pius X Girls Golf Most Valuable Golfer – 2017
  • Pius X Girls Golf Most Improved Golfer – 2015, 2016
  • Pius X Girls Golf Hardest Working Golfer – 2014
  • Lincoln Country Club Honorary Junior Golf Membership
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll
  • NSAA Academic All-State – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Pius X Outstanding Student Award – Chemistry, Algebra II
  • Pius X Kindness Award Winner
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Alyson Kuehn

Grant Leber

Parents – Todd & Staci Leber
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Business Administration
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity letter winner
  • Pius X Honor Roll
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Grant Leber

Carlee Liesch

Parents – Mike & Michelle Liesch
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Pre-Optometry / Undeclared
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • NSAA State Softball Championships Team Qualifier – 2016, 2017
  • 1st Team All-Class All-State – 2017
  • 1st Team Class A All-State – 2017
  • 1st Team All-City – 2017
  • Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game – 2018
  • Pius X Outstanding Student Award – Consumer Science
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Carlee Liesch

Cade Mahan

Parents – Aaron & Andrea Skaw
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Business Administration
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity letter winner
  • Club Team Captain
  • Pius X Honor Roll
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Cade Mahan

Catherine Marsolek

Parents – Paul & Barbara Marsolek
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – Huntingdon College – Montgomery, Alabama
Conference Affiliation – USA South Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Pre-Med / Biochemistry
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • Team Captain – High School & Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll – 4.0 GPA
  • Pius X Outstanding Student Award – Chemistry, Math (2 years), English (2 years)
  • Jonathon Reiber Soccer Festival Scholarship Recipient
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Catherine Marsolek

Brylie Meyer

Parents – Travis & Stephanie Meyer
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Summit League
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Undecided
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • 6-time Nebraska State Cup Champion
  • 2-time Region 2 Champion
  • 1st Team All-City
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • Pius X Honor Roll – 3.9 GPA
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Brylie Meyer

Aaron Nichols

Parents – Jeff Nichols & Kristi Nichols
Collegiate Sport – Baseball
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Accounting
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Baseball
  • All-State Honorable Mention – Baseball – 2017
  • NSAA State Class B Baseball Championships 3rd Place Team – 2017
  • Sandhills Publishing Junior Legion Team – 2015, 2016
  • Union Bank Senior Legion Team – 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Cornhusker League Champions – Union Bank – 2017
  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Football
  • NSAA State Cross Country Championships – 2017
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll – 3.98 GPA
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic All-State – Baseball
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Aaron Nichols

Monica O’Donnell

Parents – Mike & Ginger O’Donnell
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – University of Dallas – Dallas, Texas
Conference Affiliation – Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – English
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner
  • Pius X Varsity Team Captain
  • U19 Nebraska State Soccer League Division Champion
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll
  • Deans Scholarship – University of Dallas
  • Music Department Scholarship – University of Dallas
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Monica O’Donnell

Markus Pieper

Parents – Mark & Michelle Pieper
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Biology

Honors

  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Soccer
  • 1-year Varsity letter winner – Basketball
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll
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Markus Pieper

Joe Pynes

Parents – Dominic & Mary K Pynes
Collegiate Sport – Football
College Choice – Benedictine College – Atchison, Kansas
Conference Affiliation – Heart of America Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Business Management
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Football
  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Swimming & Diving
  • Swimming & Diving Team Captain – 2018
  • Pius X Honor Roll
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Joe Pynes

Thomas Robertson

Parents – Bryan & Doris Robertson
Collegiate Sport – Basketball
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Physics / Electrical Engineering
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Basketball
  • Basketball Team Captain – 2017, 2018
  • NSAA Class A State Basketball Championships Team Qualifier – 2017, 2018
  • 3-year Varsity letter winner – Football
  • Football Team Captain – 2017
  • Matt Grosserode Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • 4-year Varsity letter winner – Track & Field
  • NSAA State Track & Field Championships – 2-time medalist
  • NSAA Believers & Achievers Local School Award Winner
  • NSAA Academic All-State – 2016, 2018
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University HUGE Scholar Award Recipient
  • University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship Recipient
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll – 4.0 GPA
  • NSAA Leadership Summit Seminar – 2017
  • Omaha World Herald Academic Scholar Award nominee (winners not yet announced)
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Thomas Robertson

Abbie Vodicka

Parents – DJ & Jill Vodicka
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Exercise Science
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity letter winner & starter
  • 4-year All-State Honorable Mention
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll – 3.8 GPA
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Abbie Vodicka