The 2016-2017 school year is underway, bringing an opportunity for coaches to honor Mountlake Terrace Hawk student athletes for the MTHS Sports Booster Club Athlete Highlights program.
For the month of September, seniors Kylee Lenseigne and Austin Bach have been selected for the Athlete Highlights honor. Lenseigne was chosen for her work with the MTHS cheer squad; Bach was picked for his efforts with the Hawk football team.
“This is Kylle’s third year cheering and her improvements never slow down,” said MTHS Cheer Coach Jessica Ellersick. “She’s a hard worker and one of my top leaders on the team. I can always rely on Kylee to look out for her teammates. She is a constant motivator for those who are struggling and the best supporter for those who are striving.”
Ellersick emphasized Lenseigne’s work related to the cheer team’s stunts and pyramids. “Kylee has pushed herself to be the top back spot, someone her teammates and I trust to get every stunt in the air,” Ellersick stated. “She has never let a flyer fall, and we all take pride in that. This young lady is positive, strong and an asset to our team.
Terrace Head Football Coach Kelly Dougan praised Bach for his efforts during a four-year career in the Hawk football program. “He has shown outstanding commitment and dedication all four years,” Dougan said. “Austin has continued to improve every season, playing varsity as a junior, and in his senior year he is our top linebacker, a starting wide receiver and a special teams standout.”
“He is the perfect example of what we want from our football players,” Dougan continued. “A good student; courteous and respectful towards his coaches, teammates and opponents; a great teammate overall as he leads by example, and is vocal when necessary and in general hard-working at all times, including our off-season workouts. We would love a team full of Austin Bachs!”
Lenseigne and Bach are featured on Athlete Highlights posters that can be found at local businesses and community-gathering spots this month.
For more information on the Athlete Highlights program and the MTHS Sports Booster Club, click http://www.eteamz.com/mthssportsboosterclub/.
— By Doug Petrowski