Every year our Athletic Department recognizes Wauwatosa West athletes who have committed to competing in their sport at the collegiate level including Division I, II and III. In the past, we have done so at a Recognition Breakfast which is a highlight of the year for our Athletic Department. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has prevented our gathering this year. But it has not prevented us from recognizing these hard working student athletes.
We are proud of their strength and determination in their sport!
We wish them well in their future endeavors!
“Patrick has always had tremendous passion to perform at his best. This self-determination will pay dividends for him in the end. He’s a very talented long snapper. I am very confident he will have a successful career at Plateville. His teammates always referred to him as the ‘leader of the offensive line’.” — Head Coach Andy Kolstad
“Eli Calhoun is a great young man with strong character. He was a 3 year varsity attack-man on the Wauwatosa High School Lacrosse club. He is a great teammate and is driven to succeed and I am excited for him to play lacrosse at the next level. As his coach, I believe he has qualities that will transition to the next level. Eli was always dedicated to being to practice and being on time daily to practice. A memorable moment was his big goal in 2019 when he scored to tie the game up against Waukesha. He will be greatly missed going forward from the Wauwatosa Lacrosse Program, but I am hoping he comes back to help coach down the road. I know he will succeed in school and athletics in college. He has become a great young man and was a pleasure to coach.” — Head Coach Zack Davis
“Khris Green will be attending Cleveland State Community College (TN). Khris will major in computer information technology. He was a three year varsity performer. Khris earned honorable mention all conference as a senior. He made incredible strides over the course of his three seasons on varsity. He double his production in every offensive category each season and became a very good defensive player. Khris was our second leading scorer at 12.5 points per game. He also led the team in assists, averaging 3.6 per contest. Khris saved his best game of the year for our last game the sectional semi final vs Milwaukee Lutheran. He was our leading scorer that night with 22 points and was an impressive 12-14 from the foul line. Khris capped off that night with a thunderous dunk that I will never forget. Khris’s best days on the basketball court are still in front of him.” — Coach Christopher Newbauer
“Dylan has been a great captain and swimmer on the team. In the off season Dylan encouraged others to workout. He recruited others to join the team and succeeded in convincing his friends to join as well. Last year he was voted captain as everyone was seeing him start to step up as the leader I knew he could be. Although the accident took him away from the team, I know he always had the best interest of the team at his heart. I know he wishes he would have been able to compete with the team thoughout the whole year, but he truly has made a huge impact even without being in the pool every day with the boys. Next year he will be going to Ripon College.” — Head Coach Heidi Hegwood
“Luke has a passion to do everything well and that showed through his years in the soccer program. Fighting through two injuries like he had shows an immense drive and determination. He is a coach’s ideal player, not because of skill on the field, which he has, but by his tireless work ethic and willingness to put team first. He will be successful at the next level and I wish him nothing but the best! Congratulations Luke!” — Coach Rob Blascoe
“Couldn’t be happier for this guy that had to wait his turn to showcase. Great person, hard worker, and able to deal with adversity. People that can push through tough times without bringing others down will always be leaders. Brady is a leader and will do great things at Michigan Tech.” — Head Coach Andy Kolstad
“Maycee was our go-to player this past season. She was a 3 year Varsity player. She was 1st on the team in kills (208), 2nd in aces (54), 1st in blocks (48) and 2nd in digs (188). Just by the stats alone you can see she was a very intricate member of our team. Maycee was a 6 rotation player for us as a middle hitter. If you know volleyball having a middle play all the way around is very unusual, but for us it was a no brainer. Her skill passing and playing defense is just as good as her skill in the front row. Maycee was a leader for us this year by the way she played, always even keeled, no matter the situation she was rock hard and never got too high or too low. She was a real calming influence for our team. Maycee was awarded for her talents this year winning the Offensive Player of the Year award, was voted team MVP, and earned Greater Metro All-Conference 2nd team. Concordia-Wisconsin and Coach Katz are getting a great player and awesome young lady. The coaching staff and I wish Maycee all the luck and we will for catch a couple games in the years to come!!!” — Head Coach Kelly Dwyer
“Payton has been invaluable as a leader of our program. Despite being soft-spoken, her play and demeanor on and off of the field speaks volumes. She’s calm on the ball and her field awareness helps separate her from other central midfielders. She doesn’t need to do a fancy move or sprint past you to be effective and that will no doubt translate well at the next level. Despite facing a ton of adversity this spring, her commitment to the program and the rest of her teammates never wavered and the example she has set will be felt for years to come. I’m looking forward to watching her continue to develop at Lakeland University next fall and am lucky to have had her as one of our senior captains this spring.” — Head Coach Peter Sanger
“Isaac started his track and field career with us involved in a ton of events. He was a jumper, sprinter, and pole vaulter. As his career with us evolved everyone, including Isaac knew he wanted to be great he had to focus on one event- the pole vault. It takes an incredibly special person to even consider pole vault, Isaac has been all in since day one. His unbelievable work ethic in the weight room and at speed agility prepared him to improve every year. He worked harder than any athlete in our program to become the best pole vaulter he could. He has displayed an infectious positive attitude, that in my opinion led to revitalization of pole vaulting at Tosa West.
One of my best memories of Isaac was when he was competing at Tosa East. He was competing to win the meet or earn a medal, I can’t remember which one. The meet took forever and everyone was gone except boys pole vault. Most athletes would have succumbed to the cold and given up, not Isaac. With each vault attempt his confidence and excitement grew. It grew so much he was encouraging other vaulters to be better, to me that captures who Isaac is- the will to be the best with the drive for anyone around him to be better. His greatest accomplishment was setting a personnel record or PR for pole vault at 12’6” during the Dan Benson meet junior year. UW-Platteville is getting an amazing track and field athlete, and an even better person on their campus in the fall!” — Head Coach Matt Good
“Noah is the Swiss army knife of track and field. If there is an event, he will do it, not only will he attempt it he will give it his all. I do not know how many times Noah would be at practice late working on one of the four events he competed in. One of our biggest challenges as a staff was to monitor his workload at practice and in meets. Noah has one of the greatest work ethics I have ever seen. People will never know the hours in the weight room or at speed and agility this young man has put in. That type of dedication did not go unnoticed. Among the events he competed in were: 110 high hurdles, 300 Intermediate hurdles, long jump, triple jump and any sprint that was asked of him.
One of his proudest moments was placing 3rd in the 2019 regional meet in triple jump as well as 4th in the sectional meet of the same year. His personnel record or PR was set in the sectional meet with a jump of 42’7″. One of the most encouraging aspects of track was when he finally broke 17 seconds in 110 high hurdles. However, what stood out to the most in his high school track career was winning MVP in the 2019 season. His hard work through the brutal practices across four events was seen by the noticed by the coaches. His best years are ahead of him and Platteville is going to get a great one in Noah!” — Head Coach Matt Good
“Dylan Parker will be attending UW River Falls. Dylan will major in computer science. Dylan earned academic all conference. He was a 2 year varsity performer. I have had the privilege to coach Dylan at the JV and varsity levels during his time here at Tosa West. I have been able to watch him grow into the person and player he has become. Dylan is one of the hardest working individuals I have coached. He never complains about anything. He just goes about doing his job on and off the court on a daily basis. He consistently filled the stat sheet on each and every night. He was a major contributor offensively and defensively. Dylan led the team with 24 block shots and was second in rebounding, averaging 5 a game. Dylan help us to a regional final championship by contributing a double double that evening vs Wisconsin Lutheran.” — Coach Christopher Newbauer
“Charis Riebe is the best high hurdler in Wauwatosa West’s history. She cannot prove it her senior year because of the pandemic, but she was only five hundredths of a second off the school record in 2019 when she ran 14.96 and earned a solo berth to the state meet. Charis has worked harder every year, training both in and out of season, to achieve her full potential.
Her freshman year, Charis’s potential was apparent to many coaches and she earned varsity points in the hurdles, sprints, and the triple jump. She went to state as part the 4×200 meter relay team and was a clear standout as our freshman of the year. Over the past two years, Charis has continued to be a top scorer, often placing near or at the top in three or four events. She was a part of conference champion relays in both the hurdles and the sprints; and she frequently medaled in her individual conference events. As a junior, Charis made the podium with a 6th place in the 100 meter high hurdles in what was arguably the most competitive field that the state has had.
Charis has grown physically and mentally stronger each season. She has natural talent, but then put forth the effort to make herself one of the top hurdlers in Wisconsin. Our younger athletes have benefitted from her example and from her encouragement during practice and meets. Her positive character also shines through in her sportsmanship as she interacts with her competitors. Charis Riebe is an example of why coaches love to coach. She will have the opportunity to prove the quality athlete that she is at Washington University; and will no doubt thrive.” — Coach Briana Jury
“Cameron has come quite a long way since we first met. This past season he was a tremendous person and I’m very confident he can achieve significant success at the next level. He’s been blessed with great natural skill. If he keeps working hard, watch out.” — Head Coach Andy Kolstad
“Jordan is a 4-year Varsity Softball Player and 2 Year Team Captain. She is also a High Honor Roll student with a cumulative GPA was 3.801!
Jordan can literally play every position on the softball field, but I consider her best positions to be OF, second base or 1st base. She is also a multi-sport athlete (Tennis and Basketball). I would like to talk first about her great attitude, leadership, and overall team first attitude that I hold more highly then any softball players on field skill level. I have coached at a multitude of softball level/ages for over the past 20+ years. I hold players like Jordan in a rare group of respectful young ladies who possess the attitude and skills to be a great addition to any softball program.
When I took over the softball program at Wauwatosa West HS in the fall of 2016, the freshman class had a good amount of incoming freshman talent coming into the program. Of those talented players, Jordan may not have been the most gifted at that point of her softball career, but she was by far the hardest and most dedicated of the group at that time. In her Freshman year, she had a .343 BA, .403 OBP, .774 OPS, SLG .374 and played in 26 games with 79 PA. Of her 22 hits, she had 2 doubles. She earned Honorable Mention in the Woodland Conference.
During her sophomore year, Jordan had a .357 BA, .392 OBP, .806 OPS, SLG .414 and played in 24 games with 77 PA. Of her 25 hits, she had 4 doubles. She again earned Honorable Mention in the very competitive Greater Metro Conference. She earned team award of Most Improved Athlete.
By the time of her Junior year, Jordan had outshined the other players from her class. She had a .398 BA, .450 OBP, .950 OPS, SLG .500 and played in 26 games with 100 PA. She earned 2nd team AC. She was also one of the teams 3 Captains and will be a Captain again in her senior year while covering LF. She also earned team MVP, and Scholar Athlete honors in 2019.
Before the 2017 season began, I implemented a voluntarily strength and conditioning program along with a voluntarily but intense Open Gym outline for the players to follow which had been lacking in years past. Jordan attended most of the S&C programs and all the Open gyms during her years in the softball program at TWHS. All while being a multisport AND High Honor Roll student at TWHS.
One thing you can be assured of, no one will outwork Jordan!
Jordan was a true student of the game. She was a project during her freshman year, but boy did she work hard, learned the game at a higher level, remained very coachable and eventually forced me to find her a spot in the starting lineup by the time the 2017 season came around. She plain and simple outworked everyone! I can honestly say that Jordan is not only a stellar softball player but also a hardworking, dedicated and respectful young lady. It has truly been an honor to have coached her at TWHS these past 4 years.” — Head Coach Don Desotell
“Justin Steinke will be attending Carroll University in the fall. Justin will major in business economics and minor in sports administration. Justin earned second team all conference his senior year in the rugged Greater Metro Conference, as well as academic all conference. He was our leading scorer for the season at 15.8 points per game and led the team in steals at 1.8 per game. Justin had a season high 28 points vs West Allis Hale. He was a three year varsity performer. Justin has a very competitive drive. His drive to succeed is very high. This shows in all the hard work that he puts in each and every day in the classroom as well as on the basketball floor.” — Coach Christopher Newbauer