Listed below are the MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of week 20 in Utah highschool sports activities.
Quentin Meza, Cyprus (So.)
Cyprus rolls into the brand new yr on a five-game profitable streak and an ideal 4-0 displaying on the Riverton Vacation Match throughout the winter break.
Quentin Meza was the catalyst throughout the four-day run simply as he’s been all season. Cyprus sits at 9-2 this season as Meza is main the best way averaging 23.6 factors, 8.2 rebounds and seven.3 assists.
“Quentin has emerged as a frontrunner for this group and group. He’s made strides and has continued to enhance weekly. One of the best factor about this child is that he loves the sport. Not many youngsters love the sport anymore, I feel that’s the distinction,” stated Cyprus coach Tre Smith. “The longer term is vivid for him. We predict nice issues from him.”
Meza’s prime sport on the Riverton tourney was a 30-point, 12-rebound efficiency in a 74-61 win over Orem.
Mady Jensen, Pine View (Sr.)
Pine View improved to 7-0 with a dominating winter break win over South Sevier, and the regular play of senior Mady Jensen has been a key cause why.
Jensen scored 23 factors within the 65-28 win over South Sevier, and over the previous 4 video games is averaging 15.5 ppg. For the season she’s second on the group in scoring averaging 12.4 ppg.
“The final 4 video games she’s come on robust to assist stability our offensive assault. She’s needed to play a pair completely different positions for us whereas we’ve shuffled lineups with women being out with harm or sickness,” stated Pine View coach Benjamin Luce. “She’s considered one of my finest defenders too. She’s been a very good chief on and off the ground.”
Jensen can be averaging 3.6 rebounds and a couple of.3 assists this season.
Maxston Cannon, Canyon View (Jr.)
Canyon View’s Swiss military knife swimmer does a little bit of all the things within the pool.
Because the swimming season heads into the brand new yr, Cannon ranks within the prime 10 in seven completely different particular person occasions this season. His bread and butter is the 100 breaststroke although, as he owns the highest 10 in Utah this season with a 57.68 he swam again on Dec. 17.
“Max is a kind of swimmers that all the things comes from inside. There may be not a lot I can do apart from watch as he make nice issues occur. Max has a number of faculty data and can set extra earlier than he leaves us. He’s dedicated in each highschool swimming and his USA membership swimming,” stated Canyon View coach Kirt Brown.
Cannon owns the second-best time within the 100 butterfly and a prime 5 time within the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle.
Katie Andrist, Skyridge (Jr.)
One of many prime returning distance swimmers within the state, Katie Andrist is having fun with a robust junior season regardless of the challenges prevented by COVID-19.
“Katie is unstoppable within the pool. She by no means lets fatigue, psychological or bodily, gradual her down. Her willpower and endurance maintain her going all through a race,” stated Skyridge coach Matt Cox.
Andrist owns the highest time in Utah this season within the 500 freestyle (5:16.40) and the third-best mark within the 200 free (2:00.01).
A yr in the past on the state meet, she gained the 6A title within the 200 free and was the runner-up within the 500 free. If the early outcomes are any indicator this season she’ll be the swimmer to beat at subsequent month’s state meet.
Rylan Stevens, Mountain Ridge (Sr.)
Nearing the halfway level of his senior season, Rylan Stevens is discovering his groove and reaching new heights.
Thus far this yr he was a second-place finisher within the Christmas Battle Royale underneath his belt together with an undefeated displaying on the Warfare of the Watchtower. His file to this point is 13-2, and he was chosen to compete for the 5A group within the All-Star meet on Jan. 12.
“Rylan spent the primary two years of highschool at Brighton Excessive College earlier than transferring to Mountain Ridge Excessive College together with his dad,” stated Mountain Ridge coach Mitch Stevens, Rylan’s dad. “Rylan has a number of coronary heart and even when he’s down in a match, he by no means offers up. He will be down by 14 and nonetheless pull out the win.”
Stevens is a two-time state placer and a two-time division finalist.
Brylee Roennebeck, Syracuse (Jr.)
Brylee Roennebeck is a wrestling die-hard in accordance with her coach Troy Brown, and it’s actually beginning to present in her performances this season.
She owns a 10-1 file this season, together with profitable the Woman Pirate Invitational final weekend. Her solely loss this yr was up a weight class.
“Brylee is a die-hard. She eats, sleeps and breathes wrestling. She actually benefited coaching with the boys group final yr. Her depth coupled together with her method make her an amazing all-around wrestler,” stated Brown. “She and her sister (Adel) have been nice leaders for our women group. They’ve helped us get our women group off to an amazing begin.”