Maine West Athletics Improve Under Jarett Kirshner
To say 2018-19 is a college year Maine West athletic director Jarett Kirshner gained’t quickly forget about is a colossal understatement.
Over the ultimate 5 or so years, it’s hard to find a high college athletics program that’s turned around as a great deal as the Warriors have.
Kirshner took over as athletic director of the Des Plaines school in 2013-14 and has visible its sports teams make significant gains throughout the board.
Maine West was coming off indeed one of its great years ever in 2017-18 and continued to feature to the one’s achievements in 2018-19. Last 12 months West received convention in soccer, girls volleyball (first seeing that 2008), girls basketball (previous regional, sectional, remarkable-sectional, 0.33 at state), boys basketball, boys water polo, women water polo and softball. Baseball pulled some other massive upset and won a local title in 2018.
Here’s a examine current highlights for Maine West:
The women basketball crew went undefeated to win country for the second time in application history, doing so 31 years apart, that’s extraordinary. First group All-State players Rachel Kent and Angela Dugalic led the Warriors to the 35-0 best document along with unique mention All-State participant Dylan Van Fleet. Since Kirshner employed Kim deMarigny to comply with the late Hall of Fame train Derril Kipp, she’s coached the Warriors to a 95-6 report and two nation trophies. Dugalic also represented West within the Three-Point Showdown this season, becoming the primary Warrior to qualify in five years.
The women basketball kingdom championship is the fourth ordinary state championship in program history becoming a member of 1988 ladies basketball, 1983 girls badminton, and 1963 baseball.
Maine West soccer progressed from 2-7 in 2013 and 2014 to a school file nine-2 this season with the first playoff win in application history. Considering the group went 14-67 from 2006-2014, it is astounding they went sixteen-five over the last seasons. After not making the playoffs from 2003 to 2016, the soccer crew has certified the last seasons.
In girls tennis, Maja Kozerski finished her career as the winningest player in application history. She qualified for state her last two seasons.
Ray Ure, a junior, certified for the kingdom the last two years in diving, breaking something school facts along the manner.
Megan Schore also qualified for the kingdom in ladies gymnastics for a second consecutive year, some thing no other Maine West gymnast has accomplished.
The Warriors had multiple state qualifiers in women song and discipline last 12 months, which includes Dugalic. The music crew finished tied for twenty-fifth at country remaining year after Alisa Fallon completed 1/3 in the discus and sixth in shot positioned. Nicole Palarz (three hundred-meter low hurdles) and Dugalic (four hundred-meter sprints) additionally represented West at ultimate state yr. Dugalic is the most effective returning athlete after Fallon and Palarz graduated.
The boy’s golf crew finished 7-8 this season, however, teach Mike Godlewski progressed his career win overall to 218 over 24 years, making him the most extended tenured head instruct at West.
The boy’s basketball group went 13-sixteen this season with a few struggles, however, went 19-8 (and convention champions) in 2017-18. Since Tom Prokopij took over the men crew, West is 49-35 after going 37-72 from 2012-thirteen to 2015-sixteen.
Baseball is beginning the new season now, but despite a 25-35 record during the last two seasons, the Warriors received again-to-back nearby titles after prevailing simply five from 1960-2016. They wish to make it 3 in a row this season, which has by no means passed off in software records.
Kirshner stated the baseball group is heading to Arizona for spring spoil, playing five games from Tuesday, March 26 to Friday, March 29. After the first two games this season had been postponed because of climate, the group have to be excited to ultimately hit the sector.
Girls volleyball went 23-14 in 2017 for the maximum wins by way of the crew in a decade but went 19-18 this season. Mike Cott, who departed after this past season, grew to become round a team that went 6-28 in 2014 before he took over, to a group that gained over 60 games over the past three seasons.
Maine West additionally finished 2nd in contention this season in boys soccer, cheerleading and wrestling.
While there is a lot of pleasure, there may be local some trade occurring at West this 12 months with a purpose to show off numerous new coaches in 2019-20. Cott left as girls volleyball teach, at the same time as Bob Bruggeman departed as boys swimming instruct. Tatiana Prieto also stepped down as fencing instruct after years to return to Columbia to retain her playing career. Mike Murin is retiring, and in turn, departing as badminton coach, alongside boys and girls bowling educate (MW doesn’t have a group, but a few individuals who compete at regionals). Murin stepped down as girls tennis instruct, and Tricia Detig was hired to replace him beginning in 2019. This spring, John Hauenstein back as boys tennis teach.
Maine West Achievements Since 2008-09:
2008-09: Conference titles in boys cross country, girls volleyball, ladies basketball, wrestling, and baseball. State qualifiers in cheerleading.
2009-10: Conference titles in boys soccer, boys pass us of a and baseball. Won nearby titles in boys golf and boys soccer.
2010-11: Conference titles in boys soccer and softball, in conjunction with a nearby, identify for boys football.
2011-12: Conference titles in boys soccer, girls basketball, and softball. Regional titles in wrestling and softball. Sectional titles in softball and badminton.
2012-13: Boys soccer gained convention name and softball gained a nearby identify.
* Jarett Kirshner takes over as athletic director *
2013-14: Softball convention title. Girls basketball nearby title. Badminton sectional identify.
2014-15: Boys water polo won the convention.
2015-16: Girls basketball won meeting.
2016-17: Conference titles in girls basketball, boys water polo and women water polo. Regional titles in baseball and women basketball. Sectional title in girls basketball.
2017-18: Conference titles in girls volleyball, soccer, girls basketball, boys basketball, boys water polo, ladies water polo, and softball. Regional titles for baseball and women basketball. The girl’s hoops team additionally won sectional, outstanding-sectional and third vicinity at the country. Girls music completed 25th at state.
2018-19: Football won the conference and first playoff recreation in application records. Girls basketball went undefeated and received conference, regional, sectional, first rate-sectional and Class 4A country championship trophies. Maja Kozerski (women tennis), Megan Schore (ladies gymnastics) and Ray Ure (boys swimming) every qualified for the kingdom of their respective sports for a second straight yr.