Rock Canyon High School

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Rock Canyon High School



Katie Dack, Rock Canyon High SchoolKatie Dack

Softball

Katie Dack has participated in Softball at Rock Canyon high school the past 4 years and has had a phenomenal career. She has earned 1st team all conference all four years, was voted the Continental League Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020, and also earned 1st team all-state the past three years. Her coach Mike Desimone says, “Katie Dack is a special generational softball talent and it was an honor and a privilege to coach her and to develop a special relationship with her as her coach. Katie’s commitment to excellence and her work ethic are only superseded by her coachability and her positive attitude. Not only was Katie willing to work hard herself, but she was overjoyed to share her skills and knowledge with her teammates and to encourage not only those that played other positions but to mentor and advocate for the younger players on the team.” A multi sport athlete, Katie has also won state titles in the Shot Put and Discuss. Katie has committed to continue her education and softball career at Texas A & M University! Congratulations and good luck Katie!




Emily Hartley, Rock Canyon High SchoolEmily Hartley

Climbing

Emily Hartley Emily is a member of the Rock Canyon Climbing team and is a highly accomplished climber with the American Scholastic Climbing League as well as USA climbing. During her freshman year Emily placed 3rd at regionals and her sophomore and junior year she won varsity regionals and placed 5th and 2nd in state. Her club coach at Rock Canyon Brady Lanham says "Emily is an excellent example of focus, commitment, and tenacity. Her ability to consistently excel in her sport, while maintaining her academics and social life, speaks to the high level at which Emily operates. Climbing is not only a very physically challenging sport, but mentally challenging as well. Half of it is the mental game, and Emily exudes power and strength in both of these areas. As Emily continues to climb, I know that she will only get stronger and fight harder on the wall, and her strength and power will inspire those around her, as well as herself. As the great Nina Williams once said: 'Everyone climbs for a different reason, everyone for different experiences. But we’re all connected by being able to move our bodies in the way and direction that we want.' Climb on, Emily." Next year she plans on attending Fort Lewis college in Durango, and will be studying Elementary Education as well as outdoor education therapy. Congratulations and good luck Emily!




Anna Reimers, Rock Canyon High SchoolAnna Reimers

Softball

Anna Reimers has had an outstanding Softball career for the Jags. She has earned all conference all four years and was selected as the 2019 and 2020 Continental League “Pitcher of the Year”. She has also been selected to the All State 2nd team as a Junior and 1st Team this year. Her coach Mike Desimone, says “Anna Reimers has been a tremendous representative of Rock Canyon High School and a true student athlete. Not only has she achieved athletically with numerous honors and achievements, but she balanced that while earning a GPA of 4.15 and becoming one of only 16 National Merit Scholar winners in Colorado. While her accolades are special, her attitude and coachability sets her apart as well. I thoroughly enjoyed and was honored to have coached Anna and to have shared in the multitude of funny and thoughtful moments all while sharing the player coach bond with such a competitive, focused and driven young person.” Anna has committed to continue her education and softball career at Cal Berkeley this fall. Congratulations and good luck Anna!




Makena Vetter, Rock Canyon High SchoolMakena Vetter

Women's Basketball

Makena Vetter has participated on the Rock Canyon varsity women's basketball team for the past 4 years and has been a team captain for 2 years. She has earned 2nd team All Conference and is the school record holder in career rebounds. Coach Becky Mudd says “Makena led the team in many aspects from scoring and rebounding, to understanding the game, and leading the team on the court. She is a solid, consistent, and dominant player who has been a part of 4 different varsity teams with a lot of different personalities and challenges, but she has been even-keeled, level-headed, and a huge asset to building and growing our program.” Makena also shines off the court as well where she has earned an incredible 4.2 GPA and is a National Merit Semifinalist placing her in the top 1% of US high school seniors. Makena will be headed to Oregon State University in the fall where she will major in Bioengineering and minor in Computer Science. Congratulations and good luck Makena!




Mikaela Waterford, Rock Canyon HSMikaela Warford

Cheerleading

Mikaela Warford has been a Cheerleader the past 4 years for the Jags. She has been named a UCA All American and an All Colorado Spirit member. Her coach Amanda Mundaca says “I have had the privilege of working with Mikaela for the past several years as an all star athlete and as a high school student athlete. Not only is Mikaela an extremely talented athlete, she has a great work ethic, demonstrates consistent leadership skills, and maintains a positive attitude at practice. She embodies what it means to be a true teammate. She is a tremendous leader in our program and embodies what it means to be a Rock Canyon Cheerleader.” Mikaela will be attending Morehead State University and will be trying out for the Cheer team. Congratulations Mikaela and good luck!

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