Freshmen Flourish at St. Francis
November 5, 2010St Francis High School
Louisville, KY-In most cases, freshman athletes are supposed to sit back, learn the system, and wait for their time to shine. At St. Francis, the opposite is true for the freshman class.
The class of 2014 has had unbelievable participation so far in the 2010-11 school year. Between soccer, field hockey and basketball, freshmen occupy 25 of the 67 total roster spots. 37% of all athletes are freshmen, and 41% of male athletes freshmen.
The freshmen aren't just strong in numbers, but have been strong on the field as well. Abas Isgowe scored 14 goals in 15 games to finish second among scorers on the soccer team, trailing sophomore Setho Moshoeshoe by just two goals. The freshman class, as a whole, contributed 35% of the Wyverns scoring and had three of the top six in the teams assist rankings.
On the other side, freshman field hockey players Kinsey Morrison, Alma Herovic and De'Ja Miller all played considerable minutes this season. Herovic and Morrison both broke into the starting lineup early on and remained there throughout the season. Miller, a first year field hockey player, was one of the first off the bench during games.
The girls' basketball team, similar to field hockey, also has three freshman. De'Ja Miller, the only two sport athlete on the team, is joined by Mariah Curtis and Jamia Butler. This is an exciting sign not only for girls' basketball but for all sports at St. Francis. Strong participation numbers among freshmen now will lead to great upperclassman leadership in a couple of years.