Swanville High School has chosen four Athletes of the Month for April. Molly Jordan, daughter of Becky and Virgil Dragert and Chuck Jordan, is the Softball Athlete of the Month, Travis Schneider, son of Toby and Karla Schneider, is the Baseball Athlete of the Month, Amanda Rieffer, daughter of Gail and Joel Rieffer, is the Girls Track Athlete of the Month and Milo Koubsky, son of Janet and Michael Koubsky, is the Boys Track Athlete of the Month.
“Molly Jordan has emerged as one of the top batters in our line up near the top in every offensive statistic,” said softball coach Tom Bzdok. “Defensively Molly is a great centerfielder. She is very competitive and has the right attitude and belief that no ball hit anywhere near her is going to land. She has made a number of great catches displaying that attitude this year. Molly is also wonderful to have in the dugout. She is the team leader in getting chants going, motivating her teammates, etc.”
“She has great sportsmanship, and makes the game fun for all involved,” he said.
“I have really enjoyed and appreciated having Molly on the team these past four years. It will be a different atmosphere without her next year.”
Coach Ken Solarz nominated Schneider, a senior pitcher/outfielder on the USA baseball team, as Athlete of the Month. “Travis has worked hard to improve his control and added a change-up to the pitches he can throw for a strike. This has helped him to become a valuable pitcher for our team.”
Rieffer is a high jumper for the girls track team. “Amanda is a top high jumper for the girls team. She consistently has placed at meets, winning the event at Albany on April 15,” said coach Pete Swisher. “Amanda has regularly placed in the triple jump and is an
important member of relays. I am looking forward to seeing what she can do at the conference and subsection meets in May.”
Koubsky, the top long jumper and sprinter on the boys track team, was nominated by Swisher as well. “Milo is struggling through leg injuries and still manages to consistently place in the
long jump and post the team’s best 100 and 200 times,” he said.
“He is a vocal leader who is very serious about his events and about becoming the best he can be at those events,” said Swisher.
“These athletes are fine representatives of our school and I am very proud of what they have accomplished so far this year and look forward to seeing them realize their potential,” Swisher
said of the track athletes.