Swanville High School has chosen Ashley Maciej, Amanda Rieffer and Lawrence Mettler as its April Athletes of the Month.
Maciej was selected for softball. “Ashley has really impressed me with her leadership skills this year. Whether while practicing in the gym or playing in a game, Ashley is always encouraging her teammates in a positive way to do their best,” said Coach Tom Bzdok. “She is constantly complimenting and building such a positive attitude on the field and in the dugout. Ashley has fun playing softball and her enthusiasm transfers to her teammates.”
Rieffer is a senior and a captain of the girls track team. “She has really stepped up as a leader this year, especially among our high jumpers, who really look to her for advice,” said her coach. Riffer has placed in the high jump in every meet this season, jumping a personal best of 4-feet, 10-inches. She has also placed in the triple jump and 4X200 relay.
Mettler is an eighth-grade distance runner and long jumper and has cut 30 seconds off his best time last year in the 1600m run, to run a 5:02.48 this season. “He has been a consistent placer for us at meets, never placing lower than fourth place in the 1600,” said Coach Pete Swisher.