Multiple Teams · 2017 Athletes of the Year


There are so many athletes that represent the Pinckney Pirates Athletics program in a positive way on a daily basis! Finding the balance between athletics and academics is challenging. The following athletes are the best when it comes to doing just that.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Luke Rendell 

lukebrian

This year’s MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR has played 8 seasons of high school sports.

  • 4 years of Baseball – Where he leads the team in batting averages and has been a dominating force on the pitcher’s mound.
  • 4 years of Football – The sport in which he owns the following Pirate Stadium Records
    • Most points scored in a season: 98
    • Most TD’s in a season: 16
    • Rushing TD’s in season:16
    • Rushing yards in a season: 1015
    •  Rushing attempts in a season: 185

When asked of his coaches the following was shared:

“ He is a great young man who worked extremely hard all season long.  Unlike most, he got stronger as the game went on. He would wear the opponent out with his toughness, and determination.  His Touchdown against Hartland on Fourth down was one of the toughest runs I’ve seen since I’ve been at Pinckney.  A quick reminder:  we beat the Eagles that night 19-0.  This individual has set a high bar for future Pirate Running Backs to try to reach”

Luke has recently committed to play baseball and Olivet College next year.

FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Isabella Garcia

bella

This year’s FEMALE  ATHLETE OF THE YEAR has played 8 seasons of Varsity high school sports.

  • 4 years of Track and Field
    • All-KLAA Conference Team Selection
    • All-Region in the 2 mile (3 years in a row)
    • All-Academic for 3 straight years
    • Holds the Sophmore and Junior Class records for the 3200 meter run
  • 4 years of Cross Country
    • Personal Record of 18:24 for 5K
    • All-KLAA Conference Team Selection
    • All-Region Honors
    • All-County Honors
    • 2016 Pinckney Cross Country Runner of the Year
    • Livingston Daily Cross Country Runner of the Year

When asked of her coaches the following was shared:

“I have had the pleasure of working with such a dedicated, hard-working, and consistent point getter for our team for the past four years.  She is soft spoken but tough as nails, demure but a great competitor when challenged.  She always rises to the competitive occasion! She is a team captain this year and has helped to lead the distance crew to great success. She is revered by her teammates…and feared by her opponents.”

She will be continuing her athletic and academic career at Saginaw Valley State University in the fall.

MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Evan Fackler

evan

This year’s MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR has played 8 seasons of high school sports.

  • 4 years of Varsity Basketball – Where he was named to the All-KLAA conference team
  • 4 years of Baseball – Named captain by his coaches this season

In addition to his dedication to Pinckney Pirate Athletics, his academic focus has been remarkable.  This individual carries a 3.77 GPA while completing both honors and AP courses.

When asked of his coaches the following was shared:

“He is a young man of great character.  He exemplifies what it takes to be a captain and leader. In 21 years of coaching, this athlete has one of the best work ethics I have ever seen as a coach. Simply put, he never gives up and constantly demands more of himself and his team.”

FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Hannah Kerns

hannah

This year’s FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR has played 2 different high school sports.

  • Varsity Volleyball – Where she earned individual and team all-state academic honors, all KLAA-conference award, chosen for the all-region team, and all-area honorable mention
  • Varsity Tennis

In addition to her dedication to PInckney PIrate Athletics, her academic performance has been nothing short of brillant.  This individual carries a 3.97 GPA, while completing AP and Dual Enrollment courses.  She has an ACT composite score of 28.

When asked of her coaches the following was shared:

“I am very proud to have had the opportunity to have met, coached, and now as she graduates, call her my friends.  Thanks for the wonderful memories.  She will touch many lives in her journey.  Continue to make a positive difference and awesome memories.”