Top 5 Seniors
Ben was one of the best bowlers on a team that had potential, although it unfortunately wasn’t able to achieve the goals it had set. Nevertheless, Ben provided solid outings for the team, including a season-high of 200 in a match against Greenville. In another match against Greenville, Ben scored 196 in the first game and 172 in a heartbreaking loss. He bowled a 168 in the team’s first meeting
with Cedar Springs and improved to 183 when the two teams faced off for a second time. Towards the end of the season, Ben bowled over 160 in both games against Forest Hills Northern.
“I would say that Ben throughout the season has been very consistent and is one of the best bowlers on the team,” junior Tommie Payne said. “He brings a lot of energy and he is very competitive.”
Cole had an outstanding season on the hockey team this year, posting the best numbers of his career. He was always on the puck, whether it be scoring himself or setting up shots for his teammates to score off of. He had many games with multiple goals, many games with multiple assists, and even some games where he had multiple of both. Some of his two-goal games
came against East Kentwood, Birmingham Unified, FHNE, and OLSM. He had a hat trick against Mona Shores, three assists against both Lowell
/Caledonia and Hudsonville, and even a three-goal and three-assist showing against Rockford. These showings spotlighted Cole’s skills throughout the season.
“Cole had a great year this year because of his ability to shoot the puck or get it to the open guy,” junior Gavin Brady said.
CJ was a captain on the boys swim and dive team, and his achievements in a variety of events put his talent on display. He placed first in the 200-yard individual medley against East Kentwood, FHNE, and at the MISCA Invitational.
Along with winning many 200-yard relay medleys, and other events such as the 400-yard freestyle relay and 100-yard fly, CJ capped off his final season by breaking the school record for the 100-yard backstroke at a time of 52.55 and the Northview pool record for the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.51 at the conference meet. His conference performance earned him All-Conference honors.
“CJ was a great captain this year because he was always there to push everyone to their bests, and he was very clutch in certain situations like when he won the 2 IM at the conference meet,” junior Avery Letourneau said.
Katrina provided experienced to a dance team filled with young talent this year. Working well alongside the rest of the team, Katrina and the rest of the girls placed in the top 15 for jazz, hip-hop, and pom at the DTU National Championship. Katrina had also helped the team when it placed first in pom, second in hop-hop, and barely missing third-place at jazz at the Davenport Invitational at the beginning of the season.
“As one of the seniors, Katrina never failed to bring the team closer together,” freshman Addi Bunnell said. “Her endless jokes always made us laugh no matter the situation, and her dedication and hard work truly made us stronger as a whole.”
Wyatt’s leadership on the wrestling team this season inspired many of the underclassmen on the team to make themselves better. Wyatt started off the season with a memorable match against Tri-County in which he was initially down 7-3, but he came back against state qualifier Caleb Munix, and Wyatt eventually won in overtime. He also had wins over Northview, Caledonia, and a pin against Mona Shores to highlight his performances.
“Wyatt is so tough and persistent, making him one of the most entertaining wrestlers to watch on our team. He led by example by always wrestling with maximum effort,” junior Bryce Hysong said. “Wyatt’s incredible work ethic not only got him a lot of wins this season but also rubbed off on many of the underclassmen as well and motivated them to be their best.”