With the first month of school and athletics for the 2020 school year in the books, we have our first Booster Club Athletes of the Month for the month of August. There were many qualified individuals with many of our student-athletes having a blistering start to their season. In the end, two were selected in a very close competition. Those two were Emma “Lights Out” Litzelman and Paul “Stride” Stamm.
Litzelman has been a tremendous leader her senior year. She came into the season with her 3rd coach in 4 years and helped make the transition seamless for the coaching staff and the players. She has been instrumental in pushing her teammates to limits they never knew were imaginable while boosting her level of play as well.
As one opposing coach said of her, “She is a remarkable player. She is probably the best in the conference.”
In the month of August Litzelman scored 5 goals and 2 assists leading the Lady Raiders to a 4-3 record.
Stamm won all three meets he competed in for the month of August. Not only did he win, but he won in impressive fashion, dominating every race. He ran in two big meets with 20 teams in one and 17 in the other and no runner except his brother Wil “Streaker” Stamm was within a minute of him. This is a rare feat for such massive meets. This is the first time this has been accomplished at Cardinal Ritter. He has the fastest time in the state of Indiana at 15:21.
Congratulations Paul and Emma! Keep up the good work!