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National High School Coaches Association Names Sycamore High School’s (Ohio)
Senior Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Year
April 17, 2019 – Easton, PA - The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is pleased to announce Jake Foster of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio as its National Senior Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Year.
Foster’s scholastic career came to a close by winning four gold medals at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I state championships. Jake set state records in the preliminaries, notching Ohio's best times in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke before capturing gold later in the day in both events. His third and fourth golds came in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays where he teamed-up with his younger brother Carson, who is a top-rated junior. Combined the brothers won eight gold medals and shared the meet’s Outstanding Swimmer Award.
Foster, who will attend the University of Texas on a scholarship, is a member of the USA Junior National team. Last summer, as part of the Mason Manta Rays swim team, he competed in the USA Swimming Phillips 66 Junior National Championships in Irvine, California, and earned the right to be a member of Team USA competing in the Junior Pan Pacific Games in Fiji, where he brought home a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley. Foster is also a Scholastic All-American.
“Jake is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA. “He has excelled as much in the classroom as he has on the court. We congratulate Jake on an outstanding high school career and wish him success at the University of Texas.”
Foster is the second Ohio student-athlete to win the NHSCA Senior Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Year Award. Austin Staab of Westerville High School won the award in 2007.
Throughout April, the NHSCA will be announcing the 2018-2019 Athlete of the Year honorees in 20 boys’ and girls’ sports. This marks the 20th consecutive year the NHSCA has honored achievers within the high school athletic community nationwide.
Each of the honorees will receive a beautiful plaque. In addition, the Athlete of the Year honoree will be displayed in the National High School Digital Sports Hall of Fame that is currently under development.
Below are the NHSCA’s past selections for the Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Year:
2018 – Drew Kibler – Carmel HS - Indiana
2017 – Ryan Hoffer – Chaparral HS - Arizona
2016 – Michael Jensen – Upper Dublin HS - Pennsylvania
2015 – Andrew Seliskar – Thomas Jefferson HS - Virginia
2014 – Jonathan Roberts – Southlake Carroll HS, Texas
2013 – Austin Garcia – San Dimas HS - California
2012 – Matias Koski – Northview HS - Georgia
2011 – David Nolan – Hershey HS, Pennsylvania
2010 – Kyle Whitaker – Chesterton HS, Indiana
2009 – Cole Cragin – Friendswood HS, Texas
2008 – Brian Alden – Neuqua Valley HS, Illinois
2007 – Austin Staab – Westerville HS, Ohio
2006 – Shaune Fraser – The Bolles School, Florida
2005 – Alex Righi – Brophy Prep, Arizona
2004 – Kyle Bubolz – Waukesha North HS, Wisconsin
2003 – Garrett Weber-Gale – Nicolet HS, Wisconsin
2002 – Tyler DeBerry – Sabino HS, Arizona
2001 – Matt McDonald – Hamilton Southeastern HS, Indiana
2000 – Alex Lim – The Bolles School, Florida
About the National High School Coaches Association
The NHSCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission statement to provide leadership and support to the nation’s one million high school coaches and ten million high school athletes. The NHSCA selects the National Coach and Athlete of the Year in 20 boys’ and girls’ sports that will be featured in the National High School Digital Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will serve as a home for all of the 20,000 high schools in America to honor their outstanding coaches, athletes and administrators. The Education Resource Center is a free educational platform developed by the NHSCA to provide coaches with information about real world issues currently facing coaches and athletes across the country. The NHSCA also provides unlimited liability insurance for all its members and provides the ability to purchase additional liability insurance. For more information go to NHSCA.com.
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