Linden Athletics Monthly

All Positive - All Athletics - All Eagles - May/June 2022

A Message from the Athletic Director

Wow, what an amazing ending to the 2021-2022 school year from an athletics stand point. Our spring sports teams and individuals did not disappoint and were recognized both as teams and individuals at the state level. We had teams win FML Championships, District Championships, with multiple individuals placing at the state level topped off with our 4x100 relay on our girls track team defending their championship by winning another State Championship in the event! Congratulations to all of our athletes and their parents for having such an amazing year. The work that I see our student athletes put in on a daily basis absolutely pays off!


With that said, to compete at a high level the training has to be done throughout the year, not just during season. I'm a firm believer that great players are made in the off season. Even though I know a lot of our programs are doing summer training now, please don't forget that you are only a kid once and it is okay to take some time for yourself and do family things. Communication with coaches regarding time missed is key! Enjoy your summer and it won't be long before August 8th is here and we are at it again!


Enjoy and Go Eagles!


Lance Belill

Eagles Giving Back - Community Service Projects

"Thank you for all your hard work for our garden at Argentine Early Childhood Center. We couldn't have done this without your help. We would like to extend utmost gratitude to you and your team. You helped us to reach our goal of getting the garden ready for planting which is an important part of the students summer learning experience. What an amazing experience for our school age children to see older students care for and value the garden space that means so much to our school community." - A message to our Lacrosse team from Denice Westervelt, our Early Childhood Director.

"Wolves are winning on and off the field this 2022 season. Our metro league champs gave back to the community by helping out at Argentine Elementary on Friday. The team worked in the garden setting up new flower boxes for the school and cleaning up the area. Some of our team also helped referee the youth lacrosse games so our next generation of lacrosse players could enjoy being on the high school field with games against Swartz Creek." - Head Lacrosse Coach, Steve James

Lacrosse Dissolution of Co-op with Fenton

Exciting times in the Athletic Department for our Lacrosse program. The MHSAA has officially approved the dissolution of the boys co-op in lacrosse as both schools have enough student participation to create our own teams. No longer will our lacrosse team be the Linden-Fenton Wolves, but we are now the Linden Eagles!! Our girls team will stay as a co-op with Fenton High School.

State Tournament Champions

State Individuals

Track

Girls 4x100 - STATE CHAMPS

Victoria Osmond

Hannah Wasilewski

Lauren Goodman

Isabella Sigsby


River Meckstroth - All State 1600 (4th)

Kyle Eberhard - All State 800 (5th)

Victoria Osmond - All State 100 (7th)

Kyle Eberhard - All State 1600 (8th)


Boys Golf

Andrew Skellenger - State Qualifier



Spring Sports Records

Baseball

Varsity - 16-19

JV - 13-12-1

Freshman - 3-19

8th - 9-3

7th - 7-10-1 (For game recaps, please visit https://www.lindenschools.org/o/athletics/page/ms-boys-7th-grade-baseball)


Boys Golf

Varsity - 8-3

JV - 5-3


Boys Lacrosse

Varsity - 11-10 - FML Champions

JV - 5-4-1


Girls Lacrosse

Varsity - 5-3


Girls Soccer

Varsity - 15-2-3 - FML Champions


Softball

Varsity - 32-8-1 - FML Stripes Division Champions

JV - 23-3

8th - 3-9

7th - 5-8-1


Track

LHS Boys - 2-3

LHS Girls - 4-1 - FML Champions

LMS Boys - 4-7

LMS Girls - 5-6

A Message from the Softball Coaches

JV Softball


The girls ended a fine season with a 23-3 record. Highlights of the season were a 4-0 record vs. both Clio and Lake Fenton, both of whom are very good programs. In Early May we went to Troy Athens and defeated them and Rochester Adams to go into the championship game vs. Trenton whom we defeated and won that tournament (Trenton Varsity team played in the State Finals). Our Co-MVP's were Addyson Sturgis who hit .575 with 30 RBI and was also 12-2 on the mound with an ERA of 2.28 and Eva Opper who was 7-1 on the mound and hit .500 on the year. Co Defensive players of the year were Isabella Indish and Ella Kenyon and our most improved was sophomore Grayce Andrews who hit .477 with 14 exta base hits and 38 RBI. Indish led the team with 44 runs scored and Kenyon led us with 43 RBI. Lots of great young talent with this group of girls.


Varsity Softball


The Eagles set a school record with 30 regular season wins this year in a season that saw them claim 1st place in the Stripes Division and win their 3rd district in a row, which is also a school record. We fell a little short vs. Essexville Garber in the Regional opener 4-2 after leading for the first 6 innings. Garber finished in the final four. But overall the team was 32 win 8 losses and 1 tie. The second half of the season was highlighted by a tournament win at Ogemaw where we lost the first game and had to battle back in a double elimination tournament and win 5 games in a row. We pounded 15 home runs that Saturday led by 3 each from Morgan Piotrovsky, Megan Widner and Ava Siegwald. The next weekend we traveled to Coleman and won their tournament where we beat Garber 5-4 behind a stellar pitching performance from Megan Widner and a timely home run from Maizy Aeschliman. In the opening game of districts we got down to Lake Fenton 3-0 before storming back to win 8-6. Mikayla Timm was brilliant in the district finals beating Brandon 3-0 for our 3rd Championship in a row. The hitting was led by Honorable Mention All Stater Olivia Burke who led us with a .525 Batting Average. She also hit 7 homers and drove in 63 runs (2nd in school history) and had 73 hits (2nd in school history) Ava Siegwald led us with 9 Homers. She also hit .418 with 38 RBI's. Our Defensive player of the year was Hannah Bollinger who also hit .462 with 4 Homers and 59 RBI. And our MVP was Mikayla Timm who was 24-6 on the mound with a 2.471 ERA. Mikayla also had 170 strikeouts.


We our going to miss our 3 seniors who are all playing ball at the next level. Haley Ludwig (Cleary) Hannah Bollinger (Mott College) and Mikayla Timm (Lawrence Tech), but we have a bright future with a lot of youth returning plus a strong JV program.!!!

SPRING 2022 FLINT METRO ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

Athletes in Bold are Flint Metro League Scholar-Athletes (3.5+ GPA, 10th-12th grade)


FIRST TEAM

Reygan Acox, 10, Girls Track & Field

Hannah Bollinger, 12, Softball

Olivia Burke, 11, Softball

Max Ciesielski, 12, Boys Lacrosse

Kyle Eberhard, 11, Boys Track & Field

Bryce Eliuk, 11, Boys Lacrosse

Ashtyn Gocha, 12, Girls Soccer

Lauren Goodman, 10, Girls Track & Field

Brady James, 11, Boys Lacrosse

Mitchel Luck, 11, Boys Lacrosse

Olivia Mawhinney, 10, Girls Soccer

Victoria Osmond, 12, Girls Track & Field

Ava Siegwald, 10, Softball

Isabella Sigsby, 10, Girls Track & Field

Andrew Skellenger, 12, Boys Golf

Mikayla Timm, 12, Softball

Hannah Wasilewski, 11, Girls Soccer / Girls Track & Field


SECOND TEAM

Maizy Aeschliman, 10, Softball

Katelynrose Birchmeier, 12, Girls Track & Field

Reagan Brooks, 10, Girls Track & Field

Lauren Goodman, 10, Girls Track & Field

Brandon Green, 12, Baseball

Chloe Josephson, , Girls Track & Field

Alyson Kelly, 12, Girls Track & Field

Ty Kenyon, 12, Baseball

Allison Maienbrook, 10, Girls Soccer

River Meckstroth, 12, Boys Track & Field

Morgan Piotrovsky, 9, Softball

Katie Roti, 10, Girls Soccer

Madelyn Strauss, 10, Girls Track & Field

Stellah Strauss, 10, Girls Track & Field

Cassie Sylvester, 11, Softball


THIRD TEAM

Ava Skinner, 11, Girls Soccer


HONORABLE MENTION

Miles Aeschliman, , Baseball

Madi Grondin, 10, Girls Soccer

Aidan Haney, 10, Baseball

Luke Haney, 10, Baseball

Austin Huyck, 10, Baseball

Emily Lapham, 12, Girls Soccer

Brendyn Sinn, 12, Baseball

Megan Widner, 11, Softball


Coaches of the Year

Linden had 8 coaches honored at the FML coaches meeting this past month at Captains Club. The following coaches received the Coach of the Year Award in their respective sport.


Pictures from left to right.

Steve James - Boys Lacrosse

Ben Cox - Girls Track

Cori Mason - Volleyball

Rosa Spannagel - Competitive Cheer

Gordon Jamison - Softball


Not Pictured

Jon Hamilton - Girls Golf

Trevor Hall - Boys Cross Country (missed the meeting due to the birth of his new baby girl Harper Noelle Hall, congratulations!!)

Kevin Fiebernitz - Girls Soccer

FinalForms Sport Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

Sports registration is now open in FinalForms for the 2022-2023 school year for all students 7th-12th grade. Your student-athlete must have a physical uploaded on FinalForms or turned into the Athletic Office before try-outs begin on August 8th. For current users, please login and follow the prompts to register now:


https://linden-mi.finalforms.com/


For new users, please create a new account following the process explained on our athletic website:


https://www.lindenschools.org/o/athletics/page/finalforms-parent-playbook


Important info when registering for next year:

  • Select the sports and activities your student would like to participate in.
  • While you can complete your forms now, your school/state may have additional or updated forms to sign closer to the summer.
  • You can always come back and work in the current 2021-22 year anytime.

Introducing the New PE Teacher/Girls Basketball Coach - Brian Klein

"I want to personally thank the entire administration team, faculty and staff who were involved in my hiring process. I am very excited to get started with serving the students at Linden and hopefully inspire them to create a lifestyle of health and fitness. In addition to teaching, I am honored to have the opportunity to coach and mentor our wonderful young lady eagles throughout our girls basketball program. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of our athletes and parents thus far and can’t wait to meet everyone else. In sport, there are so many lessons on and off the court that stay with you for a lifetime. I’m excited to walk along side these ladies and help them reach their full potential." Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Brian Klein

Linden Eagles @ Little Caesars Arena

This coming winter season, both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams will be playing a game at Little Caesars Arena. More details to come with a date, but we do have an opponent who has accepted the invitation to play us. It just happens to be the Fenton Tigers!