No more games to play: Mount St. Mary coaches committed to staying in touch with seniors, other players

Jason Jewell
Mount St. Mary senior soccer player Jaxon Cervantes nails a free kick during a game last season. - Photos provided by Jessica Stiles
Editors Note: This is the next in a series of stories highlighting seniors in Fridayland schools who will not be playing this spring after schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, we are profiling seniors from Mount St. Mary.
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As the spring season cancellations have set in for many Fridayland athletes, coaches at Mount St. Mary are committed to staying in touch with their players while providing workouts and other techniques for their individual sports.
“I’ve really worked hard to stay in touch with my players,” said athletic director and boys tennis coach Leroy Cantrell. “We have a Zoom meeting once a week. I really want to see their faces. They’ll send me a video of their swings and we can critique them together.”
Cantrell even goes as far as jokingly simulating that week of the season.
“I’ll joke with them in our meeting and say something like, ‘don’t forget we’re going to Tecumseh this week,’ which gets a few chuckles from the players,” he said.
Like many other schools, Mount St. Mary coaches felt poised for strong seasons this spring.
“We were expecting a lot from our soccer teams,” Cantell said. “I think we also expected a good year from the golf and baseball teams.”
The coach continued, “There’s no question this has been a tough deal for our athletes, especially the seniors. The weather is good and this is a perfect time in Oklahoma for spring sports. It is what it is, but we’re all disappointed that we can’t play.”
As a small, private Catholic school, Mount St. Mary draws students from all over the area, including as far away as Guthrie, Yukon and Mustang.
“With so many students who live far apart, the only time the kids see each other is at school,” Cantrell said.
The Class of 2020 features 104 graduating seniors. Cantrell said school staff created banners for all the seniors and plan to surprise them with the “Senior Signs” in their yards.
“It’s been hard, but we’re trying to create fun ways engaging with our students,” Cantrell said.
The school is still planning a graduation ceremony in July, Cantrell said.
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Editors Note: The following is a list of Mount St. Mary seniors, arranged by sports.
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Baseball
Coach: Chris Crosbie
• Garrett Bocock, OF: 3-year starter; highest on base pct. each year; .280 career batting average.
• Connor Hooper, C, INF, P: 2-year starter; .300 career batting avg.; one of our top starting pitchers.
• Josh Cleary, RHP, OF: 1.20 ERA after 2 starts this season.
• Cole Ranck, OF: 1-year starter; worked really hard for his opportunity and it was cut short.
• Zach Henson, OF: 1-year starter; finally had his opportunity to start and it was cut short.
• Declan Simmons, 1B: gave us depth at 1B and was our courtesy runner because of his outstanding speed.
• Jake Satterlee, INF: our most improved player over the last 3 years; gave us depth at 2B.
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Track
Coach: Andrew Leahey
• Cooper Glass: 3 year state medalist in 110 HH and 300 IH; All City Preps-Best of Metro OKC 2018; PR-110 H,15.20, 300H, 41.13; *2018 Conference Champ 110H; Meet of Champions, 3 years; mumerous school hurdle and team record holder; 3-year captain.
• Yesnia Quinonez: 300H: 51.54, 100H: 18.63; 4x100 and 4x200 relays; one of most improved athletes and fastest girls on the team.
• Shelby Rubino: all-around multi-sport athlete; competed in everything from the 2 mile to the 60M; training for shot put and discus.
• Daly Barnett: 800M, 2:53; 1600M, 7:11; 4x800 relay; one of strongest athletes; highly dedicated to school and team.

Senior soccer player Magda Coronado watches the action during a game last season.

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Soccer
Coach: Francois Boda
• Mishelle Campbell: a multi-sport athlete who excelled on defense this year; a key player allowed no goals on her side of the field.
• Magda Coronado: team captain; a 4-year starter and cornerstone of defense; an extremely high soccer IQ; one of best defenders in school history.
• Christina Personette: team captain; played on offense her whole career; a born leader and helped deal with highs and lows of season.
• Caroline Cox: a starter on defense; a very aggressive and tenacious player; comfortable playing all defensive positions.
• Allison Jennings: defensive midfielder for MSM; very analytic approach and played in every game this season.
• Jordan Rex: played on defense; skilled and coachable; participated in both offensive and defensive sets.
• D’Asia Washington: played as a midfielder and a defender; skilled with a lot of power and positive aggressivity; fearless, tenacious and coachable.
• Jaxon Cervantes: team captain; rock of defense (best defense statistically in class 3A when he plays); played better under pressure and personified championship attitude.
• Devin Wedman: a born striker; scored 7 goals in 7 games; fast, skilled and accurate; accurate with both feet; can score from all angles and from anywhere on field.
• Zach Tyler: contributed significantly in making defense the best in 3A; made 69 saves; exceptional team leader; a reassuring presence and calm under pressure.
• Anthony Schudalla: played on defense and in midfield; always practiced and played with a lot of tenacity; played a big role in team success and impacted the program in a positive way.
• Jose Angeles: played on defense and goalkeeper.; a coachable and skilled player; always put the team first.
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Tennis
Coaches: Leroy Cantrell and Leigha Liuzza
• John Paul Pierce: 3-time state qualifier in No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles; part of the state academic champion team; 2020: finished 1st and 2nd in No. 1 doubles in 2 tournament.
• Emily Emery: transfer from Bixby; played No. 1 singles; signed to play at OBU; very competitive; works hard on her game; great sportsmanship.
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Golf
Coach: Jon Maza
• Joey Lewis: 4-year letter winner; 13 career top-10 finishes; played in 3 straight state tournaments; 2020: 2nd place, Cedar Valley, 4th place, Purcell Invitational.
• Dalton Faires: 4-year letter winner; in top 20 at Cedar Valley; 1 career top-10 finish; payed in 3 state tournaments.
• Alec Harkey: 4-year letter winner; in top 20 at the Cedar Valley; played in 3 state tournaments.
• Sophie Darrow: 3-year letter winner; played in 2 regional tournaments.
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Powerlifting
• Jose Hernandez: finished as high as 6th place; improved 30 pounds on his 3-lift total; disciplined and consistent in training.
• Joyce Hanby: finished as high as 6th place in a competition; increased 3-lift total by 110 pounds; dedicated to training and improving technique.
• Emma Ducote: highest finish in competition was 2nd place; increased her 3-lift total by 35 pounds; a sponge at listening to instruction and worked extremely hard.