The 2021 Holy Family ESPY’S

Recognizing excellence in student athletics and activities

Check out the 2021 Nominees!

The 2021 Holy Family ESPY'S


Introducing the first annual Holy Family ESPY’S, recognizing excellence in student athletics and activities.

Nominations are due May 15th!

Winners will be determined by voting from Holy Family students, coaches, faculty, and staff.

Winners will be announced in an online video awards show posted on Friday June 4th!

Nominations include each of the following categories:

Name of Student or Team Nominated

Title of Nomination

Description of why the nominee is deserving

Photos or videos if applicable

2020-21 Nominees will be posted here!  Stop back and vote for your favorite.


From under the radar to key performer (athletics or activities)

Dylan Ehlers’ Soccer Season

Dylan Ehlers

Playing midfield his whole life  Dylan took up the new role of goalie the summer going into the 2020 season. His first-ever game at goalie was the first game of the HF Boys Varsity soccer season against the #4 ranked team in the state  Orono. Dylan went on the help the Fire achieve a 9-2-3 season as well as only allowing an Outstanding 1.14 Goal per game on average despite only playing the position for less than a year.

Video Submission:

Wyatt Persful’s First Theater Performance

Wyatt,  a new actor at HF, auditioned for the play got one of the main roles, and killed it in his first play with us.

Boden Kapke for Basketball

Boden had his first season as a starter and led the team in points, rebounds, and assists. He is also the only player to start every game this year. View footage of Boden:

Dance Team’s Kick Performance at State

Did amazing at all performances and placed 5th in the state tournament

Julia Red Wing Breakout Performer of the Year

Julia Red Wing

Julia was a major contributor on the soccer team in the Fall.  This track season she has dominated multiple events including breaking records in triple jump and pole vault.  With our canceled season last year while we knew she would be good for us this season  I don’t know we truly had a picture of just HOW GOOD!


Best performance by a team in a single day of competition (athletics or activities)

HF Girl’s Varsity Basketball Win with 4 Players

January 19th  Girls Basketball defeated Annandale by 3 points on a last-second 3 pointer by Sophie Hall  WITH only 4 girls on the court… other 2 fouled out. This was one of the coolest games I have ever witnessed and deserves to be recognized.

HF Boys Basketball Team—A game of true team effort

Rival game with SW Christian on Feb 25. HF has 5 varsity players out in quarantine  including 3 starters.  All Fire players step up and play a strong SW team  holding them to 33 points in the first half.  Fire have a season high 48 points in first half.  Fire fight off a push by SW to win by 2 on a last second shot by Braylon Cummings.  Fire have a season game high of 82 points  with 8 of 10 players scoring.  A strong fast paced team effort by the Fire!

Video Submission:

Math League

Math League State Championship Performance


Single best sports or activities moment when one play made all the difference

Laura Theis

Best Performance in Into the Woods

Laura learned and performed this role in 3 days after a performer was quarantined and could not continue in the play. Not only did she learn it super quickly but she also did amazing!!

Braylon Cummings

Game Winning Shot vs. Southwest Christian
Braylon made a clutch game-winning jump shot to win the game.

Ewan Farrell

Correcting the Judge
He told the reader of the questions in Knowledge bowl that the answer to the question was wrong  something about Darwin idk

Jake Kirsch

Jake’s dunk vs Breck
There hasn’t been a dunk in many years at hf.  This dunk put an exlamation point on the game.

Spencer Lewin and Owen Lund

Bomb Show vs Rockford Powers Baseball Victory

Spencer drilled a 2-run shot into the neighbor’s yard  pulling the Fire back from a big deficit and Owen followed with a 3-run shot  his first career homerun  providing the game winning runs over Rockford.

Alexa Cuadros

Best Moment/Play
Alexa broke a record in the shot put that has stood since 2010.  Alexa is a Senior Captain  hard worker  and among one of the best throwers I have coached in my career.  She has been eyeing this record for a long time.  With a cancelled season last year  she waited extra long.

Girls Basketball AND/OR Sophi Hall

Four on the Floor for Fire – Walk Off 3-Pt Shot for Win
Basketball is hard enough with a full squad  but the Fire girls tied a hand behind their back getting into foul trouble and faced down Annandale in the early season with just four players for much of the final quarter. Down 60-59 with 14.2 seconds left  the Fire offense cleared Hall for a deep 3 and she drained it to walk off the win.

Collin Nawrocki

Collin’s First Goal Ever
Watching him celebrate his first goal of his soccer career was priceless. Who needs to witness a winning goal at a World Cup Final when you can be part of this.

Mary Furlong

Goal vs. Watertown-Mayer

Mary’s goal sealed a 4-2 victory for Holy Family over an undefeated Watertown Mayer team and placed a dent in their hopes of a conference title.


All-round best performer in HF (non-sport) activities

Graham Miller

Photography of Sports: Image of Sawyer Schugel

Graham was a dedicated photographer for sports this year and though he has never taken a single art class  he has worked to learn the basics of shooting  composition and editing to showcase HF Sports!

Wyatt Persful

ACT OF YEAR Into the Woods Performance

Ewan Farrel

Knowledge Bowl


All round best player/performer (athletics)

Nicole Bowlin

Athlete of the Year: She is the most supporting teammate out there she will do anything for the team if that means giving up a wide open shot for a game winner to give it to someone else to make

Derrick Pegues

Athlete of the year: He puts a lot of work in every sport he plays

Julia Red Wing

Athlete of the Year
Julia is dominant.
Julia was a major contributor on the soccer team in the Fall.  This track season she has dominated multiple events  including breaking records in triple jump and pole vault.  With our cancelled season last year  while we knew she would be good for us this season  I don’t know we truly had a picture of just HOW GOOD!

Bishop Schugel

Athlete of the Year: Bishop Schuuuuu-gel!!!!
Varsity Boys Soccer 4 years:Junior year 2019-20: All Conference Honorable MentionSenior year 2020-21: Team Captain All ConferenceVoted Conference MVPAll State: 1st Team4th leading goal scorer in state. Boys Varsity Hockey 3 years2021 AAA recipient : academics/arts/athletics

Jake Kirsch

Outstanding Leader and team player.

Jake never quits, outstanding, leader great working with all the team members.

Ben Reddan

>Mr. All day  Every day
Great Captain  competitor  Leader  Outstanding Student


Coming up big when it matters most (athletics or activities)

Braylon Cummings

Braylon’s game-winner against Southwest

>With multiple seniors out Braylon had 17 points including the game-winner in the game against Southwest Christian on February 25, 2021.

Noah Seck

Noahs Clutch free Throws
Noah sank two free throws to win the game against providence academy to send the team to the section finals

Catherine Dueck

Delano 200 Touch out
Catherine was asked by her coach a pretty tall order.  She needed to beat a senior from Delano in the 200 free by swimming a best time and also win the 500 free.  She was able to win the 200 free by a touch out  come back and win the 500 free and still have big swims on the relays.  Her performance got her some local press including a section highlighting the impressive group of HF swimmers specifically.’Holy Family Catholic freshman Catherine Dueck had a perfect week in her individual events. Dueck took the top spot against Delano in the 200 and 500 freestyle and against Waconia in the 50 and 100 freestyle.’

Catherine Dueck

Catherine Dueck’s 200 Free photo finish
Freshman Catherine Dueck trailed the whole race against a Delano senior. In the last 25yd stretch  she closed the gap to win by 0.16 seconds.

Spencer Lewin

Spencer Walks Off Providence with Double in Extra Innings
Following seven solid innings by Grant Limke  Spencer came in to shut the door on the mound in extra innings  then doubled in Tien Foudray for a Walk-Off Victory in the bottom of the 9th!

Bishop Schugel

Bishops 5 second countdown  game-ending goal  3-1 vs Mound

Boys Soccer HF vs Mound in the pouring rain Tied 1-1Bishop scores in the last minute of the game  HF up 2-1THEN Bishop beats the defender after falling down and scores AGAIN in the last 5 second countdown of the game!!!

Marc Lund

CLUTCH Marc Lund’s Game Winning Goal vs. Hastings

Winners will be announced in an online video awards show posted on Friday June 4th!