Solid fall season for several RPS athletes

ROCKFORD – In a season that wasn’t typical, Rockford Public Schools had lots of athletes turning in typically outstanding seasons.

RPS runners swept the MVP awards in cross country. Three boys cross country runners made first team All-NIC-10 and another was named special mention. Four RPS runners made the first team girls team and another was named special mention.

First team
Brandon Lawson, Guilford, freshman
Juan DelReal, Guilford, sophomore
Peter Maculan, Auburn, senior (MVP)
Special mention
Michael Kruchten, Auburn, sophomore

First team
Madison Harmsen, Guilford, freshman
Michelle Gasmund, Guilford, sophomore (MVP)
Taylor Wartell, Auburn, senior
Isabelle Roethle, Auburn, senior
Special mention
Christina Nikas, Auburn, junior

Six District 205 girls swimmers made first team and another five were special mention.

First team
Ava Hayes, Auburn, freshman
Ursula Koch, Auburn, sophomore
Mikayla Durkin, Guilford, sophomore
Marissa Enke, Guilford, sophomore
Ella Gasparini, Guilford, junior
Ali Cushing, Auburn, senior
Special mention
Sydney Turner, Auburn, sophomore
Anna Gray, East, sophomore
Katy Watson, Jefferson, senior
Jaden Greenlee, Guilford, senior

Auburn dominated girls tennis and the NIC-10 all-conference team.

First team
Maddy Harned, Auburn, junior
Amy Park, Auburn, sophomore (doubles MVP)
Belen Nevenhoven, Auburn, senior (singles MVP)
Paris Thompson, Auburn, senior (doubles MVP)
Alyssa Trapp, Auburn, junior
Kasey Aucutt, Guilford, senior
Special mention
Darby McGowen, East, senior
Phuong Pham, Auburn, senior

Three girls from the Rockford co-op team were first team all-conference in golf and another special mention. The boys NIC-10 team had five RPS golfers on the first team and two more on the special mention list.

First team
Anna Homb, junior
Kayla Sayyalinh, senior
Ahna Doherty, senior
Special mention
Allie Vosberg, junior

First team
Andrew Carey, Guilford, sophomore
Ben Bathje, East, junior
Alex Ferry, Auburn, junior
Conner Knuth, Guilford, senior
Nollan Sliva, Auburn, senior
Special mention
Jordan Compton, East, senior
Luke Grall, Guilford, senior


Posted on 11.19.20