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Athletes of the Week May 19

May 19, 2017
Dalton Deevey

A Beacon seventh-grader, a football linebacker and a wrestler, he finished last wrestling season in the 130-pound weight class with a 12-0 record, then went on to capture the Henlopen Conference wrestling championship. Last weekend at the MAWA Eastern Regionals in Salisbury, Dalton placed fifth inside a four-region bracket, going 3-2 to earn All-American status. "The matches I lost were close by 3 and 2 points; there were no slouches in the tournament," Dalton said. When asked what it felt like to handle a loss, Dalton said, "I handled it well." Dalton is an honors student who also is schooled in judo, so approach him prudently.

 

Lexi Woodruff

Lexi was named to the Division One All Tournament team last weekend, and she and her teammates from the University of Delaware Club Lacrosse team went 4-0 at the National Club Championships in Utah, upsetting Santa Clara and Pittsburgh in consecutive games to win the championship. Lexi is a sophomore at Delaware who plays attack and is working toward her degree in nursing. "Electron" was a two-sport all-state player at Cape in field hockey and lacrosse. She has always been a Division One talent and now has a National Championship to add to those state championships she was a part of while at Cape.

 

Amanda Sponaugle

This Cape sophomore just picked up a racket the day before tennis team tryouts and took to the sport like a seasoned veteran. Amanda not only picked up the sport, she moved up the challenge ladder and went 10-4 at the first doubles position, placing third at the Henlopen Conference Tournament last weekend with partner Mel McCloy. She is a member of the Cape Henlopen Leo Club, the Honor Society and the FFA. Amanda plays attack on the Vikings field hockey team and swims the 100- and 200-meter freestyle and free relays on the swim team. In her spare time she loves hanging out at the beach and body boarding.

 

Mel McCloy

A second-year player on the Cape tennis team, this junior honors student was the perfect fit on the first doubles team, according to assistant coach Dave Shook. "She helped mentor first-year player Amanda and made them a extremely athletic and aggressive first doubles squad that took third place in the Henlopen Conference Tournament," he said. An Academic Challenge student, McCloy is a also member of the Cape Leo Club, Green Club, Honor Society, and the Class of 2018 treasurer.  She also plays guard on the girls’ basketball team, defense on the field hockey team and performs on the Cape Dance Team. In her "spare" time she assists with the Unified Basketball program.

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