Athletes of the Week April 17

April 17, 2020
Iseabal Cryne

A Cape goalie from the class of 2017, Izzy’s senior mates included Korinne LeMaire, Sarah Rambo, Sarah Hyde, Cailey Thornburg, Kaitlyn Klabe and Evelyn Shoop. That team won Cape’s ninth state title in a row. Izzy, along with teammate Cailey Thornburg, went to Division I Mercer University in Macon, Ga. She came up through the Atlantic Lacrosse program and is an athletic lefty who started for the Bears as a freshman. With Cryne, now a junior, between the pipes, Mercer was off to a great start this year at 5-2 before their season was canceled March 20. Thornburg (junior) and Chloe Schaeffer (freshman) had combined for 20 goals. The Cape trio was in the house in the Deep South. Each player will be eligible to take a redshirt.

Jackson Dean

The Delaware Wrestling Alliance recently awarded Jackson Dean of Caesar Rodney the annual Zane Q. Robinson Memorial Scholarship of $10,000. Dean is a three-time state champion and three-time academic all-state wrestler, as well as a member of the National Honor Society. He carries a 3.9 GPA while taking AP and honors classes. Jackson’s volunteer and community service activities include being a coach for the Caesar Rodney Young Riders Program, Special Olympics, and Blue-Gold Club volunteer, and he also visits local nursing homes. Jackson is a national All-American, placing at the Beast of the East and Ironman Tournaments, and he is a USA Freestyle Nationals All-American. Just a great once-in-a-lifetime wrestling student-athlete. Jackson will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, where he will join the wrestling team.

Luka Garza

This 6-foot-11, 260-pound center and Slam Dunk to the Beach alum averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds per night this season for the Iowa Hawkeyes, narrowly missing out on both the Wooden and Naismith awards. Garza’s game is a beautiful fusion of old school and new school, as he scores at will with his back to the basket and boasts a sweet stroke from outside. That unique skill set was on display at the 2015 Slam Dunk, when Luka posted a pair of 32-point games for Maret (D.C.), and wowed crowds with his fundamentals and footwork. Garza’s 740 points this year set a single-season Iowa record, and he’s on track to become the school’s all-time scoring leader next year. Luka recently declared for the 2020 NBA draft, but he has not hired an agent and is likely to return for his senior season.

Chris Travis

Chris is living in Wausau, Wis., and just turned 51 years old. He is a Cape guy who graduated in 1987. Chris was a stealthy, get-up-and-down lefty on the basketball team who played from the right side on the golf course. Chris was Delaware state champion (medalist) in 1986, shooting 153 for two rounds and 1987, shooting 154. His sister is Diane “Tweety” Travis, Cape’s all-time leader in field hockey for goals scored (57), who led the Vikings to the state championship in 1979. Brother Donnie was fourth in the Delaware Open as a 16-year-old. Tyler Whitman of Cape was medalist in 2001 and 2003. Aaron Burton of Concord was medalist in 2011; he is the son of Cape graduates Anthony Burton and Ella Floyd.


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