SAHS Athletes of the Week
Susan Evans — Volleyball
The Stillwater volleyball team has made a smooth transition under first-year coach Jamie Suapaia and helping to lead the way is reliable setter Susan Evans.
The junior collected 26 set assists during Stillwater’s 3-0 Suburban East Conference victory over Park on Tuesday night, one night after delivering 34 during a nonconference sweep over Tartan. Evans also served 19 for 19 with four aces and added 19 set assists as the Ponies defeated Forest Lake 3-0 in their conference opener on Sept. 13. With help from a balanced cast of hitters, Evans has helped the Ponies win each of their past nine games.
Stillwater (2-0 SEC, 7-3) travels to Hastings for a conference match tonight.
Wayde Hall — Boys cross country
Since losing the first race of the season by a tenth of a second, Stillwater senior Wayde Hall has won consecutive races while leading the defending state champion Stillwater boys’ cross country team.
Hall crossed the finish line in 15:52.7 to lead the Ponies to a victory at the Rochester Mayo Invite on Sept. 13 as Stillwater scored 27 points in a comfortable victory over seventh-ranked Owatonna. The previous week, Hall held off highly regarded Addison DeHaven of Brookings, S.D., to win the Faribault Invite with a blistering time of 15:14.7, leading the Ponies to another team title with a score of 32.
The Ponies are scheduled to compete at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday.