Kyrene Athletes of the Week
Max Sankey and Lexie Schroeder - Kyrene Middle School

Max Sankey and Lexie Schroeder share honors as Kyrene Athletes of the Week. Both are leaders of their teams and exhibit outstanding sportsmanship.

Max, an eighth grader, is a member of the cross-country team. He belongs to the National Honor Society and carries a 4.0 GPA. Max is the top male cross country runner and is currently undefeated. He is the team captain and, with his humble and competitive attitude, he has been a great role model for all the runners at KMS. He has always taken the lead in athletics and academics, and never looks back.

In his free time, Max plays on a Desert Youth Hockey Association Tier 1 team, the Firebirds. He has been playing hockey for seven years. He is also a member of the KMS baseball team and for a team in Babe Ruth. In sixth grade he was a part of the Scorpion track and field team. Unfortunately for this young man he will not be competing in the Cross Country Championship meet due to a hockey tournament in Colorado. We thank Max for being such a great inspiration to our athletes and wish him the best of luck in his hockey tournament. Max thanks both Coach Cozzetto and Coach Riley for bringing the best out of him and he credits his parents for their ongoing support and encouragement.    

Lexie Schroeder is a member of the KMS eighth grade volleyball team. Lexie is a very busy student-athlete. She works hard in the classroom to maintain A’s and B’s. She is a member of SADD, Chorus and Caring Majority, and still finds time for club soccer, basketball and volleyball. She is an extremely athletic athlete and has a great attitude towards the game. Her coach, JP Jandreau, says, “She is a hard worker and has been very coachable throughout the season.” She is a team captain of the volleyball team and she leads on the court by example. Says Coach Jandreau:

“Lexie has both the physical and mental characteristics that it takes to play volleyball at a high level.”

Lexie wants to thank her friends, and especially her teammates, for their support. She also credits her coach for making the team practice hard and for improving her spiking skills. Lexie thanks her two older brothers for getting her involved in sports and thanks her parents for their continuous encouragement and for all the rides to practices and games.

Kyrene Athletes of the Week are selected by their schools’ coaching staffs.