Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Spring 2021 Student-Athlete Signing Ceremony

Thunderbolt student-athletes from were honored this year for having committed and signed to play a sport in college. More student-athletes in the Class of 2021 were honored at a similar ceremony last fall.

Alex Becker

Parents – Scott & Amy Becker
Collegiate Sport – Swimming
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Summit League
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Chemistry / Pre-Dental
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Letter Winner – Swimming
  • 2 Top 8 finishes at Nebraska State Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2nd Team Academic All American – Midwestern Swimming
  • 2-time NSAA Academic All State
  • Team Captain – Junior & Senior seasons
  • Gold Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)
  • Top Freshman Math Student
  • Award for Outstanding Student in Anatomy & Physiology, College & Career Writing, Physics, and American History
  • Member of National Honor Society

Sam Easley

Parents – Ed & Tiffany Easley
Collegiate Sport – Track & Field
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Big Ten
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Finance
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Track & Field
  • 2-time Qualifier & Medalist at Nebraska State Track & Field Championships
  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Basketball
  • Nebraska State Basketball Tournament Qualifier
  • Honorable Mention All-State – Basketball
  • Academic All-State – Track & Field / Basketball
  • Academic All-Conference – Track & Field / Basketball
  • Member of National Honor Society

MacKenna Eidson

Parents – Jon & Charity Eidson
Collegiate Sport – Basketball
College Choice – Southeast Community College – Beatrice, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – NJCAA – Region IX
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – Nursing or Agriculture

Ava Heasty

Parents – Scott & Sally Heasty
Collegiate Sport – Swimming
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Nursing
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Letter Winner – Swimming
  • 4-year qualifier at Nebraska State Swimming & Diving Championships
  • Pius X Honor Roll
  • National Honor Society

Sam Hoiberg

Parents – Fred & Carol Hoiberg
Collegiate Sport – Basketball
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Big Ten
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Sports Communication
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Basketball
  • Nebraska State Basketball Tournament Qualifier
  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • 2-time HAC All-Conference
  • 1st Team All-City – 2021
  • 2nd Team All-City – 2020
  • Academic All-State
  • 2-time HAC Academic All-Conference

Jason Kolbas

Parents – Vladimir & Stephanie Kolbas
Collegiate Sport – Golf
College Choice – Iowa Western Community College – Council Bluffs, Iowa
Conference Affiliation – NJCAA & Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – Finance
Honors

  • Varsity Letter Winner – Golf
  • Pius X Low Individual Scoring Record – 2018
  • Class A Individual State Runner-Up – 2018
  • Class A Individual District Champion – 2018
  • Nebraska Junior Amateur Champion – 2018
  • Golfer of the Year – Lincoln Journal Star – 2018
  • Sportsmanship Award – Pius X High School Golf – 2018, 2019
  • Nebraska-Kansas Cup Team – 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Diocese of Lincoln Pro-Life Essay Contest Winner – 2017
  • Academic All-State – Nebraska Coaches Association
  • Academic All-State – Nebraska School Activities Association
  • Academic All-State – Lincoln Journal Star
  • Outstanding Student Award – Theology III
  • Spanish IV Book Winner – voted by peers to read to elementary students

Allyson Korus

Parents – Jesse & Angie Korus
Collegiate Sports – Cross Country & Track & Field
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Biology
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Letter Winner – Cross Country
  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Track & Field
  • State Champion – Nebraska State Cross Country Championships – 2018
  • 14th Place Medalist – Nebraska State Cross Country Championships – 2018
  • HAC All-Conference
  • All-City – Lincoln Journal Star
  • Academic All-State – NSAA
  • Academic All-State – Lincoln Journal Star
  • Academic All-Conference – HAC
  • Lincoln Children’s Museum & STEAM Competition Scholarship Winner
  • Outstanding Student Award – Biology
  • National Honor Society
  • Regents Scholarship – University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • UNK Omaha World Herald & Kearney Hub Scholarship Finalist
  • Top-Tier Honors Program Scholarship
  • 4-H Teen Council College Scholarship Recipient

Ben Mitchell

Parents – Steve & Amy Mitchell
Collegiate Sport – Baseball
College Choice – Northeastern Junior College – Sterling, Colorado
Conference Affiliation – NJCAA – Region IX
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – Business
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Baseball
  • All-City Tournament Team – 2020
  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Football
  • All-City

Josh Moore

Parents – James & Lavaine Moore
Collegiate Sport – Baseball
College Choice – Northeastern Junior College – Sterling, Colorado
Conference Affiliation – NJCAA – Region IX
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – General Studies
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Baseball

Lyndsay Olson

Parents – Matt & Stacey Olson
Collegiate Sport – Cheerleading
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Biology / Pre-Med
Honors

  • 4-year member of Pius X Cheerleading
  • 2 –year Varsity Squad Member – Team Captain – 2021
  • JV Squad – Team Captain – 2019
  • 9th Grade Squad – Team Captain – 2018
  • 2-time 4th Place Finish – Nebraska State Cheer & Dance Championships
  • UCA All-American
  • National Honor Society

Hannah Pham

Parents – Thach & Tanci Pham
Collegiate Sport – Volleyball
College Choice – University of St. Thomas – St. Paul, Minnesota
Conference Affiliation – Summit League
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Civil or Mechanical Engineering
Honors

    • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Volleyball
    • 2-time State Volleyball Tournament Qualifier
      • 2020 – State Quarter-Finalist
      • 2019 – State Semi-Finalist
    • 2-time District Champion
    • 2-time HAC Champion
    • Junior Nationals 5th Place
    • Academic All-State
    • Academic All-Conference
    • National Honor Society
    • Pius X Honor Roll

Clare Plachy

Parents – Lewis & Karen Plachy
Collegiate Sport – Tennis
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Biology / Pre-Med
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Tennis
  • #1 Singles – 6th Place – 2019
  • #1 Singles – 6th Place – 2018
  • Team 3rd Place – 2019
  • Team 4th Place – 2018
  • Ranked Top 25 in Singles in Missouri Valley
  • Nebraska Sportsmanship Award – 2018, 2019, 2020
  • USTA National Net Generation Junior Representative
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Academic All-State
  • Academic All-Conference
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Honor Roll

Sydney Schnase

Parents – Matt Schnase & Jenny Schnase
Collegiate Sport – Soccer
College Choice – Wayne State College – Wayne, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Pre-Physical Therapy

Honors

  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Soccer
  • Team Captain
  • Nebraska High School Soccer Senior Showcase
  • Honor Roll
  • Academic All-State
  • Academic All-Conference

Blake Vodicka

Parents – Dan & Jill Vodicka
Collegiate Sport – Football
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Undecided
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Football
  • 2-year Varsity Letter Winner – Baseball

Jase Woita

Parents – Jeff & Marcy Woita
Collegiate Sport – Baseball
College Choice – Kansas City Kansas Community College – Kansas City, Kansas
Conference Affiliation – Jayhawk League
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – Business
Honors

  • Varsity Letter Winner – Baseball
  • All-City Tournament Team – 2020
  • 3-year Varsity Letter Winner – Tennis
  • #1 Doubles – State 7th Place – 2020
  • #2 Doubles – State Runner-Up – 2019
  • Team State Champion – 2018, 2019
  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • All-City Honorable Mention
  • Academic All-State
  • Academic All-Conference

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