High School Sports Spotlight for Aug. 27, 2012
August 26, 2012 7:30PM
Emily Gallagher, of Lincoln-Way West
Updated: September 28, 2012 6:12AM
This week we shine the spotlight on: Emily Gallagher, Lincoln-Way West; Tommy Eyer, Shepard; Gaby Rosales, Marian Catholic; and Kyle Hauser, Marist.
Senior, Swimming Lincoln-Way West
As a freshman, Gallagher became the first-ever West swimmer to qualify for state. Now in her senior season, she wants to end on top.
“I’ll be one of the first graduating classes who was at West all four years,” Gallagher said. “It’s cool to know that when my brother and sister get to high school, they will have to live up to what we did.”
Gallagher qualified for state last season in the 100-yard freestyle.
Senior, Soccer, Shepard
Eyer has a busy fall ahead of him as a leader of the Astros’ soccer team and a standout kicker for the Shepard football squad.
“It’s hectic at times,” he said. “I get home at 11 Friday night after football and hit the pillow and it seems like my alarm’s already going off for soccer practice.”
Eyer hopes to go deeper in the postseason in soccer. The Astros have fallen short in the regional title game the last four seasons.
Junior, Tennis, Marian Catholic
Rosales, despite two sectional championships, is hardly resting on her laurels.
“Gaby has continued to play many United States Tennis Association tournaments in the offseason and continues to improve her deep shots and drop shots at the net,” coach Scottt Bodnar said. “She still needs to work on ... conditioning and racquet speed to increase velocity on her hits.”
Senior, Cross Country, Marist
Hauser, a senior, was a youngster when his family ran a 5K race together. “I wanted to go ahead of them, run off by myself,” he said. “They said ‘Wait until you’re older.’ I decided to do a 10K. I was 10 years old and did it with my dad. He said ‘Halfway through you can go off by yourself.’ That’s pretty much where it all started.”
Hauser was ninth in the Class 3A 1,600 meters last spring and leads the Marist cross country team that was runner-up in the East Suburban Catholic last fall.