I have a lot of favorite players. Jack Poe is right up at the top of the list. I have fun with him on our game broadcasts by attaching nicknames, such as “Smilin’ Jack” and “J-Poe”, while often referring to him as our “Swiss Army Knife.” Steady, Reliable, and Consistent could be some descriptions. Primarily our “sixth man” forward, Jack was even pressed into Guard service when needed a year ago. He contributed in 30 of our 31 games during that season and will have a larger role this year, as one of our seven seniors. Jack may be the player who most benefited by our ASAP Strength Training sessions over the summer, and ongoing. Jack is a First Honors student in the classroom.
Mason Sepate is a three year varsity starter who comes in to the 2022-23 campaign with 527 career varsity points scored. Not an easy task when you realize that he played alongside Stephen Verst, Carson Schirmer, and David Govan, all prolific scorers, his sophomore year, and with David Govan a year ago, where he put 356 of those points on the board. On paper, he and Luke Schumacher should vie for leading scorer honors this season, in a “it doesn’t matter who scores, so long as we score environment.” Known for exciting the crowd by stringing together 3 point goals, Mason has knocked down 73 of them in his career. Mason is another who has benefitted dramatically by our summer-long Strength and FItness program at ASAP.
Smart, Steady and Stoic, Luke Schumacher, simply gets the job done. He has already shown the ability to be a top scorer by holding that distinction in our scrimmages with McNicholas,, LaSalle, and Northwest. Luke was granted a healthy junior year where he was our third leading scorer, second leading rebounder, and led the team in assists (67). He and Mason Sepate led the team in charges taken. He has shown in the pre-season that he can play the run game, and is finishing extremely well around the hoop. Luke is a perennial fist-honors student.