Celebrating Our Swimming and Wrestling Seniors
Because our disrupted season has not allowed us to celebrate our winter senior athletes as we normally would, we wanted to recognize them in SASAFACTS. Senior basketball players will be featured in a future edition.
Zolon Knoll is a day student from Sewanee and a 7-year member of the swim team. Zolon holds the SAS team record in the 100 yd Individual Medley and is a member of the 2020 record-setting 200 yd Freestyle Relay, 200 yd Medley Relay, and 400 yd Freestyle Relay teams. Zolon has consistently qualified for the State Swim Meet in Freestyle, Butterfly, Individual Medley, and Backstroke events, finishing the 2020 season with two top 25 finishes at States in the 100 yd Butterfly (20th) and 100 yd Freestyle (24th). Zolon is also an honors student, a Student Representative to the Curriculum Committee, and a Proctor. Zolon intends to pursue his interests in the German language in college, as well as his passion for swimming by competing at the collegiate level.
Xavier Thompson is a boarding student from Kingston, Jamaica, and a 3-year participant on the wresting team. He received the 2019-20 Coaches Award. Coach Monahan noted, “Xavier came to wrestling with a background in mixed martial arts which served him well on the mat. Possessing flexibility unmatched on the boys team, Xavier could literally bend himself out of tough spots. He grew as a wrestler each year.”
Jack Tse is a boarding student from Atlanta and a 2-year participant on the wrestling team. Coach Monahan noted, “As a black belt in karate, Jack possesses a great deal of poise and discipline. An extremely coachable athlete, Jack had a very strong season last year and we were hopeful for a strong 2020-21 season.”