Sarah Fotsch ('13) is a junior at the Air Force Academy and a member of Cadet Squadron 38. She missed her sophomore season due to hip injuries but is returning for her second time as a member of the varsity basketball team.
Sport: Girls' baksetball
High school coach: Dan Wandrey
College Accomplishments: Joined the team as a walk-on ... appeared in 24 games, making 18 starts, the most by a Falcon freshman ... averaged 2.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... started in debut vs. #12 North Carolina, scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds ... season-high six points against Utah State and San Diego State ... career-best nine rebounds against North Dakota State ... played 36 minutes against Wichita State.
High School Accomplishments: Lettered three years in basketball ... coached by Dan Wandrey ... averaged 10.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest ... two-time all-conference honoree ... all-area selection ... academic all-state as a senior ... also lettered four years in soccer ... three-time all-state, all-area and all-conference selection in soccer ... conference player of the year in 2013 ... member of National Honor Society.
Sierra High is a senior at UW-Whitewater. She played varsity soccer for Brookfield Central before she graduated in 2013. She is now majoring in communications and has played in 16 matches, mostly as a starter.
Sport: Girls' Soccer
High School Coach: Jon Mroz
High School Accomplishments: GMC Conference Champions 2011 & 2012, Regional Champions 2011, Sectional Finalists 2012, State Semifinalists 2013
2014: WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll, Appeared in 16 matches, including 10 as a starter … finished with three assists for three points … attempted 13 shots, including eight on goal… matched a season high with three shots (all on goal) in UW-Whitewater’s 3-1 win at North Park (Ill.) on Oct. 8 … assisted on the game-winning goal on a corner kick in the Warhawks’ 2-1 victory at UW-Platteville on Oct. 1
2013: Started 17 of the team’s 22 contests … scored three goals and notched three assists … assisted the game-winning goal against UW-Platteville on Oct. 23 … assisted the game-winning goal in overtime of the first round NCAA DIII playoff game against St. Scholastica on Nov. 16 … registered four shots, three on goal (all goals) … WIAC defensive player of the week for Sept. 23-29
HIGH SCHOOL ACCOMPLISH-MENTS:
Erik Wahlgren, BCHS Class of 2012, was once just another young student in Elmbrook Swim club. He now swims for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers as a junior.
Sport: Boys' Swim and Dive
High School Coach: Jeff Bigler
High School Accomplishments: Swam at the Wisconsin state championships all four years, improving his standings in each event every year ... as a senior, was named team co-MVP and took seventh in the 100 freestyle, eighth in the 50 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle relay and 13th in the 400 freestyle relay at the state meet ... helped the Barracudas to a second-place finish at sectionals, their best finish since 1995 ... was named team co-MVP with fellow Panther Will Sass ... also swam for the Elmbrook swim club for 10 years ... earned Academic All-American honors.
Swam in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events at the Horizon League Championships ... posted season-best times in all four events ... came in fifth in the 100 and 200 free in the season-opener Oct. 19 vs. Grand Valley State ... finished sixth in the 200 free at Wright State Oct. 26 ... fifth in the same event in a win over Wheaton Nov. 1 ... took fourth in both the 100 free and 200 free one day later at UIC ... placed sixth in the 200 free and eighth in the 50 free at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 15-16 ... fifth in the 500 free over IUPUI Jan. 17 ... took third in the 200 free and sixth in the 100 free the next day at Chicago ... placed sixth in both the 100 and 200 free vs Northwestern Jan. 31 ... sixth in the 200 and 500 free in a win over Green Bay Feb. 1 ... was fifth in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free against Wisconsin Feb. 7.
Swam primarily sprint freestyle events as a freshman ... swept the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Midwest Invitational to close out the season ... posted season-best times in all three swims ... finished sixth in the 100 free and seventh in the 200 free in collegiate debut against Wisconsin ... was second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free in a win over Wright State Oct. 26 ... also swam the 100 fly twice and the 200 IM once ... tallied 11 top-10 finishes on the season.
Lydia Rohde is a freshman guard on Northwestern University's varsity basketball team. She graduated from Brookfield Central in 2014 before becoming a Northwestern Wildcat.
High School Coach: Dan Wandrey
College Accomplishments: Appeared in 15 games off the bench ... B1G: Has played in eight of 12 conference clashes ... Saw six minutes of action at Penn State (1/25), most since 12/7 vs. Loyola (12) ... Played four minutes at Illinois (1/22) ... Made conference debut with four minutes vs. Wisconsin (1/1) ... Nonconference: Grabbed career-high two rebounds in 12 minutes vs. Loyola (12/7) ... Poured in five points in 12 minutes at Virginia Tech (12/4) ... Three-pointer with 4:52 left gave NU its largest lead at 33 points ... Scored two points and dished out first career assist vs. UIC (11/26) ... Made collegiate debut with six points in seven points at Chicago State (11/14).
High School Accomplishments: 2014 Associated Press All-State honoree ... 2014 WBCA Division I All-State selection ... A First Team All-Suburban Girls Basketball selection in 2014 ... Four-year All-Conference honoree, including three-time first team recipient ... Three-time Waukesha County Freeman All-Area honoree (first team in 2014, third team in 2013, honorable mention in 2012) ... Helped lead Brookfield Central to the Division I sectional finals her senior year ... Named a top senior Shooter as part of the Wisconsin Sports Network Senior Girls Basketball Awards ... Averaged a team-high 13.8 ppg, while shooting 49.2 percent from 3-point range, 5.1 rebounds and added close to 4.0 assists per game as a senior ... Brookfield Central's all-time leader in assists with more than 330 career assists ... Finished her high school career ranked No. 2 in Brookfield Central history with 954 points ... Holds school records for 3-pointers made in a career, 3-pointers made in a season, 3-point FG% in a season, 3-pointers made in a game and FT% in a season ... Team MVP in 2013 and 2014 and team captain in 2013 and 2014 ... Led the Greater Metro Conference in 3-pointers during the 2013-14 season ... Played AAU for WBA Prestige along with fellow NU freshman Maya Jonas ... Part of a Brookfield Central squad that received the Academic All-State silver medal from the WBCA ... Four-year scholar athlete ... Petruska Scholarship Award winner for leadership, attitude, dedication as a positive representative of the school and career athletic participation in 2014 ... Four-year varsity starter on Brookfield Central's soccer team ... Voted team MVP during 2014 season as team's leading goal-scorer ... Two-time Second Team All-State honoree (2013, 2014) ... Two-time First Team All-Conference recipient (2013, 2014) ... Second Team All-Conference in 2012 ... Team captain in 2014.
Dan Barwick is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a batter for the Panther baseball team with 2014 BC alum, Elijah Goodman. Dan graduated in 2012 and plans to major in finance.
High School Coach: Jeff Bigler
High School Accomplishments:
Earned first-team all-state, all-area and all-district honors as a senior after batting .475 with 47 hits, 30 runs batted in, a .545 on-base percentage and a .727 slugging percentage ... selected First-Team All-Greater Metro Conference as a senior and sophomore and second-team as a junior ... hit .356 that season, with 53 hits and 28 RBI ... batted .402 as a sophomore, driving in 26 runs on 42 hits ... also stole 17 bases.
2013: Appeared in 14 games on the season, recording seven plate appearances ... scored three runs, stole a pair of bases and drove in two ... made collegiate debut as a pinch runner against New Mexico State Feb. 15, scoring a run ... stole bases against Saint Louis April 12 and Cardinal Stritch May 2 ... tallied RBIs against Carroll April 25 and Wisconsin Lutheran May 6 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Earned three starts and appeared in 31 games as a sophomore ... batted .219 and scored eight times, driving in six runs ... had an on-base percentage of .342 and recorded 23 chances in the outfield without an error; still without one in his college career ... made season debut against Cal-Bakersfield Feb. 14 ... recorded first career hit against UIC March 30 ... went 2-for-2 and drove in a run in victory over Parkside April 22 ... drove in a career-high two, had a base hit and scored a run against the Flames May 22 in the Horizon League Tournament... batted .353 with runners on ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
Eddie Wajda is a freshman at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a stellar athlete at Central, where he was named best golfer in Wisconsin before graduating in 2014.
Sport: Boys' golf
High School Coach: Dan Wandrey, Brian Scrobel
High School accomplishments: No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin ... placed fourth in the WIAA State Championship with an even par 72-72--144 ... had a stellar junior and amateur career which was capped in 2013 by qualifying for the U.S. Amateur at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. ... as a junior finished in the top 10 in every event that he played and won the Greater Metro Conference championship with a score of 72 ... named player of the year in the GMC ... Wajda's average of 73.28 was the lowest in the area, and he finished tied for second in the 2013 Division 1 WIAA State meet with a score of 73-73--146 to earn Co-Player of the Year honors with UW golfer, Ben Skogen, and first team state honors ... also named the 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel player of the year ... member of the 2013 GCAW Boys All-State Academic team
College Accomplishments: Finished with a 74.4 season scoring average which is less than two strokes behind the school's frosh record (Garrett Jones- 72.74)...scored a 18-hole, 36-hole and 54-hole career best at the Windon Memorial (Sept. 20-22) with a 9-over 72-68-79--219...holds the team's season best 18-hole score of 68...competed in all five team meets as a freshman...finished first among the Badgers at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate with a 77-73-71--221...recorded his best tournament finish tied for 14th at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate
Josie Petersson is a senior on the UW-Stout cross country and track teams. She runs distance for the Blue Devils now, but raced as a Lady Lancer for Brookfield Central back in 2010.
High school coach: Lorie Lewis
High school accomplishments:
Captain of cross country, track, and ski team
Two-time varsity letterwinner for track
Team was GMC three-time triple crown winners in 2008, 2009, and 2010
State champion team in 2008
10k PR of 40:19
Finished first at La Crosse Last Chance meet, running a 5k PR of 19:14
Ran in two meets her freshman year and four her sophomore year
Ran a 21:10 5k in 2011 (has improved by two minutes since then)
Runs the 1500 (5:47) and 5000 (21:01) in track
Josie was also recently featured on the WIAC website's Student Athlete Q & A miniseries. Click here to get to know more about Division III athletics, what is is like to run for a collegiate team, and even Josie's favorite foods.
Valerierose Agnello is currently a Junior at Witchita State. She is a guard on the varsity basketball team and intends to major in physical therapy. Before attending Witchita, she attended Kishwakee community college for two years and played on their basketball team as well. She attended Brookfield Central high school and graduated in 2012.
High School Coaches: Dan Wandrey
High School Accomplishments:
Earned three varsity letters in girls' basketball
Named first team all conference, first team all-suburban, and second team all-country as a senior
Earned all-state honorable mention honors and inclusion in the Wisconsin Top 100
Finished career in BC's top five in scoring, rebounding, free throws, and assists
Captain at Kishwaukee College when her team placed #6 in the NJCAA Division II final poll
Started all 33 games while averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game
All-American Honorable Mention
First team all-conference and second team all-region IV honors
Played for the squad that set a school record for scoring defense (50.2 ppg)
Averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists in the conference tournament
Led team to a 26-7 overall record and 12-0 mark in conference play
College: Viterbo University
Coach: Mark Adams
High School Accomplishments: 2009-10 - first team all-conference…first team all-suburban…WBCA All-Star Game alternate…team MVP…team captain…conference leading scorer at 19.4 ppg.
College Accomplishments: 2012-13 Season: NAIA Scholar Athlete...MCC Academic All-Conference...averaged 5.5 ppg and 1.7 rpg...scored a season high 13 points against Edgewood College. 2010-11 Season: Played in all 31 games as a freshman...finished fourth on the team in scoring by averaging 7.8 ppg...scored a season high 23 points against Grand View University.
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sport: Track & Field
Coaches: Lorie Lewis, Danna Bowe, Trae Hoepner, Pete Wysocki
High School Accomplishments: Claimed fourth at Wisconsin Division 1 state meet in the 100-meter hurdles as a senior ... also finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles at state as a senior ... named Greater Metro Conference Athlete of the Year after setting indoor conference record in triple jump and outdoor conference record in 100 hurdles senior year ... swept conference indoor and outdoor titles in the triple jump as a senior ... as a junior, set Greater Metro indoor record in the 55-meter hurdles and earned all-state honors in the 300 hurdles and triple jump ... also competed in gymnastics ... awarded Brookfield Central Scholar-Athlete award ... named WIAA Scholar-Athlete
College Accomplishments: 2013 Outdoor: Finished 16th in the preliminary round of the 400 hurdles at the Big Ten championships (5/11) with a time of 1:06.43. 2013 Indoor: Placed fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a time of 9.93 ... won the 60 hurdles at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a time of 8.99 ... took 10th in the 60 meters preliminary round with a time of 8:28 and placed fourth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.04 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19). 2012 Outdoor: Competed in the Big Ten championships (5/12) to take 12th in the 100 hurdles preliminary round with a time of 14.27 was a member of the eighth-place 4x200 relay team (1:40.38) at the Drake Relays (4/27) and also a member of the sixth-placed shuttle hurdle relay team (58.32). 2012 Indoor: Place second in the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (2/11) with a clearance of 10-11 3/4 (3.35m) ... won the 60 meters at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2) with a time of 8.05.
College: Indiana State University
Sport: Track & Field
Coaches: Lorie Lewis, Trae Hoepner, Pete Wysocki
High School Accomplishments: All-state for four years. She held school records in the 100, 200, 400, 4 x 200, and Long Jump. Broke state records in the 200 and 400 meter dashes. 2008: State Champion in 100m & 200m dash, 5th in Long Jump. 2009: 2009: State Champion in 200m dash. 2010: State Champion in 400m dash & Long Jump, 2nd place in 100m dash, 3rd in 200m dash. 2011: State Champion in 400m dash, 3rd in 200m dash, 4th in 100m dash.
College Accomplishments: Obasih comes to Indiana State from the University of Minnesota where she ran under Matt Bingle. She competed in events ranging from the 60 meter dash to the 200 meter dash and long jump.
College: Northern Iowa University
High School coach: Jamie Muelmans
High School Accomplishments: Lettered three years at Central High ... totaled 35 catches for 433 yards as a junior and senior, averaging 12.4 yards per catch ... 2010 all-state honorable mention as a tight end ... was an all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore and junior and a first-team selection as a senior ... was a second-team all-county and honorable mention all-suburban pick as a senior ... attended the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio in 2010 ... was nominated for the Forbes Top Sophomore Athlete in Wisconsin in 2008.
College Accomplishments: 2012- Saw action in all 11 games starting seven … named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman team … selected to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team … finished the season with nine receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 22.4 yards per catch … had a season high 53 yards against South Dakota State (10/20) … caught a season-long reception of 41 yards against Central State (9/8) … scored a touchdown against South Dakota State and Western Illinois (11/3).
College: Western Illinois University
High school coach: Jason Burdge
High School Accomplishments: During her freshman season she was named All-Greater Metro Conference Second Team and was voted Team MVP with 14 goals. Earned All-Greater Metro Conference First Team honors as a sophomore while also being named to the All-Area Team as her team finished as state semifinalists. As a junior she as again named All-Greater Metro Conference First Team as well as the All-Area and All-State Teams. She closed out her high school as a team captain with another All-Conference First Team selection as her team won the conference championship. Named to the All-Area First Team and All-State Team... named one of Top 20 athletes in Waukesha County. Ended her high school soccer career with 52 goals and 19 assists
College Accomplishments: Named to the 2011 & 2012 Summit League Fall Academic All-League Distinguished Scholar. Appeared in 19 games and started four games. Has one goal, which was a game-winner at Grand View. 16 shots, 12 of them on goal. 2012: Appeared in all 19 matches and made five starts. Netted goals against St. Ambrose on Sept. 9 and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 24. Earned four points on the season. Took 17 shots and seven shots on goal.
College: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Sport: Cross country & Track
High School Coach: Lorie Lewis
High School accomplishments: Lettered all four years in cross country and track. All-conference and all-state all four years. Named Greater Metro Runner of the Year in 2009 and 2011. Ran to 6th place in the 800m run at the WIAA State Championships in 2008. Took 6th in the 1600m run in 2009, 5th in 2010, and 2nd in 2011 at the WIAA State Championships. Ran to a 9th place finish in the 3200m at the WIAA State Championships. Finished in the top-15 all 4 years at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships including a 3rd place finish in 2007.
College accomplishments: Cross Country: The team's No. 4 runner (25th overall) at the Neubauer Invite (22:59.0). Competed in six races overall. Academic All-Big Ten. Raced in four meets. Ran a career-best 22:35.4 as the second Gopher finisher at the Neubauer Invitational (17th overall). Finished fifth on the team at two meets, clocking in at 22:40.28 in 17th overall at the Blugold Invitational and 23:39 in 11th overall at Rocky's Run. Was the 20th Gopher at the Griak Invitational in 23:15.9. Track: Ran the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight (4:43.63) and the Alabama Invitational (4:45.09). Finished seventh in the mile (5:07.62) at the Parents Day Open. Best 3,000m time was 10:18.05 at the Iowa State Classic. Ran 3,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic (10:52.99).
College: Duke University
Sport: Football (Offensive Guard)
High school accomplishments: Three-year letterman at Brookfield Central ... charted as the No. 33 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... tabbed as the No. 65 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 1 offensive lineman and the No. 8 overall prospect in Wisconsin by Rivals.com ... helped Brookfield Central to three-year ledger of 20-9 with two state playoff appearances ... All-Midwest Region choice by SuperPrep ... first team All-Greater Metro Conference pick in both 2009 and 2010 ... named the Greater Metro Conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Year pick as a senior ... all-region choice by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association in 2010 ... also participated in track and field ... conference champion in both the discus and shot put.
College accomplishments: Received the Mike Suglia Award, an honor presented annually to the sophomore member of the Duke football program who best exemplifies the academic and athletic qualities of the late Mike Suglia ... on the field for 10 snaps including a season-high five versus Memphis.