Celebrating 7 Spartan Seniors on February 14th

It is with gratitude, excitement, and joy that we honor our beloved 12th graders on Senior Night — a DWS tradition taking place during the varsity basketball game versus Mile High Academy on February 14th. About these one-of-a-kind athletes, Coach Quinn reflected the following:

What an amazing group of senior athletes we have this year! In fact, they are the most winningest group to have come through DWS to date! They have put in a lot of time, hard work, and dedication into multiple sports throughout the last four years, helping to make our Spartan Athletics Program an even bigger success! Personally, I’d like to say thank you to them and their families for all of their hard work and support the past four years! Read below to get to know more about these incredible athletes. GO SPARTANS!

Eliza Blanning

Eliza Blanning is a four-year player (three with Denver Waldorf and one at Denver South). A captain every year here at DWS, she has shown great leadership and dedication to the program. The leading scorer on the girls’ team all 3 years, but she also does everything a coach could ask for on the court in leading the team rebounding. She blocked shots while also handling the ball a lot for the team.

Stazi Salazar

Stazi Salazar is a three-year player who has been extremely dedicated to the basketball program and has improved tremendously over the past years. She is a hard working and unselfish player who does all the little things a team needs and probably doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. We appreciate all she does!

Daisy Macomber

Daisy Macomber is a three-year player who is very committed and has also improved very much over her time on the team. Daisy is tough and scrappy. She will not back down on the court and is a defensive pest. Her shot has really improved, and she always pushes herself and her teammates to be better.

Dylan Quinn

A starter during all four years, Dylan Quinn was also a captain as a Junior and Senior. Dylan finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 956 points, and holds the single game points record (39 points in a game). He is the school’s leading 3-pt shooter with 173 made 3’s. Dylan’s commitment to the basketball team and this program has been second to none. He’s been our primary point guard and ball handler all four years. Dylan averaged a career high of 17.5 points a game and 33% shooting from 3. Dylan was selected to the 5280 All League 2nd team for the second time (was also an Honorable Mention previously 2 previous times).

Will McHenry

A captain and a starter during all four years on Varsity, Will McHenry finished as the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 919 career points. He is also the school’s leading rebounder with 648 rebounds in his career. Will plays with tremendous heart and energy in every game, and is one of, if not the hardest working players I’ve ever coached. A very efficient scorer inside and out, Will averaged a career high 16.7 points and 13 rebounds per game. Will was selected to the 5280 All League 1st team for the first time (was also 2nd Team and 2x Honorable Mention previously).

Jonah Carr

Jonah Carr is a four-year varsity player who has shown growth every year and has developed into a pillar of our team’ success during this amazing 4-year run. Jonah does all of the little things that a coach loves and a player hardly gets credit for. He has always taken on the task of guarding the best “bigs” on the other team and isn’t afraid of the challenge. He’s dedicated and has worked extremely hard to become one of the top players in the school program. Jonah averaged a career high of 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this year. Jonah was selected to 5280 All League 2nd Team (his 1st selection).

Lucas Lewis

Lucas Lewis is a four-year Varsity player who brings a lot of energy and athleticism to our team. He is a versatile player who can score in multiple ways offensively, he’s a slasher that can also shoot from the perimeter. Defensively at times, he’s been asked to guard the best player on the court inside and out and has locked them down. Lucas has battled through a lot of injuries in his career but has always persevered and found away to get back onto the court to help our team. He’s an exciting player to watch and has improved his scoring average every year over the past 4 years including this year averaging a career best 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds a game. Lucas was selected as Honorable Mention 5280 All League team member (his 1st Selection).