Mustangs News · The Zeal Credit Union Athlete of the Month is….


Zeal Credit Union is honored to recognize Lilly Connelly & Ethan McCombs of Croswell-Lexington High School  as the Zeal Credit Union Hardest Working Athletes of the Month! Lilly & Ethan will be receiving a pair of wireless bluetooth headphones & winner’s certificate courtesy of Zeal Credit Union.

Congratulations to all this month’s winners and nominees. A special congrats to the Mustangs’ Shannon Kennedy, October Nominee, on her outstanding Golf Season! 

Do you have an athlete that should be nominated for next month’s Athlete of the Month contest? Submit your nomination here.

Lily Connelly | Croswell-Lexington HS | Varsity Cross Country

Lily is one of the top runners in Blue Water Area for varsity Girls Cross Country

Ethan McCombs | Crosswell-Lexington HS | Varsity Cross Country

Ethan led Sanilac County Boys Varsity Cross Country runners

This Month’s Nominees:

Shannon Kennedy | Marian HS | Varsity Girls Golf 

Shannon was medalist at the MHSAA golf finals shooting a 143 which was 3 under for the tournament. She also lead Marian to its first Golf State Championship. Shannon was also medalist at our Conference Tourney and MHSAA Regionals. Shannon was also named to Dream team for high school golf.

Tyler Kowalski | Southfield Christian HS | Varsity Cross Country 

Kowalski earned 1st Team All M.I.A.C. honors by finishing 5th at the M.I.A.C. Cross Country Championship.  He moved up from his best conference finish of 14th at the previous jamborees and improving his time by a minute and a half to a personal best 18:08.  Kowalski also was a medalist at the Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard Invitational.

Emily Duan | Stevenson HS | Varsity Girls Golf

Emily is the two-time NSC Champion (last year as a freshman and this year as a sophomore). She recently recorded a 68 at the IHSA Sectional Tournament at Mt. Prospect, which placed her 2nd in the tournament. 68 is a new 18-hole record for Stevenson. Last year, she had a 9-hole score of 32, which was also a Stevenson record.

She and the rest of her teammates qualified for the IHSA State Finals this week with a team score of 298, the lowest Sectional score of any team in the state.

Sharon Josephsen | Shelby HS | Varsity Volleyball

Sharon has gone far and above to be a team player.

Sara Filby | West Bloomfield HS | Varsity Cross Country

She’s been a hard working and talented runner on the cross country team for 4 years. She’s also a great teammate and leader! Top awards so far: All-county and league runner-up

Evan Akkashian | The Roeper School | Varsity Soccer

Evan was voted MIAC Blue Division League MVP for Soccer. He had 15 goals & 9 assists, is a senior captain, and was 2nd team all state last year. This year’s awards haven’t been released yet.

Daniel Seestadt | West Bloomfield HS | Varsity Cross Country

Daniel is an incredibly talented and hard-working sophomore distance runner. At the same time, he is humble and celebrates the team’s success as much or more as his own. Top awards so far: OAA Blue champion (1st place all three OAA Blue meets), Mustang Invite 9th/10th Division winner, All-County (8th place), 2nd place at Oxford Invite.