Student Standouts for April 16

Student Standouts: Erb ’21, Jan ’22, Paine ’21, Hamilton ’22, Lustgarten ’22, and Boys Lacrosse in the News

Congratulations to this week’s standouts below. Way to go #RamNation! And as always, if you have a story to share, please email weeklynews@micds.org.

Erb Earns Number 1 Singles Tennis Title

At the Metro League boys tennis tournament on Wednesday, Evan Erb ’21 earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory to claim the Number 1 Singles Tennis Tournament Title. Erb defeated a fellow competitor with whom he’s faced off on many occasions but also partnered with in doubles. Congratulations, Evan, who will continue playing tennis in college at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.

Also, the Boys Tennis team won the Number 2 Singles Flight with Justin Jan ’22’s victory, and he and Erb secured a win at Number 1 doubles. Check out the Metro League Tournament recap by STL Today here.

Caitlin Paine

Senior Named Pre-Veterinary Scholar at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Caitlin Paine ’21 has been named a Pre-Veterinary Scholar at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. This Scholars Program provides early assured admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine following three to four years of undergraduate study. Caitlin has been named a Pre-Vet Scholar in honor of her academic record and extracurricular activities indicating she is an exceptional student. Scholars are involved in veterinary hospital supervised observation, rounds, and research opportunities beginning freshman year. Scholars’ advisors are veterinary school faculty members who counsel the scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduate experience. Caitlin’s advisor guiding her on her journey into equine and small animal medicine will be Dr. Allison LaCarrubba, DVM, DABVP, a faculty member in equine ambulatory and internal medicine. Congratulations, Caitlin, on your wonderful achievement!!

Junior Fences at World Championships in Egypt

Bogdan Hamilton ’22 competed in the 2021 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships held in Cairo. He had a very strong tournament. In the individual events, Hamilton placed 5th in Cadet (ages 17 and under) Men’s Foil, losing a close bout in the quarterfinals to the eventual world champion. He finished in the top 32 in Junior (ages 20 and under) Men’s Foil. Hamilton then anchored Team Canada in the team foil competition, scoring the winning touch against Spain to secure 9th place. This marked the best finish to date by the Canadian Junior Men’s Foil team in the World Championships!

Check out the videos below of Hamilton’s Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Cadet Men’s Foil Bouts!

Sam Lustgarten

Junior to Participate in Harvard's Pre-College Program

Congratulations to Sam Lustgarten ’22 who will be studying International Political Economy with the Harvard Pre-College Program this summer! “I will be learning about important political and socio-economic issues of globalization as well as sharpening my evidence-based argumentative skills,” shares Lustgarten. “It means a lot to me that, even with the pandemic still impacting all of us, I am still able to improve my knowledge of such significant matters from great institutions of learning.”

Boys Lacrosse Earns 99 Consecutive Wins

The MICDS Boys Lacrosse team has worked incredibly hard over the past seven years to earn a 99-game winning streak against fellow Missouri lacrosse teams. On Saturday, the 99th in-state victory came when the Rams defeated Rockhurst, 17-4. Varsity Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Andy Kay shared, “The seven-year run is a nice feather in the cap for all who participated in it. However, no win or loss will ever define the love and respect that these young men have for each other, and that is what our program is all about.”

On Tuesday, the Rams were defeated by De Smet in overtime, 7-8. The last time the Boys Lacrosse team was beaten by another in-state team was on April 10, 2014.

Outstanding job, Rams!