Lauren Eng/Xcel Diamond MFuture Stars Gymnastics Coach: Tatyana Godenko Home Town: Allentown, NJ Parents: Diana and Michael Lauren plans to attend Virginia Tech to major in Human Development.
Academic Achievements: National Honor Society Honor Roll Grades 9-12
Gymnastics Achievements: 2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Vault 2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Bars 2017 Xcel Platinum 6th Place Beam 2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Floor 2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place All Around 2016 Level 7 State Qualifier 2015 Level 6 5th Place Vault 2014 Level 5 State Qualifier 2012 Level 4 2nd Place Vault 2012 Level 4 1st Place Bars 2012 Level 4 2nd Place Beam 2012 Level 4 2nd Place Floor 2012 Level 4 2nd Place All Around
Words of Wisdom: “A champion is not defined by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” ~Serena Williams
Attached is preliminary information about the Team 7 Edge Clinic scheduled for Sunday May 5 at Apollo Gymnastics, VA. This clinic will replace the JO Qualifiers meeting at Level 10 regionals. Region 7 will pay for entries to JO Nationals for all athletes who attend the clinic. JO Nationals apparel will be distributed at the clinic.
Caili McShane/Level 8 Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics Coaches: Ellen Gavin, Christina Lopez, Vladimir Peleksic Home Town: Madison, NJ Parents: Suzanne and William Caili plans to attend college to major in Physical Therapy.
Academic Achievements: Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Chinese Language National Honor Society Honors Student AP Student
Gymnastics Achievements: 2018 YMCA National Championships – Championship Division (level 9/10) – 4th UB, 2nd BB, 8th AA – All-American Gymnast 2017 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 6th UB, 3RD BB, 6th FX 2015 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 6th VT, 5th BB, 3rd FX, 10th AA 2013 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 1st UB, 2nd BB
Words of Wisdom: “A day without laughter is a day wasted”
Going into the Regional/National qualifying meet portion of the season, the following quote seems to be something gymnasts, parents and coaches might want to think about realizing that there are very few things you can control and that most things are outside of your control.
“Success isn’t actually your responsibility. Your responsibility is to be the very best at what you do as you possibly can manage. That doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, but it’s absolutely worth risking for.”
Upasna Parikh/Level 9 Henderson’s Gymnastics Academy Coaches: Mark and Annmarie Henderson Home Town: Edison, NJ Parents: Prachi and Malay Parikh Upasna plans to attend college and major in Business – Finance.
Academic Achievements: Latin National Honors Society Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll Grades 9-12 Honor and AP Student Peer Leadership
Gymnastics Achievements: 2018 Varsity Gymnastics Captain 2017 Level 8 States: 6th Place Vault 2017 3rd Place All Around NJSIAA Greater Middlesex Conference 2016 & 2017 Level 8 Regional Qualifier 2016 Level 8 Regionals: 11th Place Beam 2011 Level 5 States: 2nd Place Bars State Qualifier Levels 4-9
Words of Wisdom: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
Kiley Schaefer/Level 10 Twilight Gymnastics Coach: Yvette Pechanec Home Town: Clinton, NJ Parents: Nell Schaefer and Frank Schaefer Kiley plans to attend Cornell University.
Academic Achievements: National Honor Society Spanish Honor Society World Language Student of the Month Community Service Award Academic Achievement Society English Student of the Year Obtained The Seal of Biliteracy High Honor Roll GPA: 4.0875
Amanda McPeek/Xcel Diamond Madison YMCA Gymnastics Coaches: Ellen, Christina, Vladamir (Professor) Home Town: Andover, NJ Parents: Ryan and Leslie Amanda plans to attend NC State or the University of Vermont to major in Animal Science-Vet Science.
Academic Achievements: National Honor Society Spanish Honor Society High Honor Roll AP student
Gymnastics Achievements: Level 6 State Beam Champion YMCA level 8 Beam Champion YMCA level 8 Finalist Xcel Diamond State Floor Champion USAG level 9 Rated Judge Having Fun
Words of Wisdom: Appreciate the simple things…”Let It Be” – The Beatles