Addison Trail Boys Basketball Team hosts annual Staff Appreciation Night, recognizes junior for reaching 1,000-point scoring milestone

On Dec. 6, the Addison Trail Boys Basketball Team hosted its annual Staff Appreciation Night.

During the event, each varsity student-athlete recognized and thanked a staff member who has made a positive difference in their life and played a role in shaping them into who they are today. Each honoree was presented with a certificate that included a message from the player who nominated him or her.

Below are the recipients.


Staff member honored

Staff member department

Junior Alexander Manriquez

LeVonne Cescolini-Boyer

Social studies

Junior Aryan Patel

Aaron Jackson


Junior Luke Smith

James Ziebka


Senior Arturo Quiroga Jr.

Colleen Kane


Junior Isaiah Cortes

Dan Styler

Social studies

Junior Casey Carlson

Michael Kennedy

Special education

Senior James Cahill Jr.

Nicholas Pingel


Junior Dominic Renc

Chris Bazant

Social studies

Junior Matt Garcia

Jeff Laschinski

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Senior Michael Morales

Cory Little

Head Girls Basketball Coach

Junior Roberto Rizo Mut

Jessica Clark


Junior Maximillian Sobus

Ryan Peronto

Social studies

Senior Cesar Alvarez Herrera

Mike Rosengrant

Physical education

Junior Mario Rodriguez Jr.

Bianca Neff

Social studies

Junior Malik Barry

Annette Severino

Special Education

The team also recognized junior Luke Smith for reaching the 1,000-point scoring milestone.

Smith accomplished this feat on Nov. 29 with a 3-point basket during Addison Trail’s game against St. Charles East. He has been on the varsity team since his freshman year and completed this accomplishment in 59 varsity games. To honor Smith’s success, Boys Basketball Team Head Coach Brendan Lyons presented him with a commemorative basketball.

“Smith excels at all aspects of the game,” Lyons said. “He distributes the basketball, rebounds the basketball and is a tenacious defender. His passion for the game is evident, but he also is as humble of a player as any you’ll come across. He has definitely earned the respect of his coaches and teammates.”