In what has been an outstanding fall season by Lady Demon athletes, three of our stars have chosen their future place of academic and athletic success!
Demi Jhaveri-Women’s Tennis-Valparaiso University
Demi, the daughter of Stacie and Head Girls/Boys Tennis Coach, Saumil Jhaveri and will become a Crusader for Valparaiso University. Demi was a member of 4 straight SWC Team Championships and also was 1st Team All SWC for 4 straight years. She is a 4 time district qualifier and 2 Time state qualifier. She and partner Ashley Michelich finished 4th in the state in doubles in 2017. Her career record is 107-26 overall and she was 42-1 in the SWC. Demi is undecided about a major at this time.
Emma Peeler—Women’s Tennis-Ball State University
Emma, the daughter of Dina Nemo and Bill Peeler, will become a Cardinal for Ball State University. Emma is one of the most decorated girls’ tennis players in Demon history. She was a 4 time MVP of the SWC, 4 time 1st singles champion, 1st team All SWC 4 times and was never defeated by an SWC opponent going 43-0 over her career. She was a 4 time district qualifier, 4 time state qualifier culminating in a 4th place finish in the state this past season. For her career, she had a 119-23 overall record. Emma is undecided at this time on a major.
Leah Schmidt-Women’s Volleyball-University of Utah
Leah, the daughter of Marla and George Schmidt, will become a Ute and play in the PAC 12 at the University of Utah. Leah will leave Westlake as one of the most decorated volleyball players ever. She earned 4 letters and was a three time 1st Team All SWC player. She was also a two time All District 1st Team Player in 2017 and 2018. She holds school records in: kills in a season (374) and kills in a match (30), and also holds the three top spots in both categories. She is second in school history in Aces in a season and Digs in a match. Her career stats were 1041 kills, 135 aces and 723 digs. Leah plans to major in film media video art and minor in sociology or law.
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