(The following press releases were submitted by the Wentzville School District.)
Andrew Sansoucie, swimming
Timberland High School senior Andrew Sansoucie has committed to swim for the Tigers of the University of Missouri. With his mother Nan and father David by his side, Andrew signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “I got to the campus, and Mizzou just felt right. I had the chance to spend some time with the team, and we all got along great, it was a good fit. The coaching staff is incredible, and I’ve already bonded with them.”
Andrew won two more state titles at this year's Missouri State High School Swimming and Diving Championships Nov. 9-10 at the Rec-Plex Arena in St. Peters. Andrew won the 50-Freestyle with a time of 20.44 and broke his own state record winning the 100-Fly with a time of 47.96. According to USA Swimming, those are the #1 ranked times in the country for 18 year olds in those events this year. He was also named the Athlete of the Meet by the Missouri Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association for the second consecutive year. Andrew qualified to swim in the Olympic Trials last summer in both events and his goal is to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He plans on studying pre-med or secondary education while at Missouri.
Justin Marler, swimming
Timberland High School senior Justin Marler has committed to swim for the Truman State University Bulldogs in Kirksville, MO. With his mother Cheryl by his side, Justin signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “I loved the campus and the small school atmosphere. The swim team is great, and I really clicked with the coach, so I feel like I can improve a lot in that program.”
Justin won the state title in the 100-Backstroke with a time of 51.93 at this year's Missouri State High School Swimming and Diving Championships Nov. 9-10 at the Rec-Plex Arena in St. Peters. He qualified for State all four years, and finished second in the 100-Backstroke last year. “It felt great to finally win the State Championship, that’s been my goal for the past four years.” Justin plans on studying history while at Truman.
Jackson Lane, golf
Timberland High School senior Jackson Lane has committed to play his collegiate golf for the Maryville University Saints in Chesterfield, MO. With his mother Maureen and his father Stan by his side, Jackson signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “It has the engineering program I was looking for, and the campus is really nice. I didn’t want a school that was too big and I really respect the coach, so it was a nice fit.”
Jackson was a State qualifier for the past three years, and a two time GAC All-Conference Team member. He has been on the Timberland Honor Roll for three years, and was selected to the GAC All-Academic Team in 2012. He plans on majoring in engineering while at Maryville.
Lori Badalamenti, softball
Timberland High School senior Lori Badalamenti has committed to play softball for the Miners of Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. With her mother Judi and her father Gus by her side, Lori signed her National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “The coach is great, and so is the engineering program, and I wanted to play softball and study engineering. It’s an amazing campus and I loved it there, it just fit.”
Lori was a versatile player for the Wolves, and has played third base, outfield, and catcher. She was selected for the GAC All-District Team as a catcher, and also received the GAC sportsmanship award. She was a member of the GAC All-Academic Team, and currently has a 4.05 GPA and has scored a 28 on the ACT test. Lori plans on majoring in engineering while at S&T.