McKINNEY (Dec. 11, 2014) — Thirty-four student-athletes from McKinney ISD high school campuses have earned academic all-state honors in cross country, volleyball and football from the Texas High School Coaches Association.

The THSCA Academic All-State Teams presented by the U.S. Marines require that athletes, student trainers, and managers be in good standing with their teams, be a senior, and maintain an overall grade average of 92. Members of the “Elite Team” hold grade averages at or near perfect scores. Class rank and SAT or ACT scores are also considered by the THSCA.

We are very proud of our student-athletes’ academic achievements,” said Shawn Pratt, athletic director for McKinney ISD. “MISD student-athletes continue to raise the bar in both the athletic arena and the academic arena.”

Eight MISD student-athletes in cross country, 11 in volleyball and 15 in football earned the academic-all state award.

THSCA Academic All-State Recipients from McKinney ISD:

Elite Team

Sarah Hantak, McKinney North (volleyball)

Marques Jones, McKinney (football)

Rachel Mortan, McKinney North (volleyball)

Elise Schraer, McKinney North (cross country)

Brennan Stewart, McKinney (football)

First Team

Alex Linstrom, McKinney (volleyball)

Austin Ludwig, McKinney (football)

Reed Marchino, McKinney Boyd (football)

Brayden McFadden, McKinney Boyd (football)

Makenzie McHughes, McKinney (volleyball)

Michael Meadors, McKinney Boyd (cross country)

Abigail Montierth, McKinney Boyd (cross country)

Blair Walker, McKinney Boyd (cross country)

Second Team

Katelyn Bryant, McKinney Boyd (volleyball)

Bian Cooper, McKinney (football)

Annelise D’Annibale, McKinney North (cross country)

Emily Greim, McKinney North (volleyball)

Michael Lanagan, McKinney North (football)

Ashleigh Martin, McKinney Boyd (volleyball)

Ross Matiscik, McKinney Boyd (football)

Trevor McIntosh, McKinney (cross country)

Josh Pena, McKinney North (cross country)

Ryan Sandmann, McKinney Boyd (football)

Honorable Mention

Carson Berglund, McKinney Boyd (volleyball)

Michaela Brantley, McKinney North (volleyball)

Gabe Constantine, McKinney North (football)

Anthony Grogan, McKinney North (football)

Mallori Hanes, McKinney Boyd (volleyball)

Keaton Livingston, McKinney North (football)

Kailee Perez, McKinney (cross country)

Ryan Sheets, McKinney North (football)

Samantha Thompson, McKinney Boyd (volleyball)

Erik Wallace, McKinney Boyd (football)


About McKinney ISD

One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,750 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, four alternative schools and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at