Ava Koehler de Celaya '19 leads Xavier Archery Team at State Championships

Coach Leslie Kanda, Chris Pfaff, and Keeley Benvin '19

On February 28 & March 1, the Xavier Hotshots archery team pulled out all the stops at the State Archery Championship at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Of the 104 high school girls, three Xavier girls were ranked in the top 25:
  • 5th  - Ava Koehler de Celaya scored 275 points
  • 16th - Alyssa Marino scored 263 points
  • 21st - Jessie Silverstein scored 260 points

Five Xavier archers finished in the top 10 for their grade level:
  • Seniors, 1st - Ava Koehler de Celaya
  • Sophomores, 3rd - Alyssa Marino
  • Seniors, 4th - Loralai Ramirez
  • Seniors, 9th - Hailey Infante
  • Juniors, 10th - Jessie Silverstein

As a team, Xavier finished 5th out of 7 teams.

Other highlights:
  • Ava qualified for the NASP Western National Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 26 & 27.

  • Nearly half the Xavier Archers who competed in State shot personal bests:
    • Senior Ava Koehler de Celaya
    • Sophomore Alyssa Marino
    • Senior Loralai Ramirez
    • Junior Anna Gong
    • Sophomore Ariana Santana-Garcia
    • Freshman Ana Bhatti
    • Sophomore Chiara (CJ) Schouten
    • Junior Rachael Ashford
    • Junior Abbie Brachtl
    • Sophomore Gigi Lazarovici

Great job, Gator Hotshots!!!

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