Update on Spencer Cairo
Spencer is a 2011 graduate of Adams and attends Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green Ohio. He is excelling in the classroom and progressing very well on the football field as well. Spencer was red shirt ed his first year, he is a Red shirt sophomore
this year. He has participated in several games this year and guard/center. Spencer is listed in the BGSU program at 6-2 302 lbs. His Football travels with the team have taken him to play in the 'Swamp" against Florida, Virginia Tech, Foxborough Stadium in Mass. (where
the Patriots Play) and to Washington DC last year where BGSU was in the Military Bowl. Spencer is also one of 4 Football players (on a squad of 115) that is on the Players action committee , where representatives from all the sports meet on a regular basis with school officials and fellow students to discuss various topics relating to school life, academics and sports,. Spencer was chosen by his coach's to be on this committee. Spencer relies on his experience as a Highlander and uses the teamwork, leadership and other great qualities he learned to continue his progress at BGSU both on and off the field.
Young wins two medals at the USAW Junior Championships Chris Young, 2008 Adams football alumni took a Bronze Medal at the US Junior National Weightlifting Championships in Foster City CA on February 17th. He lifted 110kg (242lbs) Snatch and a 147kg (323 lbs) clean and jerk also earning him a bronze medal with a total of 257kg for the day, and also took bronze in the clean and jerk.
Chris has been Olympic Lifting since 2005. He attends Northern Michigan University where he is part of the
United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC). This program allows aspiring lifters to be coached and train as an Olympic hopeful while attending the university.
Chris is passionate about this sport and encourages young athletes to give it a try. There is a local club in Rochester. He would love to represent his country some day on a world platform. Check the link below for videos from NMU. It is hard to spot Chris because he is also the videographer. You can see him in October 17, 2012 (wearing a yellow shirt) and October 26th
wearing no shirt. Check out these hardworking athletes who could some day represent the USA!
Josh Renel is a 2008 graduate of Adams High. Josh set numerous records in his three-year varsity career at Adams. From http://www.gliac.org/sports/fball/2011-12/releases/McAvoy_11
Wayne State’s Josh Renel Named Recipient of the 2011 GLIAC Jack H. McAvoy Award
BAY CITY, Mich. — Wayne State University senior running back Josh Renel has been named recipient of the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Jack H. McAvoy Award as announced by Commissioner Dell Robinson. The award is
presented annually to the GLIAC football player who best combines outstanding character and leadership on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
A native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Renel has earned a 3.63 grade point average (4.0 scale) while majoring in marketing. He has been named to the GLIAC All-Academic football team three times, is a First Team Academic All-American, is a two-time member of the GLIAC Football All-Conference First Team, and a 2011 All-Region performer. A fall 2010 and 2011 GLIAC Commissioner’s Award recipient for athletic and academic excellence, Renel is an active member of the community and volunteers in his spare time to Make a Wish Foundation and the United Way Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, among other charities.
This season, Renel helped the Warriors to the NCAA Division II championship game where he began the contest with a 93-yard
kickoff return for a touchdown (only the second time in the Division II NCAA championship contest the opening kickoff was returned for a score). He finished the season ranked 28th nationally in all-purpose yards per game (146.00), 33rd in kickoff return average (25.61), and 55th in rushing yards per game (84.56). Renel led the GLIAC in all-purpose yards (2,336), was second in punt return average (12.8), third in rushing yards (1,353), and fourth in both rushing touchdowns (14) and kickoff return average (25.8).
“Josh personifies the true meaning of the term student-athlete,” stated Commissioner Robinson. “He provides an outstanding platform for the McAvoy Award highlighting the type of student-athlete we have our conference. He will be a future leader in his field of study as well as his community.”
Renel becomes the second Wayne State student-athlete to win the award joining Matt Fishburn who earned the award in 1997. Ferris State University has had the most recipients of the award (4), with Michigan Technological University, Saginaw Valley State University,
Hillsdale College and Wayne State all have two apiece. The Award is named for former Hillsdale College director of athletics and head football coach, Jack McAvoy, who was instrumental in the founding of the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC), now known as the GLIAC.
Adams Football Alumni Receives Bronze Star
Capt. Luke Lazzo, 27, commander of 1st Platoon, Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance batalion, salutes after receiving a Bronze Star with V device during a ceremony on Wednesday at Camp Schwab, Okinawa.
(reproduced from Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Monday, December 1, 2008)
While searching houses in the al Jazeera desert Aug. 10, 1st Lazzo's Platoon came under attack. According to his citation, Lazzo, the platoon commander, braved heavy small-arms fire so three of his four Marines could get out of the building, according to his citation. He then led two teams against the enemy so he could dig out the fourth Marine from the rubble.
After graduating from Adams, Capt. Lazzo attended the US Naval Academy.
Update on Alan Guy (Adams Class of '04)
Alan Guy has been named a captain for Wayne State this season.
Update on Michael Webber, Class of 1996:
Webber, who played on the offensive line for the Adams Varsity Team in 1994 and 1995 and then played football briefly at Wayne State University in 1996, is an At Large Candidate for the Rochester Hills City Council this year. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 11th and the general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th.
Update on Dominic Moran
2006- Senior, A Co-captain for the 2006 Football Season
Dominic has graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Management and has begun his Masters Program.
Preseason Honors: Fourth Team All-Mid American Conference (Phil Steele's)
All-Mid American Conference (The Sporting News)
All-Mid American Conference (MacReportOnline.com)
All-Mid American Conference (CollegeFootballnews.com)
Update on Michael Knill
Michael walked on to the University of Michigan team this spring as a 5th
year senior. He tried out as a tight end (his position in High School) but
they asked him to play defensive line. His number is 63.
He is now playing defensive tackle (behind Alan Branch) and travels
with the team to most games. He saw some playing time in the Wisconsin game
but has yet to record any statistics. This was Michael's first game
experience in 5 years.
With the team 8-0 and trying to reach the national title game, needless to
say, everyone is pretty excited.
Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology at U of M.
A few firsts for Michael:
- he is the first, final-year of eligibility walk on ever taken by Lloy carr
- he set the team record for the 225 bench lift (48 times) which is 2 more
than the previous high ever recorded for the NFL combine
- Coach Carr has given Michael senior status on the team and
will bereceiving his M-ring on Nov 27th
- Michael also walked on at Michigan State back in 2003 but decided
to pursue academics at U of M and did not play for the team. This
makes him one of the few players that have been on both the U of M and
Update on Andrew Popovici - Class of 2004
Andrew is a junior at Albion College. This is his third year on the varsity team at Albion.
Andrew plays center for the Britons. He recently bruised his knee and is working his way back to his position.
Andrew was on college's first team as Center. Helped lead his team win the MIAA Divison championship and
participated in their playoffs.
Andrew was their second team center in the beginning of the year until their first team center was injured. Played
the majority of his time as first team center. The Brits tied for second place in their division.
Update on Alan Guy (Adams Class of '04)
Alan is a Junior at Wayne State.
Junior Year, 2005 Season
Alan is a Captain for the 2006 season, the only underclassmen so named.
Sophomore Year, 2005 Season
As a sophomore, Alan was named to the GLIAC all academic team and honorable mention all conference as a linebacker.
In week 4 Alan was GLIAC Defensive Player of he week and runner-up for D II National Defensive Player of the week.
In week 4 had 10 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 5 tackles for loss, plus 2 sacks and 2 QB hurries.
Recipient of the Ron Solack "35" Award for the 2005 season, for Team Leadership, Dedication and sacrifice.
2nd on the team in tackles
Freshman Year, 2004 Season
Selected Wayne State's Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Started every game at linebacker.
3rd on the team in tackles
Congratulations to tackle Matt Heinrich (Adams Class of '05) who was named as an Honorable Mention in the All America selection by Football Gazette in their pre-season edition. Matt is a sophomore at Ohio Wesleyan.