Anthony Thomas Rinaldi is in 2nd grade at Lakewood Elementary School.
Football is his favorite sport, but he also enjoys playing basketball,
soccer, baseball and karate. He hopes to play college football like his Dad
and then be in the NFL when he grows up. He had a great time playing
football with all his friends and being coached by his dad.
Grace is a 4th¬†grader at Our Lady of Mercy School and has played two seasons of field hockey with Koa. Grace always put forth her best effort and was a leader for her team on and off the field. Her hard work and dedication really showed throughout the season! Grace was a pleasure to coach and we look forward to having her play next season.
Keep up the great work,Grace!
Chase Rivers is a member of our 14u West Team this fall. Always ready for a challenge, and always ready to improve, Chase epitomizes what a Koa Athlete is all about! His attitude toward improvement through hard work, dedication, and focus not only pushes his personal limits, but improves the overall team! Keep it up, Chase! Congrats!
Abby is an 8th grader at North Bethesda Middle School. Abby plays a huge role on the 14U Fast Pitch Softball team as pitcher and first baseman. Her coaches were blown away by her improvement from just last season and cannot wait to see her put her skills to use in their upcoming first game of the fall season!
Abby is praised for her outstanding work ethic and attitude that rubs off on the entire team, she is a pleasure to coach and her teammates regard her as a leader. Keep up the good work, Abby
Ryan is a 3rd¬†grader at St. Jane DeChantal who attended two weeks of Koa Multi Sport Summer Camp. Ryan was a coach‚Äôs favorite, always putting forth his best effort as well as being a great leader for the rest of his team.
Ryan excelled on the sports field, but also made a huge impact during other competitions, especially the team dance. He blew everyone out of the water with his dance moves and was often asked to perform in front of the whole camp!
Great job, Ryan, we hope to see you back next summer!
Ben Castagnetti¬†is a rising Junior at Walt Whitman HS. He plays a huge role on the Koa Sports High School Development club team.¬†Ben is a “jack of all trades” on defense, playing 3rd base, 2nd base and short stop.¬† Aside from being a great defender, Ben has a lethal left handed bat which contributed greatly to the Warriors taking 3rd place in the Beast of the East Tournament.
Ben attacks each game with enthusiasm unknown to mankind and his outstanding efforts rubs off on his teammates and his coaching staff. Keep up the good work Ben!
Congratulations to Victor H., Koa Sports‚Äô May Player of the Month!! Victor is a 3rd grader at Cold Spring Elementary School and is a natural on the diamond. In only his second baseball season, Victor attacked the game like a seasoned veteran. A member of the ACC Tigers in the Koa Spartan League, he plays with enthusiasm and is always a great sport! Back in his first baseball season, Victor even played against 4th graders in multiple kid pitch games! The Koa coaches all agree — has a bright future in baseball!! Keep up the good work Victor!
Emma N is a fourth grader at St. Jane DeChantal in Bethesda. Currently, Emma is a powerhouse for Coach Alana on the Mudcat Boilermakers where she is a huge threat at the plate (she hates getting walked!). Emma’s a natural athlete with an eye for play making and she loves 2nd base where she is the perfect fit.
Emma is a coach’s dream, never missing a game and attending weekday practices as well. She has an outstanding attitude and always has a smile on her face. She is coachable and is always looking for new tips to help her out on the field. Emma was also caught practicing at a local field on an off day! Keep up the good work Emma!
Meet Jack “Heff” H. Heff is a 6th grader at N. Bethesda MS. He plays for the 11U East travel baseball team under Coach Mike Evans. Jack continues to impress the Koa Coaching staff with his contagious effort level. Over the winter, Jack would attend TWO one-hour pitching classes AND multiple one-hour speed and agility classes back to back to back! He loves the game and proves it everytime he steps on the field! Check out Jack’s buddy from a recent Nats v Cubs game in Chicago!
Thanks to Jack’s positive attitude and uncanny work ethic, his potential is limitless! Keep up the good work Jack!
Jackson is a 3rd grade at Gibbs ES, where he is a great student. He loves to play chess and other board games, but his real passion is sports!! He plays soccer, flag football and hoops throughout the year. Basketball is his first love and he watches it as much as he plays it. And believe us — he can play! Jackson was part of the Spartan Magic 3rd grade winter hoops team. Although it‚Äôs his first year with Koa Sports, this is his third year playing basketball. Jackson showed his magic this season with the game winning shot in double over time. The sudden death over time walk off win was pretty exciting, reported Magic Coach Aris! When Jackson isn’t playing hoops, he enjoys being outside, playing with friends and watching sports. We are expecting a lot more magic from Jackson!