Eddie Ahearn Named Mercy Sports Athlete of the Month for February
Mercy Sports Medicine: Feb. 23, 2023
Athletic trainers with Mercy Sports Medicine are embedded inside many St. Louis metro area high schools and get to know the athletes throughout the year. As a way of highlighting outstanding students from these schools each month, a new Mercy Sports Medicine Athlete of the Month will be recognized. Athletes are nominated by coaches and selected by a committee.
Here are the Mercy Sports Medicine Athletes of the Month for the 2022-2023 school year.
Eddie Ahearn, a three-sport varsity junior at Parkway South High School, is recognized for his contributions on the basketball team. He is a third-year starter and through hard work and dedication became one of the team’s best offensive players and a team leader. His work to improve around the basket made him so vital to the team’s success he rarely came out of the game. He accepts the challenge of being an undersized post player, at 6’2”, and never complains about his role. He challenges his teammates, is there to pick them up and accepts responsibility when he knows he can improve. Coaches say Ahearn is very coachable, has a will to win that is fun to be around and that they program is forever indebted to him for his leadership and commitment on and off the court.
Andrea Karagiannis, a senior wrestler at Seckman High School, only wrestled for two years, yet recently placed fourth at the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships. She was driven all season by her goal to place in the state tournament, never missing a practice and pushing herself to her limit each day. Karagiannis was a team leader to the young team and a mentor to her teammates.
She maintained high grades and was able to balance wrestling practice, trips to the gym and her studies. She also spent countless hours in the summer sharing her love of the sport and training junior high school girls to become the next high school stars.