Every competitive athletic season, the Colorado AcademyDepartment of Athletics recognizes an individual who recently completed or is close to finishing their competitive season and who reflects and possesses the qualities that we look for in our CA team captains—work ethic, integrity, leadership, commitment, dedication, and being a leader both on and off the field. This year, with return to play for all of our winter sports during the traditional season, and players still having to navigate the ongoing pandemic, the leadership of team captains has been critical. The dedication and commitment exhibited by so many of our CA student-athletes has been exemplary.
Senior Boys Basketball player Elliott Cravitz is the recipient of the Winter 2022 Captain’s Award. Cravitz has been a standout four-year Varsity Basketball player. He has also competed in the Mustang Tennis and Baseball programs. Defined by his work ethic and exemplary leadership, Cravitz has embraced the role of point guard for the Mustangs and can be counted on to make clutch shots at critical times during games. Cravitz averaged 22.25 points in league victories over Lutheran, Kent Denver School, Manual, and Faith Christian. He is one of only four CA players to score more than 1,000 career points and now is in the top five CA scorers of all time
“Elliott always puts the team first!” says CA Basketball Head Coach Steve Hyatt. “He looks for ways to serve his team and to help the team accomplish their goals. The Varsity Basketball players rally around Elliott because he inspires them to dream more, do more, and become more.”
Elliott is the epitome of a CA student-athlete—kind, resilient, courageous, and well deserving of this award.
Three additional Senior captains were nominated for the winter Captain’s Award and warrant recognition for their fine leadership and character. Jack Pashel was one of the captains for the Ice Hockey Team that finished first in the 4A North division this year and was seeded third going into the state tournament. Brooke Wachuta is one of the captains for the Girls Basketball Team that is made up primarily of underclass players and is ranked in the top 20 in the state. Lucy Rakowski is one of the captains for the Girls Swim Team that had a fantastic season and was comprised of many underclass swimmers. All of these individuals modeled great sportsmanship, work ethic, and competitiveness.
We look forward to following Elliott and his teammates on the Varsity Boys Basketball Team as they make a run in the state playoffs. Check the CA website for game details. Go Mustangs!