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NAME: Tegra Tshabola
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Still to come."
BIRTHDATE: 1/24/2004
HEIGHT: 6'6"-300 lbs.
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Jean Tshabola & Angela Kasongo
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My father."
FUTURE GOAL: "Be a football trainer and have my own facility."

The large person anchoring the Lakota West offensive line this season was 6'6", 300 lb. All-American Tegra Tshabola who will be taking his game to Columbus next season to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He helped lead last season's Firebird team to a 6-0 record in conference play and a GMC championship. This season, the team went 7-0 in conference play and won a second straight GMC title, then beat West Clermont, Milford and St. Xavier in the first three rounds of the state playoffs before losing to Moeller in the regional finals to go 11-2 on the season.

One of the best offensive linemen in the USA in the class of '22. Tegra started every varsity game since his freshman year for the Firebirds and has earned numerous awards, including being named first team all-GMC, first team all-city, first team all-Southwest Ohio District and first team all-Ohio. He has committed to play in the 2022 All-American Bowl in January at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, televised on NBC. In the spring of 2021, he also participated in the invitation-only Under Armour All-American Camp in Columbus and was selected to play in the first-ever MLK All-Star Classic in January in Las Vegas.

"Tegra's athletic," says Coach Tom Bolden. "He spends his time refining his craft day in and day out. He's becoming a complete ball player by learning the ropes of all the O Line positions. He's using his skill set, not just his size to play the game."

A team captain, Tegra is a good student who is active in community service. He also threw the discus and shot put for the track & field team, finishing as district runner-up in the shot. He also played a couple years of basketball for the Firebirds. His family moved to West Chester Township more than a dozen years ago from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where French is spoken. French is his first language.

His favorite athlete is Bo Jackson, favorite book is Oh, the Places You'll Go, favorite movie is Star Wars and most-like-to-meet is LeBron James.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Tegra is a gentle giant. Very quiet in school, but a monster on the field. He loves kids and will make a great coach."
— Tom Bolden, Varsity Football Coach.



LAROSA'S 2020-2021 MVPs
Kathryn Shaffer

NAME: Kathryn Shaffer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 16
SCHOOL: Summit Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Successful athletic and academic career

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Ben Hambleton

NAME: Ben Hambleton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 9
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Playing on state runner-up football team

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Jada Moorman

NAME: Jada Moorman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 2
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scoring winning goal in state championship game

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Jyaire Brown

NAME: Jyaire Brown
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 26
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Moving to Ohio, committing to Ohio State

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Macie Feldman

NAME: Macie Feldman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 19
SCHOOL: Notre Dame Academy
SPORT(S): Soccer-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Competing in U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Nike Elite Youth Basketball League at the highest levels; being offered to play Div. I basketball

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Josh Kattus

NAME: Josh Kattus
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 12
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: First team all-state as a junior

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Cammy Niesen

NAME: Cammy Niesen
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 5
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Committing to be a student-athlete in college."

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Drew Ramsey

NAME: Drew Ramsey
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 28
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: GCL South Co-Player of the Year

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Chloe Bramble

NAME: Chloe Bramble
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 21
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 3x regional champs; 2x state runners-up

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Gi'Bran Payne

NAME: Gi'Bran Payne
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 14
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning a state championship

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Carly Hendrickson

NAME: Carly Hendrickson
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 7
SCHOOL: Mount Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Winning a state championship my junior year."

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Brogan McCaughey

NAME: Brogan McCaughey
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 31
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Play college football

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