TPH Academy Announces Inaugural Impact Players of the Year
TPH Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of its first annual Impact Players of the Year awards. These awards recognize standout student-athletes who consistently exemplify what it means to be an impact player – they have demonstrated leadership, athletic and academic excellence, commitment to their communities, and support and mentorship to their classmates. show elite performance in academics, athletics, community service, and as classmates.
After careful consideration of all nominees across TPH Academy’s 14 campuses, Drew Bross of TPH Academy St. Louis, Eliot De Leon of TPH Academy Blaine, and Isabella Reese of TPH Academy Nashville were selected for this top honor out of more than 750 student-athletes from across TPH. This also followed a nomination process of top Impact Players from each TPH Academy.
TPH Academy applauds these three exceptional student-athletes and are thrilled to highlight their achievements on a national level. As recognition of their hard work and dedication, each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship for the next academic year. They will also be featured as cover athletes in our upcoming annual Impact Report. In addition, the winners will have the opportunity to celebrate with a Zoom call hosted by TPH Academy CEO, Alan Keeso. During this call, they will proudly share their accomplishments and receive well-deserved recognition.
“We are thrilled to celebrate these outstanding student-athletes who embody the values that TPH Academy strives to instill in all of our students,” shared TPH Academy CEO, Alan Keeso. “They have worked hard to achieve their goals and have truly made an impact in their academies and communities. We are proud to have them represent TPH Academy as our first annual Impact Players of the Year, as well as our Cover Athletes on our 2022-23 TPH Academy Impact Report.”
Drew Bross, a 10th-grade student-athlete attending TPH Academy St. Louis, currently skates for the AAA Blues 16U Team in addition to being drafted to Sioux City of the USHL, selected to Team TPH for OHL cup, and recently invited to the USA Hockey National Development Camp. Bross’s coaches share that he consistently shows dedication, hard work, and humility, setting an example for his peers to follow. Bross is a standout student-athlete on and off the ice and is respected by all who know him. Not only is Bross a talented hockey player, but a leader at the academy as well.
When asked what this award means to him, Drew Bross shared the following, “I am proud to be a part of the TPH family, so it is really special to be recognized by an organization I love and respect so much. My Grandpa instilled in me to always strive to be better than the day prior. I am extremely fortunate to have such great people around me, the environment that has been built is truly special, it is like family. Coach Phil and the entire TPH staff have provided me with a platform that allows me to be better each and every day. The effort put into every student is the reason for all of our successes, they provided us knowledge not just on our sport and academics, but on how to be a better person.”
The next Impact Player of the Year Award recipient is Eliot De Leon, an 8th-grade student-athlete attending TPH Academy Blaine. De Leon is considered a talented baseball player who leads by example both on the field and in the classroom. His skills on the baseball field are remarkable for his age, but it is his leadership in the weight room and in training that truly sets him apart. Eliot’s kindness and ability to bring people together make him a standout student and athlete.
For De Leon, this award is truly meaningful. “I love TPH because of the training every day and help from the coaches. It is an honor to receive this award and I couldn’t do it without God and everyone’s help by my side. The support from coaches, teachers, and friends helped me succeed a lot and accomplish my goals,” shared Eliot.
From TPH Academy Nashville, Isabella Reese is an 11th-grade student-athlete breaking new ground every day as one of the only female hockey players at the academy. As a recipient of the TPH Academy National Impact Player award, Isabella has not only overcome her fears of getting on the ice with all male skaters, but has also been a role model for the younger female hockey players. Isabella advocates for herself by communicating with teachers, coaches, and other adults, and takes unprompted responsibility for mentoring younger girls who have started to participate in training. Her hard work paid off when she was a major contributor to the U19 girls National Championship this year.
“[TPH] has helped me build my confidence on the ice in a huge way. By training with other players at a higher level than me, they were able to help me build my strengths and help me get to a higher level. Without TPH, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” shared Isabella.
We would like to congratulate Drew, Eliot, and Isabella on their well-deserved awards, as well as recognize all of the nominees who demonstrated excellence in all areas of their lives. We are honored to have them as members of the TPH Academy team and look forward to continuing to foster the attributes of impact players in all of our student-athletes.
2022-23 TPH Academy Impact Player of the Year Nominees:
- Nico Marjomaa, TPH Academy Atlanta
- Oriana Weidman, TPH Academy Atlanta
- Eliot De Leon, TPH Academy Blaine
- Dominik Boltnar, TPH Academy Chicago
- Delaney Lawn, TPH Academy Chicago
- Rhys Vincill, TPH Academy Cincinnati
- Remy Pusateri, TPH Academy Denver
- Jaylynn Vanspronsen, TPH Academy Denver
- Connie Streeter, TPH Academy Detroit
- Brodie Farren, TPH Academy Estero
- Ian Gagnon, TPH Academy Fort Lauderdale
- Jake Dukeshere, TPH Academy Grand Rapids
- Aylah Ronfeldt, TPH Academy Grand Rapids
- Tabor Hatch, TPH Academy Huntsville
- Bella Reese, TPH Academy Nashville
- Ben Weisheyer, TPH Academy Nashville
- Chase Kane, TPH Academy Phoenix
- Maddox Balon, TPH Academy Plymouth
- Drew Bross, TPH Academy St. Louis
- Izzy Riordan, TPH Academy St. Louis
For more information on TPH Academy, please visit TPHAcademy.com.