Seven Lakes High School

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Seven Lakes High School
Seven Lakes High School logo
School Founded 2005
Team Established 2005-06
History The Spartan Decathlon team has qualified for the State Meet every year, including their inaugural year where they competed with only 9th and 10th graders.
City Katy, TX
Team Colors Navy, Orange, and White
Principal Kerri Finnesand
Head Coach Jonathan Frishman
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) John Mitchell
National Championships NONE
State Championships 1 (2010)
Regional/County Championships 5 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Region/County Location Region VII
Highest Finish 1st Place Overall Team TX LS Division (2010)
School Website Link

Seven Lakes High School is a member of Katy ISD, located in Katy, Texas. Seven Lakes opened its doors in 2005 with only 9th and 10th graders. The Spartan Decathlon team opted to compete in the AD competition in their first year. The Spartans surprised many across the AD community by finishing 2nd at Regionals, behind State power Friendswood, and finishing in the top 20 in the state among all 4A high schools in that inaugural year. The Spartans continued the strong improvement in their second year, when they finished the year ranked #6 among all 4A high schools. The third year for the Spartans was very memorable as they shocked the AD community by handing Friendwood their first head to head loss by capturing the Region V MS title. The Spartans finished off the miracle by defeating strong contenders at the state meet and became the first school in the history of TAD to take a state championship away from 15 time state champion Friendswood. The 2009 season saw the Spartans move into 5A, where they finished 3rd in their first large school competition. In 2010, just their second year in the large school division, Seven Lakes won their first state championship and went to nationals, where they finished 4th in the large school division. 2011 was another strong year for the Spartans, taking second place in large school to Dobie. This would be the last year for John Irish, the coach responsible for the program since its birth. In 2012, Bill Marzen and Duff McClain, previous assistant coaches, stepped up to fill Irish's spot along with Jonathan Frishman, the current head coach. In 2015, Justine Frazier took up the mantle to join Frishman, replacing Duff McClain, who left after the 2014-2015 school year. In 2018, John Mitchell joined Frishman, replacing Justine Frazier, who left after the 2017-2018 school year.

Seven Lakes High School
9251 S. Fry Rd.
Katy, Texas 77494
281-237-2800
Team Website

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Team History[edit]

2006 - Inaugural Year[edit]

Team Members: Franziska Luttge (10th), Lauren Hendrickson (9th), Fei-Fei Zhang (10th), Toni Alimi (9th), Brittany Herman (10th), Evan Hvatum (9th), Anirban Bhaumik (10th), and Stephanie Seuffert (10th).
Region V MS Meet 2nd Place Overall Team, 3rd Place SQ Relay, 2nd Place SQ Overall Team.
State MS Meet Final State Rank: #19

2007[edit]

Team Members: Franziska Luttge (11th), Lauren Hendrickson (10th), Peter Ye (11th), Toni Alimi (10th), Susan Xie (11th), Diana Yan (11th), John Werner(11th), Amber Nicholson (11th), and Kitty Kovalcik (11th).
Region V MS Meet 2nd Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay, 2nd Place SQ Overall Team.
State MS Meet Final State Rank: #6

2008[edit]

Team Members: Franziska Luttge (12th), Lauren Hendrickson (11th), Stephen Tu (12th), Toni Alimi (11th), John Werner (12th), Susan Xie (12th), Pulkit Moudgil (11th), Kitty Kovalcik (12th), and Pete Crew (12th).
Region V MS Meet 1st Place Overall Team, 1st Place SQ Relay, 1st Place SQ Overall Team.
State MS Meet 1st Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay, 2nd Place SQ Overall Team - the only school to receive all three team medals.
In 2008 the Spartans set a number of Medium School records.
First, they were the first school to defeat Friendswood at State.
Second, they recorded the highest score in Texas Medium School history with a score of 47,941.
Third, Toni Alimi became the highest scoring Scholastic individual in Medium School history.
Fourth, Stephen Tu scored the highest overall State score in all classifications with a score of 9,014.

2009[edit]

Team Members: Lauren Hendrickson (12th), Sirus Jesudasen (10th), Erin Flattery (12th), Steven Wan (11th, H Alt), Toni Alimi (12th), John Lechner (12th), Pulkit Moudgil (12th), Raul Calzada (11th, S Alt), David Garcia (12th), Mark Caldwell (11th), Cody Metzler (11th), Tammy To (10th, V Alt).
Region VII LS Meet 2nd Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay, 2nd Place SQ Overall Team.
State LS Meet 3rd Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay, 3rd Place SQ Overall Team - Seven Lakes and James E. Taylor were the only schools to receive all three top three team medals.
Individuals of note: Toni Alimi finished as the Overall Highest Scroing Scholastic, for the second year in a row. Erin Flattery finished as the Third Highest Scoring Honors. Toni, Erin, and Lauren Hendrickson all broke 8,500 and were inducted into the SLHS AD Hall of Fame. Also of note, Sirus Jesudasen scored an 8,376 as a 10th grader.

2010[edit]

Team Members: Sirus Jesudasen (11th), Steven Wan (12th), Jonathan Xu (10th), Matt Bernhard (11th), Mike Bourgeois (12th), Raul Calzada (12th), Mark Caldwell (12th), Vincent Lam (12th), and Kyle Mock (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 1st Place Overall Team, 1st Place SQ Relay (42/45), 1st Place SQ Overall Team.
State LS Meet 1st Place Overall Team, 1st Place SQ Relay (44/45 - new state record?), 2nd Place SQ Overall Team.
Individuals of note: Jonathan Xu, Steven Wan, and Sirus Jesudasen completed the clean sweep at the State Meet, finishing as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Honors Division. Matt Bernhard finished as the Fifth Highest Scoring Scholastic. Kyle Mock finished as the Fourth Highest Scoring Varsity.

2011[edit]

Team Members: Sirus Jesudasen (12th), Catherine Tran (12th), Jonathan Xu (11th), Matt Bernhard (12th), Iana Ivanova (12th), Victoria Tejeda (12th), Mario Gutierrez (12th), Elizabeth Liberman (12th), Cesar Ortega (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 1st Place Overall Team, 3rd Place SQ Relay (33/45).
State LS Meet 2nd Place Large School Team.
Individuals of note: Jonathan Xu, finished 1st in the honors division, breaking 9,000 and beating the next closest competitor by nearly 200 points. Matt Bernhard and Iana Ivanova finished 1st and 2nd in the Scholastic Division, respectively.

2012[edit]

Team Members: Jonathan Xu (12th), Shannon Cheng (12th), Pearl Xin (11th), Nathan Agnew (12th), Oliver Yin (12th), Kevin Walker (12th), Kyle Logan (11th), Albert Ok (11th), Gerry Verneuil (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 1st Place Overall Team.
State LS Meet 4th Place Large School Team.

2013[edit]

Team Members: Pearl Xin (12th), Lisa Liu (12th), Michael Tian (10th), Sara Gutierrez (12th), Nickson Chong (11th), Elizabeth Lopez (12th), Kyle Logan (12th), Grayson Lee (12th), Albert Ok (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 1st Place Overall Team.
State LS Meet 7th Place Large School Team.

2014[edit]

Team Members: Michael Tian (11th), David Shu (11th), Laura Hu (11th), Stephanie Cham (11th), Nickson Chong (12th), Vinuthna Garidipuri (10th), Noa Farou (11th), Junho Doo (12th), Sun Lee (11th).
Region VII LS Meet 2nd Place Overall Team.
State Meet 10th Place Large School Team.

2015[edit]

Team Members: David Shu (12th), Jessica Shu (10th), Sachal Dhillon (12th), Michael Tian (12th), Michael Pan (12th), Princewill Imouokhome (12th), Wrik Chakrabarti (11th), Shreetika Singh (11th), Taylor Swope (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 4th Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay.
State Meet 12th Place Large School Team.

2016[edit]

Team Members: Jessica Shu (11th), Moniish Elanchezhian (11th), Madyson Bradford (11th), Shoumik Dabir (11th), Eshan Gaitonde (10th), Jay Deo (12th), Wrik Chakrabarti (12th), Cyrus Davies (11th), Ramadharsh Vanchinathan (11th).
Region VII LS Meet 2nd Place Overall Team.
State LS Meet 7th Place Large School Team, 3rd Place SQ Relay.
Individuals of note: Wrik Chakrabarti finished with a strong 8,865.4, making him the highest scoring varsity in Seven Lakes' history. Cyrus Davies scored 7,280.7, making him the third highest scoring varsity in Seven Lakes' history. Wrik then went on to qualify for the Individual National Competition in Anchorage, Alaska and solidified his lead by scoring the highest at the meet for the varsity division with 9,067.7 points, breaking school, state, and national records!

2017[edit]

Team Members: Jessica Shu (12th), Moniish Elanchezhian (12th), Dylan Allen (11th), Shoumik Dabir (12th), Eshan Gaitonde (11th), Jacob Stokes (12th), Cyrus Davies (12th), Ramadharsh Vanchinathan (12th), Omar Haibe (11th).
Region VII LS Meet 3rd Place Overall Team.
State LS Meet 11th Place Large School Team.

2018[edit]

Team Members: Eshan Gaitonde (12th), Reina Hingoranee (12th), Alekya Vejendla (11th), Sri Varanasi (12th), Dylan Allen (12th), Emily Burns (11th), Joyee Chakrabarti (11th), Joy Williams (12th), Omar Haibe (12th).
Region VII LS Meet 3rd Place Overall Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay.
State LS Meet 2nd Place Large School Team, 2nd Place SQ Relay.
Individuals of note: Joyee Chakrabarti finished with a very strong score of 8,160.7 putting her in 4th place for the large school meet. Eshan Gaitonde finished with a score of 9,046.2, making him only the 4th student in SLHS history to break the 9,000 point mark.

Coaches Information[edit]

Head Coach[edit]

Jonathan Frishman and Justine Frazier are the head coaches of the Spartans. Mr. Frishman teaches English and Creative Writing and came on board in the 2011-2012 school year. Ms. Frazier teaches Algebra and Statistics and came on board in the 2015-2016 school year.

Final State Rankings[edit]

TAD Medium School[edit]

Year Rank Score
2006 19 32,583
2007 6 40,153
2008 1 47,941

TAD Large School[edit]

Year Rank Score
2009 3 45,741
2010 1 47,974
2011 2 48,862.4
2012 4 44,643.9
2013 7 43,188.7
2014 10 42,771.3
2015 12 44,266
2016 7 47,862.1
2017 11 45,131
2018 2 50,169.3

All Time High Scores[edit]

Team: 50,169.3 (2018 LS State Meet)
Honors: Jonathan Xu - 9,211 (2012 Regional Meet)
Scholastic: Matt Bernhard - 8,917.1 (2011 LS State Meet)
Varsity: Wrik Chakrabarti - 9,067.7 (2016 Individual National Meet)

Top State Scores[edit]

Updated as of 2018.

Overall Individual Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Jonathan Xu 2011 9,181.6
2 Eshan Gaitonde 2018 9,046.2
3 Steven Tu 2008 9,014.4
4 Pearl Xin 2012 8,985.1
5 Jonathan Xu 2010 8,965.9
6 Jonathan Xu 2012 8,905.9
7 Steven Wan 2010 8,868.3
8 Sirus Jesudasen 2010 8,843.3
9 Alekya Vejendla 2018 8,737.1
10 Erin Flattery 2009 8,668.6
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Matt Bernhard 2011 8,917.1
2 Dylan Allen 2018 8,631.0
3 Toni Alimi 2009 8,563.3
4 Iana Ivanova 2011 8,557.4
5 Toni Alimi 2008 8,380.0
6 Michael Tian 2015 8,182.1
7 Eshan Gaitonde 2016 8,135.7
8 John Werner 2008 8,050.4
9 Sri Varanasi 2018 8,047.7
10 Matt Bernhard 2010 8,012.9
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Wrik Chakrabarti 2016 8,865.4
2 Joyee Chakrabarti 2018 8,160.7
3 Joy Williams 2018 7,546.6
4 Pulkit Moudgil 2008 7,303.0
5 Cyrus Davies 2016 7,280.7
6 Wrik Chakrabarti 2015 7,251.1
7 Ramadharsh Vanchinathan 2017 7,210.9
8 Kyle Mock 2010 7,171.4
9 Kyle Logan 2013 7,093.7
10 Vincent Lam 2010 6,963.6