2019-20 RILL Student-Athlete of the Month

Every member school is encouraged to nominate a deserving male and female student-athlete each month. The goal of this program is to recognize the outstanding efforts of student-athletes in Rhode Island high school athletic programs who: 

  • Excel in the classroom
  • Excel during competition
  • Participate in multiple school sponsored sports
  • Demonstrate good citizenship in their school and community

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League congratulates the RIIL Student-Athlete of the Month winners for December:

Kyle Moison, Lincoln High School: A senior member of the Boys Indoor & Outdoor Track teams, Kyle currently ranks No. 1 in the nation in the Boys Weight Throw, setting a school record with a throw of 75-2.5 on Dec. 21. In addition, to being ranked No. 1 in the nation, he currently holds the school record in the shot put, weight throw, hammer, and discus at Lincoln High School and will go down as Lincoln High School's greatest thrower of all time, capturing four Individual State Championships, three New England Championships, and two All-American honors in his Junior year. In addition, to Kyle's accolades in the athletic arena he has become a role model to his fellow classmates and to those younger students in the community, serving on Lincoln’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and becoming a big part of the LHS High Five Friday Initiative in which student-athletes go back to their elementary schools to greet the students upon entering school on Friday mornings. Kyle recently signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Auburn University, where he will be a key part of both the Indoor & Outdoor Men's Track programs.

Cheyenne Figueroa, Classical High School: Cheyenne has started her indoor season with a bang, establishing herself as the No. 1 weight thrower in the U.S. currently with two outstanding opening performances during break. She won the Bishop Laughlin Games at the New York City Ocean Breeze Complex with a meet record and facility record 60' 7". Cheyenne was named MVP of that meet, only to come back the following week at the Rhode Island Classic and throw 62' 7" to shatter both the meet and school record, while also extending her No. 1 status in the U.S. She was also part of Classical’s three-person relay that set a new state record in the relay, earning MVP honors for the second week in a row. Cheyenne is tops in her class and has committed to a full scholarship to UMASS-Amherst, where she will continue to throw.

The following students were nominated for December Student-Athlete of the Month by their respective high schools:

Central Bladimir Ortiz-Garcia  
Chariho Kyle Merritt Samantha Snyder
Classical Ahamefula Ihenacho Cheyenne Figueroa
Hope Luis Lopez  
Johnston Carlos Fragoso Olaitan “Lala” Olagundoye
Lincoln Kyle Moison Emily Kennedy
Mt. Hope Brock Pacheco Kylie Bouchard
Mt. St. Charles Thomas "Trey" Bourque Talia Fernandes
North Kingstown Shane Kenyon Olivia Zevzavadjian
North Providence Franklin Tseytlin Gianna Fallon
Pilgrim  Tyriek Weeks Mary Centracchio
Prout Mitchell Lindley Morgan Holubesko
Rogers Roshawn Fleming Meghan McKenna
St. Raphael Academy Darius Kipyego  Madison Nault
Tiverton Matt Gacioch Mariah Ramos
Toll Gate Nate McCamish Natalie Aloisio
Wheeler   Kate Keenan