Outstanding Athletes Honored Locally

Palmer Mihalevich ’20 Named Scholar Athlete

Palmer Mihalevich ’20

Palmer Mihalevich ’20 was declared the MICDS 2020 St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete for her academic and athletic accomplishments. She was captain of the track and field team as a junior and senior and captain of the cross country team as a senior. She had eight all-state finishes in track and field. Her cross country team won the Class 3 state championship in 2019, and she had two all-state individual finishes. With a passion for environmental science, Mihalevich completed the plant science strand at MICDS. She graduated with first honors and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She headed off to Rhodes College, where her goal is to “be a part of the greater movement to help our earth’s environment through scientific discovery and research.”

Parker Perry ’20 and Journee White ’22 Named 2020 Players of the Year

Two Rams made the 2020 St. Louis American Players of the Year list. Parker Perry ’20 was recognized for her success in Girls Golf. She placed 5th at the Class 1 state tournament, making it two consecutive years that she finished in the top 5 at the state level.

Journee White ’22 was honored for standing out on the Girls Tennis team. She was a district champion in singles. White was on one of the top doubles teams in the state, finishing 4th in the Class 1 state tournament.

Mia Duchars ’20, Evan Erb ’21, and Julia Ray ’23 Named on All-Decade Teams

Mia Duchars ’20 was included on the All-Decade Field Hockey 1st Team by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A two-time Metro League player of the year and senior team captain, Duchars led MICDS to three successive Midwest Tournament championship game appearances. She scored 34 goals and added 66 assists in a high school career that involved an invitation to practice with the U.S. Under-17 national team. She signed to play for the University of Louisville.

Evan Erb ’21 was named to the All-Decade Boys Tennis 2nd Team. Erb won the Class 1 state singles championship in 2018 and finished third in 2019. He helped the Rams to a second-place team finish in 2019.

Julia Ray ’23 was recognized on the All-Decade Girls Cross Country 3rd Team. Ray’s Missouri Class 3 championship-winning time of 18:13.80 in November was the area’s fastest 5-kilometer performance of the season by 17.1 seconds. Behind Ray, MICDS won the team championship for the first time in program history. Several MICDS alums were also honored on All-Decade lists by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.