IL Athlete of the Week: (Week of Jan. 7, 2019)


Mikayla Deshazer, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Senior Mikayla Deshazer signed to participate in Track and Field at Baylor University on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Mikayla is a multi-sport athlete at Lincoln, participating in basketball as well as track and field. She is a four-time Missouri state champion (3x discus, 1x shot put) and she gets ready to embark on her final season as a Blue Tiger and one of the nation’s top throwers. “Mikayla DeShazer is one of the best athletes I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. She hasinherited a great work ethic from her family and that has enabled her to be amongst the elite high school athletes in the country. She has responded to every challenge that throws coach Derick Pitts and I have presented to her. ” – Keith Cadenhead, LCPA Track & Field Head Coach (Photo by Ray Weikal)