Update: St. Sava's Sasha Stefanovic named Post-Tribune's Athlete of the Year

Oct 2, 2022


Welcome to United City Church's community news section! We are excited to share the amazing accomplishment of one of our own, Sasha Stefanovic from St. Sava. Sasha has recently been named the Post-Tribune's Athlete of the Year, a well-deserved recognition of his incredible athleticism and dedication. In this article, we will dive deeper into Sasha's journey, the impact he has had on our community, and the significance of this achievement.

Meet Sasha Stefanovic

Sasha Stefanovic, a talented young athlete, has been a proud member of St. Sava, part of United City Church, for many years. From a young age, Sasha displayed a keen interest in sports, particularly basketball. With unwavering determination, he dedicated countless hours to honing his skills, showcasing his passion for the game.

Athlete of the Year Recognition

The Post-Tribune, one of the most respected local publications, recently awarded Sasha Stefanovic the coveted title of Athlete of the Year. This prestigious honor is a testament to Sasha's exceptional talent, hard work, and sportsmanship. The recognition further solidifies his place as a remarkable athlete within our community and beyond.

Community Impact

Sasha's accomplishments extend beyond the basketball court. He has become an inspiration for young athletes in our community, showing them that dedication, discipline, and perseverance can lead to extraordinary achievements. Through his success, Sasha has united our community, bringing people together through their shared admiration for his talent and character.

The Journey of Excellence

Sasha's journey towards becoming the Athlete of the Year has been marked by numerous successes, challenges, and triumphs. From his early days in local basketball leagues to his outstanding performances in high school, Sasha has consistently displayed an exceptional level of commitment and skill.

Early Beginnings

As a child, Sasha started playing basketball at a community sports center. His passion for the game quickly sparked, and he began to develop techniques and strategies that set him apart from his peers. His natural ability, combined with his strong work ethic, soon caught the attention of coaches and basketball enthusiasts.

The High School Years

Upon entering high school, Sasha's talent became even more apparent. His exceptional shooting ability, court vision, and leadership skills earned him a spot on the varsity team. Throughout his high school career, Sasha's contributions to the team were invaluable, propelling St. Sava to several championship victories.

Athletic Achievements

Sasha's list of athletic achievements is impressive, to say the least. From being the top scorer in his division to leading the team to various tournament wins, his skills on the basketball court have continuously dazzled both fans and opponents alike. His dedication to training, coupled with his natural talent, has paved the way for his remarkable success.

Celebrating Success

United City Church and the entire community are immensely proud of Sasha's remarkable achievement. His dedication, perseverance, and outstanding sportsmanship are qualities that serve as an example to aspiring athletes everywhere. This recognition not only highlights Sasha's talent but also shines a positive light on St. Sava and the greater United City Church community.


Congratulations to Sasha Stefanovic on being named Post-Tribune's Athlete of the Year. United City Church is proud to have Sasha as part of our community, and we are grateful for the inspiration he provides to our youth. We celebrate his accomplishments and look forward to witnessing his continued success both on and off the basketball court.

Britta Lietke
Such an inspiring young athlete! 🙌 Congratulations to Sasha on being named Athlete of the Year! Well-deserved recognition 👏🏆
Nov 8, 2023