10s Recipients.

Richie Leone – Class of 2010

Richie Leone is a 201O graduate of Roswell High School.

He was a two year starting Punter and Kicker on the football team in 2008 and 2009. Richie earned All-State accolades as a senior. He was named to the AJC All-Decade team as a senior punter and received the ‘Tom Zachary’ VIP Award.

Leone earned a scholarship to the University of Houston where he earned the starting punter position a freshman. While earning his college degree in Economics, he was a 3-time Ray Guy semi-finalist and earned All-American honors as a senior.

Leone played for the BC Lions of the Canadian football league in 2015-2016 where he was named All-Pro both seasons while totaling 216 punts averaging 49.4 yards/punt.

In 2017, Richie was signed by the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. He was released in 2017 and returned to Canada playing for the Ottawa Redblades from 2018-2022 where he was named a team captain. In six seasons and 108 games in the CFL, Leone made All-Pro 4 times while owning the CFL record for the highest gross punting average.

Outside of football, Richie served on the Board of “Autism Ontario” and volunteered through Athletes in Action Prison Ministry.

Shanteona Keys – Class of 2011

  • 4-year Varsity basketball player – 1243 total points which had her at #4 All-Time leading scorer
  • Awards/Achievements:
    • All-Region 6AAAAA 2009, 2010, 2011
    • 2008-2009 Team-Region 6AAAAAA Champions (at the time 1st Roswell girls’ basketball team in 30 years to win a region championship & first team in 20 years to qualify for State playoffs)
    • 2009-2010-State Playoffs
    • 2010-2011 -2011 Region 6AAAAA Champions, Elite 8 State Playoffs
    • Honors student throughout high school
  • Post high school:
    • Signed with Georgia College & State University to play basketball
    • Graduated GCSU in 2015 with a degree in broadcasting and finished top of her class. Played 4 years of basketball and finished as GCSU’s All Time leading scorer, Academic All-American, All-Peach Belt Conference; NCAA Good Works Team; NCAA Student Advisory Board

Connor Johnstone – Class of 2013

Played Baseball Grades 9-12

2011- Perfect Game Prospect Wire Underclass All -American Game – Perfect Game National Underclass Invitee.

Perfect Game National Champions WWPA 643 DP Cougars Top 100 Classman in State of Ga

2012 -First Team All Region Pitcher

— Dugout Club Player of the Week

— Top 100 Classman in State of Ga

2013– MVP Roswell Hornets, Pitcher on 2013 State Runner Up Team vs Milton

— Braves Club All -Tournament Team

— Sunbelt Team ( top 20 in state of Ga )

— Ranked top 500 by Perfect Game

— 2013 All Region and 2013 GHSA Co-  Player of the Year

Post High School : Wake Forest Univ Baseball Scholarship ( 4 yrs ) Ranked 10th in players history with 275 innings, 146 Ks to 74 walks

— 2017 – 2 no hitters, 8 wins, 3.61ERA, ACC Pitcher of the Week Feb 20th 2017, ACC Co -pitcher of the Week Feb 3rd 2017, All Star second team

— 21st Round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves

— 2017- 2023 : 5 years with Gwinnett Stripers, 2019 Arizona Fall League Invitee, 2020 and 2021 MLB Spring Training Non -Roster Invitee, Pitcher of the Week several times. Retired 2023

Jennifer Shults – Class of 2012

Jennifer Shults graduated from Roswell High School in 2012.  She was a 4-year letterwinner in Volleyball as an outside hitter and was captain her sophomore, junior, and senior years.  During her sophomore year, Jennifer earned her team’s MVP award and was named to the 2nd Team 6A All-Area Team.  During her junior season, Jennifer led the team with 451 kills and 371 digs.  She once again earned MVP honors and was named to the 1st Team 6A All-Area Team.  That same year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association named Jennifer a “Top Player to Watch” and potential Under Amour High School All-American.  Additionally, Jennifer was named Region Player of the Year and earned All-State honors both her Junior and Senior seasons.  The Hornet Volleyball team made it to the Final Four in the state tournament Jennifer’s senior year.  In addition to being named the Georgia Female Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior, Jennifer was also named High School Athlete of the Year by the Atlanta Sports Council.

Jennifer’s volleyball career during her high school years extended beyond Roswell as she excelled in Club Volleyball.  Her club team was an A5 17-1 Heidi silver medalist at the USA Open Nationals and a bronze medal team at the AAU Open National and ended the season with a #2 National Ranking.  In 2010, Jennifer’s club team achieved national honors at the USA High Performance Championship and she was invited to attend USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs. 

Following Jennifer’s tremendous career as a high school volleyball star player, she earned a scholarship to play at Harvard.  Her Harvard team was the Ivy League Champion both her Junior and Senior Seasons.  Jennifer started for Harvard during her sophomore and junior seasons but did not play her senior year due to a back injury.  Upon graduation from Harvard, Jennifer went on to earn a Law School degree from Columbia University in 2023.  She has accepted a position and is working in Washington DC as a partner track associate with the King and Spalding Law Firm.