2013-14 Outstanding Athletes of the Year honored – Four scholarships awarded, eleven Valley schools receive Sportsmanship Awards

The Citrus Belt Area Athletic Directors Association (CBAADA) honored 168 male and female athletes from its 84 member schools and fourteen member leagues this past Monday, May 12th, at an awards breakfast held at Cal Baptist University in Riverside.

Each school selected their Athlete of the Year on the basis of athletic achievement, academic excellence, school and community service, and character. Each Athlete of the Year received a certificate and a patch.

CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod gave a short welcome address acknowledging this time to celebrate “‘the cream of the crop’ for their hard work, dedication, and example to others.”

A new School Sportsmanship Award was announced and eleven Valley schools were among the twenty-three schools inaugural recipients: Chaparral, Great Oak, Heritage, Lakeside, Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta Valley, Paloma Valley, Perris, Temecula Valley, Temescal Canyon, and Vista

Murrieta.

In addition to the twenty-four athletes named from the Southwestern and Sunbelt Leagues, four Valley athletes were among the ten recipients of a $500 scholarship awarded by the CBAADA; and for the first time ever, two were from the same school. One hundred and two student-athletes applied for the scholarships.

Jasmine Garcia, a soccer player from Lakeside High, will be majoring in microbiology at San Diego State University. Davis Peralta, from Elsinore High, played three sports: football, basketball, and track. He will be attending the University of Redlands to study physics and mechanical engineering. Sarah Spencer from Temecula Valley High, played volleyball and soccer. She will be studying biology at Colorado Mesa. Parker Yocum, also from Temecula Valley High, will be wrestling and studying law at BYU.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, student-athletes were urged to seek out the special people who helped shape their character and helped them achieve their success. “You didn’t get here all by yourself.”

SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE

Chaparral

Cheyenne Coger: Tennis

John Baron: Football, Soccer

Great Oak

Cadie Bates: Volleyball

Cole Dreschler: Soccer

Murrieta Mesa

Emily Buechler: Cross-country, Soccer, Track

Davian Neitz: Football, Basketball, Track

Murrieta Valley

Paige Virgil: Water Polo

Kevin Padlo: Football, Basketball

Temecula Valley

Sarah Spencer: Volleyball

Parker Yocum: Football, Wrestling

Vista Murrieta

Kasey Calderon: Volleyball

Aaron Ruth: Football, Basketball, Baseball

SUNBELT LEAGUE

Elsinore

Hailey Price: Tennis, Water Polo, Track

Tommy Wilson: Football, Basketball, Baseball

Heritage

Nichole Chilson: Tennis, Softball

Alejandro Castellanos: Cross-country, Track

Lakeside

Kiana Williams: Basketball

Ricky Ruiz: Soccer, Football

Paloma Valley

Kailee Smith: Softball

Ramon Benz: Football, Soccer, Track

Perris

Summer Traylor: Cross-country, Soccer, Track

Osvaldo Majia: Cross-country, Track

Temescal Canyon

Ashley Michalski: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

Chris Rested: Wrestling

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