The event—which featured a number of competitors from Patterson’s tennis, golf, softball, baseball, swimming, girls soccer, and track and field team—honored the best male and female athletes from each sport.
Coach Andrea and “Buzzy” Wheeland of the varsity boys’ tennis team awarded Gerardo Ortiz the Most Improved Player award, while teammates Eddie Ramirez and Salvador Tello walked away with the Tiger Pride and Coach’s Award, respectfully. Francisco LaGarde and Dylan Halland were awarded Captains for their leadership on the court.
George Crawford of the varsity boys’ golf team named Enrique Romeo the Most Valuable Player on their team, while Mitchell Dean Heramia secured the Most Improved Player Award. Phillip Apostal was awarded Captain.
Swimming coach Amy Castillo Barron and assistant coach Raquel Donbatalla awarded Aaron Gonzales and Kiara Job the Most Valuable Swimmers this year for their unwavering work ethic and showmanship in the pool. Devin Jessup and Kiara Rios also secured the coveted Tiger Pride Award, while Meliton Reyes and Catarina Borges walked away with the Most Improved Award. The Team Player award went to both Roberto Miranda and Alejandra Rosas.
Cade Tomasegovich of the varsity girls’ soccer team named Cristina Gonzalez the Most Valuable Player, while Brenda Vargas was honored with the Tiger Pride Award. The recipient of the Outstanding Defensive Player Award went to Samantha Santana, and Riquel Benitez took home the Coach’s Award. Benitez was also named co-captain alongside Karissa Cruz.
Varsity baseball coach Benji Lozano named Santiago Cantu the team’s Most Valuable Player. Antonio Bustos and Jake Thompson also were awarded the team’s Outstanding Defensive and Offensive player, respectfully. The Coach’s Award went to Garrett Fowler, while Thompson and Jacob Gomez obtained a Captain’s patch.
Softball coach Jennifer Hamm awarded the Most Inspirational Player award to Brianna Palafox, while Kianna Garza walked away with the Miss Softball Award. Britnei Murray and Idalis Besinaiz also received special recognition after securing the Tiger Pride and Coach’s Award, respectfully. Sadie Schut and Keanna Lindsay were named co-captains of this year’s team.
Shellie Freres of the varsity track team named Daniel Kelepi the recipient of both the Most Valuable Player Award and the Tiger Pride Award for his influence on the field. Alongside Kelepi’s accomplishments were Ivan Barbontin, Yehia Obied, Thomas Virgen, Kendal Norfleet and Guadalupe Ventura, who were all winners of the Coach’s Award. Esther Ekwueme and Sarah Sanchez also received the Most Valuable Player Award and Tiger Pride Award for their accomplishments at the varsity level as well. Kelepi, Sean Kozina, Nathan Stanton, Tiana Barron and Gaby Maldonado also received Captain Awards for their leadership on the field.
The Patterson High JV and freshmen spring athletics were also capped off at Wednesday evening’s ceremony.
Sheila Ludwig, JV coach for the girls’ soccer team, named Brianna Ramirez the Most Valuable Player on their team. Iridiana Reyes was awarded the Coach’s Award, while Isabel Contreras secured the Tiger Pride award. The Most Improved Player Award went to Alyvia Hernandez. The team’s Captain rank went to both Andrea Aguilera and Imelda Zepeda.
JV boys’ baseball coach Carlos Martel awarded Ernesto Huizar the Most Valuable Player Award, while Alonzo Rios and Joel Garcia won the Outstanding Defensive Player and Most Improved Player awards, respectfully. Thomas Turner and Alec Espos were named Captains for their team.
Coach Harley Parson and assistant coach Trey Parson of the JV girls’ softball team named Trisha Bailey the Most Improved Player of the season, Katie Keller the Tiger Pride recipient winner and Katlynn Ellis the winner of the Most Outstanding Player of the Year. Keller and Ellis also walked away with the team Captain Awards.
Caden Johnson and Bhajan Phul of the JV track team were both named winners of the same two honors—the Most Valuable Player Award and the Tiger Pride Award—for their contributions to the team. John McCord was also awarded the Coach’s Award, while Kosi Ogbuli, Tevita Kelepi and Phul were named team Captains.
of the Year
While Patterson High’s two senior athletes of the year represented different sports at the school, both embraced the challenge of maintaining success in the classroom as they represented the Tigers in athletic competition.
Nathan Stanton, the Senior Male Athlete of the Year, and Dayna Hansen, the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, were honored May 21 at the annual Spring Athletic Awards Night in the school gymnasium.
Each student-athlete earned a lifetime pass to all Tigers home sporting events.
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