Corcoran High School held their annual Athlete of the Year banquet last Wednesday at Technology learning Center. Athletes were honored including the scholar athletes of the year for each class.
Taking home the senior class scholar athletes awards were Lesly Alvarez and Trent Olmos.
Alvarez earned the title of the Kings County Tennis Player of the Year for the outstanding season she had as a member of the CHS tennis team. She was the East Sequoia League champion and her team placed second in league and was the Div. IV valley runner-up. Alvarez also earned a four year medal in tennis as well as soccer. She competed for the varsity girls’ soccer team and was named their scholar athlete. She has a grade point average of 4.29 and she plans to attend UC Santa Barbara.
Olmos has a grade point average of 4.0. He is a two-sport athlete having competed in football and track. He helped both teams to win league titles. The football team also won a Div. V valley title. Olmos was undefeated in shot put and qualified for the area meet. He is also involved in student council where he served as the Boys Athletic Commissioner. He will be attending West Hills and majoring in business administration.
Junior class scholar athletes are Dulce Beas and Jonathan Matson.
Beas is a distance runner who competed in the cross country and track teams. She helped both capture ESL titles. Dulce also excels in the classroom and this year has maintained a 4.0 and above for every grading period. She was MVP of the girls’ cross country team and the most improved player on the girls’ track team. She is already being recruited to run at Concordia University.
Matson excels in the classroom having a gpa. of 4.29, taking three AP classes. He is a distance runner and was a league and valley champion on the cross country team. He was also a state qualifier. Helped both teams earn league championships and he won four league titles individually.
Sophomore class scholar athletes are Victoria Cota and Marvin Machado.
Cota is a three-sport athlete. She was on the cross country, JV basketball and varsity track teams. Both the cross country and track teams earned an ESL title. In cross country she was a member of the first girls’ team to qualify for state. As a member of the JV basketball team, Cota played point guard. In track she competed in the mile and the two-mile. She was also involved in student council and was the Girls’ Athletic Commissioner. She is a member of CSF and has a gpa. of 3.57.
Machado has a gpa. of 4.14. He participates in three sports including varsity football, JV basketball and varsity track.
He helped the football team win a league championships and DIV. V title. He earned all-league honorable mention for both offense and defense. He was the scholar athlete for the basketball team and on the track team he had a 45ft improvement in the discus. He was also able to throw the shot put over 40 feet.
The Freshman class scholar athletes are Ashley Pappilli and Roy Salinas.
Pappilli participated in the girls’ tennis team and helped her team finish second in league. She was a singles player with a natural talent for tennis. On the track team she competed in the pole vault, high jump and triple jump. She placed second in the pole vault at the Sierra Pacific Invitational. Her track team went undefeated in league. She has a current gpa of 4.1.
Salinas played basketball and baseball. He was on the varsity basketball team and played as a small forward and shooting guard for Coach Jerod Uldall. He earned second team ESL all-league honors and his team finished co-champions in league. On the baseball team, he helped the JV team win a share of the East Sequoia League title. He saw time as a pitcher, short stop and second baseman. He is involved in student council and served as the freshman class treasurer.