East County Sports

Local High School Athletes of the Year

HIGH SCHOOL PREP  SPORTS – LOCAL COVERAGE

 


The time is now to report your Athletes of the year and Scholar Athlete of thew Year, with a short bio and a picture. Among this school year’s honorees include: Revised 6/28/2022.


2021-22 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Natalia Carmona

BORREGO SPRINGS

Scholar Athlete of the Year

Natalia Carmona (soccer, softball)

Carmona is one of the eight Scholar-Athletes of the Year covering the entire CIF-San Diego Section, as determined by the San Diego Sports Association. In soccer, she is a defensive specialist. Carmona carries a 4.15 GPA and will attend UC San Diego.

Sara Standlee

GROSSMONT

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Sara Standlee (cross-country, soccer, track)
4.83 GPA. VIDEO


GRANITE HILLS

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Calvan Cox (swim, water polo)

Cox, who carried an astounding, near-perfect 4.833 GPA, will be attending the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He will major in Chemical Engineering, with a double-minor in Chemistry and Spanish.

During his four years at Granite Hills, Cox, academically, was ranked first in his class every semester.

Over his four seasons as an athlete, Cox was a varsity swimmer for four seasons and a varsity water polo player for three seasons. In each, Cox also served as captain for two seasons in each sport.

Cavan was voted most athletic, by his peers, in the senior superlatives. He has spent the last three summers coaching summer league swimming. He plans to coach again this year as well.

HELIX

Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Ben Haar (left) and Stella Neville, the 2021-22 Helix Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Ben Haar (baseball)
The starting third baseman and pitcher for the Highlanders, Haar ranked among the East County leaders in several batting categories, including second in home runs (8) and game-winning RBI (5), and fifth in batting average (368), helping Helix gain a berth in the CIFSDS Open Division championship.
A college committ o USD.

Stella Neville (field hockey, lacrosse)

Neville, owner of a clinquant (“glittering”) 4.69 GPA, is the all-time leader scorer in Helix field hockey history, capping her Scotties career with a 4-goal effort in the CIF quarterfinals. But itwas the opening round game she is proud of, the school’s first-ever postseason victory in an 12-10 decision over Valley Center. Neville broke the scoring record of 55 career goals set by Taylor Wright (2005-08). Like field hockey, she was a four-year starter in lacrosse.

Alex Schneider

MOUNT MIGUEL

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Alexis “Alex” Schneider (four sports)

Schneider, who is best-known for her play in softball as a shortstop, carries a 4.00 GPA. She will attend the United States Naval Academy.


2020-21 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

WEST HILLS

Athletes of the Year

Brandy Atuatasi (track).
Will attend Stanford University. BIO
Threw a lifetime discus best of 162-3 (49.45m) in placing second at the 2021 Arcadia Invitational
The distance placed her No. 13 in the nation for 2021
Fifth in the discus at the 2021 California state championships (146-6, 44.65m)
Discus winner of the CIF-San Diego Section Open Championships in 2021 (147-0, 44.80m)
Won the 2019 CIF-San Diego Section title with a shot put of 43-7 (12.28m), qualifying for the California State Meet, in which she placed 15th
In winning the 2019 Dick Wilkins Frosh-Soph Invitational, set her best of 45-1 ½ (13.75m), which ranked No. 6 all-time in San Diego Section history.
Improved 20 feet in discus from 2020 to 2021Threw a lifetime discus best of 162-3 (49.45m) in placing second at the 2021 Arcadia Invitational
The distance placed her No. 13 in the nation for 2021
Fifth in the discus at the 2021 California state championships (146-6, 44.65m)
Discus winner of the CIF-San Diego Section Open Championships in 2021 (147-0, 44.80m)
Won the 2019 CIF-San Diego Section title with a shot put of 43-7 (12.28m), qualifying for the California State Meet, in which she placed 15th
In winning the 2019 Dick Wilkins Frosh-Soph Invitational, set her best of 45-1 ½ (13.75m), which ranked No. 6 all-time in San Diego Section history.

Kyle Dobyns (baseball): Despite missing most of his junior year in baseball due to injuries, Kyle bounced back to became all-league performer and was naed to the All-East County second team as a pitcher and designed hitter.. He led the Wolf Pack in home runs and RBI.
Will pitch for Grossmont College.


2019-20 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

SANTANA

Scholar Athletes

Sarah Wilson (water polo, swim): GPA: 4.513- Sarah was the Water Polo and Swim team captain, Water Polo All League, UT All Academic Team for Water Polo and Swim.  Sarah after graduation will be attending San Diego State.

Austin Hanso (soccer), volleyball)n: GPA: 4.31- Austin was the Soccer and Volleyball team captain, All League in both Soccer and Volleyball, and UT All Academic Team for Soccer and Volleyball.  Austin after Graduation will be attending Cal Baptist.


WEST HILLS

Athletes of the Year

Colleen Kennedy

Colleen Kennedy (volleyball):

Kole Klingerman (baseball, football): In baseball, Kole ranked fourth among all Grossmont Valley League batters with a 374 batting avcerahe, and was a leader in RBI, gaining an all-GVL berth


 

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