Herald nominees for high school Athletes of the Year

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Herald newspaper is running a contest for high school Athlete of the Year, with online voting. Local students nominated:

David Rivera
285 lb wrestling champ

David Rivera, Shorecrest (football, wrestling, track and field)

Rivera was a three-sport athlete for the Scots. As a wrestler, he qualified for Mat Classic XXXI in the 285-pound weight class. He also was an offensive and defensive lineman on the football team, and was a thrower in track and field. He maintained a 3.4 GPA and was a peer tutor.

Kaiden Graves, Shorewood (football, baseball)

Graves was a captain on the football team, where he received first-team all-area and first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A South honors at linebacker. He totaled four sacks, 12 tackles for loss and two interceptions, helping the Thunderbirds to their best season in years. He also was a second-team All-Wesco 3A/2A South infielder who helped Shorewood’s baseball team reach the 3A state tournament.

Vote here: Herald Athlete of the Year

Amanda Kagarabi, Shorecrest (soccer, basketball, track and field)

Kagarabi was captain of the Scots’ soccer, basketball and track and field teams. She was a second-team All-Wesco 3A/2A forward in soccer who helped Shorecrest reach the Class 3A state tournament. She also was part of the Scots’ 4×200 relay team that qualified for the 3A state track and field meet. She maintained a 3.9 GPA.

Shorewood Athletes of the Year
Hai-Ying Aw and Kaiden Graves
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Hai-Ying Aw, Shorewood (soccer, track and field)

Aw was selected to the All-Wesco 3A/2A first team as a defender in soccer. She broke a 43-year-old school record in the long jump and claimed both a 3A Northwest District title in the event and a seventh-place medal in the Class 3A state track and field meet. She was also a member of the Thunderbirds’ state-qualifying 4×100-meter relay team. She will attend the University of Redlands as a member of the school’s soccer and track and field teams.


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