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Athletes of the Month!
Pictured (L to R): Adil Azar, Abigail Escalante, Manny Aramburo, Katie Ratcliff
Adil Azar is the Senior Captain of the Boys Soccer team. He has led the team to two consecutive league championships and also led the team to semi-finals of CIF Most importantly, Adil was voted and named the Grossmont Hills League Player of the Year. As a defender, Adil is the second leading scorer of the team. Coach Baughn shared that. “Adil is a great player and leader and well deserving of any athletic award.”
Katie Ratcliff is a 4-Year Lettermen for the Girls Water Polo team. She leads the team with determined effort both in practice and games. Katie was a 1st team All-League athlete and led the team in goals. She will continue her play at SDSU in the fall. Coach Gatavasky shared that Katie, “has been a dedicated all around assest to the success of her team this season.”
Manny Aramburo is a Senior Wrestler that has been a leader on his team for years. He has placed at multiple tournaments this year, including most recently at CIF and Masters. His 5th place Masters finish put him one spot out from qualifying for the State Meet. Coach Bedsole prasied his work ethic and dedication to Valhalla wrestling.
Abigail Escalante is a Freshmen Goalkeeper on the Women’s Soccer team. She stepped up in a big way as the team made a run at the CIF Championship. She posted three consecutive shutouts in playoffs. Abigail also had two incredible saves in the shootout when Valhalla upset #3 Westview. Her play help the team finish as runner-up in the CIF tournament. Coach Vejar was impressed with her play at the end of the season and is excited about her future.