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Scholar athletes, multi-sport athletes recognized at EHS

The final sports awards night of the school year at Escalon High School was hosted in the main gym on campus, with honors presented on Monday, May 13.

High School Principal Jason Furtado told the crowd that nearly 75 percent of the Escalon spring sports athletes were considered scholar-athletes, with a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Named as the Trans-Valley League Scholar-Athletes, with a GPA of 3.5 or above during their spring sport, were: Brenden Berchtold, golf; Ben Ferreira, Ethan Jones, volleyball; Cooper Fugett, Emma Rangel, Nathan Rose, Violet DaSilva and Haven MacKinnon, tennis; Emma Churchill, Alondra Gonzalez and Megan Silva, track.

Athletic Director Andrew Beam added that with less than 800 students at the school and 16 varsity sports, many Cougars have to be multi-sport athletes in order for the school to field as many teams as they do.

Beam announced the 58 three-sport athletes for this school year, and each received a special patch, presented by Furtado, with applause for all 58 following the completion of the reading and patch presentation.

Earning recognition for having the highest team GPA of the spring sports was the varsity softball team, with 91 percent of the team members achieving a 3.2 GPA or better.

Top honors for the outstanding senior athletes were announced as well – with Alyssa Ball and Matthew Rangel named as the Bob and Mark Loureiro Most Inspirational Senior Athletes, along with being selected as the Trans-Valley League Scholar Athletes of the Year for EHS. Violette Kent and Jamin Miller were named as the Lloyd C. Engel Outstanding Senior Athletes for the Class of 2024. Look for a feature story on these top senior athlete honorees in the May 29 issue of The Times.