PHS celebrates spring sports athletes at banquet
by PI Staff
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Patterson High honored its standout spring athletes Monday, May 21 at its Spring Athletic Awards Banquet inside the school’s gymnasium.

Though many athletes received awards, both Frankie Sanchez and Stephanie Cantu stole the show.

Sanchez, Patterson’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year, and Cantu, Patterson’s Senior Female Athlete of the Year, earned lifetime passes, good at any Tigers home sporting event.

Sanchez earned the honor by anchoring the football and baseball teams.

Cantu, also a two-sport athlete, excelled in volleyball and girls basketball.

Patterson baseball coach Benji Lozano named Sanchez the team’s Most Valuable Player. Meanwhile, Jake Thompson earned Outstanding Pitcher honors, and Robert Marroquin and Sean Rainwater both came away with Outstanding Defensive Player awards.

Freshman Kyra Martel took home the softball team’s Tiger Hustle award, while teammates Annabel Lopez and Brooke Schaa each earned the Tiger Pride award.

Francheska Olvera came away with the Coach’s Award.

Tigers track and field coach Shellie Freres named Rajaee Delane, Nathan Stanton and Krissy Debler her Most Valuable Athletes.

Dani Hansen and Stanton each earned the track team’s Tiger Pride Award. Teammates Michael Peterson, Rodney Lawson, Theresa Bays and Megan McWilliams all took home Coach’s Awards.

Patterson girls soccer coach Cade Tomasegovich named Eliana Varela the team’s MVP. Claudia Barron came away with the Outstanding Offensive Player award, and teammate Monique Garcia-Bradley took the Outstanding Defensive Player award.

Karina Villafana earned Tiger Pride honors, and Jessica Funston garnered the Coach’s Award.

Patterson boys golf coach Richard Jones named Alex Whitney the team’s Most Outstanding Golfer. Teammate John Grischott came away with the Tiger Pride Award.

Patterson’s Sterling Ramirez was named the boys tennis team’s Most Valuable Male Player. Adan Cortez earned Coach’s Award honors.

Daniel Cota took the Tiger Pride Award, and Dylan Halland was the team’s Most Improved Player.

Patterson coach Sara Gomez named Michael D’Onofrio MVP of the boys swim team. Michaela Homen earned MVP honors for the girls swim team.

Austin Johnson and Victoria Rodgers both came away with Most Improved Swimmer honors, while Mikayla McGill and Kiara Job each took Tiger Pride awards.

Garrett Funston earned the swim team’s Coach’s Award.

Junior varsity

The Patterson High junior varsity spring athletics season was also capped off at the annual Spring Athletic Awards Banquet on Monday, May 21, inside the school’s gymnasium.

Patterson’s Kevin Phelps earned the JV baseball team’s Outstanding Offensive Player award. Teammate Trevor Troxler took home the Outstanding Defensive Player award.

JV softball coach Harley Parson named Mariele Schut the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player. Teammate Lucero Vargas was deemed the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player. And Sarah Sanchez came away with the Tiger Pride Award.

JV girls soccer coach Sheila Ludwig also handed out a pair of awards.

Avree Chairez claimed the team’s Most Improved Player honor. Teammate Jinely Reyes earned the Tiger Pride Award.

Freres named Ivan Barbontin and Anee Hooker the JV team’s Most Valuable Athletes. Teammates Nick Russell and Tina Oliva earned Tiger Pride honors.

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