Athletes’ of the Year

BY JOANA CAMARGO

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Lawrence Nearn Jr., a senior in the Technology Media & magnet who played Football, Basketball, and Track & Field.

Q: How does it feel to be AOTY?

A: “It feels great. When I won Athlete of the Month, the way that Mr. Nuñez and Mr. Cortez [were] giving me signs, I had a feeling I would get Athlete of the Year.”

Q: What’s the best advice ever given to you?

A: “The best advice was to work hard and dream.”

Q: What would you like to say to the underclassmen pursuing sports?

A: “Number one, try to be the best player on the team. Go to practice everyday. Be a leader and do good in school.”  

 

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Soledad Corrales, a senior in the Justice, Law & Services small school who played on the varsity soccer team.

Q: How does it feel to be AOTY?

A: “It feels great. I didn’t expect it, but that means I have accomplished a lot in this whole school year.”

Q: What’s the best advice ever given to you?

A: “To never give up. Whenever you’re struggling during games to just do your best and don’t give up.”

Q: What would you like to say to the underclassmen pursuing sports?

A: “To never give up because there was this girl [who] was trying out and she just came up to me, [and said]  that she wanted to quit. So I told her, just don’t give up. I’ll be with you whenever you need something.”

 

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