It’s time to vote for the KSJC October Student Athlete of the Month. There were several stand out performances on our varsity squads. Below, you can read through the nominations from the varsity coaches and vote in the poll below! Polls close on Friday. Howl on!
- Jose Romero (Boys Cross Country): “Jose has served as an inspiration for his teammates. He’s worked hard consistently since May, running several miles a day, to become the best possible runner for his team. He’s posted three consecutive PRs in his last few races, and has served as captain during the season, guiding the boys team to the fastest team time in school history. Under his leadership, the boys are headed to their 4th CCS Finals in the program’s history, 3rd in a row. Great job, Jose! We’re all very proud of you.” – Coach McCormack
- Joanna Canales (Girls Cross Country): “Jo has really stepped up her game, particularly in the last month. Last year, she was the 5th or 6th runner on our team, and this year she’s top 2 or 3 on the team, and top 15 in the entire PSAL. More than that, she has pushed through any bump or bruise to be a consistent force for her teammates, stepping up while other runners were out. As the captain, Jo has helped lead the girls to their program’s third ever CCS Finals. She has helped to set up a tradition that will outlast her time at KSJC, and Cross Country is better for it. Proud of you, Jo!” – Coach McCormack
- Vivian Ha (Girls Volleyball): “One of the beautiful things about high school sports is that each athlete, at some point or another, has a moment to step up for the team. That moment takes an extraordinary amount of discipline, focus, and courage, no matter the outcome, but luckily for the volleyball team, Vivian Ha’s moment came early in the season–we needed a setter, and the decision to have her play that position was exactly the change the team needed to make in order to fully engage our offensive and defensive capabilities. Over the course of the season, Vivian developed into a smart and consistent player, whose quick thinking, skills, and court awareness were often the factors that determined victory or defeat, and she ended the season with the 4th-highest number of assists in all of PSAL South. Congratulations, Vivian! We’re proud of how far you’ve come, and we can’t wait to see you shine in the future!” – Coach Monagle