ATHLETES OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2019
Congratulations to our winter sports athletes that have been selected by their coach for representing themselves with Griz pride and outstanding athletic performance for the month of November 2019. Winter sports are now in full swing and there are numerous tournaments and non-league contests happening for all of our sports teams. Our next month of athlete recognition will be for January 2020 and the first of the new year.
Best of luck to all of our student-athletes as they continue to improve their individual and team skills for the new year! We are proud of all of our student-athletes and especially these Grizzlies that have been chosen as standout individuals.
Here are some brief statements from our head coaches as to why these Grizzlies were chosen to represent their winter sport for November 2019.
Boys’ Basketball: Joseph Lopez 12th Grader Current GPA: 3.33 Varsity
“Joseph exhibits many of the positive characteristics needed to be successful as a leader in athletics. He has worked extremely hard in practice and throughout the past year to improve his game. Joseph leads by example, constantly striving for excellence and positively motivating his teammates to do the same. He led us to our first victory of the season by scoring 28 points in a come from behind win vs. Costa Mesa. Outside of basketball, Joseph is an outstanding student and leader on campus. He is a great example of the type of student-athlete that chooses to attend Godinez.” Coach Coombs
Girls’ Basketball: Yadira Canada 11th Grader Current GPA: 3.66 Varsity
“Yadira is one of our five returning varsity players this year. As a junior, this is her third year competing on the varsity level. She is our point guard and floor general. She is our point guard and floor general. Not only is she a vocal leader on and off the court, she exhibits the type of character we want all the young ladies in our program to display. Yadira takes the student part of student-athlete seriously. She is enrolled in AP Physics and AP Lang and is excelling in her studies with a 4.19 weighted gpa. Another extracurricular activity she takes part in is the Red Cross Club. We want to thank Yadira for all of her hard work and dedication to our program and congratulate her on being one of the November AofM. Keep up the grind!” Coach Alaman
Boys’ Soccer: Diego Navarro 12th Grader Current GPA: 3.00 Varsity
“Diego is the team captain. He is a true leader on and off the field. He is a very disciplined athlete, always willing to work to help the team and his fellow teammates. He is an excellent representation of what it means to be a Grizzly student-athlete.”
Girls’ Soccer: Alondra Bravo 11th Grader Current GPA: 3.50 Varsity
“Alondra has been a starter on varsity soccer since her freshman year and this year she has really stepped up as a leader. She also happened to score the first goal of the season! She is always the first one to practice and ready to work hard. I have a feeling this will be Alondra’s best year yet.” Coach MacLennan
Boys’ Wrestling: Alexander Argueta 12th Grader Current GPA: 3.67 Varsity
“Dedicated individual that placed in his last 2 competitions higher than anybody on his squad.” Coach Corona
Girls’ Wrestling: Jennilee Garcia 11th Grader Current GPA: 2.57 Varsity
“Jenny has found her way to become a great competitor leading the girls’ team in tournament competitions.” Coach Corona
Girls’ Water Polo: Jocelyn Molina 11th Grader Current GPA: 2.66 Varsity
“I have seen Jocelyn improving in the pool every day since we started practice. She is always curious to learn more and will make adjustments quickly to better benefit the team. A true Grizzly!” Coach Cruz