Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year
Class of 2020 – Diego Navarro/Juliett Vazquez
Congratulation to seniors Diego Navarro and Juliett Vazquez on being selected as Class of 2020 Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year! These athletes were selected for their tremendous character and leadership in our soccer programs. Both are incredible young adults that exemplify our Champions of Character philosophy; which includes an educational focus on the positive qualities in one’s personality that will help promote personal and group success. In particular these character traits include but are not limited to respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship. Diego and Juliett both share these qualities and that’s what has helped to make them the type of athlete that any coach would love to have in their program and on their team. They are true servant leaders and put others before themselves while working and striving to be the best they can be as a student-athlete, team mate and a captain. Both of these student-athletes will be missed by all of the Godinez family because they represent what is at the core of what it means to be a Grizzly!
DIEGO’S AWARDS INCLUDE:
- Team Captain – 9th/10th/12th grades
- 1st Team All League Honors – 10th/11th/12th grades
- League Champion – 10th/11th/12th grades
- Golden West League Defensive player of the Year – 2020
- All Orange County 2nd Team – 2020
DIEGO’S FUTURE PLANS: Plans on attending junior college for 2 years and then transferring to a 4 year university. Diego’s educational goals are to get his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Diego wants to continue playing soccer in college and plans on working hard while doing his best to learn more about soccer as he’s a student of the game and has more to learn.
DIEGO’S ADVISE TO FUTURE GRIZZLIES: “My words of wisdom for future Grizzlies is not to be afraid to go that extra step because that extra step might make your life at Godinez way easier. Don’t be afraid to be the person with their head down working hard because it will pay off.”
DIEGO’S MESSAGE TO GFHS STAFF: “I would like to thank the teachers, coaches, athletic director and athletic trainer who have all helped me through high school. I would like to especially thank Coach Fernandez for helping me to grow and mature by always enforcing good values and trusting me as a person because it really helped me to grow.”
JULIETT’S AWARDS INCLUDE:
- Scholar-Athlete – 9th/10th/11th/12th grades
- Team Captain
- Honor Roll
- Great Grizzly Award – 10th/11th
- Athlete of the Month
- ASB Senate Treasurer
- Co-President of GSA
- Gold Pride Council Member
JULIETT’S FUTURE PLANS: Juliett will be attending Chapman University on the pre-med track to major in biology. Juliett would like to become a doctor and attain a PhD. She also plans on continuing to play soccer at the college level.
JULIETT’S ADVISE TO FUTURE GRIZZLIES: “The most important thing to remember is to stay on track whether that be with grades or athletics, keep disciplined and you will succeed.”
JULIETT’S MESSAGE TO GFHS STAFF: “I want to thank all of my teachers, advisors, friends and most importantly my coaches and soccer team. I definitely would not be able to do it without all of your words of encouragement! Throughout my four years at Godinez having that support pushed me to do even better overall.”