Throughout the course of this school year, we have been selecting scholar athletes from high schools all around the Puget Sound area who have set themselves apart from their competition as outstanding athletes and more importantly, outstanding students. Each day this week we will be recapping the six of this year’s scholar athletes.
Kris Otterholt, Juanita High School : Kris has played football, basketball, and baseball while maintaining a 3.89 GPA. Other awards and achievements are Rotary Club student of the month and National Football Foundation Student Athlete Award, and Second Team Wide Receiver and honorable mention for Cornerback for football." He’s a leader by his actions, and the other players look up to him,” says football coach Shaun Tarantola.
Andrea Woogerd, Ingraham High School : Andrea has played volleyball and fast pitch softball. She has been the team captain of her fast pitch team and has even been known to act as an assistant coach, helping teammates with their technique. After being selected to Second Team all league for the second time as a sophomore, she requested the award go to someone else. “Coaches look for players that make their teammates better. That’s a really hard thing to find, and she does that," says Volleyball Coach Mark West.
Kevin Holmes, Bothell High School : While running for the cross country and track teams for Bothell High School, Kris has maintained a 3.92 GPA. He is the captain for both the track and cross country teams and was a Top 10 returner for both the 1600 and 3200 meter races in 4A Track and Field last spring. “What’s really nice about working with him is that he never loses site of the fact that his team is the number one priority. He is the kid who is out there supporting [and] being positive with everyone,” says running coach Cathy Boyce.
Kellie Shreve, Eastlake High School : Kellie has maintained a GPA of 4.0 while being an all state soccer player and extremely well rounded student. She has been a member of the National Honors Society for three years, Eastlake Athlete of the month, and has volunteered for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. “She has the awesome responsibility of having to clean up disasters when they occur. You need a mature player that won’t panic, a mature player who knows how to relate to the rest of the girls on the team,” Says Soccer Coach Chuck Krieble.
Michael Harris, Shorecrest High School : In 2009, Michael was recognized as a Gatorade Washington Player of the Year while being one of the team's co-captains. Michael has maintained a GPA of 3.76 which, along with his excellent performance on the field has earned him a spot on next year's University of Washington Soccer team. "He leads by example, leads with his brain. He has all the tools to be a successful athlete and he’s humble about his skill level. " says Michael Harris.
Kristan Tan, Holy Names Academy : Kristin has been tearing up the Golf course for the last three years, winning Individual, Metro, and State Golf Titles. She led the Holy Names Cougars to the 2008-2009 Championship last year. She is also a member of the National Honors Society and maintains a 3.89 GPA. “Kristin shares her passion of golf with everyone around her and is a delightful young woman,” says Holy Names Athletic Director Jana Kohler