Updated on: 6/1/2018
Throughout the course of this school year, we have been selecting exceptional student 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 this year’s scholar athletes. Today is the fifth and final installment.
John Luke Andrew, Enumclaw High School: As a freshman, Luke participated with some of the best players around the world in an international soccer tournament in Sweden and Denmark. In addition to playing, Luke shares his love with of game with younger players by also refereeing for Cascade Soccer. Luke has worked hard in classroom as well, maintaining a GPA of 3.7 and participating as an officer in the National Honors Society. “Respect, passion and determination are three traits used to describe Luke’s character.”
Alexis Court, Liberty High School: : “Alexis is an all around remarkable student athlete and a well-rounded kind of person,” says her softball coach Jessica Johnson. We couldn’t agree more. She has a GPA of 4.0, plays fastpitch softball, basketball, and soccer as well as serves at the current ASB President at Liberty High School, has received a scholar athlete award for four consecutive seasons, and is a two year writer for the year book staff. In addition she has been a member of the National Honors Society all four years and is an Athletes for Kids mentor.
Eric Patterson-Floyd, O’Dea High School: Eric has been the fastest sprinter at O’Dea for two years in a row. At the USA Track and Field in the Northwest region he was first in both the 100M and 200M and ranked 29th in the nation Junior Olympics. Eric is more than just an accomplished runner though, he has maintained a 3.2 GPA, is a member of the Young Men’s Leadership Group at his church and served as Chairman of the school dance committee. “He is an outstanding student, and more importantly he is a quality person,” says O’Dea Athletic Director and track coach, Monte Kohler.
Madison Browning, Lake Washington High School: Madison’s crew team finished in 1st place in every event in the 2009 season and was the Novice Crew to sweep the High School Regional Competition in Vancouver, WA in May of 2009. She is also the Vice President of “Loyalty” which is a community involvement club. Next year, she will be attending University of San Diego on rowing scholarship. Says her rowing coach, “When I think of an athlete with good sportsmanship, Madison comes first in my mind. I look forward to watching her success through college and beyond.”
Victoria Speak, North Sounds Christian High School: Tori has been successful at everything she has done. She has helped her high school volleyball and basketball teams make it to State the past 3 and four years respectively. She was voted the 1B League volleyball MVP and helped her basketball team finish 8th in State. This year, she joined the track and field team running 400M relay, 800M and 1600M.
In addition she has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking the most demanding classes that North Sounds Christian has to offer. “Tori is a wonderful young lady who maximized her natural talent on the basketball court,” said North Sound Christian basketball coach, Bill Kelley
Craig Plendl, Everett High School: Craig lettered in both his junior and senior year in Tennis. This year he played 1st team double and he and his tennis partner qualified for the Cross-Divisional double tournament where they helped bring the Everett High School boys Varsity tennis team to a 16-0 victory. Craig recently received the Everett School District Scholar-Athlete Award for Fall 2009 for his success both on the court and in the classroom, where he maintains a 4.0 GPA. In addition, he received the Everett High School Boys Tennis Scholastic Award. “Craig is an outstanding citizen, scholar, and athlete,” says Everett High School tennis coach Tim Boyd.