Chloe Gautschi- Freshman, Top Freshman in Varsity at SVC #1. We knew from the first practice and from running camp that Chloe was an athlete with all of the attributes necessary to be a Top Varsity Runner for one of the Top XC Teams in the Section. She consistent, talented, a great kid, a supportive teammate, and most of all an Extremely Tough Competitor.. Chloe has been super consistent in her training (100% attendance) and gives it her all at each and every workout. Her talent is emerging and who knows where it will end up but there is one thing for sure, every time Chloe "toe's the line" in practice or in a meet, she will be giving it her all! We are very fortunate to have such a superbly talented young woman as part of our program.
Caleb Robertson- When you are the coach's son, you have to work harder than everyone else and receive less kudos than anyone. That's just part of the price to pay and Caleb has not only met our expectations as a player but he has exceeded them. It wouldn't be right to not acknowledge Caleb as the student athlete and dominate player and leader that he is and has been in the Cougar water polo program. Caleb has been a 4 year varsity player, has been the captain of the varsity team for the past 2 years, earning all league the past 2 years, always leading not only his team in scoring but also leading the entire league. He is ranked 15th overall in his class, last semester was the first B in his academic career, he has a 3.95 GPA overall in his 4 years at Eldo. He demonstrates hard work in the water and is looked up to by all of his teammates. He has had some recruiting opportunities and we are excited to see his path post high school, although his presence will not be easily replaced on this team.
Myranda Pease has been part of the cheer program for the last 3 years and has helped shape the program in a monumental way. For example, Myranda has become our authentic voice, literally, because she can project her loudness over any crowd size no matter how crazy that crowd may become during a game. She is the mastermind behind our “Cougar Call” that in which has become very popular with all the EDHS students at football games. Moreover, she has set the marker very high for all the other cheerleaders to try to match or even beat in terms of her loudness when calling cheers at games and events.
Myranda comes to our program with years of experience and training in the cheer and dance styles. She was that kid that dreamt of becoming a cheerleader during her elementary and high school years and never gave up on that dream until she finally made those teams that she always desired to be a part of. She excelled in both her youth cheer program and in the current EDHS cheer program. Her range of knowledge and talent has helped push our program to improve in all levels whether it’s in training, spirit, and or leadership. She has also helped bridge a positive relationship between our program and the youth programs within the community, due to her past experience and participation in them.
Myranda is a true ambassador for what it means to be an EDHS cheerleader. She has grown as a cheerleader, a student, and a role model at El Dorado High School. I am so proud of all that she has accomplished thus far and cannot wait to see how she grows during her senior year.
I would like to present this award to a very special senior named Nati Mier-Santos. Nati is truly a remarkable and exceptional student as well as a wonderful individual. She has been part of the cheer program for the last 3 years and has helped shape the program in a monumental way. She has become the heart of the team with her unwavering kindness and love for all the students that she encounters on this campus. She continues to show her dedication, hard work, and generosity within the cheer program. She processes great leadership skills and often gives up countless hours of her personal time to help her fellow teammates to work on cheers, choreography and improve their dance technique. Nati has definitely become a positive leader and role model for the other cheerleaders to emulate and look up to. Moreover, Nati maintains a positive attitude in and outside of practice. Her ability to sustain a rigorous academic schedule and her openness and willingness to improve her technical and performing dance skills has made her grow as a cheerleader, a student, and a role model at the El Dorado High School. I am so proud of all that she has accomplished thus far and cannot wait to see how she grows during her senior year of HS.
Maddie Hutchings & Isaiah Hulsing All of our runners are challenged to reach 300 miles of running during the summer (June 1- August 1). Reaching this goal requires extreme levels of dedication, commitment and personal accountability. Both Maddie Hutchings and Isaiah Hulsing's efforts this summer reflect dedication to their "craft" and earns special recognition. We present to you, Maddie Hutchings and Isaiah Hulsing.
Ian Deal has been a stalwart player as he has led our defense in sacks and has dominated his side of the field. He has also contributed as a blocker on run plays and as a receiver on pass plays. Ian is a part of the ROP program and is a leader in the weight room. Look for Ian to continue dominating the rest of this season.
Natalie Williams; She is a senior and has golfed for four years at El Dorado. Last year she was all-league. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.4 while at El Dorado. Her family has been very involved with the girl's golf program during her time on the team.
Karey Valencia: let start by saying she is the Captain of the El Dorado 2018-19 volleyball team. Karey is one of four pillars in Our Program her leadership skills one of a kind. I get to watcher grow as a leader, as person and a volleyball player. All of us are very proud to call her our Captain and friend. She brings a smile and intensity to the volleyball program. The younger players look to her for strength and leadership to help them down the path she made for them. By being a great role model to all players in the volleyball program. She is our Wonder Woman!!! You can away count on her being there to help at any task. Thank you, Karey for being a STRONG YOUNG LADY, STUDENT, LEADER, TEAMMATE, MIDDLE BLOCKER, Our Pillar of STRENGTH and BEST OF ALL OUR FRIEND!!! World look out her comes Karey Valaencia. I am very proud to stand next to her as her coach.
Hailey Kimber is a sophomore who through great effort and determination got moved up to the varsity team last year as a freshman in spite of having no prior club swimming experience. This is almost unheard of. She earned her way into a starting position on that varsity squad last year with her outstanding defensive skills. She is easily coach-able and has stepped up to plate this season and looks to be an outstanding goalie for our team. Her hard work ethic continues into the classroom earning her a 4.0 while taking advance classes. She has yet to miss a day of school or a practice and she is a great example to all of her teammates.