Monte Vista honors college-bound athletes

Monte Vista High honored its 23 college-bound athletes at a school ceremony on May 30.

Mustangs athletic director Craig Bergman gave the athletes high praise.

“It’s nice to see them honored, “Bergman said in a school release. “They deserve it. Not only are they good athletes, but all of them are great kids as well. They will be missed, that’s for sure.”

MIT-bound center Spencer Rust, the East Bay Athletic League basketball MVP,  was part of a dream winter season, in which the Mustangs won the school’s first boys basketball state title. They also won EBAL, NCS Division I and NorCal crowns.

“Graduating after winning a state championship is beyond my wildest dreams,” Rust said in a school release. “I cannot wait to head off to MIT and pursue my degree while at the same time continuing to play the sport I love.”

Here are the Monte Vista honorees:

BASKETBALL: Spencer Rust, MIT;  Trevor John, Cal Poly; Grant Jackson,  UCSD; Madison Burroughs, Sonoma State. SOCCER: Remi White, UC Santa Barbara; Hailey Balma, San Diego State. TRACK AND FIELD: Chloe Winn, Villanova; Cody Dalton, Arizona. SWIMMING AND DIVING: Sean Bloore, Utah; Fiona Caulfield, American Univ.; Gabby Barattolo, Cal Poly; Anna Peirano, Kansas;  Sara Nicolosi, Villanova. FOOTBALL:  Brendan Landman, Arizona State. WRESTLING: Michael McDaniel, Ouachita Baptist. SOFTBALL: Marissa Maddox, Cal State Bakersfield. BASEBALL: Lucas Halstead, Pacific. LACROSSE: Erin Morrison, UC Davis. WATER POLO: Mimi Harris, Long Beach State; Vincent Chapey, DVC. GOLF: Zack Bailey, George Washington. BASEBALL: Jordan Peterson, San Francisco State. VOLLEYBALL: Jessica Ober, George Washington.


Matt Schwab