September Athletes of the Month
Angel Rendon Senior, Soccer, GPA 3.639
Team captain and 3 year varsity starter. Scored the winning goal with 5 minutes remaining to beat Clackamas
Charlotte West, Senior, Soccer, GPA 3.405 4 Year Varsity Letterman, 2 Year Varsity Captain, 2nd Team All Conference Midfielder in 2021. Charlotte combines speed, endurance, and a high soccer IQ to be a standout on the field. She demands much of herself and is constantly looking to improve while being her teammates biggest cheerleader. Coaches from other teams consistently assign their best defensive player to guard Charlotte. She was our top goal scorer last year and currently has 4 goals and 4 assists this year while playing a more defensive role. Charlotte currently has a 3.405 GPA taking many advanced and college level courses.
October Athletes of the Month
Justin Hudson, Senior Football Justin was incredible, considering he hadn't played since his freshman year. He never complained and worked hard all season. He ended up 6th in the league in receptions and yardage for receivers, considering he didn't play in the first couple of games! Great teammate too!
Angeleena Acosta (Junior, Volleyball) - Angeleena earned 1st team all league honors this season. As our libero, Angeleena leads our team in digs and service aces. She is also a strong hitter giving us another offensive option from the back row. Angeleena is an all around smart player who also exhibits strong mental toughness everytime she steps on the court. Angeleena was voted by her peers to be a team captain this season and she has done a great job stepping into the leadership role. I am impressed by her motivation to grow as a leader and the work she has put in to improving in this area..
November Athletes of the Month
Andrea Jaramillo, Junior Soccer 3 year Varsity Player, Team Captain, 1st Team All Conference Defender, Co-Defensive Player of the Year for the Mt. Hood Conference. Andrea is the best defensive soccer player I have coached. What makes Andrea such an amazing athlete goes beyond her soccer ability and IQ, it is her understanding of and ability to play off the strengths of her teammates. Andrea is a player who consistently demands more from herself then she would ever ask of her teammates. She "walks the walk" - she may challenge her teammates to step-up in a game and she will be the first one on the field to step up and do exactly what she said needed to be done. When Andrea's intensity was misinterpreted as anger by her teammates, Andrea was willing to take responsibility and apologize for the impact of her words. This showed a strength of character not often seen in high school athletes. School can be a struggle for Andrea. She is demonstrating perseverance as she works to improve her grades and GPA now that she believes that college soccer is an attainable goal for her.
David Alderton - Senior Basketball
David has been a great leader in the off-season, making sure his teammates get to workouts. This is David's 3rd year as a varsity basketball player and he embodies what we want our student athletes to be like. He has excellent grades, he treats others with respect, he puts in extra work, and he is a great teammate. David is an extremely versatile player and will fill many roles for us this year.
December Athletes of the Month
Alyssa Siripatrapa (10th) Alyssa is having a great season. She is one of the many athletes that has lead to the girls 4-0 start to the season. She has become the teams most reliable and versatile athletes. Despite swimming many of her off events she has placed 1st in every event this every time except once. Alyssa has a 3.8 GPA.
Steven Ramos - Wrestling GPA 3.813 - Took 2nd place at the PAC Coast championship last weekend in a 64 man bracket. Shows great leadership and work ethic in practice. Has a 3.813 GPA.
January Athletes of the Month
Luna Lippert is a senior and has been one of our most consistent swimmers the last four years. She has made the state meet before on relay teams. However this year she qualified for two relays as well as the 100 butterfly. Her first individual event state qualifying time. She has made great gains in the weight room and as has demonstrated great leadership by setting the example of what consistent hard work will pay off. Luna is a 4.0 student.
Bao Vuong qualified for state in 2 individual events and two relays. His 100 breaststroke has him ranked 3rd in the state at this time and 4th overall in David Douglas history. He also qualified in the 100 freestyle (ranked 10th in state) and in two relays that are all tanked in the top 5 in the state. He is one of the hardest workers we have had in the program in recent history. He is set up for a great state swim meet. He has a 3.84 GPA .
February Athletes of the Month
Steven Ramos- Wrestling- Senior
220 pound state champion - 3.75 GPA - Great team mate and leader for the wrestling team. Led the boys team to a 9th place finish at the state tournament. Came into the state tournament as the two seed and revenged a previous loss in the state finals against the number 1 seed.
McKenzie Mills-Wrestling Sophomore 2nd in State - 4.0 GPA - Hard worker and great leader in the room. Sets a great example for all team mates by consistently working hard to achieve her goals. Despite being unseeded at the state tournament she upset the number 1 seed in the first round before making it to the state finals.