Athletes of the Week
South Tahoe High School
It’s hard to pick just one standout athlete on the South Tahoe girls’ soccer team. The Vikings have dominated teams, with multiple girls scoring, but one of the more impressive stats from the defending state champions is that they haven’t allowed a goal. This week the Vikings defense takes the honors as athletes of the week for South Tahoe High. The team is 2-0 in league play and didn’t lose in the leagues Crossover Tournament in Fallon this past weekend.
“We have yet to have a goal scored on us,” said head coach Chris DeLeon. “We have a good core squad of seniors on the defense.”
The defense, which includes subs, is senior Alli Banner, junior Annie Kate Genasci, freshman Danielle Cohn, junior Jordyn Dobson at goalie, and seniors Maddie Bowman, Taylor Embry, Willow Nelson and goalie Janet Campuzano.
George Whittle High School
The boys’ soccer team at George Whittell hasn’t had the season the best season, sitting at 0-2 after their loss to South Tahoe, but among those losses goalie Austin Neil has stood out on the team. His coach, David Heldt-Werle, describes him as a leader and focused. In Whittell’s first league game, Neil allowed five goals, but his coach was quick to acknowledge that it could have been a lot more if it wasn’t for him.
“Playing easily his best goalie year so far, that I’ve seen in his playing years,” said coach David Heldt-Werle. “His ability to shut down high powered offenses. He’s definitely one of the leaders on the team.”