Presidio Sports is proud to have been able to highlight 11 local sports figures in 2011 as part of our Sports Figure of the Month series that we began back in February with the support from presenting sponsor American Riviera Bank.
The series was created to recognize individuals in our athletic community that do big things, whether it be on the playing field, in the workplace, or in the community.
Our Sports Figures of the Month profiles, written exclusively by Presidio Sports columnist Randy Weiss, have created an interesting catalogue of many of the year’s biggest local sports stories.
So here is a recap of the amazing people and events that were a big part of the local sports scene in 2011. While the awards were given out for what happened that month, the impact of their contributions will be felt for some time.
Included are stories about installing the new turf field at San Marcos High School’s Warkentin Stadium, Orlando Johnson representing UCSB at the World University Games, Bill Pintard and the Foresters winning another NBC National Championship, Andre Barbieri overcoming tragedy with a positive outlook on life, Kiley Neushul and Lauren Stratman capping off historical prep careers in water polo and tennis, and many more.
A special thanks goes to American Riviera Bank for making this award possible as well as to Presidio Sports writer Randy Weiss, who has pieced together some great stories about these amazing people. We look forward to another huge year of great stories in 2012!!!
2011 SPORTS FIGURES OF THE MONTH:
December, 2011: Andre Barbieri
November, 2011: Lauren Stratman
October, 2011: Rich Hanna
September, 2011: Lauren Capone
August, 2011: Orlando Johnson
July, 2011: Bill Pintard
June, 2011: John & Mardi Warkentin
May, 2011: Lakey Peterson
April, 2011: Van Latham
March, 2011: Ethel Byers
February, 2011: Kiley Neushul