Bishop athletes recognized for sportsmanship

Scott Mandrell recieved the Kenny Fagan "Shake for Sportmanship" Award on behalf of Bishop Diego

Bishop Diego High School has been singled out as the Tri Valley League recipient of the 2011-2012 Kenny Fagan “Shake for Sportsmanship” Award.  This particular award is voted on by the athletic directors in each league in the CIF Southern Section and focuses on the behavior of student athletes with regard to treatment of opponents and officials as well as student body participation in athletic contests. Bishop Sophomore, Scott Mandrell, represented Bishop Diego in a pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.

Of the special recognition Bishop Diego Head of School, Dr. Paul Harrington said “I am pleased and proud that our student athletes are representing their school in such a positive manner.  It’s not always just about winning but about working hard and respecting one and other as well.  Those are life lessons that will carry over into all facets of their adult lives. I commend Dan Peeters and our coaches for the emphasis they place on the importance of sportsmanship.”

The 2011-2012 Tri Valley League was comprised of the following schools: Bishop Diego, Oak Park, Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure, Santa Clara, Fillmore and Nordhoff High School.  This is the third time since 2000 that Bishop has received the sportsmanship award.