Each month coaches nominate players from their particular sport that have stood out through their play, attitude, sportsmanship and/or leadership. Read below what the coaches say about each of this month’s “Athletes of the Month”. This month’s athletes are (L to R) Colby Sudbrink, Jack Shorrock, Ashlyn Janzen, and Grant Vande Hoef. Congratulations! Here is what our coaches had to say about each of our “Athletes of the Month”.
COLBY SUDBRINK, Sophomore, JV Boys’ Basketball
Head Coach Nick Phillips: Colby is always on the court for us. He works incredibly hard everyday to be available for his teammates. He can play just about any position I ask him, and he never once has complained. He brings his teammates closer together and is the glue off the court. I am thankful to have Colby on this team!
JACK SHORROCK, Junior, Varsity Boys’ Soccer
Head Coach Dale Wiggins: When our starting Goalkeeper was unavailable due to an injury in December, Jack displayed great leadership by confidently taking on that role. He has made many outstanding saves, made even more impressive knowing that this is his first time being a high school goalkeeper. He has a very positive, uplifting, entertaining, communicative, “Team First” attitude that makes him a great teammate and a pleasure to coach. I enjoy watching his technique because I can see the incorporation of his baseball catcher skills into his goalkeeping skills. Jack is also a very versatile field player with the ability to fulfill the roles of many different positions.
ASHLYN JANZEN, Sophomore, Varsity Girls’ Basketball
Head Coach Shawn Koehler: In our game versus Santa Maria, Ashlyn had 14 points and 17 rebounds. More than anything, Ashlyn is extremely coachable, will do whatever her coaches ask, and always listens.
GRANT VANDE HOEF, Junior, Varsity Boys’ Basketball
Head Coach Andrew Cherry: Grant came back from a knee injury in mid-December and unfortunately only got to play in about nine games before re-injuring his knee. In that time, he averaged 4.7 points per game, including two games in the double figures. But that is not why I am recommending him. Most kids given the news of a season ending injury would quit, stop showing up, or not be very involved. Grant has been the
opposite. He still attends all games, some practices, and has been a key leader on our bench during the games, keeping a positive attitude and keeping the bench in the game supporting the team on the floor. He exhibits what being a great team member is all about in this manner. We have a motto of “Know your role and do your job.” Sometimes, your role changes drastically. Grant has accepted that and done what is best for the
team. That’s what it’s all about!