The Board of Directors is pleased to award several scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend college in the fall. This year we had two candidates for academic awards whose GPAs in their junior and senior years were quite exceptional. Laura Yoshida (Foothill) was our first place winner, followed closely by Austyn Byassee (Granada). Both achieved well over 4.0 GPAs for their final two years and both were in the top ten percent of their classes. Laura has played for RAGE for thirteen years. She will attend UC Davis, with a major in psychology and an interest in becoming a pediatrician. Austyn will attend Lewis and Clark in Orgon where she will study sciences as a pre-med. She also will be playing varsity soccer for the college.
Coach Tim Gray nominated Sarah Ramirez for our Sportsmanship Scholarship, saying.
Sarah is an excellent role model for the younger RAGE players. She is a dedicated player who always shows up to mandatory and optional training sessions. She offers encouragement to her teammates and instills confidence in others. She will always greet you with a smile and a positive attitude. She has volunteered her time to coach two RAGE teams as well as helping out the technical staff at various sessions. She holds a CYSA – F license. Sarah will attend the University of Portland where she will study biology.
Best wishes to these outstanding students and members of the community. And best wishes to all our graduating seniors wherever their futures may take them.
Winner of the 2008 Sportsmanship College Scholarship Announced
The Board of Directors of your club, Pleasanton Girls Soccer Association, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Sportsmanship college scholarship, Kristina Evans.
The fund was established by the Paul Truex Family and Friends last year, with the purpose of honoring a graduating high school senior who has exhibited exemplary conduct on and off the soccer field.
Kristina has played for our club ever since U8 and has played on a Competitive team since U10. Three years ago she was chosen Captain of her team, a responsibility she held for two seasons. As a player, she was inspirational to her teammates in her tenacious, unselfish play and treated her opponents with integrity and respect. Off the field, Kristina’s achievements are at least as impressive and inspiring as those on the field. She has been active in the planning of numerous Foothill High School student activities including serving as Vice President in her junior and senior years. Kristina was an important driver in a $20,000 fundraiser at Foothill for Hurricane Katrina relief. Kristina plans to attend San Jose State University, with a major in kinesiology.
Best wishes to Kristina and thank you for representing your RAGE club in such a remarkable fashion.
ACACDEMIC SCHOLARSHIP 2008
Each year the Board of Directors asks graduating, college-bound seniors to submit their high school transcripts if they wish to be considered for an academic scholarship. This year we are extremely pleased to report that we received a large number of transcripts which included five that were, simply put, amazing. We felt it was important to recognize all five based on the huge efforts they made in the past few years. We wish not only these girls, but all college and work-bound RAGE players much success and happiness as they begin the next phase of their lives. Our five scholrship winners for 2008 are
1st place ties: Melissa Hong and Faustina Dufka
3rd place ties: Leeann Elizabeth Meyer and Samantha Alyson Suchland
Honorable Mention: Lindsey Ann Ellison
The RAGE Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Justine Snyder, an Amador graduate, is the 2007 Academic Achievement Scholarship winner.
Justine has been playing for RAGE since she was five years old! For most of those years she played in D3 and for the past two years, she played for Coach Ed Davies. Justine plans to attend Sonoma State University this fall.
Justine says that meeting new people and maintaining friendships is one of the most important aspects of her very long career as a RAGE player.