Each week, we will feature two athletes from area schools who have gone above and beyond to excel on and off the field of play. At the end of the month, we’ll open the polls for you to vote on who you think is the most deserving to be featured as our Varsity Athlete of the Month! The winner will earn their school $100 towards their general scholarship fund. Here’s are the nominees for October:
Rudder High School:
- Clifford Chambers: Clifford, lovingly know as Quad, is a beloved football player from Rudder HS. His knickname is not because he has huge quads, and squats 780 pounds, it’s because he the fourth Clifford Chambers. Excellent athlete (football and Power lifting) but even more impressive in his walk with God. He is a natural leader and his Faith draws people towards him.
- Kaylee Herd: Rudder Volleyball captain, she is the setter in a 5-1 offense in District play and is also second on the team in kills. She is a key player for Rudder this season and she is also in the top 5 of her class academically, and is an officer in the FFA.
- Byron Moore- Senior running back. 65 carries for 680 yds, 8 TDs, and a 10.46 yards per carry average. Always happy and smiling – super positive teammate that his fellow teammates adore. Great work ethic and super unselfish.
A&M Consolidated High School:
- Sam Presnal: Coaches rarely encounter a student athlete who can truly do it all, but this is the best way to describe Sam Presnal. As a varsity football player, he regularly plays both offense and defense as well as special teams. This unusual combination allows him to contribute to the team in a unique way, resulting in games like Friday in which he had 2 receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown in addition to a tackle. His contribution to the team is not just during games. In practice and in the locker room, Sam is both an emotional and a verbal leader. His teammates are inspired and motivated by his work ethic, his passion for his team, and the encouragement he expresses to others. Impressively, his exceptional qualities extend beyond the field and into the classroom. Sam maintains an outstanding GPA of 4.32, ranks 32nd in his class, and is a member of NHS. Sam Presnal has earned the admiration of his teammates, his coaches, and his teachers and genuinely deserves to be recognized at varsity player of the week.
- Rees Newman- a senior, Varsity cross country/track and field athlete at A&M Consolidated High School. Rees is an exceptional student/athlete, who is a valuable leader to her team. As the captain of her cross country team she leads with positivity, integrity, and confidence. Rees embodies everything that a student/athlete should be.
- Riley Daniel- Senior Middle Blocker at AMCHS. She led the team in Kills Friday with 10 and added 5 Blocks. In the match on Tuesday vs. Rudder she had 7 kills ad 2 Blocks. Riley is one of the blocking leaders in district 19-5A and leads in Kill %. Riley has committed to play VB at Portland State University next season.
- Andrew Zhang- Boys swim team captain and one of the school’s National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. He’s already been swimming as fast at mid-season dual meets this year as he did last year fully rested at the state meet. Last week in a tri meet vs. Cy-Ridge and Conroe High School, he broke the Cy-Fair ISD Natatorium pool record for the 100 freestyle while leading off the 4×100 free relay.
College Station High School:
- Jay Hannath
- Kate Georgiades- Katie has had previous experience as a libero, and has switched roles this year. She is a leader on the team in passing, digs, and kills. She is a 6 rotation player, and one of the vocal leaders on the court. Her energy and drive are a key to the success of the team. She has a team first mentality, and constantly works on making herself and others better.
- Desmond O’Shea– Desmond has the best overall singles record on the team at 17-1. His only loss is to Julian Hadad from Cy-Ranch and was 1st Team All District at line 1 Boys Singles.
- Sasha Koustova- Sasha missed the first two weeks of the season but has improved her record to 8-5 at the #1 girls singles position and finished 2nd Team All District at line 1 Girls Singles.
Bryan High School:
- Logan Chamberlain- 2-year Varsity Letterman on the boys basketball team. After leading the JV team in scoring his sophomore year, Logan stepped into the varsity spotlight and helped stretch the floor for the Viking basketball team. He made a career high 8 threes against Waller his Junior year, and his hot shooting helped lead the Vikings to the 5A Regional Tournament in the 2017-2018 season. Logan is a high performing student and hopes to further his educational career at Texas A&M upon graduation.
- Kaitlyn Asher
- Brendan Mack- Both Kaitlyn and Brendan inspire others to go above and beyond set expectations. They both have high emotional intelligence, are never satisfied with things as they are, they both look to better their team. They both lead by example, doing the right thing the first time. They are proactive- problem solvers who look ahead with a positive attitude. They inspire their teammates to push themselves to the next level. I am proud to nominate Kaitlyn Asher and Brendan Mack as athletes of the week (year) representing Bryan High. They direct their efforts and dedication of the entire team. These two exceptional athletes are Leaders on the field and off.