Edelman Hit-A-Thon 2017 Fund Raiser

 

 

Coaches from the winning teams, Tim Faulkner from baseball and Alexa Daines from softball, receive their awards from ABO president Eric McCrystal.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

On Saturday March 18th, Bradley Stadium was alive with the sounds of over 100 Woodside athletes bat-smacking footballs along the football field for distance, glory, and fun! Fifteen of our 18 sports teams were represented and contributed to the fund raiser, netting nearly $9000; money that will be distributed to the Athletic department, on behalf of our teams and programs. A huge special thanks to Eric McCrystal for doing the lion's share of organizing and to Zeke Mead for helping to run the event.

 

Softball kicked some serious gluteus max and brought in the most donations at $2700! Great job girls!

 

The longest hit of the day was a mighty blow delivered by Varsity Baseball Senior Tim Goode measuring 291 incredible feet. (OK, he got lucky on the roll… but a massive effort, none-the-less!)   Demonstrating her all around athletic mad-skillz, sophomore swimmer Kaia Anderson clobbered a football 204’--representing for the women! 

 

The winners of the longest hits by class are as follows:

 

Freshman

Duncan Vaughan

Kassidy James

Swimming

Softball

Sophomore

Max Moreno

Kaia Anderson

Baseball

Swimming

Junior

Cole Gabrielson

Paige Blackwell

Baseball

Softball

Senior

Tim Goode

Gillian Persons

Baseball

Track

 

 

For the Home Run Derby, our winners are:  (Both Sophomores!!)

 

Max Moreno - Baseball

Kaia Anderson - Swimming

 

Extra Special THANKS to Athletic Director Chuck Velschow for BBQ-ing up a storm for everyone!

 

We are looking at ways to make the event even more fun and inclusive for next year, so please feel free to send your suggestions to president@woodsideathletics.org. 

 

Awards and prizes will be distributed early next week.

You will be notified and can pick them up from Mr Velschow.

 

 

Athlete of the Week

Woodside High School Athlete of the Week October 6th, 2017

             

 

Abby Wong

 

This weeks Athlete of the Week is senior Abby Wong. Abby plays on the Girls Varsity Tennis team, her coach, Umesh Gadasalli, says, “Abby, as co-captain of the tennis team, displays great sportsmanship and leadership and is a resolute athlete.” Her favorite class is AP Calculus A/B with Mr. Carpenter because of his enthusiasm within the curriculum. Abby’s goals this year are to get into her top schools, which include: UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, or Boston University. With that, her dream job is to become a surgeon in a field she has not yet decided. These big dreams and goals serve as a motivation to get into a great medical school. A high set of goals will help Abby succeed throughout the rest of her high school career and end her senior year on a great note. Other than that, Abby enjoys listening to indie pop music and her dream location to travel to would be Paris, France because of the scenic beauty it has to offer.  

Congratulations Abby Wong!

 Athlete of the Week