Kristian Fuentes, soccer sensation for Newark Memorial High School, has been nominated the first male Athlete of the Month for Tri-City Voice in 2010.
Fuentes has tallied 10 goals over the course of the season, as well as five assists -- both team highs -- in leading the Cougars to a solid 11-3-1 record through the first weekend of the new year, including a 3-0 Mission Valley Athletic League record.
Cougars coach Rick Villa had this to say about his budding star:
"As a coach, I believe Kristian is the type of player who exemplifies what a student-athlete is. He works extremely hard on the field and he loves to compete. ...
The Hayward High Lady Farmers are going into their winter break feeling pretty good. They are the owners of a three game winning streak, an accomplishment which has put them back at .500 (5-5) and undefeated in HAAL play at (2-0).
Head Coach Al Smith has had an arsenal of weapons at his disposal, but his biggest threat also happens to be his biggest player. Nailah Davis stands at a towering 6’1” but plays the game like she is immeasurable.
The season may be young, but Davis’ numbers are certainly becoming the talk of Hayward High. Gaining a double-double per contest is a difficult task but Davis does it with ease, averaging 13.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. ...