Female (April) Athlete of the Month - Danielle Reyes (Softball)Sophomore right-hander, Danielle Reyes, helped lead the Panthers to an 8-3 record in April and a Big 8 Conference Co-Championship. During the month, she recorded 3 wins and struck out 36 batters. Reyes struck out 11 of those during her April 16th no-hitter at Folsom Lake College; then struck out 10 in her next outing against Sierra. Danielle was named to the 1st Team All-Big 8 Conference, and to the All-NorCal team, as a pitcher. She will attend Cal Poly next year and is 1 of just 5 junior college transfers to be accepted into their prestigious Engineering department. Still to come for Reyes and the softball team are the NorCal playoffs as they pursue the 5th State Championship in SCC history.
Male (March) Athlete of the Month - Tayvian Cunningham (Men's Track)Freshman infielder, Joey Daini, led the Panthers baseball team in the month of April with a .364 batting average (16 for 44). Joey has split his time this season between shortstop and third base. He had 4 doubles, 2 triples and scored 8 runs to go along with his 12 RBI’s. The Panthers swept Hartnell (non-conference), Diablo Valley and Folsom Lake as they finished 9-3 ad in 3rd place in the Big 8 Conference. Daini and his teammates will compete in the NorCal playoffs through the month of May and hope to return to Fresno to capture the school’s 6th State Championship.
Student-Athlete SpotlightFormer Panther, Adam Erickson, was selected to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. The CCCAA Honor roll recognizes, approximately, the top 20 male and female scholar athletes each year among the 25,000 student athletes participating in CCCAA athletics.
A Sac City student-athlete has been named to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 9 of the last 11 years. Two of those years, a SCC student-athlete was selected as the scholar-athlete of the year (just one male and one female selected each year . . . For SCC, Anthony Berkovatz and Daniel Sayles both won the male scholar-athlete of the year).