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Kenny Taylor Athlete of Integrity nominees

Madera High School

Fall Athlete of Integrity nominees

William Prim

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.29

Sports: Water polo (4 years); Swimming (4 years)

Volunteer Work: Congregational Church- Online Technician/community Outreach programs, Thanksgiving Feed the Hungry program, MHS Trunk or Treat Program benefit Foster and Homeless children, CSF- Community outreach program, ASB- Read Across America Program

Awards: CW59 Vince Wesson Scholar Athlete of the Week, Most Valuable Player: Water polo 9th and 11th Grade; CMAC All-League (Water polo) 1st Team and 2nd Team; MHS C.H.A.M.P Award (Water polo)

Coach’s comment: “William is a work horse in the water. It is unfortunate that he sustained a season ending injury early in his senior year. But the injury did not stop him from still contributing to the team of his teammates. He worked extremely hard with his physical therapy and was able to play in his Senior Nigh game and playoffs, even though he was completely healed. Those are examples of the character and integrity that he possesses.” — Swimming Head Coach Ashlee Gibbs

Isabel Jimenez

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.57

Sports: Cheer, Dive, Competitive Stunt

Volunteer Work: Volunteer work at Dance studio; 3 years Madera High Interact/ Director of Service; 3 years MHS ASB; MHS ASB President

Awards: 4x-Scholar Athlete; Most Improved Diver; Most Improved- Varsity Dance; Leadership Stunt Award; Most Dedicated Award (Varsity Pep & Cheer)

Coach’s comment: “Isabel is a perfect candidate for the Spirit of Sport Award. At practice and games she always has a positive attitude and smile on her face. There is no question why her teammates awarded her “Most Dedicated” at our end of the year cheer banquet. She is involved in many clubs and sports here at Madera high and thrives at all levels. Her leadership and dedication is unmatched.” — Cheer Head Coach Cambria Hix.

Winter Athlete of Integrity nominees

Apolonio Ordaz

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.08

Sports: Football, Wrestling, Track, Boys Volleyball

Awards: 4x Scholar Athlete; Wrestling- CMAC League Champions; Outstanding Frosh Wrestler; 2020 10th place CIF Section wrestling qualifier; 2021 All League CMAC (wrestling); 2021 Coach’s Award (wrestling)

Volunteer Work: MUSD MULES Wrestling; Valley Children’s Hospital Kid’s Day; MHS Interact Club; Halloween Foster Youth Celebration; MUSD Festival of Lights; Easter Foster Youth Celebration; Every 15 Minutes participant.

Coach’s comments: “Apple has a vast willingness to put his team on his back, and get the job done on the court. If he sees a teammate slacking, he’s right by their side motivating them to pick it up. He works tirelessly on and off the court.” — Boys Volleyball Head Coach Rhonda Jefferson

“He is one of the hardest working student athletes I have known and has a quiet confidence about him. Apple truly exemplifies what a student athlete should be. He is also a scholar athlete earning and maintains a 3.75 GPA. He was named 1st team “all conference” in wrestling at 145 pounds. It is his heart that truly defines him. He is honest, trustworthy, diligent, disciplined, possesses great character, personable, and has a strong moral compass. He is a natural leader.” — Wrestling Head Coach Joe Romine.

Madison Avila

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.07

Sports: Wrestling, 4 years

Volunteer Work: Various MHS events; MULES Wrestling.

Awards: Juniior League of Fresno Senior Female Athlete of the Year; 2021 CIF Section Champion; 2021 State CIF Qualifier; 2021 and 2020 CMAC League Champion; MHS C.H.A.M.P.S Award Recipient; 4x Scholar Athlete

Coach’s comments: “Madison has a motor that doesn’t stop, She is always searching ways to craft her skills. Her commitment and effort are unwavering. She is always ready to practice and her focus during matches allows to dominate her opponents.Away from the mat she is very encouraging and friendly with all other female wrestlers, always lending her support. She get along well with everyone and her personality is well received.” — Girls Wrestling Head Coach Ryan Philp

Spring Athlete of Integrity nominees

Seth Rollins

Grade: 12. GPA: 3.74

Sports: Water polo 4 years; Swim 4 years

Volunteer Work: Splash Ball- Water polo Summer Program; FSK- 4th Street Church Summer Kids Program; Madera Aquatic Team- Volunteer coach

Awards: Mr. Coyote Award; 2x- Most Valuable Swimmer; School Record holder 200 Medley; CMAC League MVP (Swimming); CMAC League Champion 50 Free and 100 Fly.

Coach’s comments: ”Seth’s work ethic allowed him to achieve in being one of the top swimmers in the CMAC League this year. His stroke and elevated kicking power propelled him in achieving being voted the CAMC League MVP this past season. Seth has goals to compete at the next level and because of his dedication and passion he will accomplish all of his goals that he set forth. Seth is a person that always sees the best in his teammates always supporting them as they work to improve their own times. Seth put the team on his back this year and that type of leadership will allow him to be successful in life.” Swimming Head Coach Ashlee Gibbs.

Victoria Medrano

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.31

Sports: Cross Country, Cheer, Track & Field.

Volunteer Work: MULES Cross Country, Track & Field, Cheer; Thomas Jefferson Cheer Try-outs; Netherton Relays; Relay for Life; MHS: Basketball -Snack bar, Freshman Orientation, Truck or Treat, Festival of Lights; Egg Stavaganza, Homecoming, Winter Formal, Academic Follow up, Rallies; Pro PT Physical Therapy; Second Wind 5k; MUSD Student Trustee; Every 15 Minutes participant.

Awards: 4x- Scholar Athlete; CMAC League Champion- Cross Country

Coach’s comments: “Victoria Medrano is one of the most hard working, determined and dedicated Madera High student-athletes. Everything she participates in is a priority. She puts in her full heart and passion in everything, She is supportive to her teammates, and encourages everyone she comes in contact with. She has improved dramatically in both cross country and track, and is a member of the Divisional Qualifying 4x400m relay team. She is truly the definition of this award and I am proud to say she is one of mine.” Track and Cross Country Head Coach April Smith.

Madera South High School

Fall Athlete of Integrity nominees

Oscar Pinto Carbrera

Grade: 12. GPA: 3.63

Sports: Water Polo (4 years; Swimming (4 years)

Volunteer Work: Swam on MAT for 3 years; HOSA- 2 years; ROP Skills Challenge this year- took 4th in CPR and 1st in Medical Relay

Awards: Made 2nd team All League for water polo this year; Oscar has broken every record for swimming at Madera South. Placed 2nd in the 200 IM and the backstroke in the CMAC; D2 Swim Championships- 3rd in 100 Backstroke and 4th in 200 IM.

Oscar will be swimming for American River College in Sacramento this next year in the 200 IM and 400 IM, 100 and 200 backstroke.

Coach’s Comment: “I have known Oscar since 7th grade, I coached both his older sisters who had just as much class as he does. Oscar is always the hardest worker, in the pool, classroom and in life. I am so happy that he is continuing to swim in college, but even more happy that he has carried on the great tradition of being a Pinto Cabrera.“ — Swimming and Water Polo Head Coach Rich Petzinger

Milca Martinez Lopez

Grade: 12. GPA: 3.68

Sports: Cross Country- Varsity for 4 years; Track and Field- Varsity 4 years

Clubs/Volunteer work: FFA- 4 years; Milca volunteers to help at local distance races in Madera and Fresno; Milca has competed in D1 running and has excelled in her distance running events. Milca crested the logo for the MSHS Floral Department and she designed the 2022 Senior Sunset T-shirt.

Milca plans to run at Clovis Community or College of the Sequoias and major in Graphic Design or Interior Design.

Coach’s comment “Milca has been an amazing athlete in our program for the past 4 years and even earlier. She is hard working, a leader, and a good friend to her teammates.” — Cross Country Head Coach Sky Fierro

Winter Athlete of Integrity nominees

Jonathan Spraggins

Grade: 12. GPA: 3.2

Sports: Baseball (4 years); Wrestling (2 years); Water Polo (1 year)

Clubs/Volunteer work: FFA- 4 years; Works for Moosios Construction when has the time

Johnathan will play baseball for Merced College and would like to work for Cal Fire to fight forest fires.

Coach’s comment: “Johnathan is a very hard working, diligent, respectful leader for the Stallions.” — Wrestling Assistant Coach Al Lopez.

Brianna Maciel

Grade: 12. GPA: 4.21

Sports: Varsity soccer- 4 years

Awards: They won the McLane Holiday Tournament and the MSHS Varsity tournament this season as their team’s forward.

Volunteer Work: ROP Sports Medicine- 2 years at football games; Unified Soccer Partner- 2 years; AVID for four years; Travel soccer team on Madera United for 10 years; volunteered with Big Brothers, Big sisters events, Mad Kids with Madera PD, Live Games with Special Education students.

Brianna plans on attending Fresno State and studying Kinesiology.

Coach’s comment: “Brianna Maciel is a 4 years Varsity player with 4.0 grades all 4 years, outstanding leadership and awesome work ethic. She was a pleasure to coach” — Girls Soccer Head Coach Ramon Delgadillo

Sprint Athlete of Integrity nominees

Adan Ortiz-Rueda

Grade: 12. GPA: 2.8

Sports: Unified Soccer- 3 years; Unified Basketball- 3 years; Unified Track- 3 years

Clubs: Leadership- Senior year; Link Crew- Senior Year

Volunteer Work: Adan has been involved in his church since he was very young- Iglesia Penecostal Unida Hispana

Adan plans on attending Madera Community College in the Fall.

Coach’s comment: “Adan is a true Stallion through and through. He supports our sports teams, clubs, and school every day and is proud to be a Stallion!! His spirit is contagious and he will be greatly missed in the athletics office!” — MSHS Athletics Director Andrea Devine

“Adan is one of the most enthusiastic, charismatic, engaging, well liked students I have ever met. Adan’s school spirit is legendary and he has personally helped motivate me to be the best version of myself daily. Our joint love and bond for all things “Seinfeld” has been the glue that holds us together through good times and bad. Adan is truly a blessing and cult hero to everyone on campus. Love that kid.” —Unified Coach Matt Johnson

Kaelei Kajitani

Grade: 12. GPA: 3.1

Sports: 4 years of baseball- 2 on JV and 2 on Varsity; 1 year of volleyball

Awards: Kaelei umpires for Little League for 3 years; She is the first female to play on a baseball team in Madera Unified at the varsity level and she is the 2nd female in the Central Section to pitch a strike out at the varsity level.

Kaelei would like to attend Fresno City and continue to play baseball or softball. She will major in Criminology and possibly go into law enforcement.

Coach’s Comments: “Kaelei is the ultimate team player, every coach’s dream. She stayed ready for her opportunities and when her number was called, she always delivered. It has been an absolute honor to coach Kaelei over the past four years. No matter what Kaelei decides to do in life, I know she will be extremely successful. Thanks for everything Kaelei!” — Baseball Head Coach Alan Sandoval

2022 Kenny Taylor Athlete of Integrity Dinner

When: Monday, May 23, 5 p.m.

Where: Madera South High School Theater

Dinner by: Madera 20/30 Club

Model Coaches

Madera High School

Fall- Kylie Gill

Winter- Cambria Hix

Spring- Victor Ramirez

Madera South High School

Fall- Matt Johnson

Winter- Analicia Sanchez

Spring- Sky Fierro

Matilda Torres High School

Fall- Joseph Marquez

Winter- Jose Villalobos and Sean Carlson

Spring- Aurelia Gamch

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Fall- Darcy Nainoa

Winter- Tyler Muscianes

Spring- Richard Palacioz

Desmond Middle School

Fall- Danny Vulich

Winter- Adrian Plascencia

Spring- Garrett Klasen

Martin Luther King Middle School

Fall- Armando Lua

Winter- LaToya Shoals

Spring- Emily Van Dyke

Middle School Spirit of Sport Athletes

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Fall- Israel Amezcua and Destiny Avilla

Winter- Trey Garcia and Alexandra Pablo

Spring- Jonathan Contreras and Kylie Powell

Martin Luther King Middle School

Fall- Keyanna Gunn and Admir Reyes

Winter- Abigail Clark and Iyari-Kin Hernandez

Spring- Abriana Vasquez and Ernesto Cortez

Desmond Middle School

Fall- Mara Cervantes and Benjamin Fernandez

Winter- Abigail Santiago-Vasquez and Alfonso Palacios

Spring- Vianney Luna and Hunter Hannah


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