SARATOGA - Leading the way in the classroom and in competition, 19 Viking student-athletes have earned West Valley academic scholarships for 2020-2021.
Seven athletes from women's aquatics - Adriana Caban, Raquel de Pinho, Alexis Goldin, Heather Gray, Maryam Khatoon, Nadja Novakovic and Giovanna Valente Cardenuto - seven women's soccer players - Drew Bozarth, Sierra Ferrato, Alejandra Franco, Kiana Miller, Milka Perez, Payton Stauble and Talia Stauble - three tennis players - Olivia Ocher, Sarai Sanchez and Sovanny Thach - - one men's aquatics athlete - Ben Fleming - and one beach and indoor volleyball player - Jaida Ward - comprise the list.
Twelve of the Viking scholars also earned All-Coast Conference and/or All-NorCal, All-State and All-America accolades in their respective sports (tennis did not name All-Coast athletes in 2020): Caban, de Pinho, Goldin, Gray, Khatoon, Novakovic, Valente Cardenuto, Perez, both Staubles, Fleming and Ward. Fleming and de Pinho were Coast Conference MVPs in water polo and were the West Valley Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
The entire, campus-wide scholarship list can be viewed on the West Valley College website.
(Matt Foisom, West Valley College Athletics)