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Leahy earns CCS Spirit of Sport Award
Chris Volta

The CIF Spirit of Sport Award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor, are active in school and community service and exhibit leadership qualities. The principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor are the operating principles of the CIF and have been adopted by the 1,606-member high schools throughout the state. “These recipients have exemplified the Spirit of Sport and reflect the positive elements of Pursuing Victory with Honor, reinforcing the value of education-based athletics,” said CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake. Additionally, the CIF selected a boy and girl Section winner, in each of the 10 Sections for each season of sport, from all submitted applications to receive $500. A list of all winter and spring 2019 Section recipients follows.

2019 CIF Spring Spirit of Sport SECTION Winners

Central Section

Blair Abril – Swim & Dive, Bakersfield Christian High School Kaylee Melendez – Softball, Mission Oak High School

Central Coast Section

Michael Leahy – Baseball, Saint Francis High School Grace Tramack – Swimming, Henry M. Gunn High School

Los Angeles City Section

Djamal Lylecyrus – Boys Volleyball, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

North Coast Section

Trey Turner – Baseball, Pittsburg High School Margo Donahue – Track & Field, Piedmont High School

Northern Section

Bailey Dakota Jones – Track & Field, West Valley High School

Oakland Section

Darious Howard – Baseball, Oakland High School Millie Caroline Garrett – Track & Field, Oakland Technical High

School Sac-Joaquin Section

Gabriel Whitecotton – Baseball, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Alayssia Townsell – Track & Field, Ronald E. McNair High School

San Diego Section

Adam Nussbaum – Volleyball, Francis Parker School Gillian Folk – Swim, Academy of Our Lady of Peace

San Francisco Section

Connor James Pino – Baseball, Mission High School Leanna Lam – Track & Field, Raul Wallenberg High School

Southern Section

Chase Pinkerton – Boys Volleyball, Mira Costa High School Angela Gagnon – Track & Field, Oxford Academy