SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-20-2014

Aaron Jones from Castro Valley High with SportsHopesGreat job, Aaron Jones! Last week Aaron reviewed his college pathway and this week he reached out to college coaches. Mom, Kathy West Jones, and SportsHopes, were there to help. With his 10.74 100m, 21.80 200m and 41.28 4x100m relay AND academics that are on track his future is bright as a collegiate student and athlete. Aaron has been competing in track as a sprinter for almost 10 years. He’ll graduate from Castro Valley High in June 2015. Go get your future young man! You have paved the way through your hard work and dedication!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-7-2014

Cameron CJ Edwards track and field with SportsHopesCameron “CJ” Edwards reached out to track & field college coaches this week with the help of his Dad, Jim, and SportsHopes. Academics are key! If a college coach is interested in a student-athlete the very first thing they will do is obtain your grade/course transcript from your school and your SAT scores. CJ has done a fine job of managing his time, working hard, staying focused and maintaining good grades and athletics! He will graduate from Castro Valley High in June 2015 and hopes to become a decathlete (10-events) student-athlete. CJ, your future is bright!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 8-1-2014

Jeanette Dicochea and SportsHopes Castro Valley HighJeanette Dicochea applied for both FAFSA and Cal Grant this week. She is a graduate of Castro Valley High and will attend a local community college to take course requirements for nursing programs. The deadline for filing for community college FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Cal Grant is September 2. Good luck, Jeanette! The healthcare industry and humankind are lucky to have you!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 7-23-2014

Cameron CJ Edwards and SportsHopes Castro Valley HighSprinter and jumper, talented and athletic, Cameron “CJ” Edwards and his Dad, Jim, met with SportsHopes today to review the high school to college student-athlete pathway. Cameron graduates from Castro Valley High School in June 2015 and is considering focusing on the Decathlon (10 track & field events) in college. Great job with your academics and athletics, CJ! You are on your way to a very bright future!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 7-12-2014

Graduate Alyssa Boisse and SportsHopes“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.” Congratulations, Alyssa Boisse, on your graduation from CSU East Bay in June with a BA in Human Development. Alyssa is a Founding Student-Athlete Mentor for SportsHopes (along with Jimmy Woodard and Dash Oliver). Alyssa is a dance instructor, dancer and on her way to a post-collegiate career. Thank you for all of your help, Alyssa, and we will continue to stay in touch! Much appreciation and good luck to you always!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 7-2-2014

Thomas Soto and SportsHopesThomas Soto (Castro Valley High – Class of 2016) is a top-notch 2-year varsity goal keeper for both high school and club soccer teams, and also was Captain of his team this past season. He and his family (pictured with mom, Charlotte Soto) have been very pro-active and supportive of his aspirations to move forward to college as both a Student and Athlete. You are on track to a higher education, Thomas, and your leadership is important! Great job!