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!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 6-27-2014

Angela Reid signing with Holy NamesAngela Reid with SportshopesAngela Reid with parents

Angela Reid’s signing photo with Holy Names University (Oakland, CA) Women’s Basketball June 2014. Go get your future, Angie! From your Tae Kwon Do days when you were just a tiny tot to your varsity high school basketball days at Hayward High you have done a great job and we know you will continue to do so as a collegiate student and athlete! Your family is proud of you and so are we!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 6-9-2014

Anant Tikku West Point

Big CONGRATS to Anant Tikku who is West Point-bound (US Military Academy/Army, New York), and that is not an easy achievement to obtain! The pathway to a US Service Academy is extremely competitive on all fronts. Anant (pictured with his father and mother) is a June 2014 graduate of Castro Valley High School and a football & swimming dual sport student-athlete. Great job, Anant! Proud of you! Your future is bright!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 6-2-2014

Dynamic Duo, Kaori Nguyen (L) and Tatiana Misco (R), are Merritt Community College-bound (Oakland, CA). Both are track & field student-athletes who had spent their freshman years at other colleges and not participating in sports, but they missed what they love! Kaori (long jump/triple jump) and Tatiana (sprinter) are 2013 graduates of Castro Valley High. Pathways to four-year colleges are not always direct. Sometimes you have to go and grow and find your way. Their futures are bright!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 05-28-2014

Dash Oliver is a Founding Student-Athlete Mentor for SportsHopes and a May 2014 graduate of UC Berkeley (BA in Legal Studies). He will start a paid internship with the PAC-12 Networks in San Francisco in July. He hopes to continue his higher education with an MBA or Master’s in Sports Administration and be an athletic director at the college level. Parents Jennifer and Jerry are proud!

Dash Oliver with SportsHopes