Fall Sports Issue 2012

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Fall Sports Issue 2012


<ul><li><p>ISLAND Domination</p><p>FEATURES: Sand Volleyball in San Diego Donnie Dees The Heart of a ChampionAsk the Jock DocCollege Recruiting</p><p>www.spotlightsportsmag.com</p><p>FALL SPORTS 2012VOLUME 4 NO.1</p><p>SAN DIEGOS PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATHLETE MAGAZINE</p><p>Athlete Spotlight:el Caminos Justin WilliamslCCs Kyle MummauCarlsbads Jackie eghtesaditps Kristen BuchananDel Nortes george liang</p></li><li><p>2SP</p><p>OT</p><p>LIG</p><p>HT</p><p> SP</p><p>OR</p><p>TS</p><p>We know how much your sport matters to you, because were athletes too. And were as </p><p>committed to your recovery as you are. </p><p>At UC San Diego Sports Medicine, we treat your muscles, bones and joints from head to toe. </p><p>For more information, call 858.657.8200 or visit sportsmedicine.ucsd.edu.</p><p>We feel your pain.And then we fix it.</p><p>Registered Representative offering securities through Independent Financial Group, LLC a registered broker-dealer. </p><p>Member FINRA/SIPC advisory services offered through Capital Growth, Inc. Capital Growth, Inc. and Independent Financial Group, LLC are not affiliated entities. </p><p>Strategic Investment Managementf Have you had life changes? f Changed employers? f Retiring soon? f Do you have company stock? f 401 rollover options?f Beneficiary questions? f Want to consolidate accounts? </p><p>Capital Growth, inC.8910 University Center Lane Suite 150San Diego, CA 92122</p><p>858-552-6960Or email me at PatB@CapitalGrowthInc.com</p><p> Pat Brennan, MBA VICe PReSIDeNt</p><p>Investment &amp; estate Planning</p><p>To receive the answers to these and other questions you may have, please contact me </p><p>for a complimentary consultation.</p></li><li><p>3FA</p><p>LL</p><p> 20</p><p>12</p><p>We strive for 100% satisfaction!</p><p>We use the latest techniques </p><p>and technologies!</p><p>We see patients of all ages!</p><p>We have the room </p><p>up to 20,000 sq. ft</p><p>At ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we understand you are coming to us so we can make you feel better. We also understand therapy can be much more than getting your muscles to work again. Therefore, we offer an environment in which recovery is combined with education, nurturing relationships and deep awareness of our patients needs.</p><p>When we began many years ago, our vision was to create a friendly, cohesive environment in which our patients would enjoy being an active participant in the rehabilitation process. ProActive has achieved just that and more. By providing the best possible care, ProActive has developed strong relationships with San Diegos leading physicians.</p><p>Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, San Marcos</p><p>6070 Avenida Encinas Carlsbad, CA 92011</p><p>760-444-0102email: info@proactive4pt.com</p><p>4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway,</p><p>Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, San Diego</p><p>10720 Thornmint Road, Suite A San Diego, CA 92127</p><p>858-381-5084email: centralinfo@proactive4pt.com</p><p>Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido</p><p>115 Main Street Vista, CA 92084</p><p>760-842-8824 email: vistainfo@proactive4pt.com</p></li><li><p>4SP</p><p>OT</p><p>LIG</p><p>HT</p><p> SP</p><p>OR</p><p>TS</p><p>contents SPOTLIGHT SPORTS FALL 2012VOL.4 NO.1</p><p>Above and Cover: Malohi Makihele #40 and Ricky Liuchan #44 lead the Mision Hills team in a Haka before the Sept. 28 game. Photos by Kimberly Deutsch</p><p>Features </p><p>6 Island Way Polynesian Roots Run Deep in the North County</p><p>12 Hopes, Dreams and Reality by Anthony V. Ybarra</p><p>13 Popularity of Sand Volleyball, College Scholarships, Spur Local Programs by Brad Hollingsworth19 Who Coaches The Team: Parents of Young Athletes by Mary Shuck, Ed.D.</p><p>Athlete Spotlights9 Football Justin Williams, El Camino</p><p>10 Field Hockey Kristen Buchanan, Torrey Pines</p><p>14 Football/Lacrosse Kyle Mummau, LCC</p><p>15 Cheerleading Jackie Eghtesadi, Carlsbad</p><p>17 Football George Liang, Del Norte</p><p>Departments 5 The Heart of a Champion by Donnie Dee Thanks, Coach!</p><p>11 Ask the Jock Doc Tips for staying healthy while surfing and what you need to know about sunscreens by the sports medicine experts at UC San Diego Health System - Sports Medicine</p></li><li><p>Post your sports news on our wall!</p><p>www.facebook.com/spotlightsports5</p><p>FA</p><p>LL</p><p> 20</p><p>12</p><p>The Heart of a Champion</p><p>Thanks Coach!</p><p>By Donnie Dee</p><p>Donnie Dee has been with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 19 years and now serves as FCAs Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Home Office in Kansas City, Mo. As a Kansas City native, Dee played football and basketball for Oak Park High School and was a four-year letterman in football at the University of Tulsa. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and played in the NFL for two years. Today, Dee directs the daily ministry of FCAs Home Office, which serves more than 400 local and regional offices that annually impact more than two million people across the country. </p><p>A coach will infuence more lives in a year than most will in a lifetime. Coach Tom Landry</p><p>WHAT iS iT about the coaching profes-sion that makes a man or a woman commit his or her life to help-ing young athletes learn a sport? Obviously its not the money, flexible hours or the lack of stress. We know its not usually the support they receive from the administration or from us as parents.</p><p>So, what is it?Its the opportunity to teach a </p><p>game they love to a group they care about! I have found this at the very heart of every coach whom I have ever met. I realize coaches arent perfect, and they can disappoint, but is there a more noble profession?</p><p>Coach Tom Landry, the late head coach of the Dallas Cowboys once said, A coach will influence more lives in a year than most will in a life-time. Wow, what a bold statement!</p><p>As a young athlete at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri, I was greatly influenced by my high school basketball coach. He was more than a coach to me; he was like a father because he encour-aged me to be my best and at times even disciplined me. He helped me see what I couldnt see about myself and about life. I am not sure where I would be today if it were not for Coach Brill.</p><p>Coach said, are two of the most powerful words you will ever hear. Every day a young athlete is impacted by something a coach said. Coach said he believes in me. Coach said I was working hard. Coach said I am a leader. Coach said I have a bright future. Coach said.</p><p>I am certain you have been positively influenced by some-thing a coach said. Since this is the beginning of a new school year and the start of another season, here are a few additional thoughts for you to consider.</p><p>Parents: in a show of appreciation, I challenge you to say, Thanks to your kids coaches the next opportunity you have. There is no one in America that is having a greater impact on the lives of this generation than our coaches. It amazes me to think about the lives they are influencing.</p><p>Athletes: dont miss the opportunity to learn from and be shaped by your coach. It might not make sense now why they are so demanding, but someday you will see the impact they are having on your life. Be coachable!</p><p>Coaches: there isnt anything easy about being a coach. Just like you tell your athletes, its going to take effort, sacrifice and putting your team first. The reward is worth it and more than you can imagine as someday you will hear, Thanks, Coach from the many athletes you have influenced.</p><p>The Bible says in Hebrews 6:10, God is not unjust, He will not forget your work and the love you have shown as you have helped his people and continue to help them.</p><p>Thanks coaches for the many ways you help our young people be all that they can be!Stretch yourself this off season. You wont regret it!</p></li><li><p>6SP</p><p>OT</p><p>LIG</p><p>HT</p><p> SP</p><p>OR</p><p>TS</p><p>By BRAD HOLLINGSWORTH</p><p>Island Way The Polynesian Influence on Football in the North County</p><p>Mission Hills Junior Ricky Liuchan #44 leads the Haka just moments before the game this season. The Haka is an ancient tibal chant from the Polynesian Maori culture. It fires up the team and the fans. Photo by Kimberly Deutsch. </p></li><li><p>7FA</p><p>LL</p><p> 20</p><p>12</p><p>THERE ARE TWO </p><p>EXAMPLES from a few decades ago that illustrate the ferociousness and kindness of </p><p>Pacific Islanders when it comes to high school football in the North County. </p><p>Back in the fall of 1986, the late Junior Seau and about two dozen Oceanside High teammates traveled to Vista High to face the defending CIF 3A champions. Sure, the Pirates were undermanned that night, eventually losing 21-7, but Seau left his mark on anyone wearing red. He played with such aggressiveness that he completely dismantled the facemask of his helmet that it had to be replaced in the second quarter. Then, by the end of the game his helmet had so many red skid marks on it that it looked as if he had been in a series of car accidents.</p><p>Fast-forward to nearly a decade later and meet El Camino defensive lineman Peau Atoe, who single-handedly disrupted offensive lines with surprising quickness and brute strength. When asked what the physical transformation from his junior to senior seasons, he looked you straight in the eye and said, I ate the pig, man. I ate the pig.</p><p>And so it has gone, beginning in the 1960s through today where players from the islands of Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii have migrated to North County, strapped on helmets and shoulder pads and dominated prep football from virtually every position.</p><p>It is perfect for the culture because it emphasizes community and family, said Oceanside athletic director Dave Barrett, who has played or coached Pacific Islanders for nearly 40 years. They take to the sport naturally with a warrior mentality.</p><p>The migration to Oceanside began in the early 1960s with Buck Paopao and Junior Leia Paopao and continues today with Pirates quarterback Tofi Paopao. However, to those outside coastal communities, the player at the top of the list is Seau, who undoubtedly will be honored in Canton, Ohio, the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.</p><p>You can make a case for many as the best Pacific Islander football player in our area, but Junior is at the top of the list, Barrett said. He excelled at a higher level than others, but there have been so many great ones.</p><p>Oceanside High coach John Carroll has benefitted greatly from Pacific Islanders, notching 11 CIF titles and two state championships during his 24 years at the school. Carroll has taken advantage of the skills of players, who may not excel at the college level, but leave everything on the field on Friday nights.</p><p>They are physically fit for it, said Carroll. And they seem, culturally, to use the physical contact in a positive way.</p><p>Chimed in offensive line coach Rick Gerardi: Just look at them, they are just right for it. Some of them wear a size </p><p>8 helmet and are just a lot bigger than everyone else on the field.</p><p>On a Friday night, it is easy to spot the Pacific Islander community. They arrive at games early and with every uncle, cousin and child in tow to root on any family members that are on the field. Some are quiet, almost docile, during games, while others watch every play closely like they are dissecting something in a high school biology class.</p><p>They have everything you desire in a player, Barrett explained. Like many kids, they may have issues outside the field, but they are coachable and want to do well. They get a tremendous amount of support from their family and community and they are wonderful to be around. </p><p>On the field, Samoans are easy to coach. They are good practice players and an asset to any program.</p><p>Pirates QB Tofi Paopao acknowledges that he is playing for more than himself and his teammates each week. He knows that the praise and criticism will come from all angles because of the numerous family members that attend each game.</p><p>It goes back to my uncles and great uncles. We were an El Camino family until we moved into the Oceanside area in the seventh grade, said Paopao in a recent interview. Its humbling being a Paopao. Its an honor to carry this name, but a lot is asked of you. </p><p> Right: Oceanside quarterback Tofi Paopao sets up for a pass on Sept 28 against Mission Hills. Photo by Deb Hellman.</p></li><li><p>8SP</p><p>OT</p><p>LIG</p><p>HT</p><p> SP</p><p>OR</p><p>TS</p><p>HIGH SCHOOL CLASSESCLASSES SPECIALLY DESIGNED </p><p>FOR H.S. GYMNAST &amp; THOSE </p><p>PREPARING FOR H.S. 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His leadership is evident with the daily positive impact he has had on his peers lives through FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), ASB, and in the classroom with a 3.3 GPA. </p><p>On the football field, he is simply remarkable. Through seven games, Williams has already amassed 1,271 yards rushing, 879 yards per carry average, 16 touchdowns, with three 200-yard plus performances, including a 297-yard effort at Ramona last month. He is on pace to come close to the rare 2,000-yard season.</p><p> In 2011, Williams was named the NUC (National Underclassmen) u100 West MVP and NUC Top Prospect. In addition, as a junior he was Avocado West first-team offense as well as the named to the 2010-2011 All-Academic Team. </p><p>ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT </p><p>NAme JUSTIN WILLIAmS</p><p>SCHOOL eL CAmINO </p><p>SpOrT FOOTBALL</p><p>pOSITION rB/LB</p><p>HeIgHT 5'11"</p><p>WeIgHT 200</p><p>grAde 12</p><p>gpA 3.3</p><p>Why are you so successful this season? This offseason I spent countless hours in the weight room and studying film from my last two seasons. I recognized my strengths and weaknesses in my game, and built upon them. </p><p>What colleges are you considering at this point? Ive been in contact with Boise State, Oregon State, Nevada, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, SdSU, amongst others.</p><p>What is your fondest athletic memory of high school so far? my sophomore year when we beat Oceanside 24-14, in our house. The Oceanside- el Camino rivalry is much anticipated by the community every year. As a kid, you dream about someday playing in that big game. I recorded two sacks, and rushed for 105 yards as well, making the night that much more special.</p><p>What would you like to be remembered for at your school ten years from now? I want to be remembered as a young man of Christ first, and a football player second. The guy everybody could look to for leadership and direction. </p><p>Favorite local restaurant and what do you order? Carls Jr., The double Western Bacon Cheeseburger</p><p>Favorite video game? NCAA 2013 </p><p>Favorite team? San diego Chargers </p><p>Favorite band/music artist?...</p></li></ul>