Congratulations goes out to our 2020 Chargers of the Year.
The recipients of this award have not only displayed outstanding athletic performance in their sport, but have embraced the ideals of the Arete Prep culture and community. They have displayed a great attitude and put forth tremendous effort on the field of play and have exemplified extraordinary character toward their community and academic life.
The award recipients were first nominated by their coaches and then the student-athlete’s character, attitude, and academic performance were examined. This rigorous selection process is what makes this award unique and very, very special. I want to give a special thank you to our community partners at CarLife and owner Jeff Bried, for their continued support of our Charger of the Week and Charger of the Year Award programs.
Use the following link to access the Arete Prep End of the Year Virtual Awards Presentation (Athletics begins at 0:52)
Middle School Male Charger of the Year:
Matthew Evans – 8th grade
A well rounded athlete, Matthew participated and was a leader on an incredible 5 athletic teams this year, including cross country, baseball, archery, basketball, and track.
Middle School Female Charger of the Year:
Roselyn Montiel-Sanchez- 8th grade
Roselyn was a standout performer for our MS girls soccer team this winter, and was blossoming as a track athlete as the season concluded early.
High School Male Co-Chargers of the Year:
Adam Whitehead- Senior
Adam capped an outstanding XC and track career by winning a section title in XC this fall, and finishing 2nd at states. He was going to contend for multiple individual and relay titles at the state track meet this spring before it was cut short.
Matthew McClleland- Sophomore
Matthew led our football team to their second straight playoff appearance and victory, earning offensive player of the year honors as a QB and all state honors as a defensive back. He earned 2nd team all region honors in basketball, helping the Chargers to back to back elite 8 appearances. This spring, Matthew would have made an appearance at the state golf tournament, while still finding time to pitch and play middle infield for our varsity baseball team.
High School Female Charger of the Year
Faith Youkhana- Senior
Faith led the volleyball team to a 2nd straight AIA playoff appearance, earning 1st team all region honors. She came out for soccer after a hiatus from the sport, and earned a starting role. In a shortened beach volleyball season, Faith was in Arete’s top pair, and would have competed for state qualification.