Six Pirates honored at annual awards ceremony
PORT ANGELES – Six Peninsula College athletes received awards at Tuesday’s annual awards event at the Board of Trustees June meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Alison Knowles of Port Angeles and Geno Horsley of Tacoma won the 2013-14 Art Feiro Awards for basketball, Briana Estrellado of Cheney, and Corbyn May, of Vancouver, B.C., were the 2013-14 Wally Sigmar Award winners for soccer, and Brooke Yoshimura of Mililani, HI, and Madison Pilster, of Blackfoot, ID, received the Annie McMullen Award for soccer and basketball respectively.
The Art Feiro and Wally Sigmar awards go to students representing each team who best exemplified leadership, sportsmanship, citizenship, academic achievement and athletic ability. The McMullen family award is specifically for freshmen women athletes who have overcome challenges through hard work and dedication to be successful in their sport.
“These six athletes represent a class of student athletes who were truly outstanding,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “Sadly, Alison, Bri and Corbyn have completed their playing careers at Peninsula College and we’re going to miss them enormously. They have set a very high bar for their respective teams to follow next year.”
“Geno, Brooke and Madison, however, will be back next year to establish high standards of leadership, citizenship, sportsmanship, and academic success to go along with their competitive drive as athletes,” Ross said.
Estrellado, May and Yoshimura played a role in Peninsula’s unprecedented success in soccer, leading the Pirate women and men to back-to-back NWAACC championships this year. The women’s basketball team qualified for the NWAACC Championship Tournament and the men’s team missed going by one place in the North Division standings.
“We won two more NWAACC championships this year and three of our four teams reached the post season,” Ross said. “It’s a credit to all of our student athletes, and to our coaches who work so hard to recruit talented kids with high character and citizenship skills. I was very proud to introduce our six award winners to the Board today. They represent this institution at a very high level.”