Soccer, Hoops Stars Are February Athletes of the Month

Written by Estero Bay News

March 8, 2023

The Morro Bay High School Athletic Booster’s Club announced its Athletes of the Month for February 2023, honoring more of the winter sports standouts, as the season winds down.

“The MBHS Athletic Boosters would like to thank and congratulate every coach and player for representing our school,” reads an announcement from the Booster’s Club. “You’ve made us proud. The time, effort, and sacrifice you made during this season brought about some wonderful memories and results! Job well done, Pirates!”

The student/athletes honored for February 2013 are Justin Campbell, Samantha Rivera, and Danny Martinez.

Campbell and Martinez are members of the Boys’ Basketball Team.

Coach Kevin Russell said, “Justin’s dedication and work ethic has been tremendous. He never misses a day and is always working to perfect his craft. It was a pleasure having Justin this year and he is a huge asset to our program.”

Martinez he said, “Is a leader by example who never complains. His ‘yes coach’ attitude set the tone every practice. Danny is a selfless teammate who will do whatever it takes to win!”

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach Kim Wishon expressed pride in Rivera. “Sam,” Coach Wishon said, “was chosen by her teammates to lead the Pirate squad as a captain this year and she has whole-heartedly stepped up to the challenge.

“She leads by example and is a rock solid part of our offense and defense with five assists and one goal over the season. Sam brings a calmness to the field by juking players right and left and then making the perfect pass through to the forwards.” 

Rivera “is a trusted part of the defense always with great positioning and clearing the ball when needed,” Coach Wishon said. “Sam was a big contributor to our success as a team this year coming in second in the Ocean League, which was the best winning season the Pirates have had in 20 years! Sam is a leader on and off the field and will be dearly missed by her teammates and coaches next year.”

Estero Bay News joins the Booster’s Club in celebrating the accomplishments of MBHS’s student athletes; and congratulates all of MBHS winter sports’ coaches and players.

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