Encinal Announces Athletes of the Year

Galen Walker    Shortstop Jeriah Lewis batted .371 in his four-year career at Encinal High School.

Encinal High School (EHS) has recognized six scholar-athletes for their work in the classroom and on the field. Volleyball player Madelyn Macaskill has been named EHS Female Athlete of the Year and baseball player Jeriah Lewis has been named Male Athlete of the Year. Each award comes with a $250 scholarship.

Macaskill led the Jets to an undefeated West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League title and a North Coast Section (NCS) playoff birth. She will be attending UC San Diego this fall. Lewis will be attending University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship.

“After four years, it means a lot to leave Encinal with an award this special,” said Lewis. 

Badminton player Yi Na Lin has been named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year along with water polo player Abby Hall. Each award comes with a $500 scholarship.

“It’s nice to see the results of the time I put in,” said Hall. I’m happy to represent the aquatics program and can’t thank my coaches and teammates enough for their support.” 

Hall will be attending UC Santa Barbara this fall.

Football player Isaiah Smith has been named Male Scholar Athlete of the Year along with badminton player Matthew Lin. 

Smith lead the Jets to an undefeated WACC Foothill League title and a NCS runner-up finish. He will be attending the University of San Diego on a football scholarship.

“It brings me great joy to receive this award,” said Smith. “Representing myself, family and school in a positive way is really humbling and honorable.”

Lin, who will be attending UC Berkeley, echoed Smith’s sentiments.

“As someone who basically started at the bottom of the team, I am tremendously grateful to everyone who has helped me in my academic and athletic journey,” said Lin.

All scholarships were provided by Encinal’s athletic boosters.

 

Joshua Linville is the English and publication design teacher at Encinal High School.