Eagles News · Athletes of the Month


The Athletic Department at Southlands Christian School would like to recognize our December Athletes of the Month. We want to recognize athletes that exemplify the 5 C’s of the Athletic Department…Commitment, Consistency, Courage, Communication, Compassion.

Congratulations to our Female Athlete of the Month, Yeltzin Rodriguez (Soccer) and our Male Athlete of the Month, Duke Oliva (Basketball). These two athletes have demonstrated the 5 C’s in their effort with their coaches and teammates. We recognize and honor you for representing Southlands Christian Athletics!

Yeltzin Rodriguez is a senior at IPoly. This is her second year on the Southlands Christian soccer team. Yeltzin was named Captain this year. She has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills on and off the field. Yeltzin is always willing to assist her teammates in developing their soccer skills. Congratulations Yeltzin and keep up the good work!

Duke Oliva is a senior and a student with our PSP program. Duke has played for the Southlands Christian Basketball Program for four years. He was named Captain of the team this year. According to his coaches, Duke is the backbone of the team with constant toughness and consistency. Duke does not need to score to be motivated, however, he is motivated intrinsically to do what’s best for the team. He is currently shooting over 65% from the field. Duke is not afraid to hold teammates accountable and is voice of the team – always willing to teach younger guys the correct way to demonstrate the 5 C’s! Congratulations Duke!