Category: Athlete of the Week

Coed Varsity Cross Country · Nathan Vallejo Makes History!

Congratulations to Nathan Vallejo for breaking the Southlands 3 mile record, which was previously held by Matthew Herera (15:43). Nathan ran a 15:40.6 at the Woodbridge Invitational, where he finished 7th out of 246 runners.

Isaiah Robles (left) & Nathan Vallejo (Right)

Eagles News · Athlete of the Week: April 3-10

The Athletic Department would like to congratulate Michael Robles and Ceci Flores on being named Athletes of the Week! Both Michael and Ceci hit home runs last week against tough opponents!

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Eagles News · Kevin Chen Commits to the University of La Verne

Senior, Kevin Chen, committed to play football at the University of La Verne for the 2017-18 season. Kevin has been a two-year varsity starting offensive lineman for Southlands Christian and hopes to get some playing time with the Leopards.

Head Varsity football coach Osaar Rasshan had this to say about Kevin, “I am extremely proud of this kid. Kevin came from a country where many have never even heard of the sport of football that we love here in America. He came in as a sophomore having never played- only observing what he could find on YouTube. Three years later he has become one of our best lineman and players on the team. His dedication, courage, humility and work ethic will take him a long way in life. I hope and pray that he continues to put his faith in Christ while in college and becomes a great light on LaVerne’s campus. Great job Kevin.”


Let’s congratulate Kevin Chen on his commitment to ULV!

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Boys Varsity Soccer · Athlete of the Week- 1/30/2017

Congratulations to Edyon Batta on being named the Athlete of the Week for the week of January 30th, 2017! He had 3 goals against Emerson and the go ahead goal to win the game!

Girls Varsity Basketball · Athlete of the Week 1/23/2017

Reanna Schnabel is the Athlete of the Week for the week of January 23-29, 2017. Reanna is a student at Ipoly High School and is one of the key players on the Girls Varsity Basketball Team at Southlands Christian. Reanna’s performance against La Verne Lutheran was spectacular! Reanna scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds! Let’s congratulate Reanna on her great performance!

Multiple Teams · Athlete of the Week 1/17/2017

This week’s, 1/17-23, Athlete of the Week goes to Mathieu Sales! Mathieu, a junior shooting guard on the varsity basketball team, had an incredible offensive game against Samueli Academy! Let’s give it up for Mathieu Sales!

Eagles News · Athlete of the Week (11/1/2016)- Gabby Parayno

Gabby Parayno, Junior, is a student from Ipoly and is in her 2nd season playing for Southlands Christian. This year, Gabby was one of the best players in the Express League and in Division 10 Girls Volleyball. Gabby played outside hitter for the eagles and had one of the highest amounts of kills in league.

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Eagles News · Athlete of the Week (10/28/2016)- Nathan Vallejo

Nathan Vallejo, 10th grade, is this week’s Athlete of the Week! Nathan is in his first year here at Southlands Christian and he is one of our many homeschool students (PSP Program). This cross country season, Nathan has finished in the top 5 in most of the races. Last Friday, October 28th, Nathan finished 3rd in the San Joaquin League Finals.

Nate Vallejo

This weekend, Nathan was named to the San Joaquin first team all-league. Also, the boys cross country team qualified for CIF Playoff Preliminaries.

Cross Country Team- League Finals

The boys cross country team will be racing the preliminaries on November 11th (Veterans Day- Holiday) at the Riverside City Cross Country Course at 9 am. The address to the course is 701 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501.

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Athlete of the Week (10/21/2016)- Bethany Vallejo

We asked this week’s athlete of the week, Bethany Vallejo, some questions and here are her responses:

  • What grade are you in? 11th
  • How long have you been playing volleyball? 6 years
  • What do you like best about being a home school student? Being able to have a flexible schedule is what I like best about homeschooling.
Bethany Vallejo #7 (AOTW)
Bethany Vallejo #7 (AOTW)
  • What do you like best about Southlands Christian? I love that I get to play on a great team that has an inspirational coach. She has taught me to always play my best.
  • What has been the most significant impact by coming to Southlands? Playing volleyball at Southlands has enabled me to experience leadership and responsibility.
  • What are your goals as high school student and the future? My goals as a high school student are: to get high grades, to keep improving in volleyball, and to get a scholarship so I can go to college.
Bethany Vallejo #7 (AOTW)
Bethany Vallejo #7 (AOTW)
  • What do you like best about your team? What I love about my team is that they are encouraging and they are resilient in their effort to always push for a win.

Eagles News · Athlete of the Week (10/13/2016)- Lawrence Liu

Lawrence Liu is a senior on the cross country team going on his second season. Lawrence was born in China and has been at Southlands since 2014. He is a very joyful person and has a servant’s heart. Lawrence is involved with many school clubs and activities. Cross Country Coach Lauren Houck says, “Lawrence is standing out in setting an example of excellence and pushing himself continually in workouts and races.” Last week in the Webb High School Invitational, Lawrence finished the race with a personal record (PR). Lawrence continues to be a good example of an athlete who has a good attitude and work ethic.