Team captains lead fall sports to success

Tyler Post

Tyler Post is a senior captain on the football team. He plays left guard and defensive tackle.

“I’ve played my whole life, but I started playing in the first grade in flag football and started tackle football in the fifth grade,” Post said.

According to Post, his inspiration for playing football came from watching football.

“I started playing football because I was always watching college and NFL football on the TV. I want to be like those guys,” Post said.

Cody Eastwood

Cody Eastwood is a senior captain on the boys soccer team. He plays right midfielder and center midfielder. Eastwood has played soccer for 12 years.

“When I was little, I wanted to play sports, so my dad put me in soccer, basketball and baseball,” Eastwood said. “I played those sports for a year. After that I stuck with soccer because I liked it out of the three.”

Eastwood says that they won third place in league.

“We tied North Bend; it’s the first time that we haven’t lost to them,” he said.

After high school, Eastwood plans to move to Eugene and play for Lane Community College for one to two years. He also wants to try out for the Portland Timbers Youth Team.

“I don’t know what I want to study, I just know that I want to play soccer,” he said.

Marisela Casas

Marisela Casas is a senior captain on the girls soccer team. She plays centerback and has been on the team since her sophomore year. Her dad and brother influenced her to play soccer.

According to Casas, the team is focused on improving with their younger members.

“We have a lot of new girls, so it’s a lot of working with them and teaching them,” Casas said.

Casas says she plans on attending the University of San Francisco but is not sure what she will major in.

Phillip Hernandez

Phillip Hernandez is a senior captain on the football team. He plays left tackle, defensive tackle and has played since the eighth grade.

“I was ready for a different sport because I played soccer before, and my family really likes football. A lot of people in my family wanted me to play football,” Hernandez said.

He does not think that he will play football in college, but he plans on going to a university for biomedical engineering and becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

“I’m going to help people walk again,” Hernandez said.

So far this season, he believes they will be able to reach the league title.

“Our only competition for league title is North Bend. It’s going to be a really big game.”

Alex Locati

Alex Locati is the solo junior captain for the volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and has played volleyball since the second grade.

“I heard from my parents that as a child I had to be forced to do everything, they probably put me in [volleyball],” Locati said.

According to Locati, the volleyball team has done well, and they have worked past the downs that the season has brought.

“I am hoping that I can go to college to play, because then I could get my college paid for,” Locati said.

Gabe Delgado

Gabe Delgado is a junior captain on the varsity cross country team. Delgado participates in the 5K, which is 3.1 miles, and has done cross country since the sixth grade.

“My parents have always been runners and have liked to run,” said Delgado. “I wanted to try it and I ended up loving it.”

According to Delgado, his future goals are college and running.

“I’ve always been interested in running after high school, somewhere collegiately,” he said. “I don’t have any ideas of where I want to run, somewhere where I can excel in school and running.”

Cadie Callaway

Cadie Callaway is a junior captain on the girls soccer team. She plays right wing and has been playing soccer since she was young.

“We have a lot of potential,” Callaway said. ”We could do so much better if our team came together and worked together.”

Callaway said she has always liked soccer, but she was pushed to join the team her freshman year by junior Khaley Aguilar. In the future, Callaway hopes to be playing soccer if she goes to Southwestern Oregon Community College, but does not want to play  anywhere else.

Tommy Nguyen

Tommy Nguyen is a senior captain for the boys soccer team. He plays defensive midfielder. He has played soccer since the fourth grade.

“It’s the best season out of the four years that I’ve played, but we still have a lot of room to improve because we are a very young team,” Nguyen said.

After high school he plans on continuing his education and majoring in computer science. He said he does not know if he will play soccer collegiately but it could be a possibility.

Aidan Adams

Aidan Adams is a junior captain on the football team. He plays offensive guard and defensive tackle and has played football since the sixth grade. One of his influences to play football is his uncle.

“I think the season is going fantastic,” Adams said. “It’s only going to get better.”

Adams plans on going to college to be a nurse and may play football if possible.

Javier Rodriguez

Javier Rodriguez is a junior captain on the boys soccer team. He plays centerback or any position in which he is needed. Rodriguez started playing soccer three years ago when he went on vacation to Mexico.

“Everyone always plays soccer and I got into it; it motivated me to play,” he said.

According to Rodriguez, the team has a good shot going into the play-offs. Although Rodriguez says he is unsure of what he wants to do in the future and where he wants to go for college, he hopes that he can play soccer at the college level.

Khaley Aguilar

Khaley Aguilar is a junior captain on the girls soccer team. She is a striker and a forward. She started playing soccer her freshman year, but also played in kindergarten.

“It’s hard to be a technical team when you still have to learn the basics of soccer,” Aguilar said.

She plans to play other college sports but does not think that she will play soccer.

Daisy Thompson

Daisy Thompson is a junior captain on the junior varsity cross country team. She runs the 5K, which is 3.1 miles, and started running cross country in the seventh grade.

“My mom said that I needed to do a sport, so I started cross country and I really liked it,” Thompson said.

According to Thompson, she has been setting personal records this whole year for herself. She said she wants to go to college for a career in the medical field, but does not plan on running past high school.

“I plan on going into the medical field, maybe a nurse,” she said.

Isaac Hasel

Isaac Hasel is a senior captain on the cross country team.

“I am currently the second man on the team,” Hasel said.

He runs the 5K, which is 3.1 miles, and has done cross country for six years.

“I was running track, I got done with the 1500 and Barb, the old cross country coach, told me I should go run some more. And that’s how it all got started,” Hasel said.

He plans on going to a trade school in Salem to become an electrician but does not plan on running in college.

“I plan on running later in life because it is a lifelong sport,” Hasel said.

Adam Perez

Adam Perez is a senior captain on the boys soccer team. He plays right back and right defense and has played soccer for two years.

“Just a habit to play,” Perez said.

According to Perez, the soccer team is doing better than last year. He plans on going into the National Guard or construction, but does not see himself playing soccer in the future.

Callista Martin

Callista Martin is a junior captain for the girls soccer team. She played middle back for defense. Martin played soccer up until the fifth grade, and started playing again her sophomore year.

“Khaley and Maddie really motivated me to play and I had been missing soccer, I had to choose between soccer and gymnastics when I was younger so it was nice to come back,” Martin said.

According to Martin, they are trying to put the team together and figure out the season.

“We’re doing good, we’re working hard and that is all that we can ask for,” Martin said.

She wants to go to the University of Colorado Boulder, and play soccer recreationally. In the girls’ last preseason game, Martin got a concussion and will not be playing for the rest of the season.

Maddie Arzie

Maddie Arzie is a junior captain on the girls soccer team. She played goalie and midfielder. She played soccer when she was little and started playing again her freshman year.

“We’re starting to figure out how to work as a team and we’re seeing improvements every day,” Arzie said.

Arzie plan on going to college to be a doctor, but is not sure where she wants to go.

“I’m hoping to be a doctor in the military for a few years,” Arzie said.

Arzie will not be playing for the rest of the season due to breaking her leg after getting kicked during a scrimmage.

Christian Millan

Christian Millan is a senior captain on the boys soccer team. He plays striker and attacking midfielder. Millan started playing soccer when he was seven because of his cousin in Mexico.

“It’s all about practice, playing together and building chemistry,” Millan said.

Millan plans on playing soccer at a university but is not sure where he wants to go and what he wants to study.

Cody Jadin

Cody Jadin is a senior captain on the football team. He plays outside linebacker, corner, and punter. Jadin started playing football in the seventh grade at Sunset middle school because of his mom.

“It’s going as perfect as it should,” he said. “We started off very strong, everybody is getting where they are supposed to, but will still have little things to work on.”

He plans on going to SOCC or another college to get a business degree and hopes to play sports in college.

Tristin Lemmons

Tristin Lemmons is a junior captain on the football team. He plays fullback, tailback, and middle linebacker. He has played football since the fourth grade.

“My father is my inspiration, he was good at football and has always been my coach and my leader.” Lemmons said.

According to Lemmons, the team is doing good, but sometimes they have not given it their all.

“I plan to be a pro wood sculptor, go to college and play sports,” he said. “If I get offered to play at a school I will.”

Justin Banks

Justin Banks is a senior captain on the football team. He is the quarterback this year and has played football since the sixth grade. Banks started playing football with the South Coast Youth Football League.

“It was something that I wanted to try and my parents really encouraged it.” Banks said.

According to Banks the team has made a lot of improvements this year. He will not continue playing football in the future, but has had a lot of fun playing.

“I plan to attend Oregon State and study marine science or business,” Banks said.

Zach Kellar

Zach Kellar is a senior captain on the football team. He has played running back, free safety, slot receiver and corner on defense. He has played football since the second grade, starting with flag football.

“My dad played football, and he always wanted to play catch with me and talk about football,” Kellar said.

According to Kellar, the team has been doing a great job with staying focused and executing plays well.

“I want to get into a four year college, run track or play football,” Kellar said.

Kellar thinks of majoring in either writing or english but is still unsure.

Jacob Dean

Jacob Dean is a senior captain on the football team. He is a wide receiver, cornerback and defensive back. Dean started playing football in the seventh grade.

“All my friends in seventh grade were playing, I was a baseball guy but I wasn’t very good,” he said. “Ever since seventh grade, I learned to love the sport.”

According to Dean, the team is doing really great.

“We just need to take care of business,” Dean said.

Dean does not see football in college as a reality, but he plans on taking a gap year before college and then going to school to become a nurse.

Jazmin Chavez

Jazmin Chavez is a junior captain on the girls cross country team. She runs the 5K and is in her third year of cross country.

“The team is doing really well,” Chavez said. “We’ve had quite a few girls out and have been able to get passed injuries and being able to perform well and do good.”

Chavez decided to stop doing volleyball her freshman year and tried cross country out.

“I knew that I enjoyed running and I tried it out and ended up liking it,” Chavez said.

After high school, she plans to continue running and wants to go to college to become a pediatric nurse.