Sofia Araujo
Staff Writer

     Out of the many female athletes here, these 2 girls have made a standout appearance…

     This year there have been 2 girls that have made their athleticism present. Through many different sports and many different athletes, these girls have managed to shine through in an extraordinary way.

     The first female athlete of the year is Shayna Glass. She is currently playing softball, but has also thrown herself into multiple other Mission sports such as volleyball, girls flag football, and track and field. 

     She says “As Asb Spirit Commissioner I have been connected with almost every sport from football to tennis. I’ve been to it all and it has been so much fun.” Glass has had the job of making sure everyone is having fun at games and making them really fun and hype this year. 

     Not only is she an amazing athlete, but she is also a very good student and has been able to maintain great grades along the school years. 

    When asked if she has learned anything from these sports she has played, she replied “ Each sport has taught me different skills and I am so grateful to have been a part of it and meet new awesome people.”

     As far as softball goes, Glass is the varsity captain this year and has made an impact on the team. She plays centerfield and is an upright, amazing player. 

     Her favorite quote is “Those times when you get up early and you work hard; those times when you stay up late and you work hard; those times when you don’t feel like working, you’re to tired, you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway; that is actually the dream. That’s the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” -Kobe Bryant

    Glass is a very spirited and positive person and she says, “Not only do I get to play the sports I love but also compete because it is so competitive at Mission and keeps me on my toes.”

     Lastly on Shayna, she has said that she is, “honored to be named Female Athlete of the Year for 2022.” “I want to thank my coaches, friends and most importantly my family for helping me every step of the way.”

      She will also be going on to play softball in Tennessee at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She mentioned that she will take all of the lessons with her in her next journey of playing college ball. 

     The second female athlete of the year is Delia Redman. She is a current soccer player, but has also been a part of other sports such as girls flag football. 

     She is number #14 on the girls soccer team and has made a very big impact on the sport itself. 

     Delia plans on attending a 4-year university, the University of Minnesota,  to major in psychology and minor in biology. Along with academics she is possibly debating running track and field. 

     She loves to play in summer league and getting to know new people. It is no doubt that Delia is a friend to all and is very sweet to everyone she meets. She has her best times with her teammates at team dinners. 

     Along with being a part of the athletics program she has also helped throughout the school. This includes being a part of diablitos, which is a group of people who volunteer to make the new incoming freshman of the school feel welcomed and make the school seem like a fun environment. 

     Delia has also shown a big amount of effort in her schooling, despite putting in work for her sorts she has also been able to focus on grades and maintain good ones throughout her 4 years at Mission Viejo High School. 

     There is no doubt that these two ladies have put in a tremendous amount of work into their teams and in the program in general. UTC and UMN are very blessed to receive such special athletes and students.