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The Complete List of Perry’s Best 2018

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Our sports writers have collaborated to select the best players from each sport on campus.
While no team sport is won or lost by one individual, Perry’s Best highlights
student-athletes who were not only great at their sport, but also on campus and in the classroom.

Baseball: Matthew Brown

Senior Matthew Brown is a leader on and off the field. Leading the team in homeruns, stolen bases and on-base percentages, he is no doubt Perry’s Best. Being on varsity for two years has proven through his dedication and hardwork. Brown was selected first team for All CUSD and All Premier region. Brown is also included in the AIA individual scholar athletes.

Softball: Piper Lujan

Piper Lujan is a senior and is one of the star players on varsity. She is a mad hitter that knocks the ball right out of the park. Ranking No. 4 in 6A division, Lujan has 12 homeruns in the season and is also ranked No. 8 in the state region. She has made it to her senior year and is ending with a bang with the team heading to state. Although she is a fierce fighter on the field, she is a great student always with a smile ready for the day.

Boy’s Golf: Caden Christopherson

Junior Caden Christopherson finished in fifth in the state and was selected as Player of the Year for CUSD. He shows leadership throughout the team, being one of the few upperclassmen on the team and has been golfing for over 10 years.

Girl’s Golf: Dakotah Kreil

Her junior year she held the number one spot all season long. She is continuously going above and beyond on and off the course. She is planning on attending University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dakotah has been on the golf team since her freshman year and placed 36th in state.  

Boy’s Volleyball: Dallin Winward

Senior Dallin Winward has been a part of the Men’s volleyball family since he was a sophomore in 2015-16. Winward helped lead Perry to their massive success as Div. 1 state runner-up last season and their No. 5 state ranking this season. Winward is a leader for everyone on the field and sets a great example for the players that will fill his shoes after graduation.

Girl’s Volleyball: Ellie McDonald

Ellie McDonald has consistently played a key role in her sand volleyball team, at Perry and in club, throughout her years of playing volleyball. She is an excellent player who has worked hard to gain the skill set she posses today. McDonald is a great role model for the younger players.  

Beach Volleyball: Halle Razo

Halle Razo is a great example of a student athlete. She has played all four years of indoor volleyball on the varsity team as well has keeping up with school work and making sure to graduate. She has been called one of the most “consistent” players on her team. Razo is a great leader and continues to push the limits.

Wrestling: Justin Clatterbuck

Junior Justin Clatterbuck is a leader by demonstration on the mats. Ending this season with a record of 32-8, Clatterbuck finished first in his weight class during sectionals. When asked who the MVP of this year’s team was Coach Darren Johnson responded, “Justin Clatterbuck, without a doubt. He was a Sectional Champion, finished 3rd in the state, and is also doing well in off-season tournaments.” Clatterbuck hopes to continue his streak next year as a senior at Perry.

Boy’s Soccer: Pearson Wallace

Senior Pearson Wallace is a four-year varsity athlete. Wallace began starting for the men’s soccer team when he was a sophomore and quickly became popular with the boys. By senior year he was captain of the team. This year, during his last season, Wallace scored 10 goals and had seven assists leading the Pumas into the playoffs. Wallace plans on attending Brigham Young University where he will continue his soccer career.

Girl’s Soccer: Emma Richey

Senior Emma Richey plays as a defender center back as well as a captain for the team. She has been recognized as an All Premier Region Defender. Richey was awarded Player of the Game four times this season. Richey plans to attend WestPoint after graduation. She wants to build up the team for the future players to enjoy playing soccer with their friends as much as she has.

Boy’s Tennis: Slade Yeager

Slade Yeager is No. 2 on varsity but is the life of the team. He is the fun-loving guy that everyone looks to to bring a joke and laughs. Unique fact is that he’s a lefty…this makes him a tough player on the court. When the other team hits to the left thinking it’s his weakness, Yeager turns it right back around to a strength. This year Yeager went to state in the doubles competition with Cole McClure so far making it to the quarter finals.

Girl’s Tennis: Mckenize Jones

Mckenzie Jones is a junior and is the leader of the team. Seeded No. 1, Jones holds expectations for herself and the team. They all work together to have a good season – all lifting each other up and having fun at practice and matches. Having a positive attitude is one of the most important aspects of having a good season. Jones definitely keeps this in mind while trying her best to perform well and help her team at the same time.

Football: Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy has been a valuable asset to the Perry football program since he set foot on the field back in the 2014-15 season. This year alone Purdy collected the Gatorade player of the year award, as well as the Ed Doherty award. Purdy is a strong leader both on and off the field, and is set to further his career as a quarterback this fall, playing for Iowa State.

Cheer: Kaile Callison

Senior cheer captain Kalie Callison has devoted the last four years to making varsity the best it can be. Callison has lead the team to go as far as placing seventh, out of forty-four teams, in nationals for the first time ever. From the highs to the lows, Callison remained resilient and has influenced the team to always move forward. Her positive outlook, tenacity and leadership has helped create a standard of character for future members and helped advance the team as a whole.

Girl’s Basketball: Taylor Jobe

Senior captain Taylor Jobe has been playing on varsity since her freshman year. She persevered through an ACL injury and continued to lead the team. Her junior year she won Mike Desper award for the state of Arizona. She is committed to play D-2 for the University of Dallas.

Boy’s Basketball: CJ Jamerson

Senior CJ Jamerson set the record for the most charges in school history this year. Stepping up to become a leader on his team and pushing his teammates to work as hard as they can. Ranked 20th in the state, Jamerson has been a valuable asset on the team.

Cross Country: Anthony Haren

From freshman year to senior year, Anthony Haren has made a world of a difference on Perry’s cross country team. He has beat 4 amount of records, setting several of his own PRs, including running a 5k in 15 minutes and 17 seconds. Haren is committed to run for Grand Canyon University.

 

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About the Contributors
Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

Hi I'm Sawyer. I like to play sports and be active. I am a second year Staff Reporter writing about sports features and english/social studies.

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

Asher has been writing for the Precedent since her junior year. She was the assistant sports editor and worked her way up for this year to be the senior...

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

India Buckner is a junior and is a first year student in newspaper. She covers girls volleyball, teacher features, and is a double truck contributor. In...

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

Macie Miller is a senior in high school and this is her fourth year attending Perry. It is her second year on the PHS Precedent staff and she is the Sports...

Kayla Gee, Double Truck Editor

Makayla Gee is a senior at PHS and is Double Truck Editor. Along with editing, Makayla is covering the 2018-19 boys soccer team and their season. Makayla...

Morgan Cleary, Staff Reporter

Morgan Cleary is a first year student to newspaper, as one of the many seniors in the class, she writes for the DECA team, concert band, theater, and students...

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