Athletes of the Week: Avery Schwartz and Tess Emerson


Avery Schwartz

Tess Emerson



Tess Emerson, SBHS Basketball — The 6-foot-1 Emerson was named MVP of the Gold Coast Tournament, averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds over the weekend with a 27-point performance in the title game, a 4-point win over West Ranch.

“Basketball has not come easy to Tess, and she’s worked hard for every inch of improvement,” said coach Butcher.

Avery Schwartz, Cate Soccer — The Rams had an amazing weekend in the Showcase Tournament, beating big-school programs Harvard-Westlake, San Luis Obispo and Costa Mesa — not too shabby for a school with an enrollment under 300. Schwartz, whose parents and younger brother came to see him honored, had seven goals in the three games along with an assist. Athletic director Wade Ransom couldn’t say enough about what a quality young man he is.

“He’s the reason why we coach… His future is as bright as any student-athlete I’ve every worked with,” said Ransom.

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