Dos Pueblos junior Haley Peterson was chosen the school’s winner of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award.
DP cross country coach Leslie Wiggins Roth couldn’t say enough about Peterson.
“There really is no higher honor than being recognized for you character,” said Roth, who also was speaking for softball coach Lee Harris.
Peterson is a member of the cross country team, and she was the starting catcher on the Chargers’ CIF championship softball team last spring — she doubled in two runs in the championship game.
“She’s been a leader on the field of play since she arrived on the softball and cross country teams,” said Wiggins.
Besides athletics, Peterson is involved in several other activities at school. She is the feature editor of the school paper, The Charger Account, a member of the Usherettes, a two-year member of the national honor society and a member of the school’s Humanitarian Club. She’s been a part of two All-CIF All-Academic Teams in softball.
“She’s a great example to younger student-athletes on how to balance school and athletics,” Roth said. “She provides leadership and ethical behavior and support of her teams as well as every team and activity on campus. She devotes all her time being a Charger.
“She embodies what all of us coaches and teachers strive to teach our students on what it means to part of something great,” Roth added.