Phil Womble Award: Bishop Diego’s Jordyn Lilly

Jordyn Lilly of Bishop Diego added the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to her collection of honors this year. The junior basketball standout and team captain has previously earned All-CIF, All-Frontier League and Presidio Sports All-City team awards. Lilly not only makes things happen on the basketball court, she does it in the classroom and in the community. She carries a 4.3 grade-point average, serves as a school ambassador and volunteers her time in the classroom at Coastline … [Read more...]

Phil Womble Award: Scott Johnston

When Scott Johnston was named Laguna Blanca’s recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award, school athletic director Mike Biermann said he was the right person for the prestigious honor. “When I was reading the description of the award, I was struck by where it says: ‘The recipients demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship,’” he said. “Not high standards, but the highest. That’s Scott. That’s how he lives his life. He doesn’t have to be reminded or told about it. … [Read more...]

Phil Womble Award: Riley Heiduk

In the pool, in the classroom, or in the community, Riley Heiduk has made a name for herself as a student leader at San Marcos High School. At Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Heiduk was recognized as the Royals’ Phil Womble Award recipient for the 2013-14 school year. The Round Table presents the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to student-athletes who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Each school selects a junior on an annual … [Read more...]

Womble Ethics Award: SBHS’ Matthew Prado

Matthew Prado of Santa Barbara High was named winner of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award on Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. When he’s not attending classes or playing football for the Dons, Prado spends much of his time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. He’s logged more than 155 hours of community service at the Eastside club. Award present Dave Pintard read the remarks from club operation manager and program director Calvin Mass on … [Read more...]

Womble Ethics Award: Kelsie Bryant

Kelsie Bryant has a second address. It’s the same as Carpinteria High School. With all the activities she’s involved in, the junior student probably spends more time at school than at her family home. She is the captain and No. 1 singles player on the reigning two-time CIF-champion girls tennis team, co-captain of the soccer team, plays clarinet in the marching and concert bands and carries a course load that includes advanced placement courses in English, Spanish, pre-calculus and … [Read more...]

Phil Womble Award: Natalie Klapp

Natalie Klapp is an outstanding three-sport athlete at Dos Pueblos High. But there’s more to her than hitting and digging a volleyball, or scoring goals in soccer, or sprinting down the track. DP volleyball coach Todd Garrett explained as Klapp was being honored as the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award recipient at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. “As I was reading the criteria for selecting a junior student-athlete for the award, I can … [Read more...]

Phil Womble Award: Providence’s Olivia LeSage

Providence girls volleyball coach Laura Newton is a big fan of junior Ozie LeSage. “Ozie’s love for life is contagious,” said Newton at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, where LeSage was honored as the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award winner. The Womble Award is presented to a junior student-athlete who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. “She’s always looking for ways to improve, which is a coach’s dream. And, she always shows up … [Read more...]

Womble Award: Cate’s Maddie Becker

Maddie Becker is a dying breed of high school athlete, Cate School athletic director Wade Ransom said. The junior is a three-sport athlete at the school and excels in each one. She's also on the yearbook and school newspaper staffs, is an accomplished pianist and carries a 3.9 GPA. Last year, as a sophomore, Becker was awarded the Reddington Cup, given to the top underclass Cate athlete who embraces the ideals of competition, hard work and success with honor. Becker on Monday was … [Read more...]

King named Phil Womble Award recipient for Cate

Cate School’s Chloe King was recognized at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as a Phil Womble Award recipient. The Round Table presents the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to student-athletes who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Each school selects a junior on an annual basis. King is a three-sport athlete at Cate, participating in cross country, water polo and swimming. Outside of athletics, King has earned her pilots license, … [Read more...]

Van Wingerden named Phil Womble Award recipient

Talia Van Wingerden was recognized as the the Phil Womble Award winner for Bishop Diego at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon on Monday. The Round Table presents the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to student-athletes who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Each school selects a junior on an annual basis. Van Wingerden plays softball and volleyball at Bishop Diego. "I think one of her strongest assets, and what makes her perfect for this … [Read more...]