Seniors Andre Williams was recognized by the Press Democrat as the Small Schools Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their annual All-Empire Awards program. He was one of eight overall winners selected from over 35 schools in the Redwood Empire. Williams competed for the Coyotes in cross country in the fall, where he won the California State Dvisions V Cross Country Championship. He also competes in track and field in the spring and has advanced to the Meet of Champions this weekend with top qualifers advancing to the State Track & Field Meet next weekend. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9575592-181/press-democrats-all-empire-athletes-of
That same evening, SA's head cross country and track & field coach Danny Aldridge was selected as the Empire Coach of the Year by the Press Democrat. Danny has had an amazing athletic career as an athlete and coach, including having individual State Champions (male and female) at Sonoma Academy as well as qualifying both teams to the CIF State Championships. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9586765-181/benefield-longtime-empire-coaches-doug
The Coyotes volleyball team earned the #14 seed in the North Coast Section playoffs and they traveled to San Francisco to take on the #3 seeded Bay School in historic Lettermen's Gym in the San Francisco Presidio.
Although the Coyotes lost in three sets (25-14, 25-11, 25-20), they played inspired volleyball and were competitive from start to finish. Many points were earned after long rallies with both teams showing their skill, athleticism and competitive spirit. In the end, the Breakers advanced but the Coyotes felt good about their performance on the night and it was an exciting finish to an outstanding season.
The Coyotes finished 16-5 overall and 12-4 in NCL II league play on the the season.
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