Athletes of the Month- September 2017

Athletes of the Month (Sept)  (click on link)

Azeb Visco

Azeb started on the JV Cheer team but has now been moved to Varsity Cheer due to her work ethic and commitment to improve. She arrives on time ready to work, pays attention during practices and is often caught practicing her skills during water breaks. She is currently excelling in her academics; earning a 3.71 GPA.  She is a good role model for all athletes, and definitely shows Cub Spirit. I look forward to continue to watch her gain confidence as the season progresses.”  – Stacey Hausman, Head Cheer Coach

 Azeb has shown an outstanding start in her academic performance as a freshman in her Honors classes. She is always very diligent in her organization, flexible with receiving feedback, and always ensure that she is on top of everything. My favorite thing about her in the past month is that she found the time to complete three novels over one weekend!” – Alyssa Romano, Teacher

 “Apart from doing so well in extracurricular activities, Azeb also does well in her Art class. She takes everything in stride and is very consistent with her projects. She is eager to learn and asks questions or for clarification. She is the perfect pupil. All in all, this shows that Azeb is on the right path to become successful.” – Wes Rinella, Teacher

Elijah Watters

“He is a dream player for coaches!” – Keith Adams, Head Football Coach

 “In my Government class, Elijah is known not just for working independently and turning in homework on time, but also for bringing good vibes into classroom, asking though-provoking questions, and lightening up mood with comedy.” – Darren Hause, Teacher

 “He is a very hard working, tries his best to accomplish what he is learning about.  A fine young fellow with a good success in future.” – Rodney Ewan, Teacher

 “Elijah does so well in his Art class and is a perfect role model as a student because he is mellow, takes criticism very well, and gets along with everyone in class.  He also shows eagerness to improve in a consistent manner. He is fun to be around among peers and even CSDR staff! Congratulations.” Wes Rinella – Teacher

Student- Athlete Of The Month – September

Kellirae Cox has been making big improvements both academically and on the team. She consistently demonstrates Trustworthiness and Responsibility as I never have to worry that she will “forget” to wear her Spirit clothes or uniform. Often, she reminds me that we have an upcoming game.


She always exhibits Caring for our school by showing her pride in being on the Cheer team and supporting CSD-R without fail by attending all events. Her Citizenship is unparalleled, as she reports when she will be late or has to miss a practice for any reason. She is constantly showing Respect and Fairness to her teammates and staff. Kellirae is a joy to work with and a wonderful CSD-R Student/Athlete.

Stacey Hausman, Head Cheer Coach



Elijah Watters met every criteria that we, coaches, expect of all football players.  He attended to all practices on time and never gave up during practices. He helped others during practices and never showed negative attitude during games and he always play strong until the very end of each game. He is a perfect example of a person who follows the 6 pillars of Character Counts and CIF Code of Ethics at all times. He is outstanding in each class he is taking and is also a great role model for our players.  

We are extremely proud of him.

Marcus Chmaj, Head Football Coach



Student of the Month : Wendy Aguirre

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Wendy has been a member of the Cheer Team for four years. She is an amazing cheerleader as well as student. Wendy demonstrates all six pillars of Character Counts without a doubt! I cannot begin to tell you what an outstanding citizen this young lady truly is: respectful, caring, responsible, fair, and trustworthy. If you are looking for a role model, you do not need to look any farther. Wendy always strives to do her best in her academic studies and other activities, and currently has a 3.14 GPA. This year Wendy is the captain of the cheer team and actively involved in the FEAST program. It is honestly a true pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Wendy.

Stacey Hausman
Head Cheer Coach

Student Athletes of the Month

The Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Courtney Hocog and Jared Herman have been selected as Female and Male Student Athletes of the Month for the month of October/November. Here are some comments from their head coaches:

This is her first year on the CSD Riverside Volleyball Team, and she has already earned a spot on the Varsity team. She is a player with a wonderful example of Character Counts. She is considerate of other teammates and her own behavior. You can trust that she will be at every practice and game. She is fair to everyone on the team regardless of their skills.

On September 12, we played in Hemet Tournament and she earned All-Tournament Player honor. She picked up her skills so quickly by accepting our feedbacks and advices. We know she has the ability to become a talent player at the end of season because of her work ethics. She performed well at Spike Out Tournament at Fremont.

Off the court, she currently maintain a 3.0 GPA. She is able to manage the academic work load along with the volleyball practices, peer mediation, and other organizations. She is always respectful to adults and peers.

Altogether, it is obvious that she cares about her school work and her volleyball team and that she is a great citizen. She is a wonderful example of what a CSD-R student-athlete should be like.

Head Volleyball Coach
Michelle Skowzgird

Jared currently has a 3.21 GPA and tremendous school spirit! He is very involved with many school activities; recently helping out with the Sadie Hawkins dance, volunteering to do lighting for the CSDR pageant, sharing his academic knowledge on the DAB team, and being chosen to represent the Cubs for the Jr. NAD conference in Florida. However busy he is with his many activities, he still gives 100% to the cheer team while maintaining his grade point average. He has attended every game and cheer event during the fall season! He is developing more and more leadership skills as he continues to develop good character traits. He is respectful of his teammates and coaches, and obviously cares about his school and team. I can always count on him to be responsible to let me know when he cannot arrive on time for practice due to volunteering for other activities. In addition, he demonstrated great citizenship when he found an iPhone on the grass and gave it to me to try and locate its owner. Jared is a wonderful role model for our CSDR students.

Head Cheer Coach
Stacey Hausman

Please join me in congratulating these fine individuals and we are very proud that they are our students here at CSD-Riverside.