DODDS Pacific/DDESS Guam high schools name their Athletes of the Year

Something the DODDS Pacific and DDESS Guam high schools have been doing for a number of years, but only recently have they partnered with Stripes in honoring their schools' individual student-athletes of the entire school year.

Coaches, athletics directors and administrators make the calls for their own schools; Stripes annually provides each school with two unit coins to be given to those selected as athletes of the year.

For the first time, Stripes in this space now provides the names of those so honored for 2012-13, with our sincerest congratulations:

Daegu High, South KoreaPaul Jackson, senior, volleyball, basketball, soccer; Michelle Quizon, senior, volleyball, boys soccer team manager.

Robert D. Edgren, JapanKhalil Williams, senior, football, basketball; Alexis Farrow, senior, volleyball, basketball.

Guam HighAaron Whitaker, senior, cross country, soccer, track and field; Katrina Joiner, junior, volleyball, wrestling, rugby, track and field.

Kadena, OkinawaJalen Creer-Amos, senior, basketball, baseball; Maria Vaughan, senior, basketball, softball, volleyball.

E.J. King, JapanAndrew Chavez, senior, wrestling, soccer; Tara Long, senior, cross country, basketball, softball.

Nile C. Kinnick, JapanRobert Beard, senior, cross country, track and field; Valerie James, senior, volleyball, track and field; Mashiya McKinney, senior, volleyball, basketball.

Kubasaki, OkinawaSteven Walter, senior, cross country, wrestling, track and field; Allie Reichenberg, senior, cross country, basketball, track and field.

Osan American, South KoreaKenny Mack Stewart, senior, football, baseball; Ebony Madrid, freshman, volleyball, basketball, soccer.

Matthew C. Perry, JapanSam Cadavos, senior, tennis, basketball, soccer; Samantha Herritt, senior, volleyball, soccer.

Seoul AmericanDevyn Williams, senior, football, soccer; Robin Galiano, sophomore, volleyball, basketball, softball.

Yokota, JapanJesse Hogan, senior, football, wrestling, track and field; Brianna Harris, senior, volleyball, basketball.

Zama American, JapanMitchell Harrison, senior, football, wrestling, track and field; Silvia Dykstra, senior, cross country, softball.

Stripes will publish its own two Pacific high school Athletes of the Year selections in the coming days in this space; one of them comes from the above list.

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