Alumni - Dec 2012



50th yrs of knight pride ALUMNI KNIGHTS NEWSLETTER

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December 2012
"Fifty Years of Pride"


The 9th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
  Friday May 3rd, 2013 -
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Soquel High Homecoming & 50th Anniversary 9-28-2012
Soquel High Homecoming and 50th Anniversary 9-28-2012

  Homcoming class of 69  


  FALL SPORTS HONORS- Congratulations!

The final All-SCCAL honorees:

Football: MVP Fabiano Hale, 1st team quarter back Lucas Cordoza, 1st team offensive line Matthew Sisco, Evan Zigman, and David Salinas, Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Kiff, Line Backer and 1st team linebackers Caleb Fidiam and Elvis Plecq. 2nd team running back Ryan Reyes, wide receiver Trestan Peacock,defensive line John Wenger, and defensive back Tucker Wiget. Honorable mentions: Zachary Ledesma, Andrew Schmidt, Joel Silva, and Tristen Vukelich. Fabiano Hale completed the season as the leading rusher for all 4 Mon-terey Bay leagues with 212 carries, 2325 yards,and 39 touchdowns.

Girls' volleyball: Junior of the Year and 1st team Sarah Savoca, Sophmore of the Year & 2nd team Alli Walters,1st team Cassidy Donaldson, 2nd team Maddie Rocha, and honorable mentions Faith Apolskis, Gabby David, Julia David and Savannah Horton. Coach of the Year Kamala Sipin.

Boys' water polo: Co-MVP and 1st team Max Draga, Junior of the Year and 1st team Ivan Silva, 1st team Jack Pickard and Max Somple, 2nd team Caleb Howard and Cole Dudley, and Richard Chamberlin. Sportsman-ship award winner Keenan Conway. Kaila Gibson placed 31st in the state cross country meet.

The All-SCCAL girls' water polo, MVP and 1st team Michaella Parelius, Sophomore of the Year and 1st team Colleen Boensel, Freshman of the Year and 2nd team Taylor Thorson,

1st team Liana King-Adas and Julian Tarr, 2nd team Tally Hoover, Hanna Hutchinson, and Jesse Jones, and 3rd team Marissa Azua.


  Thank you all for the wonderful homecoming week! We brought back the tradition of class floats for the annual parade through Soquel Village. The class of '69 and classes from the '80s joined the parade with their own floats. Thank you Alumni! The Junior Class took home bragging rights for float of the year with their '80s inspired theme. Victories were won by all three Soquel football teams. Congratulations mighty Knights! The attendance of Soquel High's 50 year Homecoming Celebration was huge with many alumni filling the stands.  Randy Peck Court Dedication and homecoming dance, truly made this one of the best homecomings on Record.The dedication of "Randy Peck Court" was quite an emotional and happy occasion followed by a BBQ enjoyed by everyone! Shout out to Richard Wygant, event coordinator, for his endless hours of hard work, SHF, staff, family and friends, and the Alumni Community!See photos and stories:

Randy Peck Court Dedication Photos

Randy Peck Sentinel article



Hey class of 1973...time to plan!! Next year is our 40th reunion. Cherie Manning(Robideaux) and I agreed to find a venue, then others can step up for the planning say next August??? Contact me on Facebook or directly [email protected] 

Thank you- Caren Conway(Spencer)


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GO KNIGHTS!     Congratulations
All County player of the Year-Fabiano Hale
Defensive MVP -- Kevin Kiff
In The Spotlight- Marcelos Adas
Marcelo AdasAfter 21 years, Marcelo Adas has retired from coaching water polo concluding his reign with a 225-4 record for Soquel High Adas excelled at winning. In fact, it can be said he did it better than any other coach in Santa Cruz County history. Under his leadership, the Knights claimed an 18 straight league championships and one Central Coast Section title. Adas announced his retirement to his players at the tournament finale against Carmel, 11-10, in three time overtime. Click here for full story .

Marcelo coached in Brasil for 4 Years (85-89) and started coaching at SHS in 1991. He has 2 daughters, - Liliana King-Adas  playing on the girl's water polo team and incoming freshmen, Viviane King-Adas who will be playing water polo next year.

Were there any particular years that stood out to you? Marcelo:

"1995 after beating Harbor first time in 13 years, they lost league. 1999 CCS runner up , Ryan Chapatte CCS MVP (99) and The 2001-2002 team that won CCS and was considered number one in Nor-Cal and took 2nd on the unofficial State Tournament, only behind Long Beach Wilson, and I was CCS Honor coach of the year". Fondest memories? "I think the teams that marked the most memories

were teams that we traveled together in the off season...we had teams that went to Hawaii, Croatia-Hungary, and Brazil where we were more friends than coaches relationship".Student/Teacher stand outs?"Students that stand out...there were many.... but I think the players that came back after college and started to work with me would be the ones. They came back with fresh College knowledge and pass it on to the kids along with being role models in the community.I have to name Aaron Silberman, my player in the first two years at Soquel (91-92), he was my assistant and JV for Soquel for many years ...then he went on to be SC High Head coach, and now is a teacher/coach in Sacramento Area. Russel Simpkins who came back right after UCLA, became Soquel JV Coach and now has been voluntary helping with the varsity team for the past two years. But for the longevity and WP results I'd say is Ryan Chapatte (our girls head coach,) who has been bringing our Soquel Girls team to many Championships (I'd say even when they were underdogs they won....on coaching)..., coaching my daughter and doing a amazing job with challenge groups of girls....I have a immense respect for him ....and the others that did well."Any words of wisdom you would like to pass along? 'words of wisdom.....that is the hard one.....'"What ever you do, do it with "Raça" (in Portuguese) Raça means put your head, your soul, your passion, your love, your life in it, every-time. You will succeed!!! We did! Win league 18 years, qualify 20 years for CCS. Highest ranked Public School in CCS for many years. Beat schools with way more players, traditions, better facilities....For many many years "Play with Raça" was the fundament of my program. Another great passion in Marcelo's life is Wax'em. As the director of Soquel Wax-em Club for over 20 years Marcelo Adas' Wax'em Water Polo club has produced top ranked teams and athletes. The talent that emanates from the club, as well as the national and regional coaching awards he has received, is evidence of his ability. All SCCAL programs benefit from Adas' dedication to the sport and its athletes. From Aptos to Scott's Valley, it's difficult to find a top player that has not been influenced by Marcelo, and many had their first water polo experience within the club's pre-high school program. Beyond high school, dozens of his athletes have gone on to play in college, and numerous have achieved All-American status and won NCAA championships.

Dear Soquel High Alumni and Friends:

The SOQUEL HIGH FUND is an umbrella Non-profit Organization filled with Parents, Alumni and Community members that care about our incredible high school. We look forward to updating you on former classmates, sports statistics, reunions and great events!  If you would like to submit Alumni Achievements to spotlight accomplishments or have any ideas for future editions of the Alumni Knights Newsletter please email [email protected]. We hope each member will feel part of the school and our growing school community.

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