Congratulations to All the 2013 El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees [PHOTO]
Last night was the induction ceremony and awards dinner for the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame, which included all the awards for the high school athletes of the year. The Tomas Rivera Center at UTEP was filled with friends and family as the star high school athletes and the HOF inductees received their honors.
Here’s a brief rundown of who was honored, and some photos of all the honorees from the night.
2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
- Frank Del Toro, Athlete: a Jefferson HS athlete and local baseball and softball player.
- Natasha Lacy, Athlete: a basketball player at Montwood HS, TCU, UTEP and in the WNBA.
- James Munyala, Athlete: an 11 time All American distance runner at UTEP.
- Bobby Lesley, Coach: basketball coach at Eastwood HS and of 1976 State Champions.
- Jimmy Melendez, Coach: baseball coach at Riverside HS with a Final Four appearance.
- Gary Crossland, Official: football official and founder of the El Paso Chapter SFOA.
- Steve Kaplowitz, Media: television and radio sports announcer.
- Buryl Baty, Posthumous: head football coach at Bowie HS.
Miss and Mr. Athletes of the Year
- Mr. Football – Aaron Jones (Burges)
- Miss Volleyball – Monica Claxton (Franklin)
- Mr. Cross Country – Brian Barraza (Franklin)
- Mr. Basketball – Alvin Jones (Burges)
- Mr. Swimmer – Joe Brown (Eastwood)
- Miss Wrestler – Yvonne Galindo (Jefferson)
- Miss Softball – Julinn Torres (Hanks)
- Mr. Baseball – Eder Erives (Montwood)
- Miss Tennis – Sarah Savedra (El Paso High)
- Miss Soccer – Jenny Chiu (School for Educational Enrichment)
- Mr. Golf – Tanner Gore (Coronado)
- Mr. Track & Field – Annthony Dudley (Parkland)
High School Outstanding Student-Athletes of the Year
- Female Athlete of the Year – Sydney Johnson (Hanks)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Aaron Jones (Burges)
- Female Athlete of the Year – Heather Scheetz (Hanks)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Ivan Rodriguez (Del Valle) / Devin Vasquez (Eastwood)
- Female Athlete of the Year – Jocelyn Caro (Socorro)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Christian Rodriguez (El Dorado)
- Female Athlete of the Year – Cashlee Rayas (Clint)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Patrick Zubia (Fabens)
- Female Athlete of the Year – Kodi Hill (Loretto Academy)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Adrian Lugo (Cathedral)