November 6, 2009
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, APR
CLARK COLLEGE HONORS OCTOBER'S
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Student athletes Nick Herzberg and Samantha Peppers
are honored for their leadership on Clark’s soccer teams
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Two freshmen soccer players have been honored as the October 2009 "Athletes of the Month" at Clark College.
Nick Herzberg came to Clark from West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Men’s head soccer coach Biniam Afenegus said, “Nick has been an outstanding addition to the men's soccer program. Nick was chosen as a captain of the team by his teammates. He has total respect of his teammates because of the way he plays the game. His passion and enthusiasm for the game of soccer is constantly shown on the field. He is an ultimate competitor and a born leader. He has scored three goals this year from a defense position.”
Clark freshman Samantha Peppers is a graduate of Vancouver’s Columbia River High School. Women’s head soccer coach Troy Sletten said, “Sam Peppers has had an outstanding month for the Lady Penguins. Samantha has been a vital part of our success in the month of October. Sam has scored two critical goals and had two assists, leading the team to great conference victories that have kept the women's soccer team in the playoff hunt going into the last week of the season. Sam’s hard work on and off the field is a model for all college students to aspire to.”
Sletten noted that Peppers is also a member of the Clark College debate team and maintains a 3.3 grade point average.
The Student Athlete of the Month program recognizes both the academic and athletic achievements of Clark's student athletes. Two recipients are selected each month by a committee that includes Clark College coaches, athletic department personnel, and fellow students.
Each honoree receives a jacket with his or her name engraved on it. The jackets are provided by Les Schwab through its support of the Student of the Month program, in partnership with the Penguin Athletic Club and the Clark College Foundation.