The Islander Sports Foundation would like to congratulate Marie Miller and Trevor Gilbert on receiving the 2015-2016 Islander Sports Foundation Citizenship Award. This award is given every year to a senior male and female athlete at Coronado High School. This award goes to the athletes who best embody the qualities of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. ISF started giving this award last year. Besides being recognized at the ISF golf tournament dinner, the students also receive a monetary grant towards college. Below are their stories.
Marie Miller played softball and cheered all four years while attending CHS. She was captain and one of the leading hitters for the softball team. Her softball coach, Tony Isabella, remarked: “Marie always wore her emotions on her sleeve, Marie’s pride for her school and community were just as strong as her will to compete”. It was not unusual while she was playing center field for Marie to be encouraging her pitcher and willing the umpire to call a strike, yet always on her toes to make a play.
On the cheer squad Marie was a base and was also one of the captains this year. Her cheer coach admired her hard work and dedication and stated that she was a true asset to the team.. Both coaches praised her for the relationship she had with her teammates and always putting their well-being first.
Marie is a very positive person and has a great demeanor about her. It will be exciting to see what she does in the future, she will definitely have a positive effect on the world. Next year Marie will be attending the University of Idaho where she will be studying food nutrition.
“Trevor is the ultimate teammate who leads by example and composure. He is always present for team activities and constantly giving selflessly to his teammates. He encourages, emboldens and lifts his teammates out of the dirt with his leadership, positive attitude and confident demeanor. There isn’t one day that goes by where I don’t know that he is giving everything of himself for his teammates and the program on and off the field.” This is how Alex Cade Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach describes Trevor Gilbert.
His Football coach Tony Isabella describes him as a “silent leader” always doing more than he is asked. High praise from two respected coaches, but Trevor lives up to all of those comments and more.
Trevor played both football and lacrosse all four years at Coronado High School. He played wide receiver on the football team and was a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. But it was not only on the field where Trevor shined he, also excelled in the classroom earning an overall weighted GPA of 4.2. But while he has had many great moments on the field his integrity in how he goes about his daily life is what is most impressive. He was a captain for both teams and in both cases while the coaches highly agreed it was his teammates that chose him overwhelmingly to lead them on the field of battle.
At the present time Trevor is still weighing his options for college and will choose between the University of Washington or USC majoring in engineering. Coach Cade sums up Trevor the best. “Truly a special leader who will certainly carry these traits with him and have a large influence on many others throughout his lifetime”