Posters of Mountlake Terrace High School student athletes will begin appearing around town thanks to an effort of the school’s Sports Booster Club. The posters will be published monthly and displayed at participating businesses in Mountlake Terrace.
“Athlete Highlights will provide an opportunity for the coaches to select a member from their team to be honored,” said booster club chairperson Tara Zuehl.
The March Athlete Highlights spotlight Terrace seniors Nancy Nguyen and Chris Mitalas.
Nguyen is a four-year member of the tennis program at MTHS, three years as a captain of the girls’ team; she has also served as a team manager of the boys’ squad.
Tennis coach Alberto Ramirez had high praise for Nguyen: “Her dedication as a player and team member is above and beyond any girl who has played for me as a coach at Mountlake Terrace. She is a leader in every possible way and a good friend to everyone; always kind and respectful to coaches and players alike. She plays hard every minute that she spends on the court. She is a great example for other players to emulate.”
Mitalas, captain of this year’s Hawk boys soccer team, is a three-year varsity letterman in the program. He also earned a first-team All-Wesco honor for his play in 2012.
“Chris is leading our group well as we open the 2013 season,” Terrace boys soccer coach Gary Hunter said.
The MTHS Sports Booster Club meets the third Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Mountlake Terrace High School.