Week’s Best Preps


  • Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:00am
  • Sports



Grade: Junior.

Sport: Soccer.

Accomplishments: Diaz extended his goal-scoring streak to three straight games. He had an assist and a goal just eight minutes apart during the first half of the Ravens’ 4-0 victory against Auburn on April 29. Then in the regular-season finale on May 1, Diaz scored the only goal in AR’s 1-0 win that polished off a 12-0-2 SPSL 3A record.

Favorite class: American literature

If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?:

I would invite George Lopez and serve authentic Mexican food.

Also noted: Diaz wants to attend UCLA to major in business and management, and play soccer.



Grade: Junior.

Sport: Track.

Accomplishments: Hartwell was a triple winner, finishing first in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the long jump, providing 15 points in Auburn Riverside’s 75-70 victory against Auburn Mountainview in the SPSL 3A dual-meet finale.

Favorite class: Math.

If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite my mom, and serve soul food.

Also noted: Hartwell is a track team captain, and also is part of the school’s debate team. He plans to attend Rice University to become an attorney, and hopes to continue running track in college.



Grade: Senior.

Sport: Tennis.

Accomplishments: VanSteenvoort provided the deciding point in Auburn’s 3-1 victory against Auburn Riverside that effectively clinched the SPSL 3A championship. VanSteenvoort defeated Corinne Lo in No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2. She finished the regular season with an 11-0 singles record.

Favorite class: Advanced volleyball.

If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve?: I would invite my entire family and all my friends, and we would have a Mexican fiesta.

Also noted: VanSteenvoort is captain of the tennis and volleyball teams at Auburn, and is on the school’s Wall of Fame. She has lettered in tennis all four years. VanSteenvoort also volunteers with the Special Olympics.

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