VISALIA – Among the 28 student athletes honored by the CIF Central Section last week at Visalia’s Wyndham hotel were two Woodlake Tigers: Lauren Little and Bryan Cuevas.
Little is a two-sport athlete, volleyball and swimming, who calls Three Rivers her home. The senior won three East Sequoia League titles during her time competing for the Tigers’ volleyball team. She was also named a captain, most valuable player, and named to the ESL’s all-league list three times. In the pool she qualified for three section championships. In 2017 she won the ESL title in the 100-meter breaststroke. Currently she holds a 3.99 cumulative GPA. She plans on attending UC Santa Barbara to study brain sciences and psychology, and is attending on an Army ROTC scholarship. After graduating she’ll be commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the army.
“It was awesome to be around other students who were so successful, so just being around that was awesome,” Little said.
Cuevas holds a letter in three varsity sports, football, basketball, and soccer. He was a huge contributor to the Tigers’ win in the 2018 ESL Championship, and their advancement to the Division V semifinals. He led the Tigers, and ESL in receiving yards (1,063) and receiving touchdowns (16). He was named the 2018 ESL offensive most valuable player. On the pitch it was his job defend Woodlake’s goal as the keeper. He holds a 3.9 GPA, and plans on attending College of the Sequoia’s to study sports medicine. He plans on playing football for the Giants.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity,” Cuevas said. “It was something I was working to achieve and I was able to do it.”