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SAN DIEGO—(Feb. 2, 2017)—Behind Levine Toilolo’s contributions, the Atlanta Falcons marched into the 2017 Super Bowl. Coco Vandeweghe rolled into the Australian Open semifinals. Kawhi Leonard is now the unquestioned leader of the San Antonio Spurs, helping his club post the second best record in the NBA.
All three were honored as Professional Stars of the Month for January by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Toilolo, the former Helix High and Stanford tight end, made key catches as well as crucial blocks to help the Falcons win the National Football Conference title with their win over the Green Bay Packers.
Vandeweghe knocked off No. 1 Angelique Kerber before giving Venus Williams all she could handle in the semifinals, her farthest advance into a major championship.
Leonard—well, he’s just Kawhi Leonard, making good things happen as the Spurs improved their season record to 27-11 behind the former San Diego State All-American power forward.
On the amateur front, former Cathedral Catholic kicker Matt Boermeester boomed a 46-yard field goal with no time left to give USC a thrilling 52-49 victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl. He was joined by basketball standouts Olin Carter III of USD, Ethan Alvano of Cal State San Marcos, Beth Mounier of UCSD, Roya Rustamzada of Point Loma Nazarene and USD’s Aubrey Ward-El as Stars of the Month.
Record-setting Alessandra Aguirre of the Bishop’s school, who left the section all-time career 3-point field goal record in her wake, topped the list of high school Stars of the Month. She was joined by Rancho Bernardo wrestler Chasen Blair, St. Augustine basketball standout Taeshon Cherry, Bishop’s water polo goalie Cassidy Ball, Clairemont wrestler Stephanie Maldonado and Orange Glen hoop star Michael Diaz.
For additional information and pictures of the honorees please check the San Diego Hall of Champions web site at
The “Hall” is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating outstanding local athletic achievement and providing sports programming to the community. The Hall was launched by the Breitbard Athletic Foundation, which was founded in 1946 by the legendary Bob Breitbard to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego. Through its awards and recognition programs and vigilant focus on the community of San Diego and its betterment, the Hall is devoted to motivating and inspiring youth of all ages to reach their full potential. For more information, please visit

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