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PREP ATHLETES AWARDS GALA

Starring in one sport just wasn’t enough for St. Augustine’s Tariq Thompson and Cathedral Catholic’s Megan Faraimo.
 
The two were chosen the 2016-17 Athletes of the Year Saturday before a packed house of 350 at the 11th Annual Prep Athletes Awards Gala held at the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Thompson, a senior who will be attending San Diego State where he is penciled in as a safety, was selected over two other multi-sport standouts, Mo Mirer of Cathedral Catholic (football and lacrosse) and La Jolla’s Daniel McColl (football, basketball and volleyball).

May 2017

RENFROE, CAPPS, LASEK TOP MAY STARS OF THE MONTH
Local pro, amateur and high school athletes honored by the San Diego Hall of Champions
 
SAN DIEGO—(June 1, 2017)—San Diego Padres right-fielder Hunter Renfroe, Funny Car drag race champion Ron Capps and ageless skateboarder Bucky Lasek top the list of 15 Stars of the Month for May as selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Renfroe, who can still be considered for Rookie of the Year honors, batted .264 with a .392 slugging average that included five home runs.

April 2017

BASEBALL TAKES SPOTLIGHT FOR APRIL STARS OF THE MONTH 

Local pro, amateur and high school athletes honored by the San Diego Hall of Champions

SAN DIEGO—(May 2, 2017)—With the arrival of spring, baseball dominates the list of Breitbard Stars of the Month for April as selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres and Fallbrook High grad Mike Leake of the St. Louis Cardinals were two of four standouts selected as professional stars.

ADAM JONES TOPS STARS OF THE MONTH

SAN DIEGO—(April 3, 2017)—With one spectacular catch and some timely heavy-hitting at the plate, former Morse High standout Adam Jones led the United States to its first-ever World Baseball Classic title.
 
Jones was one of 15 professional, amateur and high school athletes who were honored as Stars of the Month for March by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 

BREITBARD HALL OF FAME MOVES TO PETCO PARK

SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2017) – The Breitbard Hall of Fame, which was founded by the legendary Bob Breitbard to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego, will be relocating from Balboa Park to Petco Park. The San Diego Hall of Champions will continue to host its numerous awards, recognition & community programs in a seamless transition for San Diegans to enjoy for years to come.
 

2016 Stars of the Year

Professional Stars of the Year
Kris Bryant, Baseball - Chicago Cubs, USD Alumnus
Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car - Carlsbad, CA. 
Kriag Chiles, Soccer - San Diego Sockers, SDSU Alumnus, Poway High Alumnus
Wil Myers, Baseball - San Diego Padres
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR - Granite Hills High Alumnus
Jeff Henderson, Rio Olympian - San Diego Olympic Training Center
Philip Rivers, Football - San Diego Chargers 
 
Amateur Stars of the Year
Donnel Pumphrey, Football - San Diego State University 

February 2017

PROFESSIONAL
 
JAYCOB MEGNA, Ice Hockey, San Diego Gulls—Megna had 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in the month with a plus-14 rating in 12 games. Megna has already set career highs in goals (5), assists (19) and points (24) this season. He leads the entire AHL with a plus-29 rating as the Gulls went 10-2.
 

January 2017

PROFESSIONAL
 
LEVINE TOILOLO, Football, Atlanta Falcons, Helix High alumnus—Now in his fourth year in the NFL, Toilolo doesn’t run up a lot of stats but he is a key to the Falcons making the Super Bowl. A first-rate blocker, Toilolo had two critical catches against the Seahawks for 26 yards and one for 5 against the Packers. He also drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone eventually resulting in a TD.
 

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