With the end of the school year comes the naming of the Female and Male Athlete of the year for local high schools. Below are the recipients of these honors for each of the Independent's coverage schools:
Female: MacKenzie Cerda (soccer)
Male: Markus Boyer (football, wrestling, track and field).
Female: Vallerie Holler (soccer, volleyball).
Male: David Abraham (cross-country, track and field).
Female: Kendra Koelsch (volleyball, surfing, club beach volleyball).
Male: Kai Ross (football).
Female: Tera Blanco (softball).
Male: Matt Dispenza (track and field, basketball).
Female: Tobi Salzman (volleyball, softball).
Male: Ryan Tran (water polo, swimming).
Male: Will Martin (football).
(BC did not select a female Athlete of the Year).
— From staff reports