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Pioneer Athlete Spotlight — Brandon Cuneo

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Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Brandon Cuneo
Brandon Cuneo

Grade: Senior
School: CVCHS
Sport: Baseball

Senior Cuneo has been a member of the Ugly Eagles baseball program for the past four years. He has played a variety of positions starting with shortstop his freshman and sophomore years before moving to the outfield on varsity, starting in right field this season. Last year, Cuneo suffered an injury seven games into the season when he was hit by a pitch to the knee, suffering a bone bruise and an LCL strain which caused him to sit out the rest of the season. Baseball coach Casey Coakley says, “Brandon is a strong leader in our program. He has been a very steady presence in our program for four years. As a senior he shows strong accountability, great desire to win and commitment to his teammates.” Growing up, he played a multitude of sports but has stuck with baseball through it all. “I have always loved baseball the most and I wanted to keep playing in high school,” he explains. “My favorite part has been building the unbreakable relationships I have created with the people I have played with these four years. We have created so many memories together and I have a special bond with each and every one of my teammates and I will be forever grateful for being able to have this experience.” Cuneo is a Type 1 Diabetic but has never let this affect his performance or his commitment to baseball or school. “It motivates me more and pushes me to accomplish as much as possible.” Cuneo has a 4.2 GPA and been recognized as both a scholar athlete and honor roll student at CVCHS. He is an active member of Senior Men and was in the Public Service Academy. He will be attending Cal Poly SLO next fall to study construction management, hoping to have a career in the field.

CVCHS student journalist Sydney Skow wrote this Spotlight.

The Pioneer congratulates Brandon and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Concord and Clayton area for 25 years at Family Vision Care Optometry. www.laceyandruzicka.com

Do you know a young athlete who should be recognized? Perhaps he or she has shown exceptional sportsmanship, remarkable improvement or great heart for the sport. Send your nomination for the Pioneer Athlete Spotlight today to sports@pioneerpublishers.com.

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