Grade: Senior. School: CVCHS. Sport: Water Polo.
Varsity water polo captain Wilcox is the epitome of a well-rounded student athlete. She is Clayton Valley Charter’s two-meter defender and attacker. She also swims and serves as a coach for the Oakhurst Orcas summer recreation swim team. Before Wilcox opted strictly for aquatic sports, she played two years for CVCHS soccer.
Her experience as a soccer player and swimmer, along with motivation from her friends (now teammates), compelled her to try out for polo her freshman year. It’s a decision that certainly worked out. Her passion for competition and leadership has led Clayton Valley’s women’s water polo team to a top five seed in North Coast Section this fall. Coach Riley Shaw describes Wilcox as a “fantastic teammate and leader on our team.
Her dedication and persistence have been key in our defensive success throughout this season. Her work ethic inside and outside of the pool makes her a perfect example of what a successful student athlete looks like.” Wilcox has received the NCS Scholar Athlete Award every water polo season reflecting her 4.26 cumulative GPA. During the short amounts of time she spends on land, Wilcox is a member of California Scholarship Federation, Link Crew, Senior Women Club and Clayton Arts Academy, where she specializes in drama. She has performed in CVCHS musicals Clayton Valley as well as outside of school. Wilcox plans on attending a four-year university next fall.
CVCHS student journalist Alexa Oldham wrote this Spotlight.
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