Name: Cody DeMartini
School: Clayton Valley Charter High School
CVCHS senior DeMartini has proven repeatedly that hard work pays off. He has played football for the Ugly Eagles for the entirety of his high school career. He has progressed from the freshman team to JVs as a sophomore and varsity as a junior and senior.
DeMartini was a well-rounded athlete growing up, playing baseball, basketball and football. Going into high school, however, he found that football was his true passion. His favorite part about being an athlete for Clayton Valley Charter is the competitiveness of both practices and games, and how his teammates constantly push each other to improve. DeMartini is currently overcoming a fractured fibula, which happened during the second game of the season. Thankfully, he’s looking forward to return to the field very soon and resume his duties as a wide receiver and kick returner.
DeMartini manages to balance his athletics and academics very well, demonstrated by his success in the classroom and contributions to the community.
Football coach Tim Murphy has nothing but good things to say about the senior student-athlete. “Cody is the definition of what we want our players to be. He works hard, he is a student of the game, he helps others on the team and is very talented. Off the field, he has outstanding grades, he treats people right and he rarely ever misses school. Cody has done it right from day one.”
DeMartini maintains a cumulative 3.5 GPA at Clayton Valley and works at Ed’s Mudville Grill on the weekends. He hopes to play college football next year. He is very thankful for his family, especially his dad, who challenges him to be the best version of himself. DeMartini is also grateful to Coach Murphy for help in his football career.
CVCHS student journalist Katherine Pugh wrote this Spotlight.
The Pioneer congratulates Cody and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Katherine Pugh is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School. She enjoys running on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall in addition to the track and field team in the spring. Pugh also swims recreationally for Oakhurst Country Club in the summer. She is a part of the CVCHS Engineering & Design academy and finished her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA. She’s also excited to be a representative for CVCHS’s ASB leadership group during her junior year. In addition, Pugh works as a hostess at Ed’s Mudville Grill in Clayton. She is very excited to be writing the Student Athlete Spotlight for the Concord Clayton Pioneer.