Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Jianna Cereghino

Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Jianna CereghinoName: Jianna Cereghino
School: Clayton Valley Charter High School
Grade: Senior
Sports: Golf, Trap Shooting

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 10, 2021) — Golf team captain Cereghino is known for her achievements in both the classroom as well as on the golf course. This is her second year on the CVCHS varsity golf team and she has also been on the JV trap shooting team.

She was originally attracted to golf because of the challenge it presented for both her mind and body, and she loves how the sport is a competition against other people as well as against herself.

As appraised by golf coach Rich Villalobos, “Jianna has a beautiful golf swing. She shot ‘lights out’ once we made a major equipment modification. As a student-athlete, she is the epitome of what it takes to succeed inside the classroom and on the field of play.” Villalobos also praises Cereghino for her exceptional portrayal of leadership during the season to help guide younger players on the team.

Supporting the team

Cereghino says her favorite part about being an athlete and representing Clayton Valley Charter is supporting her team, being able to influence younger players and practicing self-discipline. Cereghino primarily played soccer and softball for the majority of her childhood but was drawn to golf during high school.

She loves being active and involved in her school, golf team and overall community. Cereghino’s hard work on the golf team is also evident with her success in the classroom where has an unweighted 3.5 GPA and is a proud member of Renaissance Leadership at Clayton Valley.

Her college plans include attending DVC, then hopefully transferring to a California State University campus to major in either psychology or business. Cereghino notes that a majority of her success in both athletics and academics is due to her parents’ support. She is also grateful to Coach Villalobos and Coach Jonathon Hosler for pushing her to be the best player she can be.

CVCHS student journalist Katherine Pugh wrote this Spotlight.

The Pioneer congratulates Jianna 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
Katherine Pugh
Student Writer

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.