Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Lincoln Adams and Ava Miller

Lincoln Adams

Grade: Senior, School: CVCHS, Sport: Soccer

Winter sports have started up and this is Adams’ favorite time of year- not because of Christmas and cold weather, but the first week in December marks the beginning of high school soccer season. Last year, eight games into his junior season on varsity soccer, he suffered a season-ending injury with a broken ankle and foot. Although he was crushed to have missed the majority of the season, Adams slowly but steadily rehabilitated and was able to restore his game for club season at Diablo FC. Now, going into his final year playing for Clayton Valley Charter, Lincoln couldn’t be more excited to “get back on the horse.”

He describes the relationship between his teammates as extremely tight-knit, resembling a family more than a team. CVCHS coach Guillermo Jara is delighted to have his three-year varsity player back for this winter season. Although he is expected to lead his team this year as a starting center midfielder, Adams’ accomplishments off the field are just as notable as those he achieves while in uniform. Lincoln has been in the Clayton Valley Engineering Academy for four years and maintained a 4.33 weighted GPA. He is also co-president of Senior Men, a service club at CVCHS. After high school, Adams hopes to attend Cal Poly or University of Washington and major in biomedical engineering.

CVCHS student journalist Alexa Oldham wrote this Spotlight.

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

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