Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Yoshiye Longley, Clayton Valley Charter High

Yoshiye Longley
Grade: Senior
School: Clayton Valley Charter High
Sports: Wrestling, Flag Football, Softball

A jack of all trades and an outstanding student, Longley has made an impact in every sport she has tried. She has participated in basketball, softball, flag football, wrestling and on the Dana Hills Otters summer recreation swim team. However, her primary sport growing up was softball.

Longley played on many traveling teams including Crossfire, Concord Glory and Bay Area Bombers. She was also on the Clayton Valley Charter JV softball team in her freshman and sophomore years. This year, Longley played on CV’s first girl’s flag football team that took home the unofficial title of Division II NCS champions.

A passion for wrestling

But her true passion lies with wrestling, which she joined after halting her softball career. Last year, Longley began wrestling and by the end of the season she was promoted to varsity where she is now in her senior year.

Coach Kyle Behmlander says in discussing her impactful yet brief time on the team, “She works her butt off and gives everything every time she steps on the mat…She smiles coming off the mat, win or lose. She is the type every coach wants!”

To continue her newfound love for wrestling, Longley joined the CYC wrestling team last summer. For the first time in the history of the school, the girl’s wrestling team took home a trophy placing third at this season’s San Ramon Valley Girls Classic.

Also impressive in the classroom, Longley currently has a 4.0 GPA, which she has won awards for in her sports. She is a member of the CVCHS Arts Academy and vice president for the Gay Straight Alliance club. Looking forward to finishing her final season and focused on her senior year, Longley will soon be headed to DVC to pursue a career in dentistry.

The Pioneer congratulates Yoshiye 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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Corinne Jeandheur
Corinne Jeandheur

Corinne Jeandheur is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School.  She runs on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall as well as competing on the track and field team in the spring.  She also plays the piano and bakes in her free time.  Jeandheur is a member of the CVCHS Engineering and Design Academy and concluded her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA.  She is serving as co-president of the California Scholarship Federation at Clayton Valley Charter this school year and continuing her academic and community involvement in the National Honor Society. She is very pleased to be writing the monthly Athlete Spotlight for the Pioneer.