Ariel Viera wins state soccer award
Senior named Player of the Year and also signs Letter of Intent
Scappoose Highs Ariel Viera was named 4A-1A Prep Soccer Player of the Year at the 61st Oregon Sports Awards on Sunday night.
Viera, notoriously shy, thanked the committee for the honor.
This is probably the last time Ill see this award once my mom gets her hands on it, she said.
Viera was nominated for the soccer award and for the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year 4A-1A.
The awards are Presented by Nike and the presentation ceremony was Sunday at the Tiger Woods Center at Nike World HQ. The Pamplin Media Group is one of the main sponsors of the awards.
Also nominated for the soccer award were Amber Jensen of Gladstone, and Ashlee Schulz of Thurston High.
Viera helped lead the Lady Indians to an undefeated league season and the semifinals of the 4A state playoffs. The Lady Indians lost to eventual champion Gladstone in the semis.
Just this past Thursday, Viera signed her Letter of Intent to play for the University of Portland (See picture Page B3).
Baily Bennett of Heppner received the Johnny Carpenter award. In addition to Viera Haley Guest of Scio High School was the other finalist..
It is the first time the awards have been presented in all Oregon School Activities Association sports.