Foster High’s Moeshana Maiava throws the shot put during the 2A state track and field championships on May 26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Maiava took fifth place in the event. HEIDI SANDERS/Tukwila Reporter

Foster athletes excel in spring sports

Foster High School’s Ana Rios was named the 2A North Puget Sound League Mountain Division Player of the Year in girls tennis.

Rios took third place in singles at the 2A state championships on May 27 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

Aileen Nguyen, Aivy Nguyen and Cora Padilla received All-League First Team honors in tennis. Aileen Nguyen qualified for state in singles, and Aivy Nguyen and Padilla took part in the doubles tournament at state.

Lwam Woldemariam and Ashley Gonzalez earned All-League honorable mention. Foster tennis coach Soph Ngeth was named the Coach of the Year in the Mountain Division.

Foster was the Mountain Division champion, with a 14-0 record during the regular season. The team earned the division’s sportsmanship award.

Track and Field

Freshman Moeshana Maiava was named to the 2A NSPL Mountain Division All-League First Team for girls track. Maiava took fifth place in girls shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 1 inch, at the 2A state track field meet on May 26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Vi Dinh (javelin), Aolani Medrano (long jump) and Desiree Terrell (shot put), all seniors, received All-League Second Team honors. Medrano and freshman Jessica Daode (200 meters) both qualified for state.

For boys track, seniors Kevin Le (long jump) and Frank Leuga (shot put) made the 2A NSPL Mountain Division All-League Second Team. Le qualified for state in long jump.


In boys soccer, forward Desire Katameya and defender Armando Jimenez, both seniors, were named to the 2A NPSL Mountain Division All-League First Team.

Junior Ceu Bik made the All-League Second Team.

For girls softball, senior Destiny King and sophomore Makelle Mills received All-League honorable mention in the Mountain Division.