On Monday, February 25, 2019 the Orange County Athletic Directors Association (O.C.A.D.A) and Orange County High Schools recognized and honored 1 male and 1 female “Athlete with Character” from each school. These athletes regularly display the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. The 2019 “Athlete with Character” award recipients at Canyon High School are Moe Bradley and Lea Kitsigianis.
Moe Bradley is a Canyon Varsity Football player and Track & Field athlete. Head Track & Field coach, Chris Anderson, describes Bradley as trustworthy and responsible. “Our program can count on Moe being there to provide support. This includes helping set-up practices and meets, serving as an ambassador for our sport, and ensuring we all communicate and know expectations. Moe is the kind of athlete that makes your program better simply because of his presence. It also helps that he’s pretty good. Moe is deserving because he has demonstrated all six pillars of character in our program.”
Lea Kitsigianis is a Canyon Varsity Basketball Player. Coach Mark Lofink describes Kitsigianis as “an amazing role model to all of her teammates. Not only has she been a two year starter, but she has been our leader on and off the court. She is one of the hardest working players both on the court and in the classroom. She maintains a 3.8 plus GPA throughout the year taking multiple AP courses. She is active in her church and her attitude is reflective of the times she spends with her church. Lea is presently the third leading rebounder in Orange County, team leader in rebounds and third in points on the team. She has grown as both a person and a player since her freshman year. She is also one of our 3 captains.”
Congratulations to Moe Bradley and Lea Kitsigianis for receiving the O.C.A.D.A “Athlete with Character” award and thank you for your exemplary character and leadership at Canyon High School.