As efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Riverbank continue, schools remain closed, with “distance learning” the words of the day to finish up the academic year. But there’s no way “distance competition” will work for RHS student athletes, so their spring sports seasons are over, having just barely started.
In response to the situation, the Riverbank News continues to highlight activity from this year’s senior student athletes by “spotlighting” their on court/on field accomplishments in story and photos. Many of them are multi-sport athletes.
For this week, we have RHS senior Lady Bruin Mikayla Macias.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Sporting jersey number 24, Macias excels at several positions, filling a variety of roles during the fall season, moving from server, to setter, to spiker, to digger, depending on where she was in the team’s lineup rotation.
Lady Bruin Basketball
During the 2019-20 winter varsity girls basketball season, Mikayla switched from jersey number 3 to 20. Also able to shoot from outside the three-point arc, she most often was found under the boards, either shooting or rebounding. Being the tallest on the team made the battles for position or possession of the ball just a little easier for her to handle, especially since she displayed tenacity every time she stepped on the court.
She has played on the RHS hardwoods for the last few years, including the 2017-18 campaign when she was on the roster alongside her sister, Vanessa, who graduated that year.
Track and Field
In the curtailed spring sports season this year, Mikayla was only able to participate in one home track meet before things were canceled. She competed in the girls shot put as well as long jump and/or the triple jump.
Next week, we plan to feature senior Bryce Martin, also a three sport athlete.