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April 1, 2014 > Newark High softball star honored

Newark High softball star honored

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

Rachel Kahoalii, Athletic Director at Newark Memorial High School (NMHS) begin the ceremony with a history ofÊAlissa HaberÕs outstanding softball career at NMHS where she was 4-time All MVAL (Mission Valley Athletic League) selection and led the league in hitting on the team with a 103-15 record and four MVAL Championships. Her skills on the softball field and academic accomplishments were rewarded with a full scholarship to Stanford University.

While on the Cardinal softball team, Alissa again excelled, becoming a 4-time all Pac-10 Selection and a 4-time All American. She then earned a spot on the Junior Women National team from 2006-2007, added a World Championship in 2007 followed by another World Championship in 2010. With this outstanding softball resume, she played professionally in Florida where she still coaches today and enjoys her work for a software company.

The ceremony was not just to honor AlissaÕs skills on the softball field, but to recognize how she inspires others at Newark Memorial and the community. Rachel Kahoalii concluded the ceremony by unfurling a banner in front of members of the current Cougar Softball Team. It will be displayed on the fence at the softball field and encourage others to follow her path to success through hard work and dedication.

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