Johnson, Pacific, Welsch up for Athlete of the Month

By: Staff Report
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Colin Johnson, Joey Pacific and Caitlin Welsch have been have been nominated for the El Dorado Hills Telegraph’s January Athlete of the Month. Register on our Web site and then vote for your favorite athlete. The link to vote is underneath the main stories on our home page. Johnson averaged 15 points a game during January and has made 60 percent of his shots from the field and 83 from the free throw line. “Colin is showing his leadership, as he competes at a high level and plays with a lot of energy,” coach Bob Christensen said. Pacific was undefeated in league dual meets during January and finished in the top-two in the team’s most recent tournaments. His coach, Rocco Cardinale, simply described Pacific as a “great kid.” Welsch is averaging five points and four rebounds and has helped Oak Ridge to an 8-1 record in January. “Caitlin has put in the extra time working on her game and has given us an inside presence that we need,” coach Steve White said.