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Mew, Calderon named top athletes at CVHS
Trevor Mew and Julie Calderon have been named Central Valley High School's male and female athletes of the year for 2008-09.

The Golden Hawk Senior Award recipients did remarkably well in their sports.

"It's definitely what I expected for myself because I always worked to be the best," Mew stated. "It also helped that I had really good coaches and teammates around me. They put me in position to succeed."

Said Calderon: "It's a big accomplishment for me to get an award like that. I've been playing basketball since I was small. At first, I really hated it. My mom forced me to do it because she wanted me to get involved in athletics. Now, I can't give it up."

Trevor had standout seasons in football and basketball, and did track and field for fun.

On the football field, he completed 73 percent of his passes for 2,957 yards, 29 touchdowns and just eight interceptions on his way to tallying the second-best quarterback rating in the Sac-Joaquin Section (138).

Trevor was also named Valley Oak League Offensive Player of the Year. He guided an offense that averaged 28.1 points and 382 yards per game.

"There's nothing like playing on Friday nights," Mew said. "I'm going to miss that the most."

Trevor ended his Hawk career with a 269-yard, five-touchdown performance in a 40-7 rout of city-rival Ceres High.

"We dominated the entire game," said Mew, who will participate in the 2009 Lions and Chowchilla All-Star football contests later this month. "That's what we expected to do every week."

On the basketball court, Trevor averaged 14 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest en route to garnering first-team, VOL accolades.

The sharp-shooting guard-forward scored in double figures in seven of 11 conference games.

He poured in 25 points and seven 3-pointers in an 86-75 road loss to league champion Manteca.

He totaled 21 of his 23 points and all seven of his treys in the second half of Central Valley's 76-73 overtime loss to visiting Weston Ranch.

Selected to compete in the 14th annual Six-County Senior All-Star Boys Basketball Classic, Mew tallied eight points on two 3-pointers and a layup as the Blue team coasted to a 120-101 win against the Red squad.

In track and field, Trevor placed second in the high with a personal-best mark of 5 feet, 10 inches as Central Valley hosted Ceres High and Manteca in a VOL tri meet.

Mew collected seven varsity letters during his prep career: three in football and basketball and one in track and field.

Trevor will play football for Modesto Junior College this fall.

"I'm going to compete for the starting position," he said.

Calderon quit volleyball during her final year to focus strictly on basketball.

The reliable guard averaged 12.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game on her way to earning second-team, all-conference honors.

She totaled 329 points, 86 assists, 61 steals, 27 rebounds and 24 blocks. Julie shot 40 percent (134-for-335) from the field, 40 percent (28-for-70) from 3-point range and 58 percent (34-for-59) from the foul line.

Calderon scored in double figures 14 times. She averaged 19.8 points per contest against the top three teams in the VOL (East Union, Sonora and Ceres High). Julie totaled 45 points in two games against the first-place Lancers. She scored 33 against the runner-up Wildcats and 41 against the third-place Bulldogs.

"Every minute on the court was so amazing," Calderon said. "Building relationships with the girls was really cool. We all got along on and off the court even when the season was done."

Julie will enroll at San Jose State in the fall as an undecided major. She might try to continue her hoops career as a walk-on member.

"I'm still going to be involved in basketball whether I play in college or not," Calderon said.

Julie was awarded five varsity letters in three years, including three in basketball and two in volleyball.

A year ago at this time, Latrisha Jordan and Mike Tubera were the big winners during Central Valley's end-of-season spring sports banquet. They were presented the first-ever Golden Hawk Senior Award.

Jordan captured a fifth-place medal in the 300 hurdles at the CIF State Track and Field Championships, won Sac-Joaquin Section Masters and Division III titles, and swept four events at the VOL competition.

The Fresno State freshman recently qualified to compete in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships as a member of the Fresno State women's program.

Advised to forego his senior season of wrestling at Central Valley after suffering a devastating knee injury, Tubera resisted and made a triumphant return to the mat. He captured the VOL 121-pound title, finished third at the Division IV championships and posted a 1-2 record at the Masters meet despite missing a month of training.

The names of Central Valley's top athletes are printed on a banner, which hangs inside the school's gymnasium.