Our final spotlight is on Senior Panther, Arturo Lopez, in the words of the Varsity Coaching Staff:. Arturo Lopez is a special young man and was a true leader for our team. As a freshman, Arturo played a major role in the freshman team winning an Avocado East League Championship. As a sophomore, Arturo made Varsity and spent the first part of the year on the Varsity squad. As a junior, he was on track to win playing time when he suffered a torn ligament in his knee. Arturo showed how determined of a young man he is by working hard to be able to play baseball again in less than a year. As a senior, Arturo served as a leader that the team could lean on for support and guidance. Seven games into the season it was evident that all his hard work was paying off. Arturo will be attending ASU next year and plans to walk on to the baseball team.
Arturo would like to thank his parents for introducing him to the game, teaching him to be the best person he can be, and for always supporting him in all his decisions. He would also like to thank his brother, Darren, for being his practice buddy. He wants Darren to know that he always has his back no matter how far away he is. To his fellow Seniors, do not look at this as an end to a journey, but the beginning of a new chapter. To the rest of the team, you are his brothers, and he will never forget you guys. Play hard next year!