When Taylor Pitz and Chris Paul heard their names called out toward the end of Laguna Beach High's General Athletic Boosters All Sport Banquet on Tuesday, both said it was unexpected.
Pitz — who starred on the surf team — and Paul — who book-ended a record-setting senior year in football l and baseball — finished the night, and their prep careers at Laguna Beach High, by being presented with the school's Female and Male Athlete of the Year honors for the 2010-11 school year.
"Both Chris and Taylor exhibit all of the traits that we feel are important to have as young adults," Laguna Beach Athletic Director Mike Churchill said. "They are well-rounded as excellent students and athletes. We are very proud of their current accomplishments and look forward to sharing in their future successes."
The swell just keeps rising higher for Pitz, who had a stellar senior year and four-year career at Laguna. In addition to being named Female Athlete of the Year, Pitz was named surf team MVP, top grade-point average (4.43) for the surf team and also received the Mike Roche Female Athlete of Character award.