Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez signing autographs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1BhYbiEn8
Barbara Goleman Sr. High School awarded 2013 graduate Mark A. Osorio with the second annual Coach Rick Scholarship Award, organized and funded in memory of the late Goleman football coach Rick Quintanilla, who lost his battle with cancer in September 2011.
“It’s with great pride that we continue this tradition as part of Goleman football,” said John Murillo, Coach Rick’s father and Goleman football coach. “The scholarship began with the aim of keeping Coach Rick’s memory alive by acknowledging those that exemplified some of his trademark characteristics: honor, courage and commitment. Mark Osorio exhibits all this and more.”
Osorio, an active member of the Goleman football team during his high school career, graduated at the top of his class with a 3.80 GPA and a 1400 on his SATs. He suffered a severe gash to his bicep as a sophomore, which could have been a season-ending injury. However, Osorio’s focus, commitment and determination led his return to the field, and as a junior, he led his team to a 7-3 record which tied for the best season in Goleman football history.
Osorio was a versatile player who played linebacker and quarterback. Much like Coach Rick, Osorio plans to play football at the collegiate level. He will attend Warner University this fall and take the field with the same passion Coach Rick played before receiving his cancer diagnosis.
“I would like to thank the community for their support and encouragement to help keep this scholarship fund alive,” Murillo said. “The goal is to keep acknowledging football players who are dedicated and focused and will go on to make a difference, because that’s what Coach Rick would have done, if he was still with us.”
Warner University is a private Christian liberal arts college under the NAIA banner in Lake Wales.
To make a donation to the Coach Rich Scholarship, make checks payable to: Peter Quintanilla Murillo (Memo: Coach Rick Scholarship), 612 E. 28th St., Hialeah.
Miguel Andrillon’s commitment to Webber International University was a decision he knew would shape more than just his college career but the foundation for his next 40 years.
Andrillon, a recent graduate from Miami Killian High School, is a standout cornerback who can also play receiver.
The 5-6, 170-pounder’s determination to play at the collegiate level anchored his decision to join NCSA Athletic Recruiting, an exclusive recruiting network that provides student athletes with the opportunity and technology to be proactive in their recruiting process. Not only did Miguel have the tools he needed for the recruiting process, NCSA also educated him on the steps he needed to take to achieve his goal.
Miguel has demonstrated the true meaning of student-athlete. Earning a 3.0 GPA, Miguel has been maintaining honor roll status.