North Bend’s Censullo earns recognition for work in classroom by college athletic conference

UPDATED from earlier version of story

As promised earlier, we have some news on a Mount Si High School grad earning recognition from his college athletic conference not for his play on the field, but for his hard work in the classroom.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College sophomore Alex Censullo, from North Bend and a member of that school’s men’s soccer team, was one of 90 athletes who were named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC)’s All-Academic men’s soccer team. The announcement was released yesterday. Censullo is majoring in economics at the Claremont, CA, institution.

To earn recognition, Censullo needed to achieve a minimum 3.4 grade point average in his classroom studies, completed one year of academic instruction at the school and reach sophomore-year eligibility as an athlete.

His high school coach, Mount Si High School head coach Darren Brown, is thrilled with the news. “Alex is one of the finest student athletes that I have ever coached. A true competitor and warrior. The sky is the limit for him. I am very proud,” Brown wrote by email to the SVSJ.

The distinction that Censullo has earned once again reinforces that Mount Si High School is doing a solid job preparing its students for success at the post-secondary level. In comments sent to the SVSJ, principal John Belcher wrote, “Mount Si High School is proud of its academic athletes like Alex. Coaches like Darren Brown and the staff at MSHS are to be congratulated for pushing stellar athletes like Alex, to excel not only on the field but in the classroom as well.”

Belcher continued, “Darren Brown’s coaching staff (has) set a model around the KingCo league that has ensured our athletes are also stellar students. This is evident in the type of student Alex was. He was a great role model both in the classroom and on the field, and set the bar high for all future Wildcats! We are proud of Alex and we know he still wears proudly scarlet and grey under his current collegiate uniform.”

The SVSJ offers its congratulations to Censullo on this recognition.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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