Amputee player among honored student-athletes

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An amputee-soccer player from Cleveland High School who lost a leg to a bullet in Somalia at age 12 during civil strife was among the student-athletes honored yesterday at the 101 Club's 68th annual high-school luncheon.

Usually, the only students honored at the Scholar Athlete Award Luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club are those who play scholastic sports. Farah Aden was the exception. He is a member of the U.S. national amputee soccer team and has played in an Amputee World Cup.

Two students - MaryAnne Derige of Rainier Beach and Karl Hammersborg of Ballard - were announced as recipients of renewable $1,000 annual scholarships from the 101 Club Foundation. Scholarship alternates are Linda Vu and Michael Hinckley, both of West Seattle.

The guest speaker was Lesle Gallimore, UW women's soccer coach, who told the soon-to-be graduates to remember to say "thank you" to everyone who has helped him.

"Nothing feels better to me or nothing will make your coaches, teachers or parents feel better than a simple `thank you,' " she said. "Let them know what they mean to you."

Three boys and three girls from each Metro League school and city 4A school were honored:

Ballard -- John Anderson (football, basketball, baseball) will attend Pomona; Kevin Byers (football, baseball), Miami; Karl Hammersborg (football, basketball, baseball), California Maritime Academy; Cynthia Burnett (soccer, basketball, softball), UW; Mara Johanson (volleyball, basketball, tennis), Willamette; Felice Lam (cross country, tennis), Virginia Tech.

Blanchet -- Dustin Divito (football, wrestling, track), Pacific Lutheran; Dan Lauth (cross country, wrestling, track), Gonzaga; Nate White (football, basketball, track), University of San Diego; Claire Butrymowicz (cross country, track), UW; Jennifer Segadelli (volleyball, basketball, softball), Western Washington; Nicole Tingelstad (golf, basketball, softball), Gonzaga.

Cleveland -- Farah Aden (amputee soccer), South Seattle Community College; Alex Bigornia (golf, baseball), UW; Robin Li (golf, baseball), UW; Suzanne Asuncion (volleyball), WWU; Roann Lubang (golf, softball), UW; Hong Van (golf, softball), UW.

Eastside Catholic -- Andrew Behrens (football), Gonzaga; Alex Hudgins (cross country, track), Lehigh; Will Sirkman (football), Colorado State; Nikki Herr (soccer, basketball, softball), Richmond; Stephanie Lanzer (soccer, basketball, track), Central Washington; Gretchen Placek (cross country, track), Occidental.

Franklin -- Garrett Bell (football, basketball, soccer), UC Davis; Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman (soccer), Washington University in St. Louis; Gilbert Quitlong (golf), Green River CC; Eliza Arai (soccer, basketball, softball), Whitman; Willa Sorbie (soccer), UW; Nicole Taylor (volleyball), Seattle U.

Garfield -- Kyle Ducey (cross country, soccer), UW; Quauhtli Martinez (wrestling, soccer), Seattle U.; Daniel Young (swimming, soccer), Stanford; Cleo Howze (softball), Universal Technical Institute; Lauren Sancken (swimming, softball), Harvard; Jessica Wilkinson (basketball, softball), UW.

Nathan Hale -- Alex Allred (football, basketball), undetermined community college; Jesse Huckins (wrestling, soccer), WSU; Lang Reynolds (cross country, wrestling, track, lacrosse), Swarthmore; Carson Cook (basketball, tennis), Spelman College, Atlanta; Zoe Nebenfuhr (cross country, swimming), UW; Shannon Seidel (soccer, basketball, track), Stonehill College, Mass.

Holy Names -- Kate Bobo (soccer, tennis), Notre Dame; Marianne Harris (volleyball), Portland; Lindsey Smith (track, basketball), Stanford.

Ingraham -- Albert Mejia (cross country, swimming, track), WWU; Dejan Nikic (cross country, swimming, soccer), UW; Daniel Zack-Elvig (football, wrestling, baseball, cheer), Edmonds CC; Angela Barnard (volleyball, swimming, track), Ashmead College; Christine McClane (swimming, track), WWU; Kerstin Novion (soccer, basketball), UW.

Lakeside -- Matt Johnson (football, basketball, track), Pomona; Matt Mullarkey (football, baseball), Hamilton College, N.Y.; Peter Schoene (football, soccer), Bowdoin College; Morgan Richards (volleyball, basketball, track), Yale; Eve Russell (soccer, track), Dartmouth; Erika Takeuchi (tennis), Wellesley College.

O'Dea -- Ty Eriks (football, track), UW; Casey Moriarty (cross country, track), Yale; Tim Storey (football, wrestling), Christendom College, Va.

Rainier Beach -- Randy Green (basketball, track), WSU; Aaron Midkiff (cross country, track), UW; Failautusi Saau (football, wrestling, track), UW; MaryAnne Derige (volleyball, basketball, softball), UW; Zenalene McCray (volleyball, basketball, softball), UW; Jasmine Vaughn (volleyball, softball), WSU.

Roosevelt -- Alec Friedhoff (golf), unannounced; Adam Lovrovich (football, basketball, soccer), Carnegie-Mellon; Duncan Sherrard (football, track), WWU; Tammi Hartung (soccer, basketball), Montana; Meghan Miller (soccer, basketball, softball), Kansas; Christina Shawcroft (soccer, track), UC San Diego.

Chief Sealth -- Calvin Bressler (cross country, soccer), WWU; Eric Daza (basketball), UW; Ryan Feagan (basketball, baseball), WWU; Linden Wright (soccer, track), Highline CC; Arlana Angel (basketball, softball), UW; Lily Talamaivao (volleyball, basketball, softball), WWU.

Seattle Prep -- Victor Arcega (swimming, track), USC; Nick Fuller (cross country, track), UW; Nate Williams (baseball), Gonzaga; Laura Fanning (soccer), unannounced; Claire Hirschmann (cross country, track), Yale; Kate Krueger (basketball), Carleton College, Minn.

West Seattle -- Michael Hinckley (football, baseball), WWU; Tucker Karlstrom (football, track), UW; Robbie Wunder (football, baseball), Bellevue CC; Erin Bogenschutz (volleyball, tennis), UW; Joleen Post (soccer, tennis), WWU; Linda Vu (soccer, tennis), WWU.