Women's Lacrosse

Zorida Castro earns SCIAC Character Award

Zorida Castro earns SCIAC Character Award

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) teams were announced Tuesday and Whittier College junior Zorida Castro (San Diego, Calif.) was selected by her peers with the SCIAC Character Award.

Castro was voted the SCIAC Character Award winner for her excellent displays of sportsmanship and character both on and off the field. Castro netted eight goals and chipped in five assists for the Poets in 2019. She also picked up 17 ground balls, earned seven draw controls and forced six opponent turnovers.  Zorida is one of the Poets' top leaders. With a proclivity for positivity, she will play any position on the field and is always the first to say, "yes, I'll try my best" under any circumstances.

She has an incomparable love and respect for lacrosse.  After tough losses and hard-fought wins she is equally appreciative and respectful of SCIAC opponents, coaches, and officials, offering words of gratitude and cheer.  Off the field, Zorida is hard-working, positive, passionate, and always striving to be a better player, teammate, student, and person.  During her time at Whittier, some of her extracurriculars have included: being a tutor and mentor, a teacher's aide at Whittier Friends School, a member of the Whittier Community Unity Club, KNS Club, and Phi Epsilon Kappa.

Zorida is a kinesiology major/biology minor, with hopes to be accepted into the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in the future.