We featured some of the stories we covered this last year that were either newsmakers or accomplishments that stood out. Of course, someone will mention a story that we "forgot" and that happens when putting together this kind of a feature.
|Elk Grove volleyball player Ashley Vanderpan|
However, there were lots of stories we told on the pages of the Citizen of people excelling in their sport, but also -such as the case of Elk Grove volleyball player Ashley Vanderpan - we chronicaled those who showed great courage. In Ashley's case, it was incredible to see her return to her sport after a near-debilitating health issue put her in the hospital for three months.
|David Freitas got to play a few games for Atlanta in 2017.|
Still awaiting his roster spot is David Hernandez, a 2003 Elk Grove grad, who played for both the L.A. Angels and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017.