Athlete of the Week: Carly Agostino


Alhambra High School junior Carly Agostino is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm.

Agostino, a member of the varsity girls soccer team, has not only had a hand in at least one goal for her team in each of the last five matches, she also has proven to get better as the spotlight brightens.

The junior played a big role defensively in the Bulldogs’ first round win over Novato on Feb 15. Her work rate was second to none as she played all 80 minutes on the pitch, helping the team get a deserved 2-0 win.

In the match against Las Lomas in the second round, Agostino helped the underdog Alhambra team take down the favored Knights.

The midfielder assisted teammate Marissa D’Atri’s opening goal, before going on to beat four defenders to score a brilliant one of her own. She also took and scored a penalty in the decisive shootout that allowed the Bulldogs to reach the North Coast Section semi-finals for the first time since 2011.

Agostino has been a member of the varsity girls soccer team since her freshman year.

Also earning consideration for the award is teammate Nicki Rucki, who already claimed the award once this season.


About Gerardo Recinos

Gerardo Recinos is a journalist currently living in Concord, Calif. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, with a degree in Journalism (History minor). Gerardo covers sports throughout Martinez and Pleasant Hill. It's his lifelong mission to get people in the U.S. to stop calling football "soccer," and to call American football "handegg."

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