Athletes of the Week Oct. 27

October 27, 2017
Austin Mendes

A 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard and linebacker on the Cape football team, this junior has been a Friday night lights player who is getting extra work on Monday afternoons, and he is OK with it. “I work hard. I’m a positive person, and I just love to play football,” Mendes said. Angular, quick and fit, he made plays all over the field in Cape’s 6-0 junior varsity win over Milford. Austin is also a swimmer who specializes in the freestyle, butterfly and medley relay. He knocks down As in school and takes honors classes. “My passion is hunting and fishing,” he said. “We don’t have school the first day of deer season, and I’ll be out there.” 

Eduardo Saez

Eduardo went off in Cape’s 6-0 JV win over Milford Oct. 23, playing center and linebacker. Eduardo had a big tackle for a loss on defense in the second half - the only thing bigger was his celebration. “I was hyped,” Eduardo joked. “That’s the way I play and always will.” Eduardo was in sixth grade five years ago this June when his parents were killed in an automobile crash. “We had the support of family and friends, and I will never let them down,” Eduardo said. Eduardo also wrestles, plays lacrosse and takes care of business in the classroom. Eduardo’s dad Mikey and uncle Juan played Cape football for coach George Glenn.

Logan Shuttleworth

This Cape honors student just finished her final regular-season campaign, moving into the Vikings volleyball history books with 1,057 assists. What makes this even more astonishing is that she did it in three years on the varsity squad. "Logan is up there as one of the hardest workers I've ever coached," said Cape coach Tyler Coupe. "It's a testament to her desire to see her teammates succeed." Logan is also a leader in the classroom, as she was voted vice president of the Class of 2018. She is an Academic Challenge student, a member of the Cape Honor Society and in the Leo Club. She is also excited about working this winter with the Cape Unified Basketball team. When she’s not active at Cape, you can find her spending time with her family.

Kurtis Wells

Kurtis is a left-handed quarterback on the football team. Along with fellow freshman Blake Gipko and add-on freshman varsity starter Sam Jones, the Vikings have three athletes who play on both sides of the ball. “Kurtis is a yes-sir, no-sir kind of guy. He has great potential as a person and leader in our school,” said coach Bill Collick. “A hard worker who does not miss weightlifting in the summer.” Kurtis was pressed into action as the holder on PATs because Zack Savage was out with a hamstring injury. “He caught and got the ball down on all but the last one, which was hot and little high and hard to handle, and he felt terrible,” Collick said. “You have to move on in sports, and I have,” Kurtis said.