June 2, 2006
The following excerpt is from Joe Naiman's feature that ran in the May 12 edition of the Village News.
Heather Hughes was named the female athlete of the year for Loyola Marymount University.
The 2004 Fallbrook High School graduate was honored at the athletic banquet April 26. "It was just a really exciting night," Hughes said.
"I was in shock. I did not think I was going to get it," Hughes said of her award. "I didn't think I was going to get it at all because there are so many people who have been doing like amazing things."
The women athletes at LMU include three members of the Canadian national water polo team and cross-country school record holders. They also include Hughes, who as a sophomore was selected to the West Coast Conference first team for women's volleyball.
To read the entire feature on Hughes, click here.