Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Charlize Valdez looks to lead Bobcats back to state

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Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Charlize Valdez looks to lead Bobcats back to state

Junior point guard says team chemistry is strong heading into regionals
Charlize Valdez of Ignacio High School is the team’s third leading scorer averaging 6.1 points per game.
Ignacio High School’s Charlize Valdez competed at the Class 2A state cross-country championships in her first season of cross-country for the Bobcats.
Ignacio’s Charlize Valdez is second on the team in steals and plays a huge role on defense. She hopes to put in another strong performance at this weekend’s regional.
Led by Charlize Valdez, the Ignacio High School Bobcat bench rushes out to congratulate and celebrate with those on the court, a gutsy 61-56 home win over Class 2A No. 4 Del Norte.

Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Charlize Valdez looks to lead Bobcats back to state

Charlize Valdez of Ignacio High School is the team’s third leading scorer averaging 6.1 points per game.
Ignacio High School’s Charlize Valdez competed at the Class 2A state cross-country championships in her first season of cross-country for the Bobcats.
Ignacio’s Charlize Valdez is second on the team in steals and plays a huge role on defense. She hopes to put in another strong performance at this weekend’s regional.
Led by Charlize Valdez, the Ignacio High School Bobcat bench rushes out to congratulate and celebrate with those on the court, a gutsy 61-56 home win over Class 2A No. 4 Del Norte.
Behind the scenes with Charlize Valdez

Do you have a nickname?: Charmander, or Charm, and my dad calls me Charliza. Mainly it’s Charm, though.



What would your ideal postgame meal be?: Steak and macaroni and cheese.



Do you have any hidden talents?: I bake. I make a lot of cupcakes and cakes. I picked it up from Christianne when I was little, and she’d always let me help.



Which teacher has had the biggest impact on you?: Mr. Tony Kimball. He’s my math teacher right now, and he sits down and explains a problem to me until I understand it.



Do you have a favorite athlete?: No, actually. I don’t watch a ton of sports.



Do you have a favorite animal?: Probably a panda bear.



If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?: I’d want to go to Jamaica. My grandma has been there and she said the people there were so nice, and it was beautiful and welcoming.



If you had a superpower, what would it be?: Teleportation. I could wake up at 6:55 a.m. and teleport to school, and I’d be on time.



What’s your favorite sports moment?: Getting to state my freshman year, and being a point guard on that team.



Do you have any plans for after high school?: I actually want to go to college to become a culinary chef, and I’d also like to play basketball if I can.

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