Christian Hernandez, a junior on the Winters High School varsity soccer team, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. “He has been a tremendous leader for our defense, and is one of the best defensive players in the league,” said head coach Fernando Cervantes. The Warriors have only had seven goals scored on them this season, and the aggression and skills that Hernadez brings to his team’s defense is extremely valuable. “He has done a great job of communicating and organizing our back line and is currently leading our team with 54 steals this season,” Cervantes added.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.