Monday, June 03, 2013

College: Brian Raaka at NCAA DII Dominican

Brian Raaka

Dominican is a strong DII program, with excellent coaches and a terrific roster. In 2013, the Penguins set an all-time school best record (8-5), produced an unscathed conference record (6-0) in the WILA,  and had 14 of its scholar-athletes make the conference all-academic team!

Sophomore Brian Raaka, former Miramonte standout, made the conference All-Academic team, was named 2nd team all conference (for the second year in a row), and has started every game of his Dominican career at LSM. 

I just counted up the number of games I've watched Brian play. 87 games. Lots of them with the Lamorinda Lightning, a number with NorCal travel teams. a good number at Miramonte HS, on the recruiting circuit with the Alcatraz Outlaws, and a couple at Dominican.  Brian plays with joy, abandon, and skill. Hard to find anybody better to watch than someone who combines those qualities!

Congratulations for the honors and awards, Brian! You deserve them all.

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