By John Philip Wyllie
You had better have lots of energy if you plan on keeping up with Bonita Vista High’s Vicki Molina-Estolano. As a senior midfielder on the Baron’s up and coming lacrosse team, Molina-Estolano is a tireless worker and a key member of the team’s defense.
“Vicki has been a steady and steadfast midfielder for us over the last three years,” said her coach, Ralph Carrier. “She is a pretty solid player in all aspects of the game. She leads in a quiet fashion and is particularly effective at breaking up the attack of our opponents. Vicki also covers really well and is able to push our opponent’s attack to the sidelines. This allows us time to recover. You couldn’t ask for a better person to work with. She is very coachable and attentive and works hard on all the skills and concepts of the game. Vicki is an all-around great contributor.”
“I tried several other sports, but this the one that I most enjoy,” she said. “Here, I like being out in the air and the grass and the sun. Lacrosse is a really fast-paced game and that makes it exciting. As a team sport, it provides a really good opportunity to get to know other people and make friends. I am a defensive wing which is sort of like being a midfielder in soccer. I’m responsible for playing the whole field both on offense and defense.”
Molina-Estolano’s contributions at the South Bay high school are not limited to the lacrosse field. She is into just about everything.
As the Editor-in-Chief of the school’s award winning newspaper she oversees its overall production and frequently contributes well-written editorials and feature stories. As a two-term president of the Key Club she has shown a lot of initiative in directing its many activities and projects. This year she helped to found the International Baccalaureate Club and was selected as its first president.
When she is not in school Molina-Estolano is very involved with her church. She serves as a confirmation team leader at Chula Vista’s St. Rose of Lima.
“We organize retreats for kids that are going to get confirmed. Being involved there is really fun and that takes up a lot of my out of school time.”
As bright as she is energetic, Molina-Estolano has earned a 4.2 G.P.A and has already been accepted into a handful of colleges. She is still awaiting word from several others. Right now she appears to be leaning toward tiny Scripps College in L.A. where she plans to study English literature and Spanish. She likes the individual attention that small schools can offer.
“Scripps is one of four small colleges in the Claremont area. I really like the area and I like the fact that the incoming class is only about 290,” she said.
Wherever she goes, Molina-Estolano will contribute an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. That, combined with her considerable academic ability will place her on the fast rack to success.