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 A total of 39 Pack student-athletes are making the grade and the Dean’s list this spring semester.

Trevor J. Martinet of Pueblo, a junior on the Pack men’s soccer team, is one of the 10 student-athletes making the list with a perfect grade-point average.

Martinet comes from a soccer family. He and his five siblings played soccer when they were younger and he was also coached by his father in high school. This may explain his passion and love of the game. 

“Although I played all sports growing up, soccer has always been and will always be my number one favorite sport.”

CSU-Pueblo soccer coach Roy Stanley has coached at CSU-Pueblo for 14 seasons and has coached Martinet for three seasons. Stanley said Martinet plays an integral role in every game and has a steady voice and is a good teammate. 

“I look to Trevor for answers, he can take on different roles and adapts to any changes.”

Stanley views Martinet as a good role model with great values and, overall, as a respectable young man and said he is an asset to the team and has made tremendous growth as a soccer player and academically. 

“I am impressed with his level of academic status because he is taking challenging courses and not ‘poof’ courses.”

Stanley states he is always working hard. “He is a great leader and has great focus.”

Martinet is looking forward to next season and making the most of his senior year. 

“The team we have in place for next year is unlike any team that I’ve been apart of at CSU-Pueblo for the last three years.”

He thinks highly of all of the guys on the team and states they are dedicated not only to becoming the best players individually, but dedicated to each other as a team. 

“Our team spirit is through the roof and that is what I am most excited for about my senior year!” 

Martinet’s team goals are to get into the RMAC tournament, but most of all to perform at a high level all season and win the big games.

School and sports have been two things that he has always excelled at.

Martinet was valedictorian at County High School, and was awarded the most outstanding athlete his senior year. He set the all-time scoring record for the Hornets with 59 goals.

Continuing his achievements at CSU-Pueblo, the Hasan School of Business awarded him as the top marketing student and most outstanding overall student last year.

Recently, Martinet was selected as CSU-Pueblo’s top male student athlete from Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. 

“I am very proud of these honors but everything that I’ve accomplished in my life is a gift from God and I am thankful to be so blessed.”

Martinet is not sure exactly what the future has in store for him, but regardless of the journey, he is determined to make a difference in the world and also find a way to keep soccer a part of his life.

He is currently working on an internship for Strategic Financial Partners in Colorado Springs and graduates from the Hasan School of Business in December. After a few years he will determine whether graduate school will be in the best interest of his career path.

He dreams of being a professional athlete. 

“I would like to try out for a semi-pro soccer team or something like that just to say I gave it a shot.”

“I hope that in whatever I do that I never take anything for granted and always try to remember others around me.”

Other student-athletes making the Dean’s list include:

Baseball: Matthew J. Davitt, Sr.; Kyle D. Hanson, Jr.; Stephen G. Snyder, Sr.; Dustin J. Timmins, Jr.

Men’s Basketball: Jacob J. Trahern, Jr.; Tyler K. Trahern, Fr.

Women’s Basketball: Ashleigh J. Ackerman, Sr.; Anna L. Simpson, Sr.,

Cross Country: Elizabeth C. Grossman, Sr.,

Men’s Golf: Derek A. Carleo, Jr.; Jeffrey J. Johnson, Sr.

Women’s Golf:  Jordan J. Dew, Fr.

Softball: Bonita N. Nuanez, So.; Sheena Twitchell, Fr.    

Men’s Soccer: Austin G. Forakis, So.;Trevor J. Martinet, Jr., (*); Udobong E. Obotette, Jr.; Joseph B. Schwedhelm, So.; Ryan P. Sheehan, So.

Women’s Soccer: Darcy M. Allbrandt, Jr.; Sarah N. Deffit, Fr., (*); Sarah E. Deziel, Fr.;  Kiley J. Draper, Fr.; Felicia M. Gilbreath, So.; Christine N. Mandarich, Jr., (*); Sheena M. Reimherr, Sr., (*); Cassandra-Mary A. Thimm, Sr.; Erica L. Warmack, So.,(*); Aubrielle M. Williams, Fr., (*).

Men’s Tennis: James A. MacIndoe, Jr.; Ricardo Oaxaca, So.

Women’s Tennis: Jessica M. Hardy, Jr., (*); Jamie K. Raun, Sr.; Tiffany N. Talmadge, Jr., (*).

Volleyball: Bryana C. Burns, Jr.; Taren C. Frazier, So.; Jenna M. Garcia, Sr., (*); Linnea J. Gingerich, Fr., (*); Lindsey L. Wilson, Sr.