Cuesta College

Cuesta names top athletes of the month

Cuesta College’s Megan Thompson and John Banke are the school’s athletes of the month for October.

Thompson was selected as the 2008 Western State Conference Co-Player of the Year for women’s water polo and placed on the 2008 All Southern California Second Team. She is off to an even better start in her sophomore campaign, leading the state with 59 goals and is more than halfway to her 2008 school record total of 95 goals for a season. 

Cuesta is 7-10 overall and 1-0 in the Western State Conference.

Banke, a sophomore, is the wrestling team captain. At 149 pounds, Banke is 7-2 and his seven wins lead the Cougars (3-2).

Banke qualified for the 2008 Southern California Regionals as a freshman and is a state tournament contender this season.