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Fine accomplishments for Bulldogs

Although Burbank didn't enjoy a wealth of team success, a group of individuals had fine seasons and put up big numbers.

August 06, 2011|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

Ochoa ended his career at Burbank as the most prolific runner in school history. In his senior season, the first-team all-leaguer and All-Area running back carried the ball 180 times for 1,255 (seven yards a carry) and had 18 touchdowns. He ended his tenure as the career leader in yards (3,078), breaking Kenny Walker's previous record of 2,410, set in 1972-73. In addition, he has two of the top three marks in rushing yards in a season (1,504 in 2009 and 1,255 in 2010) and is No. 1 in career 100-yard games (15) — among other marks.

Senior quarterback Adam Colman also put up big numbers, completing 129 of 241 passes for 2,066 yards, 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Colman was also a standout on the boys' basketball team.

Colman wasn't the only talented multi-sport athlete at Burbank.

Perhaps the most versatile athlete of the year was senior Jordan Card, who played four sports — girls' water polo, girls' golf, swimming and track and field.

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During her senior year, Card was a versatile threat for the Bulldogs in water polo. Along with her abilities as a scorer, she also played lock-down defense, and was usually assigned to the opponent's best offensive player.

Card scored 132 goals, setting a new-single season mark. She broke the previous record of 124 set by Catalina Casas in 2005. In addition, she collected 68 steals and had 22 assists and 15 blocks.

She already set the Burbank career goals mark the previous season after tallying 99 as a junior.

Along with winning All-CIF honors, Card was also named the Pacific League Player of the Year.

Under Coach Carlos Pelayo, Burbank (19-8) put a scare into league-champion Crescenta Valley in the Pacific League Tournament, falling to the Falcons, 10-9, in a semifinal match.

Card also enjoyed an individual championship during the track and field season, capturing the Pacific League title in the discus.

Card's polo teammate, Sarah Tubert, also excelled in two sports, as she was also a standout on the Bulldogs' girls' volleyball team.

In volleyball, the first-team all-league selection had 281 assists to go along with 107 digs, 61 kills, 30 blocks and 23 aces. In polo, Tubert had 258 blocks at the goalkeeper position to set a new Bulldogs single-season mark, earning her first-team all-league accolades.

Tubert is currently playing for the USA National Deaf Women's Volleyball Team.

During the winter season, the girls' soccer team had a good year, led by senior forward Anabell Gonzalez. A first-team all-league pick, Gonzalez was the Pacific League's most dangerous offensive weapon, scoring 18 goals to go with three assists.

Although the Burbank baseball team failed to make the playoffs, the squad received a solid performance from junior catcher Paul Frias.

The All-Pacific League first-teamer batted .481 (38 for 79) and had a .772 slugging percentage. Along with driving in 25 runs, he scored 28 and had eight doubles and three home runs.

Also in the spring, the Bulldogs' boys' track and field team had a league champion in Brandon Weiss, who took the boys' discus event.

In boys' swimming, Burbank's Alex Lambert advanced to the CIF Masters Meet and broke two school records along the way.

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