It's admirable when an athlete can finish his high school career knowing that he left an indelible mark on an athletic program.
But to leave that mark on two separate programs is nothing short of impressive.
Lucas Yanez did just that at Burroughs High.
In football and boys' volleyball, Yanez put up monster numbers in the sports during his senior campaign and emerged as a leader for both teams. But what was more impressive was the way Yanez was able to impact the overall success of the two programs.
Yanez was the starting quarterback on an Indians football team that earned a share of the Pacific League championship in 2010. With him under center as well in 2009, Burroughs captured an outright title.
In volleyball, he was an overpowering starting outside hitter who helped lift the Indians to new heights. Along with winning its first outright Pacific League title — going undefeated in the process —Burroughs also advanced to a CIF Southern Section title match and won a contest in the state playoffs.