Granite Bay athlete shoots for college

Kyle Howarth heads to UC Davis this fall
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Kyle Howarth has a hard time pinning down the best moment he experienced during his four years at Granite Bay High School.

But he knows one thing for sure: That moment was definitely sports related.

The multi-talented athlete — he plays soccer, basketball and volleyball — graduates May 28 and heads off to the University of California at Davis this fall. He won’t play college sports, but he plans to continue with his high academic achievement.

What clubs/sports/activities were you involved in?

I played three varsity sports, soccer, basketball and volleyball. (For soccer), I played defender usually. I played defender my sophomore year, then midfielder junior year then back to defender my senior year. I was First-Team All League all three years. I thought about playing (sports in college) but decided it was too big a time commitment. So I’m just going to be a normal college kid and enjoy intramurals.

What are your post-high school plans?

I’m going to attend UC Davis with a major in exercise biology. I’m hoping to enter the medical field and become a doctor. This summer, I’m hanging out, going on a few family vacations and just trying to enjoy my last moments with my friends.

What is your favorite memory of high school?

There’s a lot of those. Probably this year’s basketball season and going to Arco Arena and playing and being the first team from Granite Bay to do that, which was really cool. And, in soccer, making the game-winning shot in our NorCal playoff game was really exciting for me. Winning section championships in soccer was fun. Senior Ball was fun.

What challenges did you face in high school?

It was difficult playing three sports and dealing with schoolwork. Taking Advanced Placement classes was a lot of work. It was all worth it.

What is your proudest achievement in high school?

Playing sports and maintaining a high GPA. I’m probably most proud of my work ethic and determination. After graduating, I’m going to miss my group of friends I’ve grown up with and I won’t see most of them again, so it will be kind of sad.


Kyle Howarth
School: Granite Bay High School
GPA: 4.27