The Pacific Athletic Foundation is geared up to host another virtual Tiger Talk this upcoming Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. Zack Bayrouty, the voice of Pacific Men’s Basketball, will host four Pacific student-athletes as this week’s guests via Zoom: Women’s Water Polo’s Kyra Christmas, Baseball’s Joe Fitzhugh, Men’s Soccer’s Jose Angel Reyes and Women’s Tennis’ Dohee Lee.
The talk will replace the annual PAF Impact Dinner and will give the audience an inside scoop on the individual journeys of these student-athletes and what PAF support has meant to them during their time in Stockton. To preview the talk, read below for a quick introduction to each student-athlete.
No pun intended, redshirt senior Kyra Christmas is already one of the most-decorated women’s water polo players in Pacific history. Overall, Christmas is a two-time First Team All-Golden Coast Conference honoree, winning GCC Player of the Year in 2018 with 61 goals and a team-high 40 assists. She was also a ACWPC Third-Team All-American in 2017. Additionally, Christmas has totalled 140 goals in 60 career matches, placing her eighth on Pacific’s all-time scoring list. This past season, she redshirted with the intent to compete for her home country, Team Canada, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Academically, the left-hander majors in Sport Management while minoring in Business Administration.
Fitzhugh is a junior at Pacific who transferred to the university after two years of baseball at San Diego State. Currently majoring in Media X at Pacific, he appeared in 12 games during the shortened season, including 10 starts at catcher. Impressing with his bat, Fitzhugh finished second on the team with two home runs and third with 10 total RBI as well.
Over her three years in Stockton, women’s tennis team captain Dohee Lee has been a staple on the court for the Tigers. Coming to Pacific as a five-star recruit out of Wichita, Kansas, Lee earned West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention for the 2018-19 season as a Sport Management major.
Jose Angel Reyes
A highly-skilled defender on the pitch for Pacific, sophomore Jose Angel Reyes saw a significant increase in playing time on head coach Adam Reeves‘ back line in 2019. Majoring in Business Administration, Jose is a native of Whittier, California.