Shev Aguilar

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Shev Aguilar was a multi-sport athlete at Napa High School and later at Oregon State University. In his two years at Napa High, Aguilar excelled in football, basketball and baseball. In college, he played baseball in his freshman year and added rugby to his list of athletic achievements. In his senior year at Napa, Aguilar accomplished a feat that few other Indian athletes can match. He was a member of NBL championship teams in football, basketball and baseball. An injury to the starting quarterback resulted in the conversion of Aguilar from end to quarterback, where he used a strong arm to pace the Indians to only their third undivided North Bay League championship, in 1963. The season featured a 30-6 triumph over archrival, Vallejo. He was named Most Valuable Player on the team. The 1963-64 Napa High basketball team was one of the best in the school’s history. They won the NBL championship and went on to the Tournament of Champions, where they gave a good account of themselves. Although not a starter, Aguilar was a major contributor to the success of the team. In addition to football and basketball, Aguilar’s strong arm and agility behind the plate earned him All-NBL honors in baseball and helped the Indians capture a third major sport championship in his senior year. He was also the team captain. At Oregon State, Aguilar was a three-year rugby player and captain in 1968. He continued to play rugby after college for the San Jose Ramblers.