In this week’s Beyond the Scoreboard we look at the success of Faith Widman and Maggie Zanazzo

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - In this week's Beyond the Scoreboard we look at two girls who took off to college and have had great performances so far in their careers.
And we are talking about Faith Widman and Maggie Zanazzo.
We start this journey looking at the success of Faith Widman.
The former West Valley Wolfpack helped the Oregon Tech Owls to take the national championship on the NAIA level.
He races this year, saw her take fifth in the Linfield Harrier Classic, 14th in the Humboldt Invite, 18th in the Charles Bowles Williamette Invitational, ninth in the William Jessup Invite, 11th in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Cross Country Championships and 68th in the NAIA championships.
Widman and the Owls took the title by 7 points.
Widman spoke about joining the Owls last year at her NLI.
"What I saw in that program that was similar to West Valley's Program was that they took the girls they had there and built upon their abilities, and they also not only worked with them as a team but they worked with them as individuals, which is what I experienced here at West Valley. Dan looked at us as a team, especially with the Varsity girls. He saw us as a group of girls who could work together and pull each other, but he also worked with us individually, because we all have different strengths and weaknesses, and he worked with us on that. And that's what I saw similarly at Oregon Tech as well," said Widman.
The other big success story was the play of Maggie Zanazzo who played for the Lathrop Malemutes last year.
Zanazzo signed to play for the Porterville College Pirates, and the freshman setter walked in with a command of the offense getting 438 assists on the season.
Despite the team's record being 4–19, Zanazzo had a very successful season as the primary setter for the Pirates.
Zanazzo spoke about joining the Pirates last year.
"Well, first of all, it's in California, it's not in Alaska so it's much hotter there. It's closer to home than the East Coast or any other place in the States. And I also have family in California so it would be pretty easy to see them because they're only a few hours away. It's pretty awesome to be able to go to college and be able to play my favorite sport and get better every day there," said Zanazzo.
These girls have bright futures ahead of them in their sports, and who knows will be the next success story out of the Interior.