BEAVERTON — Joel Sobotka, Valley Catholic athletic director, has been honored by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association as recipient of the 3A Rookie of the Year Award. Sobotka received the recognition at the association’s state conference in Sunriver.

The winners are chosen by a committee from the group’s board.

“It is really humbling to be recognized by your peers,” Sobotka says.

This year, Sobotka led the Valley Catholic boys basketball team to a state championship and was named 3A Coach of the Year in boys basketball.

Valley Catholic also won the Oregonian Cup under his watch, which examines overall excellence in sports and academics.