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Karlie Carlson

The Orange County Athletic Directors Association hosted their annual Athlete of the Year Banquet Monday night at Servite to honor all the Orange County League Players of the Year and select an overall Male and Female Athlete of the Year for the Class of 2022. 

Servite multi-sport Tetairoa “TMac” McMillan was awarded both the Trinity League and OCADA Athlete of the Year honors, the first Friar to earn both recognitions since Julius Irvin in 2018.

McMillan earned 9 varsity letters during his high school career playing football, basketball and volleyball both his freshman and sophomore year, football and volleyball his junior year and football his senior year. He earned All-Trinity League and All-CIF recognition in two sports while also setting school records in both football and volleyball. 

In football, he was a 3x 1st Team All-Trinity League selection, 2x 1st Team All-CIF honoree, 2x All-Orange County athlete, 3x All-State wide receiver and the Trinity League Overall MVP and CIF Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year his senior season. He was named Player of the Year by 7 different organizations in 2022 including being Servite’s 1st ever Gatorade State Player of the Year and a National Finalist being recognized as one of the top 3 football players in the nation! He was also the first Friar to earn CalHi Sport’s Mr. Football recognition, awarded to the top football player in the state. 

Beyond that, he was a 3x All-American while being selected to play in both the Army All-American Bowl and Polynesian Bowl. He set new Servite career records for receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and receptions while setting the single season and single game record for pass receptions. A two-way starter, he helped lead the team to the CIF D1 finals his senior year and a No. 3 ranking in the national composite rankings. 

In volleyball, he won a Trinity League Championship and led the Friars to the CIF Semifinals his junior year, in which he set a school record for kills in a match. For his accolades in both sports, he earned OC Register Overall Athlete of the Year honors in 2021. 

Academically, he graduated early and enrolled at the University of Arizona with a 4.23 GPA earning Principal’s High Honor Roll all seven semesters. He was also recognized with the National Football Foundation Orange County Scholar-Athlete Award. In addition, he served as an Admissions Ambassador at Servite, volunteered with Operation Christmas Child and worked as a youth football coach.