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2014 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet
    Crean Lutheran's Lindsey Engel (Small School Girls Athlete of the Year), left, St. Margaret's Josh Davis (Small Schools Male Athlete of the Year) and Santa Margarita's Katie McLaughlin (Girls Athlete of the Year) pose with their awards after the Register's Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim. Keep clicking
    Wed Jun 18, 2014
  • All 2013-14 OCVarsity award winners
    OC VARSITY’S 2013-14 AWARD WINNERS O.C. ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Boys athlete of the year: Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei Girls athlete of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita Boys small schools athlete of the year: Josh Davis, St.
    Wed Jun 18, 2014
  • Boys track: Rocky Fenton, San Clemente BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Rocky Fenton San Clemente High School Fenton won a CIF State championship in the discus with a throw of 184 feet, 10 inches. In the process, Fenton became the first athlete at San Clemente to ever win a state championship in track and field. The throw was also Fenton's best in the discus this season.
    Thu Jun 12, 2014
  • Girls track: Bethan Knights, Northwood BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Bethan Knights Northwood Knights took home a state title in the girls 3,200. She ran a 10:00.19, to finish off an outstanding senior season, in which she set the new county record in the event (9:54.89). Knights was the only female athlete from the county to win a state championship.
    Thu Jun 12, 2014
  • Boys golf: Jacob Biss, Mater Dei By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Jacob Biss Mater Dei He fired a 1-under-par 71 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena to help the Monarchs finish third in the SCGA So Cal Championship and qualify for the CIF State Championship for the first time in school history. In the state championship he posted a 4-over-par 75 at San Gabriel Country Club.
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • Baseball: AJ Discenzo, CVC By STEVE FRYER
    AJ DISCENZO CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN He pitched a no-hitter for the Eagles in their 5-0 win over Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the CIF-SS Division 6 championship game. Discenzo, a junior left-hander, struck out five and walked three. On the final out of the game he fielded a ground ball, slipped and then
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Boys tennis: Eric Tseng, University By KENNY CONNELLY
    Eric Tseng University The Trojans senior captain capped off his stellar four-year career with a second consecutive doubles title at this past weekend's CIF Individual Championships. Tseng and partner Arash Hafezi successfully defended their doubles crown by defeating San Marino's top-seeded duo, 6-4, 6-4, in
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Boys golf: Marcus De La Rosa, Mater Dei By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    MARCUS DE LA ROSA MATER DEI He posted a 1-under-par 71 at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs to help the Monarchs qualify for the SCGA Southern California Championship for the first time.
    Thu Jun 05, 2014
  • Baseball: Quentin Longrie, JSerra By STEVE FRYER
    QUENTIN LONGRIE JSERRA He pitched 9 2/3 innings over two Lions wins in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Longrie struck out 10 in a shutout victory over Edison in the quarterfinals Friday. Including a relief appearance in a second-round win over Valencia of Valencia, he struck out 12, allowed one
    Thu Jun 05, 2014
  • Softball: Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo By KENNY CONNELLY
    Taylor McQuillin Mission Viejo High School The Diablos southpaw capped off a phenomenal junior campaign in dominant fashion. In her last two outings of the season, McQuillin totaled 29 strikeouts while surrendering only three base hits. After giving up a leadoff single to Chino in the Division 2 championship
    Thu Jun 05, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Hank Lewis, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HANK LEWIS FOOTHILL LACROSSE GPA: 4.73 Lewis helped lead the Knights to the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championship with seven saves in the victory over Palos Verdes. He will graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma. He’s enrolled in History of the Americas
    Wed Jun 04, 2014
  • Boys tennis: Tanner Smith, Servite By KENNY CONNELLY
    Tanner Smith Servite The Friars senior earned a berth in this weekend’s CIF individual championships after an impressive 3-0 day in last week’s Corona del Mar Regional. Smith capped off his stellar afternoon with a 3-6, 6-3, 14-12 triumph over Bjorn Hoffmann of CdM. Because a severe elbow injury claimed
    Wed Jun 04, 2014
  • Boys volleyball: Joey Martino, CdM By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Joey Martino Corona del Mar Martino, a senior outside hitter, had five of his 17 kills in the fifth set in Saturday’s CIF Division II SoCal Regional final, helping the Sea Kings hold off Esperanza, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-
    Tue Jun 03, 2014
  • Girls track: Mackenna Howard, Los Alamitos BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Mackenna Howard Los Alamitos Howard threw herself into the Orange County history books on Friday at the CIF Masters Meet. In shot put, she recorded two throws of 50 feet or more, becoming just the fourth girl in county history to
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Boys track: Malik McMorris, Mater Dei BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Malik McMorris Mater Dei At the CIF-SS Masters Meet, McMorris was the only thrower who qualified for the CIF State Meet in both the shot put and discus. McMorris recorded a mark of 192 feet, 11
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Boys track: Gabe Warner, Woodbridge BY ANTONIO MORALES
    GABE WARNER WOODBRIDGE Warner helped Woodbridge’s 400-meter relay team earn a second-place finish in Division 2 at the CIF-SS Track Finals. He won the 400 in 47.86, the 10th best time in California this year, and finished second in the 200 (21.34) with the eighth-best mark in the state. He also led Wood
    Sat May 31, 2014
  • Girls track: Ashlyn Rambo, Mater Dei BY ANTONIO MORALES
    ASHLYN RAMBO MATER DEI Rambo set a Division 2 record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.75 at the CIF-SS Track Finals. It is the sixth-best time in county history, and it stands atop the state rankings this season. Rambo’s previous best was 2:09.01.
    Sat May 31, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Daniel Rosica, Fountain Valley By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    DANIEL ROSICA FOUNTAIN VALLEY BASEBALL GPA: 4.55 Rosica is a two-year varsity player and starting catcher. He is taking AP calculus BC, AP English literature, AP psychology, AP U.S. government and AP macroeconomics. He has been in California Scholarship Federation for two years a
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Micaela Vierra, Huntington Beach By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MICAELA VIERRA HUNTINGTON BEACH SOFTBALL GPA: 4.25 Vierra pitched a pair of no-hitters this season. She also had 10 shutouts, 145 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.38. She is a four-time All-Sunset League selection. She is enrolled in AP calculus BC, AP Spanish 5, AP biology, AP English
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Boys golf: Issei Tanabe, Mater Dei By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ISSEI TANABE MATER DEI He fired a 2-under-par 69 at Sierra La Verne Country Club to help lead the Monarchs to the CIF-SS Western Regional team championship, the school’s first Southern Section championship in boys golf. He was one of only four players to finish the tournament in the 60s.
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Boys volleyball: Jake Arnitz, Esperanaza By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JAKE ARNITZ ESPERANZA Arnitz recorded 38 kills and 10 digs in a five-set victory over San Marcos in the semifinals, and 38 kills and 11 digs in a five-set victory in the CIF-SS Division 2 finals against Laguna Beach. The Aztecs won their second consecutive CIF title.
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Softball: Kaylee Carlson, Pacifica By KENNY CONNELLY
    KAYLEE CARLSON PACIFICA With a condensed playoff schedule, Carlson was forced to pitch in three playoff games last week. The Mariners senior ace responded by tossing three straight shutouts to go with 23 strikeouts. Carlson has thrown 27 consecutive scoreless innings, and her play is a major reason Pacifica i
    Wed May 28, 2014
  • Baseball: Cole Stanton, Trabuco Hills By STEVE FRYER
    COLE STANTON TRABUCO HILLS He had five RBI over two CIF-SS Division 1 playoff wins for the Mustangs. Stanton had three hits and drove in two runs in a wild-card round victory over Royal of Simi Valley. He homered and drove in three runs in a first-round win over Esperanza. Trabuco Hills plays Loyola of Los An
    Wed May 28, 2014
  • Boys golf: Clay Feagler, Dana Hills By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    CLAY FEAGLER DANA HILLS He won the CIF-SS Individual Championship last week at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach, shooting a 2-under par 70. He was the only player in the field to post a sub-par round.
    Sun May 25, 2014
  • Boys track: Tyler Rios, Los Alamitos BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Tyler Rios Los Alamitos High School Rios’ strong season in the hurdles became even stronger at the CIF-SS Division 1 prelims when he established a new county best in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.62. That mark qualified him for CIF Finals, as did his time of 38.61 in the 300-meter hurdles. Rio
    Sat May 24, 2014