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2014 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Boys scholar-athlete: Cameron White, Northwood By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    CAMERON WHITE NORTHWOOD VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.47 White, a four-year starter, is an outside hitter for the Timberwolves. He has been selected to the all-tournament team at the O.C Championships (Division 2) the last two years. He has been the team captain for two years. White is currently en
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Courtney Smith, Capo Valley By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    COURTNEY SMITH CAPISTRANO VALLEY LACROSSE GPA: 4.6 Smith is the team captain for the Cougars. She was first team all league as a sophomore and junior, best midfielder as a junior. Smith is currently enrolled in IB Math Studies, AP Psychology, AP Government/Economics and Exposito
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Boys golf: Hide Yoshihara, Woodbridge By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    HIDE YOSHIHARA WOODBRIDGE He posted an even-par 36 to earn co-medalist honors at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course during a victory against University. He leads the team with a 34.5 nine-hole scoring average.
    Thu Apr 17, 2014
  • Boys volleyball: Jake Arnitz, Esperanza By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jake Arnitz Esperanza Arnitz made his season debut last week and he picked where he left off last year. He led the Aztecs with 29 kills in a four-set Century League vicotry over Foothill. Arnitz had been sidelined with a back injury.
    Thu Apr 17, 2014
  • Boys swim: Billy Monjay, Northwood By DAN ALBANO
    Billy Monjay Northwood The junior captured the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.45), 100 breaststroke (59.06) and raced on a winning medley relay to help lead the Timberwolves to a 99-71 victory against Woodbridge in the Pacific Coast League. He ranks fourth in the county in the breaststroke with a 58.76.
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Girls swim: Karli Thuen, JSerra By DAN ALBANO
    Karli Thuen JSerra The junior captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.87) and 50 freestyle (24.20) in automatic CIF Division 1-qualifying times in a 120-50 loss against top-ranked Santa Margarita in the Trinity League. Her 200 IM time ranks second in the county.
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Baseball: Dominic Fletcher, Cypress By STEVE FRYER
    DOMINIC FLETCHER CYPRESS He went 8 for 11 with two home runs, three doubles, seven RBIs and four runs scored. Fletcher, a sophomore outfielder who bats and throws left-handed, is being recruited by Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Oregon and UCLA. He was a starer on Cypress’ 2013 team that won th
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Softball: Kolby Romaine, Rosary BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Kolby Romaine Rosary The junior infielder finished Rosary’s busy week with a .667 batting average, going 12 for 18 at the plate. In five games, the future Missouri Tiger laced six doubles, scored seven runs and drove in another four. Most importantly, the Royals went 5-0 on the week.
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Girls lacrosse: Meridan Lee, Foothill BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Meridan Lee Foothill Lee scored a goal in Foothill’s victory over Beckman, who was ranked second at the time. Coach Kaylee Navarrete said Lee’s play stood out most during the contest. Lee also scored a goal against Valencia.
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Boys lacrosse: Kevin Kodzis, Foothill BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Kevin Kodzis Foothill In the biggest boys lacrosse game of the season to date, Kodzis left his fingerprints all over the contest. He scored four goals to help the Knights upend previously top-ranked JSerra.
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Boys tennis: Chase Masciorini, Dana Hills BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Chase Masciorini Dana Hills High School A shoulder injury has forced Masciorini to serve underhand this entire season. That hasn’t slowed the UC Santa Barbara commit down however. The senior has yet to lose a set all season, and against No. 6 San Clemente last week, he continued his unbeaten streak going 3-0 i
    Sun Apr 13, 2014
  • Boy swim: Corey Okubo, University By DAN ALBANO
    Corey Okubo University The Princeton-bound senior won the 200-yard individual medley (1:50.59) and 100 butterfly (49.47), raced on two meet-record relays and claimed the boys swimmer of the meet award to lead the Trojans to the title at the Foothill Swim Games. In prelims, he set the meet-record in the 200 IM
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Girls swim: Lindsey Engel, Crean Lutheran By DAN ALBANO
    Lindsey Engel Crean Lutheran The Stanford-bound senior blazed to meet records and county-leading times in the 50 (22.93) and 100 (49.66)-yard freestyles, anchored two meet-records relays and earned co-girls swimmer of the meet to help the Saints tie for third at the Foothill Swim Games. She split a 22.47 in t
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Boys track: Curtis Godin, Mater Dei BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Curtis Godin Mater Dei Just when it seems Godin can’t outdo himself anymore, he manages to up the ante. He did so last week when he turned in a historic 10.42 in the 100-meter dash against St. John Bosco. The mark is the best all-time in the county, edging out the 10.45 ran by Matt Bruno (Trabuco Hills)
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Girls track: Kaitlyn Merritt, Santa Margarita BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Kaitlyn Merritt Santa Margarita Merritt added to her lore when she cleared 13 feet, nine inches in the pole vault last week in a dual meet against Orange Lutheran. The mark is the new county, school, and personal record as well as the top in the state this season.
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Boys golf: Matt Wilson, Sevite By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Matt Wilson Servite He led the Friars posting three rounds in the 70s at the Golf Club at Terra Lago to help Servite win the Champions Invitational this past weekend in Indio. He finished tied for 11th in the individual competition with a 9-over-par 225. He has a 36.2 nine-hole scoring average and he has been
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Boys volleyball: Peter Van Liefde, San Clemente By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Peter Van Liefde San Clemente High School Van Liefde had 18 kills in a sweep of Tesoro and 15 in a four-set victory over Trabuco Hills last week. He also served for 15 points and had six aces and nine blocks to keep the Tritons perfect in the South Coast League.
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Sean McCauley, El Toro By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SEAN McCAULEY EL TORO SWIMMING GPA: 4.79 McCauley is a four-year letterman and two-year captain for the Chargers. He is currently enrolled in AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus, AP Biology, Math SL, College Writing 2 and Statistics from Irvine Valley College where he will earn
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Madeline Kim, Laguna Hills By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MADELINE KIM LAGUNA HILLS SOFTBALL GPA: 4.4 Kim is a four-year varsity starter and co-captain for the Hawks. Her current classes include AP Civics/American Government, English 4, AP Honors, AP Psychology, Econonics, Statistics. She has been involved in ASB all four years, serving
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Baseball: Willie Aguilar, Fountain Valley By STEVE FRYER
    Willie Aguilar Fountain Valley High School He was 7 for 11 with two home runs and 6 RBIs as the Barons beat Marina and Edison in Sunset League games. Aguilar, a junior outfielder, drove in five runs in the win over Marina. He hit a double in that game and a double in the Edison game. Fountain Valley is 3-1 in
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Softball: Ryan Denhart, Los Alamitos BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Ryan Denhart Los Alamitos High School In the Carew Classic championship game, Denhart went pitch-for-pitch with Amador Valley’s Johanna Grauer, one of the most dominant hurlers in the nation. Only a freshman, Denhart was named to the All-Tournament team after winning four games in the circle and leading
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Girls lacrosse: Kacie Kline, CdM BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Kacie Kline Corona del Mar Beckman was the top-ranked girls lacrosse team in the county. That was until they ran into Kline and her Corona del Mar teammates. Kline, who was a Register first-team All-County selection last year, scored six goals against the Patriots to help her team score the upset.
    Mon Apr 07, 2014
  • Boys lacrosse: Austin Streeter, San Clemente BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Austin Streeter San Clemente High School The Tritons haven’t been able to get over the Tesoro hump in South Coast League play the past two seasons. Thanks to Streeter’s three goals, San Clemente finally defeated Tesoro to give itself the upper hand in the league.
    Mon Apr 07, 2014
  • Boys tennis: Lyndon Bui, Canyon BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    LYNDON BUI CANYON Canyon’s No. 1 singles player is one of the main reasons the Comanches are off to an 11-0 start. Bui has lost two singles sets all season, and his play helped Canyon knock off Esperanza and Foothill last week. Canyon stands alone atop the Century League standings.
    Sun Apr 06, 2014
  • Boys swim: Will Hofstadter, University By DAN ALBANO
    Will Hofstadter University The junior sprinter led off the winning 6x50-yard freestyle relay with a time of 21.58 seconds and the first-place 400 freestyle relay with a personal-best 46.78 and anchored the meet-record 200 medley relay in 20.81 to help lead the Trojans to their first Millikan Southern Section
    Sat Apr 05, 2014