Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire

2015 Player of the Week Archive Stories

Sort By: Date Headline Author/Byline Available Categories:
  • Offensive player of the week: Cole McDonald, Sonora BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register's offensive player of the week for football: COLE McDONALD SONORA The 6-5, 205-pound senior quarterback threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders’ 47-46 win over Alios Niguel. He completed 16 of 21 passes. For the season,
    Mon Oct 05, 2015
  • Defensive player of the week: Ronnie Velasquez, Valencia BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's defensive player of the week for football: Ronnie Velasquez Valencia The junior inside linebacker (6-0, 215) recorded nine total tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, and added a pass breakup to help the Tigers defeat previously undefeated Laguna Hills, 35-0. The Tigers
    Mon Oct 05, 2015
  • Boys cross country athlete of the week: Jack Landgraf, Dana Hills BY ANDREW TURNER
    JACK LANDGRAF DANA HILLS Landgraf won the sweepstakes race of the Dana Hills Invitational on Saturday. The sophomore’s time of 14:28 is tied for the second fastest time in school history.
    Fri Oct 02, 2015
  • Girls cross country athlete of the week: Kendra Corey, Sunny Hills BY ANDREW TURNER
    KENDRA COREY SUNNY HILLS Corey recorded the top time at the Wayne Walker Invitational at Sunny Hills High on Saturday. The junior’s time of 17:52 was 51 seconds faster than the field.
    Fri Oct 02, 2015
  • Girls volleyball athlete of the week: Cindy Tran, Beckman BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    CINDY TRAN BECKMAN The senior middle blocker helped lead the Patriots to the title of the University Tournament on Saturday. Tran had 21 kills, three blocks, 10 digs and three aces in the semifinals and finals, both two-set victories for Beckman.
    Thu Oct 01, 2015
  • Girls tennis player of the week: Michelle Hung, Sage Hill BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    MICHELLE HUNG SAGE HILL The freshman went unbeaten in the team's Academy League matches last week against Oxford Academy and Whitney. Behind Hung's 6-0 combined record in league play, Sage Hill has yet to drop a set this season, winning both contests by 18-0 marks. Hung has a record of 24-6 this season.
    Thu Oct 01, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Andrew Suda, Tesoro
    ANDREW SUDA TESORO CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.5 Suda was a member of the last year’s cross country team that qualified for the CIF State Division 2 championships. He is currently enrolled in AP BC calculus, AP physics, AP environmental science, AP literature and AP psychology and econom
    Wed Sep 30, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Emily Elder, Villa Park
    EMILY ELDER VILLA PARK VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.85 Elder is a senior setter for the Spartans. She earned first-team all-league honors last season.She is enrolled in AP art history, AP calculus BC, AP English literature, AP government, AP macroeconomics and AP physics. Elder is a member of the
    Wed Sep 30, 2015
  • Offensive player of the week: Garrett White, Edison BY STEVE FRYER
    GARRETT WHITE EDISON He had 12 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers’ 42-26 loss to Mater Dei. White’s touchdown catches were for 16 and 31 yards. Through five games, the 6-3, 200-pound senior has 31 receptions, the fourth-highest figure in Orange County, for 377 yards and six touch
    Mon Sep 28, 2015
  • Defensive player of the week: Brandon Mattson, University
    BRANDON MATTSON UNIVERSITY The senior middle linebacker recorded a team-high 13 total tackles (seven solo) to help the undefeated Trojans post their second shutout of the season, a 28-0 victory against Estancia. Mattson has been selected University’s defensive player of the week twice. “He’s played
    Mon Sep 28, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Jared Copeland, Foothill BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    OCVarsity's boys scholar-athlete of the week: JARED COPELAND FOOTHILL FOOTBALL GPA: 4.67 Copeland is a three-year varsity player for the Knights. He led the team in rushing last season and earned first team All-Crestview League honors. He’s a three-year varsi
    Wed Sep 23, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Molly Patapoff, Whittier Christian BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    OCVarsity's girls scholar-athlete of the week: MOLLY PATAPOFF WHITTIER CHRISTIAN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.65 The senior libero was selected MVP of the Pacific Ridge Firebird Classic this past weekend, leading Whittier Christian to a third-place finish. Patapoff is en
    Wed Sep 23, 2015
  • Offensive player of the week: Zach Taylor, Buena Park BY STEVE FRYER
    OCVarsity's offensive player of the week: Zach Taylor Buena Park He passed for 370 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-35 nonleague win over Esperanza. the 6-foot, 187-pound senior has completed 69 percent of his passes this season for 885 yards and 13 touchdowns with two interceptions. His touchd
    Mon Sep 21, 2015
  • Defensive player of the week: Daniel Garcia, Servite BY DAN ALBANO
    OCVarsity's defensive player of the week: Daniel Garcia Servite The senior defensive end recorded four sacks and had 8½ total tackles to help the Friars snap a two-game losing streak with a 21-14 victory against Edison. “The effort and determination Danny played with was outstanding
    Mon Sep 21, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Jett Zeimantz, Beckman BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JETT ZEIMANTZ BECKMAN FOOTBALL GPA: 4.43 Zeimantz is the starting left tackle for the Patriots. He earned first-team all-league and All-City honors last season. He’s enrolled in AP English Literature and Composition, AP Government/Economics, AP Environmental Science and AP Calculu
    Fri Sep 18, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Morgan Yurosek, Santa Margarita BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MORGAN YUROSEK SANTA MARGARITA GOLF GPA: 4.5 Yurosek is the co-captain for the Eagles this season and has an overall scoring average of 39.5, with medals in two of the first six matches this season. Yurosek is enrolled in AP Calculus, IB English, AP Physics, AP Macroeconmics, U.S. Gover
    Fri Sep 18, 2015
  • Football, KJ Costello, Santa Margarita BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register's offensive player of the week for football for Week 1: KJ Costello SANTA MARGARITA He completed 18 of 23 passes for 423 yards and five touchdowns in the Eagles’ 59-14 road win over Santiago of Corona. The 6-foot-5, 208-pound senior, who committed to Stanford, has completed 70
    Tue Sep 08, 2015
  • Football, Jedediah Smith, Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    Jedediah Smith Mater Dei The senior inside linebacker racked up 16 total tackles, including 12 unassisted, and recorded a sack, pass breakup and blocked punt in a 35-14 victory against then-No. 5 Tesoro. Smith (5-9, 179) was part of a defense that held Tesoro to 22 yards rushing. “Pound for pound, he is the st
    Tue Sep 08, 2015
  • Football, Tesoro's Devon Modster
    OCVarsity's offensive player of the week: DEVON MODSTER TESORO The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior quarterback completed 23 of 28 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three touchdowns in the Titans’ 35-16 win over Edison. The three rushing touchdowns happened in the first half. T
    Tue Sep 01, 2015
  • Football, Tesoro's Chris Evagues
    OCVarsity's defensive player of the week: Chris Evagues Tesoro The senior defensive lineman (5-11, 225) recorded five sacks and seven unassisted tackles to help the Titans defeat Edison, 35-16, in the teams’ season opener. “Edison has a great passing game, (but) the pressure Chris and others put
    Tue Sep 01, 2015
  • Stanley Johnson: From Mater Dei to the NBA
    Click through OCVarsity’s slideshow of Stanley Johnson’s four memorable seasons at Mater Dei, which paved the way for his selection by the Detroit Pistons - No. 8 overall - in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
    Fri Aug 14, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Katie Lou Samuelson's career
    Katie Lou Samuelson started out her high school career as the little sister from a family full of outstanding basketball players. (OK, a little sister with a tremendous shooting touch.) Now a senior, she is considered the top player in the nation. She has cleaned up on most of this season’s top national awards, including the
    Fri Aug 14, 2015
  • O.C. Boys Athlete of the Year: Sam Darnold, San Clemente By STEVE FRYER
    “One town, one team” is not the official motto of San Clemente High, although it accurately summarizes the close school-community relationship. That dynamic produced one heck of an athlete this year. Sam
    Mon Jun 15, 2015
  • O.C. Girls Athlete of the Year: Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei By KENNY CONNOLLY
    By year’s end, the medical tape wrapped around her left elbow and the brace supporting her right knee had become just as essential to Katie Lou Samuelson’s game day attire as the scarlet jerseys and grey Nikes.
    Mon Jun 15, 2015
  • Boys track: Austin Tamagno, Brea Olinda By ANDREW TURNER
    Austin Tamagno Brea Olinda High School The junior ran a 4:09.13 in his 1,600 meters triumph at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Buchanan High.
    Wed Jun 10, 2015