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2015 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Boys volleyball: Mason Tufuga, Costa Mesa By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mason Tufuga Costa Mesa Tufuga, a junior opposite, had 20 kills and five aces in a three-set victory overe Saddleback and he closed the week with an astonishing 58 kills in a five-set victory over Cal
    Sun Apr 26, 2015
  • Boys golf: Clay Feagler, Dana Hills By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Clay Feagler Dana Hills He medaled at El Niguel Country Club and on the South Course at Coto de Caza in the two matches he played last week and helped the Dolphins split its season series with Tesoro.
    Sat Apr 25, 2015
  • Boys tennis: Axel Stern, Beckman By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Axel Stern Beckman The Patriots junior dominated in team wins over Woodbridge, Valencia and Northwood last week. Stern went 9-0 in his singles sets, winning six matches 6-0 and three by 6-1 score lines.
    Sat Apr 25, 2015
  • Boys swim: Will Hofstadter, University By DAN ALBANO
    Will Hofstadter University The Northwestern-bound senior swept the 50 (21.50) and 100-yard (46.99) freestyles and anchored two winning relays to help lead the No. 1 Trojans past No. 2 Corona del Mar, 107-63, in the Pacific Coast League.
    Fri Apr 24, 2015
  • Girls swim: Meagan Popp, CdM By DAN ALBANO
    Meagan Popp Corona del Mar The Harvard-bound senior captured the 200-yard free (1:54.75) and 100 breast (1:05.50) and raced on the winning 200 free relay to help the Sea Kings improve to 3-0 in the Pacific Coast League with a 95-75 victory against University.
    Fri Apr 24, 2015
  • Boys track: Nick Coghill, Valencia By ANDREW TURNER
    Nick Coghill Valencia Coghill placed third in the shot put at Saturday’s Mt. SAC Relays with a toss of 59 feet, 5 ¾ inches.
    Thu Apr 23, 2015
  • Girls track: Rachel Baxter, Canyon By ANDREW TURNER
    Rachel Baxter Canyon Baxter was the pole vault champion at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday. The junior cleared the bar at 12 feet, six inches.
    Thu Apr 23, 2015
  • Boys lacrosse: Nate Marano, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Nate Marano Foothill Marano, last year’s Register player of the year, scored six goals in a 14-13 victory over Medfield as the Knights concluded their road trip to Boston and he follo
    Wed Apr 22, 2015
  • Girls lacrosse: Alex Yan, Capistrano Valley By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Alex Yan Capistrano Valley Yan, a sophomore goalie, helped lead the Cougars to a pair of big victories last week. Yan had 19 saves in a 10-8 victory over Aliso Niguel to move Capistrano Valley into a tie for first place in the South Coast League. Yan followed that with
    Wed Apr 22, 2015
  • Baseball: Brett Conine, El Modena By STEVE FRYER
    BRETT CONINE EL MODENA He was 6 for 9 with three RBIs, two doubles, four runs scored and pitched a one-hitter as the Vanguards last week beat Brea Olinda, Laguna Beach and Yorba Linda. Conine, a senior pitcher/third baseman who signed with Cal State Fullerton, struck o
    Tue Apr 21, 2015
  • Softball: Alex Heinen, Santa Margarita By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Alex Heinen Santa Margarita The Eagles senior catcher had multi-hit games against both Mater Dei and Rosary last week. Heinen went hard against the Monarchs and stayed hot against the Royals, helping Santa Margarita overcome a late 4-1 deficit. The Eagles are currently in first place in the Trinity League.
    Tue Apr 21, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Nicole Simonson, Aliso Niguel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NICOLE SIMONSON ALISO NIGUEL SOFTBALL GPA: 3.98 Simonson is a two-time varsity team MVP for the Wolverines. She’s this year’s team captain and outfielder. Simonson is enrolled in AP Statistics, AP Psychology and AP Government. Simonson has earned scholar athlete and Superint
    Mon Apr 20, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Giovanny Garcia, Savanna By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    GIOVANNY GARCIA SAVANNA VOLLEYBALL GPA: 3.8 Garcia is a three-year varsity starter and the team captain this year for the Rebels. He leads the teams in aces (16) and is second in kills (105), blocks (19.5) and digs (255). He’s enrolled in AP Statistics, AP Literature, AP Spanish L
    Mon Apr 20, 2015
  • Boys lacrosse: Austin Stahl, Aliso Niguel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Austin Stahl Aliso Niguel High School Stahl, a senior goalie, was strong in the net all day, especially when the Wolverines needed him as he recorded 12 saves, to help preserve last Wednesday’s 13-12 road victory over Loyola of Los Angeles, the top team in Los An
    Sun Apr 19, 2015
  • Girls lacrosse: Julia Taylor, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Julia Taylor Foothill Taylor, a senior midfielder, scored four goals and added an assist in Saturday’s 10-8 victory over Canyon Crest Academy. Taylor lead the Knights with 42 goals this season.
    Sun Apr 19, 2015
  • Boys tennis: Eric Hahn, Sunny Hills By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Eric Hahn Sunny Hills The Lancers talented freshman swept all his singles sets in wins over Troy and Sonora last week, helping Sunny Hills seize control of the Freeway League.
    Sat Apr 18, 2015
  • Boys swim: Marc Morizono, Santa Margarita By DAN ALBANO
    Marc Morizono Santa Margarita The junior captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.37) and 100free (48.10) to help lead the Eagles to a second-place finish at the CaliforniaCatholic High School Swim Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton.
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Girls swim: Aislinn Light, Mater dei
    Aislinn Light Mater Dei The junior won the 100-yard backstroke (56.62) and finished second in the 100 free (52.17) in automatic Division 1-qualifying times as theMonarchs finished third at the California Catholic High School Swim Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. Her touch in the 100 free was under the pre
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Karina Yamasaki, Woodbridge By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    KARINA YAMASAKI WOODBRIDGE LACROSSE GPA: 4.26 Yamasaki has established herself as one of the county’s top goal scorers. She scored 105 last year and has 60 so far this season for the Warriors. Aside from her stats, her leadership quality also helps her stand out. Yamasaki is the c
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Jay Schuyler, Dana Hills
    JAY SCHUYLER DANA HILLS BASEBALL GPA: 4.2 Schuyler, a senior first baseman and catcher, is hitting .302 with two home runs and 18 RBIs entering this week for the Dolphins. He earned first team All-Sea View League honors in baseball last year and all-league in South Coast League for foot
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Boys track: Malik McMorris, Mater Dei
    Malik McMorris Mater Dei McMorris authored his signature throw of the season with a 194-8 mark in the discus of the Arcadia Invitational. The Monarchs s
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Girls track: Ashley Willingham, Los Alamitos By ANDREW TURNER
    Ashley Willingham Los Alamitos Willingham helped the Griffins to the top time in the nation in the 1,600 medley relay (3:58.63) at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday. The junior placed second in the seeded division 400 meters with a time of 55.93, which leads the co
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Softball: Shyanne Fennell, Savanna
    Shyanne Fennell Savanna The Rebels sophomore tossed three complete games in the circle last week and went 8 for 11 at the plate with seven RBI. Fennell knocked in the game-winning run against Sonora last Wednesday, leading Savanna to a 3-0 record for the week.
    Tue Apr 14, 2015
  • Baseball: Collin Quinn, JSerra By STEVE FRYER
    COLLIN QUINN JSERRA He pitched a two-hitter in the Lions’ 5-0 win over Alemany in the semifinals of the Boras Class south bracket tournament. Quinn, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior right-hander, struck out eight with one walk. He is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA.
    Tue Apr 14, 2015
  • Boys volleyball: Daniel Baker, Tustin By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Daniel Baker Tustin High School Baker, a senior setter and captain, helped lead the Tillers to the finals of the Kennedy Tournament Saturday. Baker scored 18 consecutive points in the semifinals against Kennedy. He recorded 24 aces, with only five errors on the day. He
    Mon Apr 13, 2015