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2014 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Boys soccer: Garrett Amador, Servite By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Garrett Amador Servite He scored five goals last week, three of them coming in a 5-0 victory against Santiago of Corona. He added the other two goals in a 4-2 victory against El Dorado.
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Girls soccer: Lauren Miller, Aliso Niguel By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LAUREN MILLER ALISO NIGUEL The top-ranked Wolverines got off to an impressive start last week, going 4-0-1, thanks to the play of their senior forward. Miller netted three goals and had two assists. Both marks are good for tops on Aliso Niguel’s talented roster.
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Matthew Logan, Orange Lutheran By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Matthew Logan Orange Lutheran Soccer GPA: 4.3 Logan earned all-county second team honors last season as a junior. He was also Orange Lutheran’s Defensive MVP. Logan is a four-year varsity letterman and is the captain this season. In
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Shelby Anderson, CdM By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Shelby Anderson Corona del Mar Tennis GPA: 4.3 Anderson is a four-year varsity starter for Corona del Mar. She helped lead CdM to the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals and a berth in the Southern California Regional semifinals. The Sea Kings finished second in the county’s top 10 ranki
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Boys basketball: Brent Cahill, St. Margaret's By STEVE FRYER
    BRENT CAHILL ST. MARGARET’S He averaged 32 points a game for the Tartans in the Valley Christian of Cerritos Tournament. Cahill, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, had a high game of 38 points in a 68-56 win over South Torrance in the tournament. For the season, Cahill i
    Tue Dec 16, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Kaitlyn Hsu, Northwood By JEREMY BALAN
    KAITLYN HSU NORTHWOOD The junior guard led the Timberwolves (8-1) to a 4-0 week, averaging 24.5 points during the stretch, including a season-high 38 points in a 67-65 victory over El Modena. Against El Modena, Hsu made five 3-pointers and has duplicated that result tw
    Tue Dec 16, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Marcela Portales, Villa Park By DAN ALBANO
    Marcela Portales Villa Park The senior utility scored 24 goals, including eight in the finals against Valhalla of El Cajon, to lead the Spartans (6-0) to the title of the Benson Cup. Villa Park captured its first tournament title since 2000.
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Wrestling: Andrew Gomez, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Andrew Gomez Yorba Linda Gomez was the seventh seed at the El Dorado Invitational and went on to finish first at 138 pounds. Gomez won one match by major decision, one by fall and three by decision including 7-6 in the finals against Johnny Knowles (Calvary Chapel). Go
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Boys soccer: Michael Falino, Santa Margarita By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Michael Falino Santa Margarita The freshman forward scored four goals in his first four games playing on the Eagles’ varsity team. He scored two goals in the Eagles’ 4-0 victory against Montebello
    Wed Dec 10, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Heidi Dyer, SVC By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Heidi Dyer Saddleback Valley Christian Dyer, a senior opposite/setter, helped lead the Warriors into their first ever CIF State Division III final with 15 kills, 25 assists, 15 digs and three blocks in a four-set victory over Sage Hill in the regional fi
    Wed Dec 10, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Reily Holaton, Garden Grove By DAN ALBANO
    Reily Hoalton Garden Grove The senior outside linebacker/safety grabbed three interceptions, including one in the end zone, and had four total tackles and a pass deflection to help Garden
    Tue Dec 09, 2014
  • Football-Offense: Jimmy Jacobs, Trabuco Hills By DAN ALBANO
    Jimmy Jacobs Trabuco Hills The senior quarterback threw three touchdowns and rushed for another as
    Tue Dec 09, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Sammie Yeager, Newport Habor By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SAMMIE YEAGER NEWPORT HARBOR VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.28 Yeager is a senior libero for the Sailors. She is the senior class president and a two-year member of the Student Athlete Leadership Council. Yeager is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Ryan Kusch, Los Alamitos By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    RYAN KUSCH LOS ALAMITOS BASKETBALL GPA: 4.38 Kusch earned second team all-Sunset League honors last season for the Griffins and he is a captain this season. He’s a starting forward. He’s enrolled in Multivariable Calculus, via
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Blake Cuzzupoli, Trabuco Hills By DAN ALBANO
    Blake Cuzzupoli Trabuco Hills The senior linebacker racked up eight total tackles, including three sacks and one for a loss,
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • Football-Offense: Rome Innocenzi, Mission Viejo By STEVE FRYER
    Rome Innocenzi Mission Viejo He rushed for 314 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Diablos to a 41-36 win over Great Oak of Temecula in a CIF-SS West Valley Division semifinal. Innocenzi had 39 carr
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Payton Chang, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    PAYTON CHANG MATER DEI Chang, a senior setter and opposite, had five kills, 25 assists and 13 digs in a sweep over Point Loma in the frst round of the Division I CIF SoCal Regional playoffs. She followed that with seven kills, 17 assists and 10 digs
    Thu Dec 04, 2014
  • Boys cross country: Austin Tamagno, Brea Olinda By ANDREW TURNER
    Austin Tamagno Brea Olinda Tamagno ran a 15:09 at the CIF State meet in Fresno to lead Brea Olinda to its first state championship. The junior ran the top county time of the day to win t
    Wed Dec 03, 2014
  • Girls cross country: Amanda Gehrich, Tesoro By ANDREW TURNER
    Amanda Gehrich Tesoro Gehrich impressed with a second place finish in the girls Division 2 race in the CIF State meet. The junior’s time of 17:31 was the fourth fastest time record
    Wed Dec 03, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Nico Ament, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NICO AMENT SERVITE FOOTBALL GPA: 4.32 Ament was one of the standout performers for the Friars this season on the football field. The senior defensive back recorded 93 tackles and five tackles for loss for the Friars. He’s a three-yea
    Sun Nov 30, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Samantha Serna, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SAMANTHA SERNA YORBA LINDA CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.45 Serna is the captain for this year’s Yorba Linda cross country team. She’s a CIF qualifier in both cross country and track and field. Serna has received the PTSA Academic Musta
    Sun Nov 30, 2014
  • Girls golf: Ysabel Tran, Troy By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    YSABEL TRAN TROY She tied for eighth in the CIF State Championship, shooting a 1-over-par 75 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. She was one of just two Orange County girls golfers to qualify for the tournament.
    Sat Nov 29, 2014
  • Girls tennis: Summer Dvorak, Laguna Beach By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Summer Dvorak Laguna Beach High School After leading the Breakers to a semifinals appearance in the CIF-SS Division 2 team playoffs two weeks ago, Dvorak helped Laguna Beach win a match in last week’s Southern California Regional tournament. The talented senior w
    Sat Nov 29, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Mathew Sifuentes, Buena Park By DAN ALBANO
    Mathew Sifuentes Buena Park The senior safety racked up eight solo tackles and three assists, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble
    Fri Nov 28, 2014
  • Football-Offense: Sam Darnold, San Clemente By STEVE FRYER
    SAM DARNOLD SAN CLEMENTE He threw for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the Tritons’ 56-6 win over Foothill in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game.
    Fri Nov 28, 2014