SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 5, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 5, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #25
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Jakob Thomas
La Verne
Graduate • Infield/Pitcher • Murrieta, California


Thomas was a key contributor in La Verne’s 2-1 week which featured a series win over CMS. The Leopards won game one, 12-1 and game three, 7-6 with the Stags posting a 7-1 victory in game two. Thomas was 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate with a double, a triple and five runs driven in over the three games, earned a walk, and scored five runs. In La Verne’s 12-1 triumph, he was 2-for-3 at the dish with a triple and three RBI while also crossing the plate three times. 

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week
Sierra Slack
Senior • Attack • Vorhees, New Jersey


Slack led Occidental to a 19-7 non-league win over Johnson & Wales (R.I.) en route to notching her second SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor. Slack led the Tigers with four goals and three assists on five attempts on target against the Wildcats. She added seven ground balls and won eight draws in addition to causing a turnover in the win. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Shandell Curtis
Senior • Outfield/Utility • Upland, California


Curtis propelled Redlands to a SCIAC split with Pomona-Pitzer as the Bulldogs fell, 11-4 in game one, before securing a 4-3 win in game two against the Sagehens. Curtis was stellar at the plate in the two league games, going 3-for-6 (.500) with a double, and two runs driven in in each game. In game one, Curtis ripped a pair of singles, while she picked up her two-bagger and scored a run in the second contest. In the outfield, she finished with three putouts on three total chances. 


Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Joshua Francis
La Verne
Senior • Sprints • Covina, California


Francis of La Verne led the Leopards during SCIAC Multi-Dual No. 1 action as he picked up individual wins in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.61 and the 400-meter run with a mark of 49.12. He also anchored La Verne’s winning 4x400-meter relay team that powered to a time of 3:20.61. 

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Catalina Lee Kim
La Verne
Junior • Multiple Events • Alhambra, California


Kim of La Verne helped the Leopards secure a win over Pomona-Pitzer (82-69) and a loss to CMS (122-40) during action at the SCIAC Multi-Dul No. 1. Kim won three individual events including the 100-meter hurdles (14.74), the long jump (18-05.00), and the triple jump (37-07.25). She also anchored the 4x100-meter relay squad that finished second (49.49), and the ran the first leg in the 4x400-meter relay that placed third (4:11.64). 


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Nikolai Parodi
Sophomore • Washington, D.C. 


Parodi of CMS earned his second SCIAC Athlete of the Week award after helping the Stags to a 7-2 win over Christopher Newport. The sophomore from Washington D.C. won at No. 1 singles in dramatic fashion, securing a 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 win. In doubles, he teamed with Julian Gordy to win at the No. 1 slot by a score of 8-5, helping CMS to improve to 8-1 on the year. 

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Emily Chen
Senior • Houston, Texas


Chen of Pomona-Pitzer registered a 4-1 weekend in singles and doubles action for the Sagehens, teaming with Maryann Zhao to secure an 8-1 victory over Johns Hopkins in doubles play. In singles action, she scored a 6-2, 6-0 victory, before she nad Zhao combined to knock off their Chicago doubles opponent by a score of 8-3. She added a hard-fought, 6-4, 6-3 singles win against Chicago, before suffering an 8-5 loss in doubles to Emory. 

Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Audrey Hattori
First-Year • Driver • Santa Monica, California


Hattori helped lead Chapman to a 4-3 week whose four wins included victories over McKendree, D1 St. Francis and a SCIAC win over La Verne, who was previously ranked fifth alongside the Panthers. Audrey scored 15 goals over the seven-game span with four assists, 12 steals and four drawn exculsions. Her week was highlighted by a season-best five-goal effort in the win over the Leopards.