SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 5, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 5, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #21
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Brandon Mulrooney
Junior • Outfield • Placentia, California


Mulrooney helped Whittier to a 3-1 week as the Poets picked up wins against Whitman, 5-1 and Lewis & Clark, 11-1, while splitting a doubleheader with Willamette - winning the first game 9-0 before falling, 7-6. Mulrooney was 6-for-13 at the plate with a double, home run, seven runs scored, and seven RBI, in addition to drawing three walks. He also had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage as a center fielder making 19 putouts, which included a diving play in center field to secure the win against the the Pioneers.

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Kendrick Morris
Senior • Center • Houston, Texas


Morris of CMS helped the Stags to a pair of SCIAC victories over La Verne (72-53) and Occidental (70-60) giving CMS a 10-1 mark in league play and the lead in the conference standings. Morris shot 65.2% from the field including a 6-for-7 effort against the Tigers en route to 14 points. He added 22 points in the win over the Leopards and collected nine of his 13 rebounds in the win versus La Verne helping him average 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest during the week. 

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Jaryn Fajardo
Junior • Guard • Torrance, California


Fajardo paced Chapman to a 2-0 week against SCIAC competition that featured a 78-58 victory over Redlands and a 65-61 victory over Cal Lutheran. Fajardo notched 16 points and six rebounds against the Bulldogs, and added 13 points and six boards against the Regals, averaging 14.5 points and six rebounds per game. In addition to shooting 42.9% from the field and 78.6% from the free throw line, the junior guard added seven assists in each game and picked up a three steals to help the Panthers to their 12-0 record in league play. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Sienna Perez
Cal Lutheran
First-Year • Pitcher/Outfield • Whittier, California


Perez propelled Cal Lutheran to a pair of wins over Pacific Lutheran, 2-0 and 6-1. In the Regals’ 2-0 win, the first-yera pitcher scattered seven hits in seven innings of work and fanned two batters to pick up her first collegiate win. In the second game against the Lutes, the Whittier, Calif. native registered an RBI and scored a run in the 6-1 victory. 


Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Lukas Menkhoff
First-Year • Breaststroke • Singapore


Menkhoff of Pomona-Pitzer clocked a Haldeman pool record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.86 and swamn to an NCAA ‘B’ Cut time of 44.98 in the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay. He also powered to a first place time of 55.59 in the 100-yard breaststroke as the Sagehens earned wins against Caltech (218-64) and Cal Lutheran (184-97) to secure a 7-1 overall record against league competition. 

Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Mardell Ramirez
Cal Lutheran
Junior • Freestyle • Santa Monica, California


Ramirez paced Cal Lutheran to a 1-1 week that saw the Regals defeat Caltech, 178-73 and lose to Pomona-Pitzer, 205-89. Ramirez won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:54.52, and won the 500-yard freestyle with a mark of 5:12.43. She also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.38 and combined with Emily Sharpe, Alexia Rojas and Katja Lindfors to place third in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:45.98). 


Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Kristi McGee
Cal Lutheran
Senior • C-Def • Agoura Hills, California


McGee paced Cal Lutheran to a 2-0 week as the Regals defeated Carthage, 12-4 and Cal State Monterey Bay, 6-2. McGee notched four goals and two assists in the win over Carthage before firing in five of the Regals’ six markers in the win over Cal State Monterey Bay in addition to recording three steals. Over the two-game span, she tallied nine goals on two shots.