SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 12, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 12, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #22
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Henry Levenson
Sophomore • Outfield • Bedford, Massachusetts


Levenson directed CMS to a 2-1 week that saw the Stags pick up wins over Sul Ross State, 18-6 adn Texas-Dallas, 9-8, as well as a non-league loss to Redlands, 14-9. For the week, Levenson was 7-for-15 at the plate with eight RBI. Against Sul Ross State, Levenson finished a double shy of the cycle, finishing with four hits,  including a single, a triple, and a two-run homer. He also scored twice in that victory and registered a 1.000 fielding percentage in the outfield with four total chances. 

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Louis Kurihara
Senior • Guard • Culver City, California


Kurihara of Whittier helped the Poets to a 1-1 week that saw Whittier fall to Chapman, 77-74 before earning a thrilling, 74-73 victory over Occidental. Against the Tigers, Kurihara swished a step-back jumper with 2.9 seconds left to tie the game, and then converted the ensuing free throw after being fouled to lift the Poets to the win. The senior guard finished with 20 points in the win over Occidental going 7-for-14 from the floor, 3-for-6 from three-point range and, 3-for-3 from the free throw line. For the week he averaged 18.0 points per game. 

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Kailee Severt
Senior • Forward/Center • Moorpark, California


Severt guided CMS to a 2-0 week in conference play as the Athenas pickd up a 52-51 win over Cal Lutheran, and a 76-51 victory over rival Pomona-Pitzer. Severt averaged 19.0 points per game for the week, including a 28-point effort on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor in the win over the Sagehens. She also added eight rebounds during the week, and was 6-for-10 shooting from three-point range. This is her second weekly accolade of the season.


Softball Athlete of the Week
Chloe Amarilla
Junior • Pitcher/Infield • Claremont, California


Amarilla helped CMS to a 2-1 week that featured a doubleheader split in conference action against La Verne. The Athenas fell, 5-3 in the first game against the Leopards before notching a 3-0 victory in game two. CMS also picked up a 2-0 win over Lewis & Clark. At the dish, Amarilla was 6-for-10 with three hits in game one versus La Verne, and a pair of hits in the second contest. She also scored a run in each game. Game two against La Verne saw the junior toss a 7.0 inning, complete-game shutout with four strikeouts while allowing just two hits in the win.


Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Zeke Sebastian
First-Year • Freestyle • Verona, Wisconsin


Sebastian of Occidental powered to a mark of 1:42.69 in the 200-yard freestyle - the second fastest time in the SCIAC this season. He also swam the fastest leg of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team as he helped guide the Tigers to a 6-2 dual meet record. Occidental defeated Whittier, 184-84 to secure their historic mark.

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


Ramirez lifted Cal Lutheran to a 2-0 week against SCIAC competition which included a 123-117 win over Redlands, and a 154-82 victory over La Verne. Ramirez won a trio of events including the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.75), the 500-yard freestyle (5:12.59) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.45). The Regals finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 6-2 record in SCIAC dual-meet action. 


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


Parodi of CMS helped pace the Stags to a 2-0 week which featured 8-1 wins over Arizona Christian, and Westmont. Parodi went 2-1 against top-15 NAIA teams. He won his top singles match against Arizona Christian in convincing 6-2, 6-2 fashion. In doubles play he and Julian Gordy went 1-1 on the day. The duo topped the top Westmont doubles team (8-4), but took a tough loss against Arizona Christian (9-7) at the top spot.

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Lindsay Brown
Senior • San Diego, California


Brown helped CMS open the Athenas' spring slate 3-0 as CMS picked up victories over Azusa Pacific (5-4), Caltech (9-0), and UC San Diego (6-3). Brown went 2-0 in singles, picking up a 6-4, 6-3 win against Azusa Pacific, and a 6-2, 6-2 win over UCSD. Brown and Nicole Tan also went 1-1 in doubles action, winning 8-4 against Azusa Pacific, before falling by the same score to UCSD.