SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 19, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 19, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #23
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Rainier Aguilar
Senior • Catcher/Pitcher • San Bernardino, California


Aguilar led Redlands to a 2-1 week that featured a SCIAC series win over Chapman. The Bulldogs earned a 10-4 win in game one, and a 4-3 victory in game three to secure the series. For the week, Aguilar hit .429 with six hits including three doubles (two in game one), four runs scored, and three runs driven in. The senior from San Bernardino, Calif. was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI in game one against the Panthers. He also collected two hits in Redlands’s 5-4 loss to Chapman. 

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Michael Scarlett
Senior • Guard • Irvine, California


Scarlett of CMS averaged 20.0 points per game as the Stags notched SCIAC wins over Occidental (68-62), Whittier (85-65), and Chapman (72-63) to clinch the conference regular season title. Scarlett netted 15 points in the win over Occidental before pouring in 27 in the win over the Poets. He finished with 18 points in the win over the Panthers, registering a 39.1 field goal percentage for the week which included a 33.3% effort from three-point range and an 85% clip from the free throw line. He also added nine boards, four assists and four steals. 

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Emma Godfrey
Senior • Forward • Lafayette, California


Godfrey led Pomona-Pitzer to a 2-0 week in SCIAC play as the Sagehens picked up a 77-74 win over La Verne and a 70-63 victory over Occidental. Godfrey averaged 32.5 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest as she netted 35 points in the win over the Leopards before swishing 30 points against the Tigers. She was an efficient 54.5% shooting from the field during the week in addition to hauling in 15 and nine rebounds against La Verne and Occidental respectively. 


Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Hisham Hussein
La Verne
Junior • San Dimas, California


Hussein of La Verne was the individual medalist in SCIAC No. 1 as the junior from San Dimas, Calif. carded a two-day total of 135. Seven strokes ahead of the next competitor, Hussein shot a four-under-par 68 in the first round, followed by a five-under-par 67 on day two to help the Leopards secure a share of first place team honors with a combined score 580. 


Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Marissa McCardell
Cal Lutheran
Sophomore • Clovis, California


McCardell of Cal Lutheran was the Regals’ top individual finish at the two-day Point Loma Invitational. She carded a day one score of 78 and followed with a 79 on day two to tie for 14th overall with a combined score of 157 as Cal Lutheran tied for seventh in the field of 15 teams. 


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


Slack guided Occidental to a 19-12 victory over Redlands in the Tigers’ largest margin of victory over the Bulldogs in program history. Slack scored five goals and assisted on two others for seven points. She also picked up a ground ball and won three draws in the win. In non-conference play, Slack scored four goals and added three helpers as Occidental downed Southwestern (Texas), 23-5. She added two ground balls and five draw controls in addition to causing two turnovers. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Liz Rodarte
Junior • Pitcher/Infield • Ontario, California


Rodarte propelled Pomona-Pitzer to a 3-1 week that featured a doubleheader sweep of Puget Sound, and a split against Cal Lutheran. Rodarte threw her first career no-hitter in the season opener against Puget Sound on Friday and struck out a career-high 14 batters. She also helped her cause by launching a two-run homer in a 4-0 victory. She started again the following day against Cal Lutheran, throwing six innings and surrendering only one run for her second win of the season. 


Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Peter Davis
Junior • Distance • Terre Haute, Indiana


Davis of Pomona-Pitzer helped lead the Sagehens during the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet. The junior distance runner from Terre Haute, Ind. powered to a time of 4:16.48 in the 1-mile run to finish first in the field. His run was the sixth fastest mark in Sagehens’ program history. 

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Tyra Abraham
Senior • Sprinter • New York, New York


Abraham of CMS paced the Athenas at the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers Meet with a victory in the 100-meter dash (11.80) and the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.10 as the top collegiate finisher in the race. 


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Brysl Libao
First-Year • Redlands, California 


Libao of Redlands helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-0 win over Colorado College before helping the team secure an 8-1 conference win over Occidental. Libao won all four of his matches including a pair of No. 1 doubles wins (8-2, 8-2) with partner Chase Lipscomb, in addition to cruising to two, 6-0, 6-0 singles victories. 

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Madison Ross
First-Year • San Antonio, Texas


Ross of Chapman won, 8-3 at No. 3 doubles, and then helped the Panthers clinch a 5-4 win over Biola with a marathon win in No. 2 singles, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4).