SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 26, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: February 26, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #24
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Josh Cohen
Senior • Pitcher • Berkeley, California


Cohen was stellar on the mound for Occidental as the Tigers earned a 7-3 victory over Cal Lutheran in game one of the three-game series. Cohen tossed all nine innings on the hill, allowing just three runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out eight batters in the win over the Kingsmen. 

Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Margaret Loncki
Sophomore • Paradise Valley, Arizona


Loncki of CMS earned individual medalist honors as the Athenas posted a two-day score of 619 during SCIAC No. 1 action to sit atop the leaderboard. For the two rounds, Loncki shot 151 to lead the 44-player field, including rounds of 76 and 75 to highlight the opening leg of SCIAC play. 


Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week
Evan Murphy
Senior • Midfield • Pleasanton, California


Murphy paced CMS to a pair of SCIAC victories, including a 14-10 win over Occidental, and a 15-5 victory over Pomona-Pitzer. Murphy found the back of the net five times on eight shots on target in the win over the Tigers, in addition to adding an assist in the contest. She was 4-for-5 on free position attempts, picked up six groundballs, and registered four caused turnovers. Against the Sagehens, Murphy added two more markers, scooped up four groundballs, and won four draws.


Softball Athlete of the Week
Nova Siegel
Junior • Catcher/Infield • Fairfield, California


Siegel helped Redlands to a SCIAC split with Whittier during last week’s action. The junior catcher was stellar at the plate going 6-for-7 (.857 batting average) with three RBI and two runs scored as the Bulldogs fell to the Poets, 7-6 before topping Whittier, 10-8. In the two-run victory, the Fairfield, Calif. native as 4-for-4 with two runs scored, while driving in a pair of runs. Behind the plate, Siegel registered 10 put outs on 12 total chances, and added a pair of assists. 


Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Ethan Hardacre
Sophomore • Jumps • Crystal Bay, Nevada


Hardacre of Pomona-Pitzer paced the Sagehens to a fifth place finish at the Rossi Relays hosted by CMS. Hardacre was first in the long jump and triple jump with marks of 6.91 meters and 14.04 meters in the triple jump. Both were personal best marks for the sophomore from Crystal Bay, Nev. 

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


Abraham of CMS turned in the second-fasted time in the country in the 60 meter sprint. Her time of 7.66 won the Seattle Pacific Final Qualifier. She also took second in the 200-meter dash at the meet with a terrific mark of 25:67. This is her second athlete of the week award of the season. 


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Jack Katzman
First-Year • Seattle, Washington 


Katzman of CMS was superb for the Stags, going 6-0 with three singles wins and three doubles victories at the ITA Indoor National Championships. Katzman, who didn’t lose a set, led CMS to a runner-up finish against Emory. The Stags beat  Trinity (Texas) and Washington-St. Louis before falling to Emory in a 5-4 thriller.

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Sarah Ikioka
Sophomore • Wailuku, Hawai'i


Ikioka of Redlands secured both of the Bulldogs’ points in a loss to Brandeis. She and teammate Elizabeth Johnson knocked off the top doubles team by a score of 8-4 before she notched a staight-set victory at No. 1 singles by scores of 6-3, 6-1. 

Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Morgan McCracken
Senior • Attack • Atherton, California


McCracken helped pace Pomona-Pitzer to a 2-0 week that featured a 10-8 victory over Fresno Pacific, and a 10-9 overtime loss to Azusa Pacific. McCracken scored twice for the Sagehens in the win over Fresno Pacific, and added a four-goal effort in the loss to Azusa Pacific. This is McCracken’s second athlete of the week award of the season.