SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 12, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 12, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #26
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Jack Hanley
Sophomore • Catcher • Martinsville, New Jersey


Hanley of Pomona-Pitzer helped the Sagehens to a 3-0 week that featured wins over Rutgers-Newark (12-5), Dickinson (12-6) and Ithaca (7-6). At the plate, Hanley was a combined, 7-for-11 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI. He also walked four times and scored five runs during the week. In the one-run win over Ithaca, Hanley collected three hits including a long ball and a double, while notching four RBI and three free passes in the win over Rutgers-Newark. 

Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Conner Davis
La Verne
Junior • Upland, California


Davis helped La Verne to a 15th of 18 finish at the Las Vegas Desert Classic. Davis tied for 38th overall in the field of top NCAA Division II and III golfers. After shooting a 75 in the opening round of play, he carded a 71 on day two en route to posting a three-round total of 228. 

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week
Corie Hack
Junior • Midfield/Defense • Manorville, New York


Hack paced CMS to a 2-0 week that featured a 20-8 win over Rhodes, and a 17-3 victory over Albion in non-conference action. Against Rhodes - an NCAA Division III Championship Third Round team a year ago - Hack fired in seven goals, picked up two ground balls, won two draws, and caused a turnover. Fiver of her seven goals came in the second half as the Athenas cruised to the win. 


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


Amarilla of CMS earned her second SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor after leading the Athenas to a 2-0 week that saw CMS post wins of 4-3 and 6-0 over Redlands in league action. Amarilla was 4-for-6 at the plate with a double, a triple and two runs driven in. She also scored a pair of runs and stole two bases in the double-header triumph. In game two, Amarilla had three of her four hits for the week including both exta-base hits. The pitcher in game two, she also tossed six scoreless innings to secure the win, allowing just two hits with three strikeouts. 


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Varun Shanker
First-Year • Midland, Michigan


Shanker of Caltech was stellar this week for the Beavers, downing his singles opponent at Christopher Newport in dramatic fashion, rallying to a 7-5 and 6-3 victory in sets two and three after falling behind in the first frame. He added a pair of doubles wins with partner James Wei, winning 8-4 and 8-3 against the Captains and Vassar respectively. Against Vassar in singles action, Shanker posted a 6-3, 6-2. Caltech beat Christopher Newport, 6-3 and Vassar, 8-1.

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Kindall Yeung
Junior • Fullerton, California


Yeung paced Whittier to a 1-2 week that saw the junior from Fullerton, Calif. notch a 4-2 individual record. Playing at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Poets, against St. Benedicts she earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory, and teamed up with Amanda Rodriguez to win 8-2 in doubles. Against El Camino the duo cruised to an 8-4 win at the top spot, before being tested in singles pulling off a three-setter 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 comeback victory. 

Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Tucker Cargile
First-Year • Middle Distance • Denver, Colorado


Cargile of Redlands was superb for the Bulldogs, running the fastest 800-meter race in NCAA Division III this season to place third overall at the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic. The first-year middle distance runner clocked an impressive time of 1:54.53 in the race. 

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Helen Guo
Sophomore • Distance • Trabuco Canyon, California


Guo of Pomona-Pitzer secured the sixth-fastest 5-kilometer time in SCIAC history at the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic, clocking a time of 16:51.30. It was also the third-fastest mark in Sagehens’ program history, and is currently the fastest time among Division III runners this season. 


Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Jassmine Kezman
La Verne
First-Year • Attack • Montebello, California


Kezman was terrific for La Verne in the Leopards’ 1-2 week. She collected eight goals, including four in a 10-6 victory over SCIAC rival Whittier. Against CMS, Kezman added four more scores, including three in the fourth quarter to erase a three-goal deficit before La Verne eventually fell to the Athenas, 10-7.