SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 26, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: March 26, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #28
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Tyler Peck
Junior • Pitcher • Corte Madera, California


Peck of Chapman was terrific on the hill for the Panthers in a 9-0 victory over Williams last week. Peck tossed 6.0 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out 12 batters while scattering just three hits in the start. The junior right-hander from Corte Madera, Calif. allowed just five batters to reach base, and did not issue a walk in the process. Peck helped Chapman to its seventh consecutive win of the season, and registered his third consecutive double-digit strikeout performance in as many starts. 

Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Tyler Ferrier
Cal Lutheran
Senior • Rancho Santa Margarita, California


Ferrier helped Cal Lutheran secure a first place finish in the field of eight teams at the Centenary Invitational in Louisiana. He carded a round of 73 on day one and followed with an 80 on day two to notch a combined score of 153 and tie for second place overall with Kingsmen teammate Ryan Kyaw in the field of 44 golfers. 

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


McCardell of Cal Lutheran was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Regals to a first place finish in the field of five teams at the Centenary Invitational in Louisiana. Over the two-day event, McCardell carded rounds of 78 and 81 to register a combined score of 159 and earn individual medalist honors in the field of 24 golfers. 

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week
Sarah Woo
First-Year • Midfield • Seattle, Washington


Woo helped Pomona-Pitzer secure a pair of non-league wins over Allegheny (17-5) and George Fox (16-15) last week. Woo fired in 11 goals and registered two assists during the week with eight of her 13 points coming against George Fox. She was stellar from the center circle picking up 11 draw controls against the Bruins, while also notching two caused turnovers. For the week, she finished with an 87.5 shot-on-goal percentage, and was 5-for-6 on free position attempts. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Olivia Campion
Sophomore • Infield • Long Beach, California


Campion of Pomona-Pitzer helped lift the Sagehens to a 3-1 week that featured a SCIAC sweep of CMS (5-4 and 3-2), and a split with La Verne, winning the first game 2-1, while losing the second contest, 4-3. For the week, Campion was 6-for-13 (.462) from the dish with a homer and four RBI, while also scoring five runs. The sophomore played a key role in securing the teams’ first sweep over CMS in six years, hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in game one and helping them to a 2-0 lead after scoring on a RBI double in game two.


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Elmer Van Butselaar
Senior • Veenendaal, Netherlands


Van Butselaar of Whittier was 4-0 during the week, teaming with Thomas Koszowski at No. 2 doubles. The tandem posted an 8-6 win over George Fox, before securing an 8-1 decision over Chapman. In singles action, he won 6-3, 7-5 against his George Fox opponent, before defeating his Panthers’ foe, 7-6 (3), 6-0 at No. 4. 

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Alisa Ogranovich
First-Year • Aliso Viejo, California


Ogranovich of Chapman helped the Panthers to an 8-1 win over Whittier, winning at No. 2 doubles and No. 1 singles. In doubles, she and her partner posted an 8-2 win, before she collected a 6-4, 6-3 win on the singles court to improve to 7-2 for the year. 

Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Anthony Hamilton
La Verne
Senior • Jumps • Los Angeles, California


Hamilton of La Verne was stellar for the Leopards at the Point Loma Invitational, winning the high jump with a personal best mark of 1.93 meters, placing him 16th nationally in the event. 

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


Abraham was impressive for CMS setting a top mark in NCAA Division III in the 100-meter dash at the San Diego State Invitational with a personal best time of 11.65. She also clocked a time of 24.86 to take 17th place overall in the 200-meter dash. 


Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Natalie Hill
Junior • Attack • Torrance, California


Hill propelled Pomona-Pitzer to a 2-1 week that saw the Sagehens earn an 18-5 victory over Chapman in SCIAC action, in addition to posting a 9-8 overtime victory over Brown. The squad’s setback was a tough, 10-8 loss to Hartwick. For the week, Hill scored six goals, assisted four markers, and registered three steals. Three of Hill’s goals came in the two-goal loss to Hartwick.