SCIAC Athletes of the Week: April 16, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: April 16, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #31
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Gavin Blodgett
Senior • UTL • Fullerton, California


Blodgett of Chapman helped the Panthers to a SCIAC series sweep of CMS hitting .500 for the week (8-for-16) with three doubles, a home run, and nine RBI, including four in game one, and five in game three. The Fullerton, Calif. native also registered 11 assists and two putouts in 13 total chances during the week, helping Chapman win its sixth straight game and 18th in its last 22 outings. 

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week

Ciara Byrne
Senior • Midfield • Ojai, California


Byrne of Occidental paced the Tigers to a pair of SCIAC victories over Chapman, 16-4, and Redlands, 16-11, to help stake a 6-2 record in league action. During the two league wins, Byrne scored six goals in each game, including a 5-for-8 effort on free position attempts, picked up two ground balls, won two draws and caused three turnovers. She also finished the week with a stellar, 77.8 shot-on-goal percentage. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Brittany Attaway
Junior • Catcher/Infield • Claremont, California


Attaway led Whittier to a split with Redlands and a sweep of Chapman, as the junior from Claremont, Calif. hit .533 for the week (8-for-15) with a double, a triple and seven runs driven in. Attaway collected multiple hits in three of four games last week, including a 3-for-4 effort with a double, a triple and two runs scored as she nearly hit for the cycle in a 6-5 win over the Panthers in game one of the series. Three over he seven RBI came in the game two victory over the Bulldogs.


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Cameron Krimbill
First-Year • Scottsdale, Arizona


Krimbill directed Redlands to a pair of SCIAC victories over Cal Lutheran and Whittier during the week. He picked up a pair of victories in singles action, winning 6-2, 6-1 against the Kingsmen, and 6-3, 6-4 against the Poets. In doubles play, he and Noah Morrow paired together to win 9-7 against their Cal Lutheran opponents, and then bested Whittier, 8-3. 

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Catherine Allen
Sophomore • Shoreline, Washington


Allen of CMS notched her third SCIAC Athlete of the Week award of the season after helping the Athenas clinch an important league win over rival Pomona-Pitzer. After dropping the first set, Allen came from behind to earn the win, 3-6, 6-3, 10-3. In doubles, she and partner Caroline Cox posted an 8-2 victory.

Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Luke Bohlinger
Junior • Sprints • Mercer Island, Washington


Bohlinger of Redlands led the Bulldogs to sweeps of Caltech, CMS, and Pomona-Pitzer during the SCIAC Multi-Dual No. 3, winning two individual events, and running the first leg of the team's winning 4x100 relay. The Mercer Island, Wash. native ran the fourth-fastest time in the country in the 200-meter dash at 21.49 and bested the competition in the 100-meter sprint with the only sub-11-second time of the day, as he crossed the finish line in 10.80. He also led off the winning 4x100 relay that uncorked a time of 42.09 for the Bulldogs' best mark of the campaign and lands them in the top 25 in NCAA Division III. 

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
LaShauna Porter
Sophomore • Sprints • Minneapolis, Minnesota


Porter paced Occidental to four SCIAC victories during the third installment of the SCIAC Multi-Duals. Porter picked up individual wins in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, and also ran the fastest leg on the Tigers' 4x100 relay team that ran the 4th fastest time in program history. She is currently ranked No. 3 in the SCIAC in the 100-meter dash and No. 2 in the 200-meter dash. 


Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Victoria Rose Meek
Sophomore • C • Coronado, California


Rose Meek guided the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo squad to a 7-5 victory over Chapman, and an 8-0 win over Whittier in SCIAC play during the week. Meek registered a hat trick in each contest, and added an assist in both games to go along with six combined drawn ejections.