SCIAC Athletes of the Week: April 23, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: April 23, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #32
Baseball Athlete of the Week
Eamon McNeil
Junior • OF • Portland, Oregon


McNeil of Occidental helped the Tigers to a series win over Pomona-Pitzer hitting .538 for the week (7-for-13) with four homers and 10 RBI. He also scored seven runs, helping Occidental to victories of 12-2 and 10-9 on Saturday. The Sagehens earned a 5-2 win on Friday. He also registered eight putouts on eight total chances from his spot in the outfield. 

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week

Sierra Slack
Senior • Attack • Vorhees, New Jersey


Slack of Occidental helped the Tigers to SCIAC wins over Redlands (15-9) and Whittier (23-7). She fired in 12 goals and dished out four assists for 16 points over the two games. She was 7-for-10 on free position attempts, picked up four ground balls, won 10 draws, and caused a turnover. She finished the week with a 84.2 shot-on-goal percentage. 


Softball Athlete of the Week
Alli Fonseca
Senior • Outfield • Pico Rivera, California


Fonseca helped Whittier to a 4-0 week that featured SCIAC sweeps of Pomona-Pitzer (6-4, 10-9) and Cal Lutheran (11-0, 7-6). For the week, Fonseca hit .727 (8-for-11) with five runs scored, a triple, and two home runs to go along with nine RBI. In game one against Cal Lutheran, Fonseca had three hits, while she drove in three runs in each of the Poets’ wins over Pomona-Pitzer. She also hit both of her long balls against the Sagehens to help secure the sweep. 


Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Nikolai Parodi
Sophomore • Washington, D.C. 


Parodi won four matches for CMS on Saturday including three tie-break sets at No. 1 singles. Parodi and partner Julian Gordy earned their 16th and 17th dual match wins at No. 1 doubles to anchor another dominant doubles day for the Stags. After a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7) against Varun Shanker (Caltech), Parodi defeated his UC San Diego opponent 6-3, 7-6 (10-8).

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Arianna Chen
Junior • San Jose, California


Chen of Pomona-Pitzer led the Sagehens to a 6-3 win over Washington & Lee and a 9-0 win over Whittier in SCIAC play. Chen paired with Maryann Zhao in No. 1 doubles and posted an 8-3 victory. She later won her No. 5 singles match, 6-1, 6-2 against the Generals. Against the Poets, Chen and Zhao earned an 8-4 win, before she won at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-0. 

Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Andy Reischling
Junior • Distance • Seattle, Washington


Reischling of Pomona-Pitzer made program history at the Mt. Sac Relay in the 10,000-meter run, clocking in at 29:51.75 to set the new Sagehens record. The junior finished 15th overall in the Open A race and set the second-fastest time in the nation among Division III athletes.

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Emily Bassett
Senior • Throws • Mercer Island, Washington


Bassett led CMS at the Long Beach State Invitational. Her mark of 62.04 meters in the hammer throw is the third farthest hammer throw in NCAA Division III history. The throw beat her previous best mark by over three meters. She is currently the top mark in Division III this season by 10 feet. 


Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Roxy Kiessling
Senior • Attack • Honolulu, Hawai'i


Kiessling helped CMS to a thrilling, 11-10 victory over Cal Lutheran in the regular season finale, scoring seven of the Athenas’ 11 goals in the game. Kiessling notched her seven goals on just nine shots in a preview of the upcoming SCIAC Tournament Semifinal.