SCIAC Athletes of the Week: October 2, 2017

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: October 2, 2017
SCIAC Fall Weekly Release #4
Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Andy Reischling
Junior • Runner • Seattle, Wash.


Reischling directed Pomona-Pitzer to an 8-0 record during the SCIAC Multi-Duals at La Mirada Regional Park. The junior harrier turned in a speedy time of 25:22.86 to claim individual champion honors, setting a new course record in the process. 

Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Annie Leonard Bryn McKillop
Senior • Runner • Portland, Oregon


McKillop earned her fourth consecutive SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor following another first place finish in a 6-kilometer race. McKillop clocked a time of 21:27.66 helping the Athenas to an 8-0 mark in the SCAIC Multi-Duals at La Mirada Regional Park. 

Football Athlete of the Week
Joe Mudie
Senior • Running Back • La Canada, California


Mudie was stellar out of the Panthers’ backfield carrying the ball 21 times and picking up 104 yards on the ground, while also hauling in a pair of passes for 32 yards. Mudie’s biggest contribution came on the final play of the game as he found the endzone for the game-winning score in a 42-40 victory over Pomona-Pitzer to kickoff SCIAC action. Mudie was not brought down in the backfield against the Sagehens and has not been tackled for a loss in three games this season. 

Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Liam Walsh
Junior • Midfielder • Washington, D.C.


Walsh carried Occidental to a pair of SCIAC wins, helping the Tigers secure a 5-3 win over CMS before his squad notched a 4-1 win over Whittier. Walsh totaled four goals and two assists during the week for a combined 10 points, finding the back of the net twice in each contest, while providing an assist in each game. The Washington, D.C. native also converted a penalty try against the Poets as he registered a .750 shots on goal percentage during the week. 

Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Kali Youngdahl
Cal Lutheran
Senior • Forward • Renton, Washington


Youngdahl directed Cal Lutheran to a pair of SCIAC wins during the week and the Regals remain unbeaten in conference action, improving to 5-0-1 on the season. Youngdahl fired five shots, three on goal in a 1-0 win over La Verne, before scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 thriller over Pomona-Pitzer. In her final campaign, the forward from Renton, Washington leads Cal Lutheran with five goals so far this season, and her 13 points is second in the SCIAC. 

Volleyball Athlete of the Week
Marisa Rojo
La Verne
Senior • Outside Hitter • Hacienda Heights, California


Rojo helped La Verne pick up three SCIAC victories during the week including a 3-0 win over Chapman, as well as a 3-1 victory over Pomona-Pitzer, and a 3-0 sweep of Occidental. During the three-match stretch, Rojo floored 33 kills in 10 sets, collecting 3.30 kills per frame and hit .253 for the week. She also picked up 25 total digs, including an 11-dig effort to highlight a double-double output against the Sagehens. She averaged 2.50 digs per set for the week and added six service aces, including four against Pomona-Pitzer.

Men's Water Polo Athlete of the Week
Hans Zdolsek
Freshman • Attack • Linkoping, Sweden


Whittier's Zdolsek helped the Poets to a 3-0 week with SCIAC victories over La Verne (13-12) and Redlands (6-4), as well as a non-conference upset win over Loyola-Marymount (13-9). Zdolsek totaled six goals and three assists during the three-game stretch including a game-winning strike against the Leopards. He also netted four of Whittier’s six markers in the win over Redlands before chipping in a goal and an assist against Loyola Marymount.