Max Popken of Caltech represented the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
Popken hit in every game for the Beavers throughout the week which included victories over New Rochelle and No. 10 California Lutheran. His .571/.647/.786 triple slash is the team's highest for any player in any week this season. The rookie knocked in six runs over four games but saved his best game for the Kingsmen on Saturday, going 4-for-4 at the dish to help Caltech beat Cal Lutheran for the first time since 1963.
Popken joins Michael Netzel (Occidental), Tanner Wright (Cal Lutheran), Ryan Galan (La Verne), Jeremy Jess (Pomona-Pitzer), Jack Brancheau (Occidental), and Nick Garcia (Chapman) who have previously won the distinction this season.