Winning Numbers: Angelica Ponce tallied over 10,000 votes this week, which edged Alemany swimmer Katherine Wagner’s 7,253 votes. This is Ponce’s third nomination as a SCPL Girls Athlete of the Week–and the third time’s the charm–as the St. Anthony senior pitcher finally wins the SoCal Prep Legends Athlete of the Week.
The senior tossed a pair of one-hit shutouts in respective 27-0 and 8-0 wins over St. Bernard and St. Genevieve to close out the regular season. In the first game, she hit for the cycle and notched 12 RBIs and returned to dominating in the circle later in the week with 15 strikeouts on senior day.
Final Tally: (Total Votes: 20,862)
Angelica Ponce, St. Anthony 49%, 10,266 votes
Katherine Wagner, Alemany 35%, 7,253 votes
Kiana Pancino, Edison 7%, 1513 votes
Susannah Laster, Pasadena Poly 7%, 1,412 votes
Kenisha Liu, Ayala 1%, 196 votes
Kat Ung, Redondo 0%, 101 votes
Mackenzee Clements, Redlands 0%, 61 vote
Megan Martin, Yucaipa 0%, 60 votes
NOTE: The best athletes in Southern California will be honored at the SoCal Prep Legends Awards event June 10 on ABC7 after the NBA Finals.
Also, each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!