Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

scpl pow boys

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from March 19 to March 24, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, March 30.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Manny Garcia
Hoping to win its third consecutive Almont League title, the Oilers got off to a great start behind their junior pitcher who threw a two-hit shutout to beat Alhambra, 6-0.

Sam Wilson
Rolling Hills Prep
Wilson went 7 for 10 with five RBIs last week. He is hitting .677 this season. Wilson also pitched a complete game against Harbor Teacher Prep, allowing one run on three hits and struck out eight.

Asani Hampton
Hampton blazed to victory in the 200 meters at the Nike Chandler Rotary Elite in Arizona, turning in a state-leading time of 21.26 seconds. He claimed the 100 title with a time of 10.54 seconds, .01 seconds off his state-leading time this season.

Matthew Okonkwo
Murrieta Mesa
Okonkwo won the 400 meters at the Nike Chandler Rotary Elite event in Arizona with a state-leading time of 47.77 seconds. He also finished fifth in the 200 meters in a personal-best time of 21.52.

J.T. Schwartz
Corona del Mar
Schwartz was 8 for 14 with three home runs, including a grand slam, and 10 RBIs over three games last week. A left-handed hitting senior shortstop who signed with UCLA, Schwartz also had a double and a triple among those eight hits.

Brett Garcia
Valley Christian
Despite the Crusaders losing 2-0 to Village Christian on March 20, the UC Irvine-bound Garcia was fantastic as he threw six innings while allowing two runs and striking out 11.

Jordan Starr
Santa Clarita Christian
Starr nearly posted a triple-double in the CIF State Division V final on Saturday with 21 points, seven rebounds and a Division V State championship record 10 assists. The 6-foot-7 point guard led Santa Clarita Christian to its first State title in school history with a 78-66 victory over Argonaut of Jackson.

NOTE: SoCal Prep Legends coincides with The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties, which include the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News.