Girls Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Oct. 2 to Oct. 7, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 13.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Lexi McKeown
Laguna Beach
She was a key contributor in Laguna Beach’s wins over Estancia and Calvary Chapel as the Breakers pushed their league winning streak to 115 matches. The 5-foot-11 senior outside hitter was especially effective against Calvary Chapel with 15 kills and 12 digs in the sweep. She has signed with Florida State for sand volleyball. Laguna Beach, 9-5 overall and ranked No. 1 in CIF-Southern Section Division 3, has not lost a league match since 2005.

Jocelyn Portillo
The Duarte girls volleyball outside hitter played a key role in last week’s huge victory over Sierra Vista in a battle of undefeated teams in the Montview League. Portillo’s Falcons won out, winning 22-25, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-16 in the fourth set to improve to 17-3 and 4-0 in the Montview while the Gladiators dropped to 10-7 and 3-1. Portillo led everyone with 18 kills to go along with a game-high 14 digs.

Natalie Contreras
St. Joseph
Contreras made a hole-in-one on the first hole at Westchester Golf Course against St. Monica High School on October 5.

Lauren Peurifoy
Peurifoy, the returning HSGameTime All-Inland Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, had the fastest time of any Inland-area girls runner Saturday at the Clovis Invitational. Peurifoy finished fifth in the girls sweepstakes race — the meet runs at Fresno’s Woodward Park, on the same course as the CIF-State Championships meet — in a time of 17 minutes, 20.1 seconds.

Claudia Lane
Last season’s CIF state champion and Daily News Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Lane made her season debut at the Twilight Invitational in Ojai on October 4. In typical fashion, she dominated the field, winning in 16:32 and finishing almost three minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. Her time is currently 10th best in the state.

Jasmine Davis
Davis helped lead the Sea Hawks to a pair of big Bay League victories last week. She had 10 kills in a sweep over Palos Verdes and then 16 in a five-set victory over rival Mira Costa.

Sydney Hwang
Hwang has emerged as the top runner for the always-strong Wolfpack. She placed ninth overall in a field of 179 runners in the championship race of the Clovis invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno with a course personal best 5K time of 17:35.9. That finish helped Claremont to a second-place finish in a strong field behind Great Oak.

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