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. 31 to Nov.5, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Nov. 11.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Elizabeth Wang
San Marino

Wang won her first major high school tournament by winning the prestigious CIF Southern Section all-division girls tournament last week, shooting a 4-under-par 68 at Western Hills Country club. She finished with five birdies in her final seven holes to win it. Wang advances to Thursday’s WSCGA Southern California finals at Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino.

Demari Webb
Loma Linda Academy

Webb had a huge week in leading the Roadrunners to the CIF Southern Section Division 7 semifinals. In a first-round sweep against Riverside Hillcrest, she had 13 kills before getting 17 in a second-round sweep of Alhambra Mark Keppel. She completed the week with 21 kills in a four-set quarterfinal win against Los Angeles Archer on Saturday, For the week, she compiled a hitting percentage of .356.

Simone Bliss
Claremont

The 5-foot-9 outside hitter came up big in three playoff victories last week. Most important was her effort on Saturday in a 3-1 CIF-SS Division 4 quarterfinal win over Santa Monica, registering 23 kills in 37 attacks for a hitting percentage of .622. She also collected 14 digs and two aces. In 10 sets last week, she managed 44 kills, five aces, 38 digs and four blocks with the second-seeded Wolfpack posting 3-0 sweeps of Sonora and Gahr the first two rounds. Bliss leads the team in both kills (201) and digs (197).

Oni Ofoegbu
Long Beach Poly

Standout sophomore Oni Ofoegbue, had 12 blocks in the first round and 13 in the quarterfinals. Playing against outside hitters committed to UCLA, she’s been one of the best in SoCal despite her relative inexperience. She wasn’t even on the team over the summer and has scant club experience. Ofoegbu said the last few weeks have been “like a dream” as she’s helped put her team one match away from a championship appearance. The sophomore has already picked up a scholarship offer from UC Irvine.

Lauryn Anderson
El Camino Real

Putting together one of her best all-around performances, the Cal State Northridge recruit posted 15 kills and nine blocks in a 21-25, 25-16, 27-29, 25-19, 15-12 victory over Chatsworth in the L.A. City Section Open Division first-round match, including the decisive kill to seal the victory.

Jill Schneggenburger
Beckman

The sophomore outsider hitter carried her stellar play into the playoffs, leading the Patriots to three victories in which they lost just one set. Schneggenburger recorded 65 kills in the three matches to lead the Patriots, who will play in the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals Tuesday.

Kiara Lampkin
Elsinore

The outside hitter was instrumental in the Tigers’ five-set victory over La Verne Bonita on Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinals. Lampkin tallied 22 kills, 10 digs and two aces as Elsinore rallied to defeat Bonita for a 25-22, 20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-9 victory. The Tigers host Pasadena Westridge in the Division 4 semifinals Tuesday.

Alexa Underwood
Mira Costa

Underwood had 19 kills Saturday to power Mira Costa in a 25-19, 25-23, 25-27, 25-17 win over Edison in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. The Mustangs face Mater Dei at 7 p.m. tonight in the semifinals.

Shreya Guranathan
Citrus Valley

The Blackhawks’ No. 2 singles player swept against Chino in a 13-5 win in the wild-card round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs on Nov. 1. She also won a set against a tough Cypress lineup in Citrus Valley’s 14-4 first-round loss to Cypress on Wednesday.


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