Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Oct. 10 to Oct. 15, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 21.
The outside hitter powered Calabasas to the Sylmar Tournament title over the weekend, earning all-tournament honors. Calabasas beat Cleveland, Canoga Park, Banning and Marquez in pool play before topping L.A. City Section title contender Sylmar, Palisades and Venice in the playoffs.
Lowden helped the Tartans stay in first place in the Palomares League with wins over South Hills (3-0) and Bonita (3-1). The junior outside hitter had nine kills and 15 digs in a 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 win over South Hills before an 18-kill, 26-dig effort in a 25-13, 17-25, 25-14, 25-16 win over Bonita.
Just a freshman, Shani Waite stepped up in Mira Costa’s biggest match of the season, shooting a 3-under-par 32 in the Mustangs’ 198-206 win over Peninsula on Thursday at Chester Washington, helping Mira Costa clinch an outright Bay League championship.
Capistrano Valley Christian
In addition to her ball control and passing, the sophomore right side hitter recorded 24 kills, 12 aces and 17 digs in a pair of sweeps for the Eagles, who improved to 18-1 overall, their best record in more than 20 years.
Hill was crowned San Bernardino County champion when she won the sweepstakes race at the Inland Empire Challenge Saturday at Glen Helen Park. Hill, a state finalist in the 800 meters last spring who is in her first season running cross country, won in 17 minutes, 39.7 seconds.
In 18 sets last week, the outside hitter had 78 kills, 72 digs and 11 aces for the Golden Bears. That included Southwestern League sweeps of Murrieta Mesa and Great Oak, when she had 15 kills in each match, as well as dig counts of 17 and 20.
Redlands East Valley
Maile started off the week leading the Wildcats to CBL sweeps of Redlands and Miller, totaling 14 kills, 15 digs and 35 assists over the two matches. On Saturday, she helped REV place third in the Wildcat Classic by racking up 38 kills, 31 digs and 71 assists over 12 sets.
Lakewood swept Long Beach Poly last week to all but sew up another Moore League title. Unlike last year, when they shared it with the Jackrabbits, the Lancers likely have it by themselves this year. That’s due in large part to the exploits of setter and Middle Tennessee State commit Shelbie Dobmeier, who distributed the ball well throughout the match. She finished with 33 assists (11 assists per set) and chipped in with four digs.
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