Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week


Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 30 to May 4, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 4.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Nathan Newmeyer
West Torrance
Newmeyer needed just 75 pitches to no-hit Leuzinger in a Pioneer League game. Newmeyer struck out eight and allowed just two batters to reach (walk, hit by pitch). Newmeyer is 5-3 with a 1.09 ERA. He has two complete games in addition to his no-hitter in 51 1/3 innings.

Jacob Garcia
Garcia threw a complete game shutout in Downey’s 1-0 win over Warren on May 1. He allowed three hits and struck out four. Garcia has not allowed a run in his last four appearances. He is 7-2 with a 1.72 earned run average.

Will Chambers
West Ranch
Chambers has the West Ranch Wildcats in the hunt for a share of the Foothill League title this week after a 10-1 win over Valencia last week. Chambers hit his ninth home run on Friday, which ties the program record for homers in a season. The UCSB-bound slugger is batting .370 and has a team-high 39 RBIs this year.

Kevin Groeninger
St. Margaret’s
He scored 19 goals with 10 assists over three playoff games as the Tartans advanced to the U.S. Lacrosse Orange County championships final. Groeninger, an attacker, scored twice in the Tartans’ 8-6 win over Santa Margarita in the semifinals. He has 60 goals and 58 assists this season.

Christian Shakir-Ricks
Murrieta Mesa
Shakir-Ricks swept the sprints and anchored both relay teams to victory at the Southwestern League championships. He won the 200 meters in 21.08 seconds, the fastest time in the state this season, and also helped the Rams turn in the state’s fastest time in the 400 relay (41.40). Shakir-Ricks’ winning time of 10.53 in the 100 meters is the state’s third-fastest mark this season.

Caleb Lutalo Roberson
Roberson won three individual events and also was part of Upland’s winning 4 x 400-meter relay team at the Baseline League championships. Roberson won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 37.57 seconds, the second-fastest time in the state this season. He also won titles in the 110-meter hurdles (14.12) and the 100 meters (10.56), and both times were personal-bests.

Cade Dady
San Dimas
Dady was named the Valle Vista League’s most valuable boys swimmer at the league finals after winning the 100- and 200-yard freestyle and was a member of the winning 400 free relay team. Dady set the Valle Vista’s all-time mark in the 200 free by winning in 1:48.02. In the 400 free relay, San Dimas set a league record with a winning time of 3:19.60.

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