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 9 to April 14, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 20.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Marcus Zofrea
Zofrea allowed three hits and struck out seven as the Terriers defeated Yucaipa 3-0 in a Citrus Belt League game played at San Manuel Stadium. It was the first time Yucaipa has been shut out this season. Zofrea improved to 6-0 this season, and he lowered his ERA to 0.64.

Michael Brinegar
He was a major contributor to the Titans’ win over Santa Margarita in the Rancho Dual in the Pool at Tesoro. Brinegar, who signed with Indiana, won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. His 4:21.91 in the 500 is the best time in Orange County this season and is the 13th-best time in O.C. history. Brinegar also anchored the meet-closing 400 free relay to seal the 88-82 victory.

Chris Wilson
Only a sophomore, Chris Wilson continues to show why Arcadia, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 3 and still undefeated at 16-0, is a legitimate title contender. He improved to 5-0 with his third consecutive shutout in a five-inning shortened 10-0 victory over Glendale, allowing just two hits while striking out five.

Kyle McCann
Palos Verdes
The Sea Kings boys lacrosse team had a perfect week, defeating Sierra Canyon, St. Margaret’s and Foothill. McCann, a goalie, was a key to the strong week for PV. He had an 80 percent save percentage, including 16 saves in the 13-4 win over Foothill. He allowed just two goals against Sierra Canyon in a 15-2 win, and he capped the week with a 67 percent save percentage, making 14 saves, in a 9-7 win over St. Margaret’s.

Josh Rupprecht
Valley Christian
Rupprecht broke the school record in the 3,200 meters at the Russell Cup. He won the race with a time of 9 minutes, 45 seconds. He broke the school record in the 1,600 earlier this year and finished eighth in the CIF State Division 5 cross country championships in December.

Cole Kitchen
El Camino Real
El Camino Real took the West Valley League by storm with dominating wins over Birmingham this past week, 15-5 and 8-0. In those victories, Kitchen was a combined 4 for 6 highlighted by a three-run homer in Wednesday’s game. He was walked four times and scored four runs in the two games.

Frankie Loucks
Loucks tossed a two-hitter and struck out six as the Warriors defeated Ramona 1-0 to remain undefeated in River Valley League play. Loucks also drove in the game’s only run, singling home Jonathan DeLeon in the second inning. Loucks improved his record to 5-3 this season.

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