Winning Numbers: It was a two-horse race this week between Alexa Gallegos and Gina Cortesi of South Torrance. The poll brought in a total of 16,838 votes, including Gallegos’ winning tally of 8,302. For that support, she is voted our SCPL Girls Athlete of the Week.
Gallegos had a fever of 102 degrees last weekend but still dug deep to lead the Jesters to a third-place finish at the Lakewood Molten Tournament. Over four matches Saturday and Monday, Gallegos averaged 11.25 assists per set, and added six blocks, eight aces and 14 kills. Head coach Jeri Estes said he was impressed with the way his captain distributed the ball as well as the way she battled through illness to help the Jesters earn a trophy. Gallegos is committed to play volleyball for USC next year.
Final Tally: (Total Votes: 16,838)
Alexa Gallegos, St. Joseph 8,302, 49.31%
Gina Cortesi South Torrance 7,461, 44.31%
Mary Bagshaw, Rancho Cucamonga 791, 4.7%
Zoe Fleck, Sierra Canyon 121, 0.72%
Claire Graves, Citrus Valley 86, 0.51%
Shaiann Palos, Summit 37, 0.22%
Holly Lung Arcadia 20, 0.12%
McKenna Avery, Redlands 20, 0.12%
NOTE: Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!