Women’s award shared by Comets’ Sanchez, MCC’s Hess

Women’s award shared by Comets’ Sanchez, MCC’s Hess

Palomar soccer player Yuliana Sanchez and MiraCosta volleyball player Halie Hess are the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Athletes of the week for Oct. 9-15.

Sanchez, a freshman forward from Fallbrook High School who helped lead the Warriors to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV semifinals last season, delivered a hat trick for the Comets against Cuyamaca.

Sanchez scored goals in the third, 66th and 70th minutes in helping lead the Comets defeat the Coyotes 5-1.

Hess, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter from Roseville High School in Northern California, has helped lead the Spartans, who lead the PCAC North Division, to a 10-match winning streak and a 17-6 win-loss record. Last week she came up big as MiraCosta swept PCAC North opponent College of the Desert 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 and non-conference foe and Southern California No. 9-ranked El Camino College 25-20, 25-23, 25-21. Hess had 12 kills and hit at .706 clip vs. the Roadrunners and led with 15 kills for a .407 percentage against the Warriors. She also contributed four blocks during the week. Hess is hitting .356 on the season.

“Hess is tough to defend. I’d put her up against anyone in the state right now,” coach Kristen Wright said.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Jordan Steele (San Bernardino Valley Soccer), a sophomore out of Tahquitz Hgh School in Hemet, is one of the big reasons the Wolverines, ranked No. 7 in the nation, are alone atop the PCAC’s North Division and are 12-1 on the year with a 10-game winning streak. An NSCAA All-Region selection last year as a freshman, Steele helped lift SBVC to cross-over victories over Grossmont 4-2 and San Diego Mesa 2-0 last week. She contributed a hat trick vs. the Griffins with goals in the eighth, 18th and 17th minutes and has three game-winning goals for the year.

Shyla Toledo (San Diego Mesa Water Polo), a freshman who scored 85 goals with 14 assists and 55 steals for Mar Vista High School last season as a senior, led the Olympians to a 14-12 victory over Grossmont with six goals, two assists and a steal. Four of Toledo’s goals were unassisted and two others came on assists from Lauren Mathews. So far during the 2017 season, Toledo has 21 goals, 13 assists and 15 steals for the PCAC conference leaders.

Luana O’Kane (Mt. San Jacinto Volleyball) is a 5-foot-9 sophomore outside hitter out of Temecula Valley High School who has helped lead the Eagles to second place in the PCAC North. On Friday night, O’Kane came through with 21 kills and 24 digs to help lift Mt. San Jac to a hard-fought 16-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-16 15-12 win on the road over Palomar.

Yilena Betancourt, Southwestern Soccer), a freshman midfielder out of Chula Vista High School, had a goal in the 59th minute in the Jaguars’ win over Palomar and tallied goals in the fourth and 63rd minutes in a 5-0 victory over Mt. San Jacinto. Betancourt has helped Southwestern (12-0-2, 6-0-1) lead the PCAC South Division.

 

PCAC 2017-18 WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Oct 15 Yuliana Sanchez, Palomar
Halie Hess, MiraCosta
Soccer
Volleyball
Oct 9 Alexcis Morris, Grossmont
Alyssa Dincoff, San Diego City College      
Volleyball
Volleyball
Oct 2 Natasha Camacho-Bier, San Diego Mesa
Justine McBride, San Diego Mesa
Soccer
Volleyball
Sept 18 Natalie Carreon, San Bernardino Valley
Leanna Mena, Cuyamaca
Soccer
Golf
Sept 11 Alexia Thiros, Cuyamac
Lysette Serna, San Diego City College
Cross Country
Volleyball
Sept 4 Demaris Aguila, Southwestern             
Felicia Marshall, Grossmont
Soccer
Volleyball