Men's Athletes of the Week

 G-House swimmer Birdsong takes Men’s AOTW award


MAR. 20, 2017 - Grossmont College swimmer Nicco Birdsong is the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athlete of the Week for March 13-19.

PCAC 2016-17 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Mar 20 Nicco Birdsong, Grossmont Swimming
Mar 13 Robert Taylor, San Diego City Basketball
Mar 6 Alex Makhmudyautsev, SD Mesa
Robert Bostedt, Grossmont
Swimming
Baseball
Feb 27 Michael Cartwright, Southwestrn Baseball
Feb 20 Marc Williams, San Diego Miramar Basketball
Feb 13 Tymorae Glover, San Bernardino
Carl Brown, Mt. San Jacinto
Basketball
Basketball
Feb 6 Jonathan Vizcaino, Palomar
Sloan Blanscet, San Diego Mesa
Baseball
Baseball
Jan 30 Ja Morgan, San Bernardino Valley Basketball
Jan 23 Tre Nottingham, Mt. San Jacinto
Romario Wilson, San Diego City
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 16 Takoda Browne,  Miramar
Josh Piling, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 9 Brandon Jolley, San Bernardino Basketball
Jan 3 Javan Perry, San Diego Miramar Basketball
Dec 26 LaVale Coleman, Palomar Basketball
Dec 19 Emanuelle Bradbury, Imperial Vly
Austin Bryant, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Dec 12 Chance Eskam, Palomar
Oscar Limon, Grossmont
Wrestling
Basketball
Dec 5 Darien McClain, San Diego City
Alberto Garcia, Palomar
Basketball
Wrestling
Nov 28 Alex Wilbourn, San Diego City Basketball
Nov 21 Steven Lepe, Cuyamaca Cross Country
Nov 14 Seville Hayes, Palomar
Sergio Torres, San Bernardino
Wrestling
Soccer
Nov 7 Anthony Ellison, COD
Tony Oreb, Palomar
Football
Water Polo
Oct 31 Brad Cagle, Grossmont Football
Oct 24 Humberto Ramirez,
San Bernardino Valley
Football
Oct 18 Jake Schaeffer, Palomar
Cameron Woldt, San Diego Mesa
Wrestling
Water Polo
Oct 10 Eddie Franco, MiraCosta
Michael Teran, San Bernardino
Soccer
Cross Country
Oct 3 Ryan Stokes, Southwestern
Adrian Tolbert, Grossmont
Football
Football
Sep 26 Sam Tapia, Palomar
Patrick Koch, Palomar
Football
Football
Sep 19 Luis Ortega, San Bernardino Vly
Francisco Contreras, SD City
Cross Country
Soccer
Sep 12 Jomari Becnel, Mt. San Jacinto
Rockne O'Brien, Grosmont
Football
Water Polo
Sep 5 Joe Joe Hudson, Southwestern
Fred Zaragoza, San Bernardino
Football
Soccer

Birdsong, a sophomore from Valhalla High School, led the Griffins to a 136-103 conference victory over Palomar.

He won all 3 of his individual events with in-season best times – the 50 freestyle in 22.65 seconds, the 100 freestyle in 21.80 and the 100 butterfly in 56.00 seconds.

Birdsong also took a body-length lead on the butterfly leg of the first-place medley relay team as the Griffins placed 1-2 in the event to get off to a fast start in the meet.

Honorable mention selections were Palomar baseball player Grant Buck, San Diego Mesa baseball player Lewis Butler and Grossmont baseball pitcher Donovan McCrystal.

Buck, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound first baseman from Carlsbad High School who signed early with NCAA Division I Houston Baptist University, went 8-for-12 as the Comets swept 3 games from San Diego City College to advance to 16-6 on the season. Buck went 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBIs as the Comets won 8-3, was 3-for-4 and walked as Palomar won again 10-5 and was 2-for-3 with an RBI and 2 walks as the Comets also took the final game of the series 9-3.

Butler, a freshman infielder from Hoover High School, went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Olympians defeated Los Angeles Pierce 5-4 in their only game of the week to run their winning streak to 7 games. He raised his batting average to .327.

McCrystal, a sophomore right-hander out of West Hills High School who was a first-team All-PCAC selection last season as a freshman and signed early with UNLV, pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits, striking out 9 and walking 1, as the Griffins remained 1 game ahead of second-place Palomar 3 weeks into the conference season by defeating Imperial Valley 11-1, sweeping a 3-game series.

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