Men's Athletes of the Week
PCAC selects Jets' Peterson as Men's Athlete of the Week
NOV. 25, 2014 - San Diego Miramar College basketball player Drew Peterson has been honored as Men's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
Peterson, a 6-foot-4 sophomore forward from St. Augustine High School, single-handedly took over the game as Miramar defeated Orange Coast 75-67 in overtime.
He hit a 3-pointer late in regulation to pull the Jets to within two points. On the next passion, Peterson converted two free throws with 2 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. In the OT, Peterson made six straight free throws to clinch the victory on the road at OCC.
Peterson came right back to lead Miramar to a 77-69 victory over Riverside City College by connecting on seven 3-point shots en route to a 32-point performance. He also pulled down eight rebounds against the Tigers.
Honorable mention honors went to MiraCosta basketball player Buddha Boyd, Palomar football player Mitch Bartram, Southwestern football player Diego Rodriguez and Southwestern soccer player Omar Hernandez, a previous AOTW selection back on Oct. 12.
Boyd, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard from Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas by way of the U.S. Air Force, led MiraCosta to a second-place finish in the El Camino College Tournament of Champions. Boyd scored 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a first-round 67-58 win over tourney host El Camino. In the semifinals, he had 20 points and 7 rebounds as the Spartans downed Moorpark 72-58. In the championship game, he had 27 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a 73-61 loss to Fresno City College.
Bartram, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound sophomore from Escondido High School and a transfer from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, quarterbacked the Comets to a 30-22 Patriot Bowl victory over Glendale, which came into the game with a 9-1 record. Bartram passed for 222 yards and a touchdown, managed the game in going wire-to-wire, and was voted Game MVP honors.
Rodriguez, a 5-foot-10, 192-pound sophomore running back from Montgomery High School, rushed for 132 yards and touchdowns of 22, 7, 4 and 3 yards as the Jaguars came back from a 23-21 halftime deficit to defeat Santa Monica 40-23 in the American Division Championship Bowl.
Hernandez, a sophomore forward from Hilltop High School who was ineligible to win the AOTW award a second time in the same season, had a goal and an assist as the Jaguars defeated El Camino 2-1 in the Southern California Regionals. He assisted Rigoberto Macial on a cross and tap-in play at the 8:08 mark for Southwestern's first goal, then at the 14th minute scored on a though ball to the opposite post off an assist from Jonathan Martinez for the Jaguars' second goal.