Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 20 is men's basketball player Daniel Hernandez. The sophomore guard was named all-tournament for the Lasers on Saturday in their own Irvine Valley Classic after recording 11 points and five assists with no turnovers in a 77-58 win over American River.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Nov. 13 is women's basketball player Kasey Smit.
Smith, a sophomore forward, helped Irvine Valley take third place in the Pasadena City College President's Roundball Classic last week. She was named all-tournament after IVC went 2-1 in the event.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Nov. 6 is women's volleyball player Diamond Brogan. The sophomore opposite led Irvine Valley to two more sweeps last week. She finished with seven kills in a win at Fullerton on Wednesday and then had five kills in a victory over Santa Ana on Friday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 30 is women's golfer Vera Yuan. Yuan was IVC's low scorer in the team's match at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course last Wednesday with an 84.
She has been consistent with one round in the 70's and four in the 80's in Orange Empire Conference contests.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 23 is sophomore women's volleyball player Gabi Lau. Lau, IVC's starting libero, had back-to-back 10-dig performances in two more sweeps for the Lasers. Irvine Valley stayed unbeaten and is ranked No. 1 in the state.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 16 is freshman men's soccer player Braden Peters. Peters made the save of the year for the Lasers in their 1-0 win over Golden West in a key Orange Empire Conference match at home last Tuesday. The win kept IVC alive and in the continued hunt for a conference title.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 9 is freshman women's soccer player Savanna Hayes. Hayes, a defender, helped the Lasers to two straight wins in Orange Empire Conference play. And both victories were shutouts. IVC beat Golden West, 1-0, on Tuesday and defeated Norco, 4-0, on Friday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 2 is freshman women's golfer Kylie Sok. She helped the Lasers finish fifth out of 16 teams at the two-day North South Invitational that ended last Monday. Sok earned all-tournament honors after placing sixth individually with a two-day score of 160 at Morro Bay.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 25 is men's soccer player Juan Sebastian Oliveras. The freshman defender came through with two important goals, including a nifty one in the 84th minute to salvage a result for the Lasers last Friday at home. IVC tied Orange Coast, 2-2, in an OEC contest.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 18 is freshman women's soccer player Jade Stewart. The striker had an impressive week with three goals in two matches, including the goal in IVC's important 1-1 tie with Santiago Canyon last Tuesday in the Orange Empire Conference opener.
Irvine Valley’s athlete of the week for Sept. 11 is sophomore women’s volleyball player Olivia Aguilar. The outside hitter, who plays all around the court, had quite a week with 38 total kills, leading the Lasers to two more wins, including a sweep at Long Beach City last Friday, and a 5-0 record overall.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 5 is sophomore women's volleyball player Taira Ka'awaloa. The outside hitter kept Irvine Valley unbeaten on the year with two more sweeps. She had 12 kills in a straight-set win at Chaffey Wednesday and then recorded 14 kills in a four-set win at home Friday over Canyons.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Apr. 24 is sophomore men's tennis player Javier Callejo. Callejo won both his singles and doubles matches on Saturday in the Southern California Regional Final against Cypress to help IVC advance its fourth straight CCCAA State Championship. Irvine Valley plays American River for the state title on Wednesday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 17 is freshman men's volleyball player Patrick Furlong. Furlong, an outside hitter, had a season-high 24 kills to help lead Irvine Valley to a key four-set win over Fullerton in an Orange Empire Conference match last Friday at home. IVC clinched second place in the OEC standings and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs with the win.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 10 is women's tennis player Lorna Morris. The freshman helped Irvine Valley clinch a share of the Orange Empire Conference tennis title, which was the second one in program history, last week. Morris won both her singles and doubles matches against Riverside as the Lasers, who are ranked No. 1 in Southern California, beat the Tigers, 6-3.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 3 is baseball player Ryan Rafferty. The freshman third baseman was key in IVC winning two of three Orange Empire Conference games against Saddleback last week. He was 5 of 10 at the plate in the last two games with three doubles and one RBI and scored what proved to be the winning run in the 12th inning last Saturday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 27 is men's tennis player Wyatt DeMulling. IVC, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, defeated NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater, 7-2, in its lone match last week. DeMulling, a freshman from Washington, defeated Zane Navratil, 6-4, 6-2, on the No. 1 court, and then teamed with Chris Politiek, 8-0, to win at No. 2 doubles.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Mar. 20 is men's volleyball player Austin McBain. The freshman setter helped lead Irvine Valley to two more wins last week. He finished with 40 assists in IVC's four-set win over El Camino and then had 38 assists as the Lasers swept Santiago Canyon in conference play.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 13 is baseball player John Stevens. The sophomore helped No. 12 Irvine Valley take two of three games in its Orange Empire Conference opening series against No. 11 Fullerton last week. Stevens picked up a save on Tuesday and a win in the series decider on Saturday at home.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 6 is men's volleyball player Matt August. The freshman middle blocker had 11 kills in straight-set wins over both Miramar and San Diego Mesa last week. He has helped lead the Lasers to the top spot in the state poll and he currently leads the state in hitting percentage.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 27 is sophomore baseball player Tyler Odekirk. The shortstop went 10 for 15 at the plate with two triples and five RBI as Irvine Valley, ranked No. 12 in So. Cal., won three of four games and improved its record to 11-5 on the year.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 30 is freshman women's basketball player Elizabeth Garcia. Garcia, a point guard, scored 19 points, including 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Lasers rallied to beat Santa Ana, 70-63, in an Orange Empire Conference game at Santa Ana.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 23 is freshman men's basketball player Parker Sims. Sims, a 6-3 forward, had his best game as a Laser last week. He scored 10 points and added 15 rebounds as IVC snapped a three-game losing streak with an 87-70 Orange Empire Conference win at Orange Coast on Wednesday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 16 is freshman point guard Daniel Hernandez. He scored a season-best 22 points and kept Irvine Valley in its Orange Empire Conference game at Cypress last Friday night. Hernandez made 6 of 10 shots from the field, including 4 of 5 three-pointers. He was also 6 of 6 from the line as IVC fell just short, 61-55, in the contest.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 9 is freshman women's basketball player Serena Saba. The guard helped lead Irvine Valley to a 60-54 win over Santa Ana last Wednesday night with 12 assists. She followed that up with seven assists in a loss at Saddleback Friday.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 26 is freshman women's basketball player Kiara Warren. The forward out of University High in Irvine helped lift Irvine Valley to two wins in the Coast Christmas Classic at Orange Coast last week, including a victory in the consolation final over Cerritos.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 19 is sophomore men's basketball player Zuri Williams. Williams was named to the all-tournament team at the Bill Brummel Classic at Saddleback after helping lead the Lasers to the championship game against the top-ranked team in the state.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 12 is sophomore women's basketball player Kydell Pearson. Pearson was named to the all-tournament team at the end of the Irvine Valley Tournament on Saturday. The forward averaged 18.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in IVC's three games in the event.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 5 is sophomore women's soccer player Yesenia Pulido. Pulido was named first team all-Orange Empire Conference last week after having a standout year in goal for the Lasers. She was one of two IVC players named to the first team.
Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 28 is men's soccer player Connor Elder. The forward finished up another fine season with two more goals this past week. Elder had the first goal in Irvine Valley's 3-2 win over Rio Hondo in the second round of the playoffs last Tuesday and then scored on a free kick in the Lasers' 3-2 regional final loss at Mt. SAC Saturday.