Athlete of the Week

  • Fiorella Dreux, Women's Tennis
    April 02, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Apr. 2 is women's tennis player Fiorella Dreux. The sophomore helped keep Irvine Valley in second place in the Orange Empire Conference last week. She scored two wins in singles and two more in doubles to lift IVC to conference victories over Cypress and Fullerton.
  • Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin, Women's Beach Volleyball
    March 26, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athletes of the week for Mar. 26 are the women's beach volleyball pair of Hannah Salaya and Emilie Austin. The duo won two of three matches last Friday in a four-way event at IVC. Salaya and Austin toppled pairs from Concordia and Nebraska to help IVC go 2-1 on the day and capture its first wins of the season against four-year schools.
  • Ben McConnell, Baseball
    March 19, 2018
    Irvine Valley’s athlete of the week for Mar. 19 is freshman baseball player Ben McConnell. McConnell has starred for the Lasers this season, ranking as one of the top hitters in the Orange Empire Conference. He made his mark last week with a game-winning, solo home run late to lift Irvine Valley to a 4-3 victory and conference series win at Golden West.
  • Matt August, Men's Volleyball
    March 12, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Mar. 12 is sophomore men's volleyball player Matt August. The 6-7 August, who is one of the top players in the state, had another fabulous week for the Lasers as IVC split matches. August has helped Irvine Valley to an 8-2 record and a No. 3 state ranking so far.
  • Cydnie Danan, Women's Basketball
    March 05, 2018
    Irvine Valley’s athlete of the week for Mar. 5 is freshman women’s basketball player Cydnie Danan. The 5-2 guard out of Ayala High in Chino Hills hit one of the biggest shots of the season to help Irvine Valley upset Mt. San Antonio in a regional playoff final and move on to the CCCAA State Championship tournament later this week in Ventura.
  • Elizabeth Garcia, Women's Basketball
    February 26, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 26 is sophomore women's basketball player Elizabeth Garcia. The guard came up big for the Lasers in a 70-55 win over East LA in a So. Cal. Regional Playoff game last Friday at home. Garcia recorded her first ever double-double for IVC with 10 points and 10 rebounds. She added five assists and one steal.
  • Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball
    February 19, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 19 is sophomore women's basketball player Kasey Smit. It is Smit's fourth time being honored this season. She was more than deserving after having her best game of the season last Thursday to help IVC earn a share of the Orange Empire Conference title.
  • Nick Janowicz, Baseball
    February 12, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 12 is freshman pitcher Nick Janowicz. The right-hander made another strong start for the Lasers last Friday. He didn't get a decision, but Janowicz threw six scoreless innings, giving up just five hits and had eight strikeouts in Irvine Valley's 4-0 win at West LA in 10 innings.
  • Jake Linsky, Men's Basketball
    February 05, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 5 is men's basketball player Jake Linsky. The 6-7 freshman forward had a team-high 16 points and 14 rebounds to help Irvine Valley beat Copper Mountain, 78-61, last Friday at home. Linsky was 6 of 12 from the field, 2 of 3 from 3-point range and also added three blocks.
  • Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball
    January 29, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 29 is women's basketball player Kasey Smit. She is earning the honor for the second straight week and third time this season. Smit had another impressive week, scoring 57 points and grabbing 43 rebounds in a pair of Orange Empire Conference wins for the Lasers.
  • Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball
    January 22, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 22 is women's basketball player Kasey Smit. This is her second athlete of the week honor for IVC this season. Smit scored 60 points, including a career-high 34 points against Cypress, to help the Lasers to two more wins last week.
  • Kiara Warren, Women's Basketball
    January 15, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 15 is women's basketball player Kiara Warren. She finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes in Irvine Valley's 82-40 Orange Empire Conference win over Santa Ana last Friday night at home.
  • Lexi Vail, Women's Basketball
    January 08, 2018
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 8 is women's basketball player Lexi Vail. The freshman guard helped the Lasers win two more games last week and start the Orange Empire Conference part of their schedule 2-0. She is a big reason why Irvine Valley is currently ranked No. 9 in the state.
  • Daniel Chatman, Men's Basketball
    December 18, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 18 is men's basketball player Daniel Chatman. The freshman guard hit two clutch free throws to help lift IVC over Long Beach City in a tourney game at Saddleback on Saturday and then scored 20 points against MiraCosta on Sunday to bring the Lasers the consolation title.
  • Elizabeth Garcia, Women's Basketball
    December 11, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 11 is women's basketball player Elizabeth Garcia. Garcia was named to the all-tournament team after helping the Lasers beat Long Beach City, 66-64, on Saturday in the championship game of the Irvine Valley Tournament. The sophomore had nine points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in the title game.
  • Megan Ramseyer, Women's Volleyball
    November 27, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 27 is women's volleyball player Megan Ramseyer. The sophomore setter led Irvine Valley to two So. Cal. Regional playoff victories, including beating Grossmont in three sets on Saturday night at home to earn the Lasers a trip to this weekend's CCCAA State Championship.
  • Daniel Hernandez, Men's Basketball
    November 20, 2017
    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.
  • Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball
    November 13, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 13 is women's basketball player Kasey Smit. Smit, 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.
  • Diamond Brogan, Women's Volleyball
    November 06, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for the 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.
  • Vera Yuan, Women's Golf
    October 30, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for 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.
  • Gabi Lau, Women's Volleyball
    October 23, 2017
    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.
  • Braden Peters, Men's Soccer
    October 16, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for 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.
  • Savanna Hayes, Women's Soccer
    October 09, 2017
    Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for 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.
  • Kylie Sok, Women's Golf
    October 02, 2017
    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.
  • Juan Sebastian Oliveras, Men's Soccer
    September 25, 2017
    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.
  • Jade Stewart, Women's Soccer
    September 18, 2017
    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.
  • Olivia Aguilar, Women's Volleyball
    September 11, 2017
    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.
  • Taira Ka'awaloa, Women's Volleyball
    September 04, 2017
    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.
  • Javier Callejo, Men's Tennis
    April 24, 2017
    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.
  • Patrick Furlong, Men's Volleyball
    April 17, 2017
    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.
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