Athlete of the Week

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    March 27, 2017
    Wyatt DeMulling, Men's Tennis 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, at No. 2 singles.
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    March 20, 2017
    Austin McBain, Men's Volleyball 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.
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    March 13, 2017
    John Stevens, Baseball 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.
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    March 06, 2017
    Matt August, Men's Volleyball 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.
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    February 27, 2017
    Tyler Odekirk, Baseball 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.
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    January 30, 2017
    Elizabeth Garcia, Women's Basketball 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.
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    January 23, 2017
    Parker Sims, Men's Basketball 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.
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    January 16, 2017
    Daniel Hernandez, Men's Basketball 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.
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    January 09, 2017
    Serena Saba, Women's Basketball 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.
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    December 25, 2016
    Kiara Warren, Women's Basketball 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.
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    December 19, 2016
    Zuri Williams, Men's Basketball 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.
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    December 12, 2016
    Kydell Pearson, Women's Basketball 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.
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    December 05, 2016
    Yesenia Pulido, Women's Soccer 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.
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    November 28, 2016
    Connor Elder, Men's Soccer 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.
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    November 14, 2016
    Marisa Bhanubandh, Women's Golf Irvine Valley’s athlete of the week for Nov. 14 is women’s golfer Marisa Bhanubandh. The sophomore helped lead Irvine Valley into the State Championships this week. She paced IVC with a 36-hole, two-day total of 161 in the Southern California Regionals at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills last week.
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    November 07, 2016
    Lance Coleman II, Men's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 7 is men's basketball player Lance Coleman II. Coleman scored a game-high 27 points as Irvine Valley rallied to beat Cuyamaca, 72-67, in its 2016-17 season opener last Tuesday at home.
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    October 31, 2016
    Taira Ka'awaloa, Women's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 31 is women's volleyball player Taira Ka'awaloa. The freshman outside hitter had 14 kills, 16 digs and 15 points in the Lasers' key four-set win over Riverside at home last Friday. The win kept the Lasers in the hunt for one of the top spots in the Orange Empire Conference.
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    October 24, 2016
    Jose Rivera, Men's Soccer Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 24 is sophomore men's soccer player Jose Rivera. The all-Orange Empire Conference midfielder, scored three goals and had one assist to lead Irvine Valley to a key 4-2 Orange Empire Conference victory last Friday at home. It was the first hat trick for Rivera at IVC.
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    October 17, 2016
    Vanessa Gonzalez, Women's Soccer Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 17 is women's soccer player Vanessa Gonzalez. The sophomore midfielder had one goal and one assist in Irvine Valley's key 3-0 Orange Empire Conference win over Saddleback last Friday at home. It was IVC's fourth straight positive result.
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    October 10, 2016
    Lucee Fitzgerald, Women's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 10 is women's volleyball player Lucee Fitzgerald. The sophomore outside hitter and libero helped lead Irvine Valley to two important Orange Empire Conference wins last week. She finished with 24 kills and 28 digs for the week in IVC's wins over Golden West and Fullerton.
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    October 03, 2016
    Araceli Esquivel, Women's Golf Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Oct. 3 is women's golfer Araceli Esquivel. She finished third at the North-South Invitational at Morro Bay last week and is currently leading the Orange Empire Conference in scoring through the first two OEC matches.
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    September 26, 2016
    Sean Goode, Men's Soccer Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 26 is men's soccer player Sean Goode. The sophomore forward was a dominant force last Friday, scoring Irvine Valley's first four goals in a 5-0 win over Cypress. The four goals gave Goode seven on the season and tied him for the team and OEC lead.
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    September 19, 2016
    Juju Cannon, Women's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 19 is women's volleyball player Juju Cannon. Cannon, a sophomore opposite, had one of her best matches as a Laser last Friday night in the Orange Empire Conference opener at home. She finished with 17 kills to lead IVC to a four-set win over Orange Coast.
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    September 12, 2016
    Alexandra Benedict, Women's Soccer Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Sept. 12 is women's soccer player Alexandra Benedict. She has scored six goals in the last two matches. Benedict, a sophomore forward, is among the state and Orange Empire Conference leaders in goals and points heading into this week.
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    May 02, 2016
    Austin Reynolds, Baseball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for May 2 is baseball player Austin Reynolds. The freshman pitched a complete game shutout last week in just his second start of the season. He helped Irvine Valley beat Riverside, 5-0, in a key Orange Empire Conference match-up.
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    April 25, 2016
    Javier Callejo, Men's Tennis Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 25 is men's tennis player Javier Callejo. The freshman won the Laser tennis program's first ever state singles title on Sunday in Ojai. He defeated defending state champion Hiro Koyanagi of Ventura.
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    April 11, 2016
    Jordan Gillerman, Baseball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 11 is baseball player Jordan Gillerman. The sophomore shortstop was named a Southern California Player of the Week by the CCCBCA after hitting .615 last week.
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    April 04, 2016
    Bruno Figlia, Men's Tennis Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for April 4 is men's tennis player Bruno Figlia. The sophomore helped the Lasers to their third Orange Empire Conference title in a row last week with wins in both singles and doubles against Orange Coast and Saddleback.
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    March 28, 2016
    Cole Millerd, Baseball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 28 is sophomore baseball player Cole Millerd. Millerd, a right-handed pitcher went eight strong innings and gave up just one run on nine hits with just one walk in Irvine Valley's 15-1 win at Los Angeles Harbor last week.
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    March 21, 2016
    Jordan Coleman, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 21 is sophomore women's basketball player Jordan Coleman. Last week, Coleman was named a All-America Team Honorable Mention in the Junior/Community College division by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for the second straight season.
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    March 14, 2016
    Garret Costello, Men's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 14 is freshman men's volleyball player Garret Costello. Costello, an outside hitter, led Irvine Valley to two important wins last week. He finished with 11 kills in IVC's sweep at Palomar on Wednesday and then had 14 kills and hit .423 in the Lasers' five-set win over Grossmont at home Friday.
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    March 07, 2016
    De'Jerre Scurry, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for March 7 is sophomore women's basketball player De'Jerre Scurry. Scurry, a 5-10 forward, came up big off the bench for IVC in its 45-39 Southern California Regional Playoff win at Long Beach City last Wednesday. Scurry finished with nine points and five rebounds in 12 minutes.
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    February 29, 2016
    Clint Jack, Baseball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 29 is sophomore baseball player Clint Jack. Jack, who plays left field for the Lasers, batted .467 last week, going 6 for 11 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored as IVC split games. He was also named the Southern California Player of the Week for his efforts.
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    February 22, 2016
    Ruben Lopez, Men's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 22 is freshman men's volleyball player Ruben Lopez. Lopez, an outside hitter, helped lead Irvine Valley to three wins early in the season last week. Among his highlights were 14 kills in Irvine Valley's five-set win over Moorpark on Friday and 10 kills and eight kills as the Lasers split matches at the OCC quad Saturday.
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    February 08, 2016
    Tara Casey, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Feb. 8 is sophomore women's basketball player Tara Casey. Casey came up big in two important Irvine Valley victories last week. The team won its sixth and seventh straight games, beating Cypress, 45-42, on Wednesday at home and then Orange Coast, 67-53, on Friday at home.
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    January 25, 2016
    Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 25 is freshman women's basketball player Kasey Smit. Smit, a 6-0 post player, had a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds as Irvine Valley beat Riverside, 58-35, last Friday night at home. The 17 points was also a season high for Smit at IVC.
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    January 04, 2016
    Erika Mercado, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 4 is sophomore women's basketball player Erika Mercardo. Mercado, a 5-2 point guard, was named the Most Valuable Player at the Foothill Tournament last week after helping lead Irvine Valley to three straight victories. IVC beat Los Medanos, host Foothill and Sierra in the event.
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    December 21, 2015
    Morgan Bryant, Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 21 is sophomore women's basketball player Morgan Bryant. Bryant, a 5-7 forward, was named all-tournament at the Coast Christmas Classic at Orange Coast College last week after helping lead Irvine Valley to two wins in the event.
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    December 14, 2015
    Chris Lott, Men's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Dec. 14 is freshman men's basketball player Chris Lott. Lott, a 6-2 guard, was named all-tournament at the Don Johnson Classic at Cypress College last week after leading Irvine Valley to wins in its final two games of the event.
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    November 30, 2015
    Olivia Aguilar, Women's Volleyball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Nov. 30 is freshman volleyball player Olivia Aguilar. IVC's season ended, but Aguilar still continued to shine for the Lasers. She finished with 16 kills and four digs in Irvine Valley's four-set playoff loss at Santa Barbara on Saturday. And she had 15 kills in IVC's first-round playoff win over San Diego Mesa earlier in the week.
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