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Athlete of the Week Long Beach City College Long Beach State’s College Athletes Of The week

Congrats to our college athletes of the week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship!

Sarah Maher, Long Beach State Soccer

Wilson alum Sarah Maher got to play hero for Long Beach State again, scoring the only goal in a critical 1-0 win over UC Santa Barbara. Maher’s header in the 64th minute after a Chloe Froment free kick gave Long Beach a 3-0-1 record in the Big West, keeping them unbeaten and in sole possession of second place.

Carlos Maldonado, LBCC Soccer

Warren alum Carlos Maldonado is a sophomore forward for LBCC, and the Vikings’ big week last week helped propel them into the national top 20 rankings this week. Maldonado scored LBCC’s only goal in a 1-1 tie with Cerritos, the top-ranked team in the nation. Then he assisted on both goals in LBCC’s 2-0 win over Pasadena.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.