Athlete of the Week Cabrillo Long Beach City College Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Millikan’s Athletes Of The Week

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Qu’Juan Campbell, Millikan Football

The Millikan senior running back went out with a bang for the Rams last Friday, despite Millikan’s loss to Culver City. Campbell crossed the 1,000 yard mark for the season as he rushed for 144 yards on just 12 carries, scoring a pair of touchdowns.

Angel Ortiz, Cabrillo Water Polo

The Jaguars didn’t win their CIF-SS semifinal last week at the Belmont, but they did make history by getting there–it was the first time in Cabrillo history they reached that point of the playoffs. Cabrillo fell in a narrow contest but Ortiz did everything he could for his team, scoring four goals.


Tyler Spriggs, Long Beach State Volleyball

Spriggs picked up her first Big West Player of the Week award by leading Long Beach State to a pair of wins, posting 21 kills against both UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. Spriggs hit .400 on the week with 42 kills on 95 swings, while committing just four errors. Additionally, Spriggs contributed 18 digs and seven blocks.

Sydney Brightenburg, LBCC Water Polo

For the fourth consecutive year the LBCC women’s water polo team won the South Coast Conference championship. This year it was thanks in part to Sydney Brightenburg, who had three goals in the semifinal win and then five goals in the team’s championship win over Mt. SAC. LBCC will be in the state playoffs this weekend.


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.