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

Congratulations to this week’s winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.

TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State Volleyball

It didn’t take much deliberation to decide on TJ DeFalco as a College Athlete of the Week. The Long Beach State senior led his team to back-to-back national titles and was awarded MVP of the NCAA Tournament; he was also the first player to hit over .500 in both NCAA matches since 1980.

Sierra Davis, LBCC Volleyball

Sierra Davis helped lead LBCC into this week’s CCCAA Beach Volleyball Team State Championship Tournament, as she and partner Brooklin Mize won both of their matches in last week’s qualifier. Davis and Mize took down both opponents in straight sets, winning all four frames either 21-16 or 21-15.


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.