College AOTW
Athlete of the Week Football Long Beach City College Long Beach State Soccer’s College Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.

Zion Bowens, LBCC Football

Long Beach Poly alum and LBCC wide receiver Zion Bowens opened the season with a bang for the Vikings, who won 55-24 on the road against Grossmont. Bowens caught a 35-yard touchdown for LBCC’s first score of the game and then a 47-yard one-handed touchdown for the Vikings second score. He finished with four catches for 97 yards in the win.

Kayla Cannon, Long Beach State Soccer

Long Beach State’s Kayla Cannon got to play hero last week for LBSU as she scored a game-winning golden goal in double overtime to get the team’s first victory of the season. Katie Pingel assisted on the goal, which gave LBSU their fifth win in 19 meetings with the University of San Diego.


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.