Athlete of the Week Compton Football Lakewood Long Beach State St. Anthony Tennis Volleyball’s Athletes of the Week

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Sone Aupiu, St. Anthony Football

St. Anthony stud sophomore running back Sone Aupiu was a big part of the Saints’ critical league win over La Salle last week. Aupiu rushed 19 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns, bringing his Del Rey League total to five touchdowns in two games.

Johnathan Fernandez, Compton Football

Compton senior lineman Johnathan Fernandez made his 2019 debut last Friday in a big win over Millikan. Fernandez missed the first six games with injury, but helped plow the way for the Compton running game, which piled up 416 yards on 54 carries, with seven touchdowns.

Samarrah DaCoud, Lakewood Volleyball

Lakewood freshman Samarrah DaCoud helped lead the Lancers to a sweep of Wilson last week, setting up a league championship showdown with Poly this week. DaCoud had a double-double against the Bruins with 10 kills and 10 digs to help lead Lakewood to the win.


Sadaf Sadeghvaziri, Long Beach State Tennis

Sadaf Sadeghvaziri was 7-0 on the weekend for Long Beach State, winning the Flight B singles title and combining with partner Lalita Devarakonda to take the Flight B doubles crown as well.


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.