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Athlete of the Week Football Jordan Lakewood Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Volleyball’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks as always to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.


Laura Williams, Lakewood Volleyball

Lakewood senior and Oregon State commit Laura Williams helped lead the Lancers to their first Moore League title since 2017 in a sweep of Wilson last week. Williams put up nine kills and three aces in the victory.

Damian Henderson, Jordan Football

Jordan junior Damian Henderson continues to be one of the city’s most exciting players. In a win over Wilson he had a 78-yard touchdown catch, a 60-yard touchdown run, and an interception to help lead the Panthers to their first win over Wilson in a decade.

Donovan Poe, Long Beach Poly Football

Long Beach Poly’s senior leader celebrated his 18th birthday in style on the road on Friday, helping to lead Poly to a dominant win over Aquinas. Poe had a recovered fumble, two sacks, and three tackles for a loss in the victory.


Erykah Lovett, Long Beach State Volleyball

Long Beach State freshman Erykah Lovett got the start at outside hitter last week and led the Beach to a 1-1 split in two matches. She averaged 3.5 kills per set and 3 digs per set in the pair of matches.


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.