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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

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HIGH SCHOOL

Olivia Herrera, Wilson Soccer

Olivia Herrera has been a lockdown goalie throughout her career at Wilson, and last week she delivered her Bruins a Moore League championship. Herrera was a star at keeper in a scoreless draw with Millikan that clinched it for Wilson.

Kamaury Washington, Millikan Basketball

Millikan was in a must-win tiebreaker with Wilson on Sunday for the Moore League’s last playoff spot. Kamaury Washington was the hero for the Rams with 26 points to lead them to a 65-62 win and a spot in the postseason.

Kristal Caldwell, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Poly senior Kristal Caldwell has been a star on defense for the Jackrabbits this year. She averaged eight steals a game last week including an eye-popping stat line of 13 steals in a win over Jordan.

COLLEGE

Alex Nikolov, Long Beach State Volleyball

Alex Nikolov led Long Beach State with his third 20-kill performance of the season. The true freshman registered 24 kills on a .429 attack percentage, while adding three aces, two digs, two blocks, and one assist. On the week he averaged 6.00 kills per set.

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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.
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