The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.
Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.
Adonia Faumuina/Halie McGinest, Poly Beach Volleyball
Poly’s duo won the first-ever Moore League beach volleyball championship last week by defeating the top duo from Wilson 21-18, 21-18. Faumuina and McGinest were dominant in the serve game as well as at the net.
Leo Pravednikov, Wilson Volleyball
Wilson’s star senior had nine kills, two blocks, and 11 assists in just two sets during the Bruins’ sweep victory over Lakewood. The Bruins senior is a UCSD signee and has been the best boys’ volleyball player in the city for two years running.
Jaelen Knox, Poly Track & Field
The senior sprinter made a statement at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays over the weekend, winning the boys’ 200m while setting a new meet record in a time of 20.85. Knox also had a PR in the 100m with a time of 10.70.
Jacquelyn Bickar, Long Beach State Softball
The freshman infielder had a stellar weekend offensively while leading the Beach to a sweep of UCSB. Bickar hit .833 with five RBIs in the series, reaching base safely in seven of her eight trips to the plate.