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.
Ike Mikaele, Long Beach Poly Football
Long Beach Poly senior linebacker Ike Mikaele had a big game helping lead the Jackrabbits defense in holding Serra to just three points. Mikaele had three tackles for a loss, two sacks, and a fumble recovery against the Cavaliers.
Jordan Washington, Jordan Football
Jordan Washington helped lead the Panthers to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2019 with a big game against Peninsula. Washington started the game with an 89-yard touchdown run and ended it with an interception (earning the Panthers turnover chain).
Senior Noah Mallon had two sacks in Lakewood’s first win of the year, leading his side of the ball as the Lancers defense flew around the field to hold the San Dimas offense to zero touchdowns.
Cortni Youngblood, Lakewood Volleyball
Lakewood senior Cortni Youngblood is a leader from the libero position, and she helped the Lancers to a sweep over Mater Dei last week with 12 digs and seven assists. The UC Santa Barbara commit also had 11 digs and four assists in a match against Marymount.
Morgan Chacon, Long Beach State Volleyball
Morgan Chacon made the most of her Long Beach State debut as she led the Beach averaging 4.21 kills per set, 2.21 digs per set, 4.71 points per set, and hitting .259. She recorded two double-doubles in three matches with 17 kills and 10 digs against Oregon, and 16 kills and 13 digs at Portland State. She wrapped up the tournament with a career-high 26 kills while hitting .318 against No. 19 Oregon.