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Athlete of the Week Basketball Football Golf Lakewood Long Beach State Water Polo Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

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.


Kaleb Foster, Lakewood Football

Lakewood’s playoff success has come thanks to a powerful ground game this year, and Kaleb Foster has been leading the way. He scored two touchdowns in the Lancers’ quarterfinal win.

Alyson Sor, Wilson Golf 

Wilson senior Alyson Sor won her third Moore League title last month, and now she’s going to State. She shot a 1-under par round at Brookside Golf Course to finish fifth in CIF Southern Section competition and advance to the CIF State Tournament this week. 


Malia Bambrick, Long Beach State Basketball

Long Beach State easily won their home opener over La Sierra on Saturday, and Malia Bambrick was a standout. Bambrick had 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win.

Rafael Real Vergara, Long Beach State Water Polo

The Beach beat UC Irvine last week to clinch a share of the conference championship. Vergara had a great game as expected, with a hat trick and a trio of assists as well in the 14-6 victory.

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.