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Athlete of the Week Long Beach State Millikan Softball Volleyball’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.


Katie Knarr, Millikan Softball

Millikan got a statement win over Long Beach Poly last week, and an offensive explosion from Katie Knarr was a big part of the reason why. The defending league champion Rams got a three-run HR and a double from Knarr in the win over the Jackrabbits.


Aidan Knipe, Long Beach State Volleyball

Setter Aidan Knipe helped lead Long Beach State to a stunning sweep win over Hawaii last weekend, giving the Rainbow Warriors their first home straight-set loss in three years. Knipe guided the Beach offense to a .484 hitting clip, while putting up 43 assists in just three sets of action.

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.