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.
Nathon Donovan, Wilson Lacrosse
Wilson picked up a huge boys’ lacrosse win over Long Beach Poly last week, thanks to a golden goal in overtime by Nathon Donovan. His score in the extra period gave Wilson a 4-3 OT victory over the Jackrabbits.
Sakarah Buckner, Long Beach Poly Softball
Long Beach Poly senior Sakarah Buckner was the star for the Jackrabbits in a big win over Wilson last week. Buckner had three hits including a home run and 4 RBIs to help power the Jackrabbits to the win.
Marek Turner, Wilson Volleyball
Wilson sophomore Marek Turner is a rare talent in the volleyball world, and he showed his skill in a sweep of Poly last week. Turner, who is a member of the USA National youth team, put up 13 kills and three blocks in the win over Poly.
Jonathon Long, Long Beach State Baseball
Junior Jonathon Long led the offense with a .444/.500/1.167 slash line as the Dirtbags extended their win streak to eight consecutive games. In their four games last week the junior launched four home runs, two of which were walkoff homers including the series clincher against Cal Poly on Saturday. Long earned National Player of the Week honors from Baseball News.