Category archives for: Athletes of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Lohner swinging a hot bat for Poway American

Shane Lohner hit over .750 for the PALL All-Star team in the District 31 tournament.

Shane Lohner is always striving to get better.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s O’Donnell earns more accolades

Jacob O'Donnell rewrote the record book during his four-year career on the Poway boys lacrosse team. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Zack Burke has only been the Poway High boys lacrosse coach for two years, but he had little trouble calling Jacob O’Donnell the best player that has ever come through the school.

Athlete of the Week: Broken bones help Poway High’s Lucas pick path

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Poway High’s Brandon Lucas got the hint.

Athlete of the Week: Rancho Bernardo High’s Chen going out on a high note

Rancho Bernardo High's Steven Chen. File photo

The Rancho Bernardo High boys tennis program has a history filled with talented players. But none could match the all-around success that Steven Chen has produced in high school.

Athlete of the Week: ALL JOKING ASIDE: Homick turns off comedic switch for Rancho Bernardo High

Rancho Bernardo High senior right-hander Alex Homick enters the playoffs with a perfect 11-0 record. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Alex Homick can often be found in the dugout after games laughing it up with his Rancho Bernardo High teammates.

Athlete of the Week: LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY: Cole will graduate from Del Norte High as its most decorated athlete

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Caitlin Cole has built a resume at Del Norte High School that will be tough for any future student-athlete to match.

Athlete of the Week: Rancho Bernardo High’s Mai concentrating on finishing season strong

Rancho Bernardo High's Brandon Mai will play at UCLA next season. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Rancho Bernardo High’s Brandon Mai had plenty to celebrate last season: a second-place finish in the San Diego Section boys golf tournament and the Broncos’ first trip as a team to the SoCal Regional Championships.

Athlete of the Week: Del Norte High’s Rudy thriving in game she almost gave up

Katerina Rudy has scored 40-plus goals two seasons in a row for Del Norte High.

When Katerina Rudy first stepped foot on the campus of Del Norte High School as a freshman, she had no interest in playing lacrosse. That short-lived chapter of her life was over and soccer had taken over as her sole passion.

Athlete of the Week: STAYING IN THE ZONE: Mental toughness, focus key to Shaw’s success for Poway High

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Kourtney Shaw could be pitching in a charity softball game or for a San Diego Section title. Her team could be up 10 runs or down 10. She might even be in the midst of a no-hitter.

Athlete of the Week: NO TRESPASSING: Johnson excels on his own island for Poway High

Poway High senior defender Shane Johnson, right, often needs no help to shutdown some of the top attackers. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Shane Johnson takes it personally when someone tries to invade his island.