Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Trevor Newquist, Saint Mary's, SO, D
Trevor Newquist of the Saint Mary's men's soccer team led the Gaels to a championship title in their own tournament over the weekend. Named Tournament MVP, Newquist led the Gaels to a 3-2 upset win over No. 9 Northwestern. In the game against the Wildcats, Newquist scored SMC's third goal of the game on a header from a corner kick. He also assisted on the Gaels' first goal of the game.
The 6-foot-3 sophomore also anchored a defense which shutout Cal State Fullerton in SMC's 0-0 tie in the tournament opener. For the week, the San Diego native posted two shots, two shots on goal, one goal and one assist.
Also Nominated: Artur Jozkowicz (Loyola Marymount), Ryan Luke (Portland)
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Sarah Peters, Saint Mary's, RSR, GK
Saint Mary's goalkeeper Sarah Peters collected all nine saves for Saint Mary's, and played all but 4:43 of the possible 180 minutes this weekend, helping Saint Mary's post a pair of shutouts on the road against Weber State and Utah. In the 3-0 win over Weber State on Friday, Peters had three saves in 85 minutes to help the Gaels post their third shutout of the season. Then in the 2-0 win over Utah on Sunday, Peters collected her second shutout of the season when she had six saves against the Utes, with five coming in the first half when the Gaels were outshot 9-2. After not allowing a goal in 175:17 minutes this weekend, Peters has a 0.75 goals against average, with 13 saves this season.
Also Nominated: Julie Gallaudet (Loyola Marymount), Anisa Guajardo (Pepperdine), Taylor Brooke (Portland)
Volleyball Co-Players of the Week
Victoria Adelhelm, Pepperdine, SO, MB
Pepperdine sophomore middle blocker Victoria Adelhelm helped her team secure a runner-up finish at the Pepperdine Asics Classic in Malibu after hitting .520 (30-4-50) on the weekend and tallying a team-leading 12 total blocks. In the opener of the tournament, Adelhelm registered a .667 attack percentage highlighted by 12 kills and no errors. She then followed that performance with 18 more kills over the next two games.
Kati Hronek, Portland, JR, OH
Portland junior outside hitter Kati Hronek was named the MVP of the Shocker Classic after leading Portland to its first tournament championship victory since 2004. Hronek tied a career high with 17 kills in the Pilots' win over perennial NCAA participant Wichita State. Hronek also hit .298 overall (43-15-97) and tallied two blocks in each match.
Also Nominated: Jasmine Rankins (Loyola Marymount), Gabby Jolly (Saint Mary's)