Male Athlete of the Week: At Monday’s luncheon, Coach John Moore acknowledged that there have been a lot of great centers for the Westmont basketball team over the year, so for Evan Haines to set the school’s single-game record with eight blocks in a double-overtime win at Point Loma Nazarene is no small feat. Haines also had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the game. The Warriors lost to undefeated rival Biola earlier in the week, but Haines had nine points with 10 boards and held Eagles star post player Rocky Hampton to just three points.
Female Athlete of the Week: Water polo teams weren’t at Harry’s on Monday, but one of the most highly touted high school players in the country was. Dos Pueblos junior Kiley Neushul earned this week’s award after scoring nine of DP’s 16 goals in the semifinals and finals of the 11th annual Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. It’s an event which hosts the very best teams in southern California. The top-ranked, undefeated Chargers are at the top of that heap, and they needed all three of Neushul’s goals in the title match — a 6-5 win over Newport Harbor.