Athletes of the Week: Madison Serrano and Joel Medina

Joel Medina

Westmont’s Madison Serrano

SBCC’s Joel Medina and Westmont’s Madison Serrano were recognized as Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Cafe.

Medina, a sophomore linebacker from Santa Barbara, was a key piece of the Vaquero defensive effort that starred in Saturday’s 14-6 American Pacific Conference victory over L.A. Valley. Medina recorded nine tackles, 2.5 of them for a loss, and added a sack. SBCC’s defense secured the victory by holding L.A. Southwest to 31 total yards and just one first down in the second half.

Serrano is a key piece for the Warriors’ fifth-ranked team. The Warriors, 17-2 on the season, nearly knocked off the No. 2 team in the NAIA on Tuesday, but came back to win on Friday against No. 9 Cal State San Marcos.  Serrano totaled 17 kills, 25 digs and 26 serve receptions in Friday’s win. On Saturday, Serrano tallied 15 kills and hit .400 in a three-game sweep of San Diego Christian.

Honorable mentions included: Gerald Ben, Westmont Soccer; James Stevens, Santa Barbara High Football; Paul Cortez, Carpinteria Football; Nico Bornand, Dos Pueblos Football; Kyle Mayfield, Cate Football; Kelsie Bryant, Carpinteria Tennis; Madison Hale, Santa Barbara High Tennis; Jessica Myers, Westmont Cross Country; Addi Zerrenner, Dos Pueblos Cross Country; Emily Banas, SBCC Volleyball.

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