Athletes of the Week: Sydney Hedges and Chad Lampe

Sydney Hedges

Dos Pueblos wrestler Chad Lampe and Providence Hall basketball player Sydney Hedges were recognized as Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week at Monday’s press luncheon.

Lampe went undefeated on the week. The DP senior posted two impressive wins on his way to a tournament championship in Long Beach on Saturday by topping two CIF placers from last year. Lampe also moved up a weight division in Tuesday’s dual meet with Lompoc and pinned his opponent in the second round.

Hedges led the Lions to the tournament championship at Bishop Diego’s Bird Cage Classic. The tournament MVP averaged averaged 26 points in four tournament games.

Chad Lampe

Hedges’ biggest stat line game in the tourney opener vs. Villanova as the senior collected 30 points, 12 rebounds, 7 blocked shots and five assists.

“When you have athletes like that, they make good things happen for you and everyone says, what a great coach you are,” said Lions head coach Ernie Quiroz. “But the athletes are the one who perform on the field, on the court, in the pool. All the athletes here they make all of us coaches look good because of their hard work and commitment.”

Honorable mentions include Kevin Hempy, San Marcos Basketball; Elvis Mancilla, Santa Barbara Soccer; Caleb Richey, Bishop Diego Basketball; Abel Gonzalez, Bishop Diego Soccer; Sweets Underwood, UCSB Basketball; Keia Nobles, SBCC Basketball; Jamie Neushul, Dos Pueblos Water Polo;

The Athletes of the Week are selected each week by a panel of local sports media reporters. The candidates are identified by PresidioSports.com, Santa Barbara’s Community Sports News resource.

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