Athletes of the Week: Tugce Canitez and Shane Hauschild

San Marcos' Shane Hauschild

San Marcos’ Shane Hauschild

Westmont's Tugce Canitez

Westmont’s Tugce Canitez

San Marcos volleyball player Shane Hauschild and Westmont women’s basketball star Tugce Canitez were announced as Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Canitez led the Warriors into the NAIA National Tournament semifinals with three victories last week. The reigning NAIA Player of the Year produced fantastic performances in each game, including a 30-point, 17-rebound effort and another in which she totaled 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

Canitez, who played for Turkey in last year’s Olympics, is the second-leading scorer in all of the NAIA and the third-best rebounder.

Hauschild led San Marcos’ boys volleyball team to a rare victory over Valencia, the momentum from which the Royals used to beat San Luis Obispo and then reach the championship match of the weekend’s Dos Pueblos Invitational.

Hauschild, a hard-swinging 6’4″ outside hitter, was named all-tournament. The junior also recorded team-highs in kills in two non-league, mid-week matches last week for the Royals.

Honorable Mentions are: Cody Bidlow, SBCC Track & Field; Steven Reveles, SBCC Track & Field; Austin Pettibone, UCSB Baseball; Bryan Fernandez, Dos Pueblos Track & Field; Glen Scher, UCSB Golf; Courtney Nuttall, Dos Pueblos Swimming; Kelli Martindale, SBHS Track & Field, Olivia Smith, San Marcos Swimming.

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

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