Athletes of the Week: Ian Craddock and Cydney Pierce

Cate's Cydney Pierce

Cate’s Cydney Pierce

Carpinteria's Ian Craddock

Carpinteria’s Ian Craddock

Carpinteria football player Ian Craddock and Cate volleyball player Cydney Pierce were rewarded for the versatility on the field and court by being named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week at Monday’s SBART press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe.

Craddock quarterbacks Carpinteria’s option offense. In Friday’s 42-19 win over Santa Clara, he exploited the defense with his legs, rushing for four touchdowns and 176 yards. He also completed a 77-yard touchdown pass. Additionally, he intercepted a pass, kicked six PATs and put three kickoffs into the end zone.

With the win, Carpinteria improves to 5-0 heading into its final pre-league game against St. Monica.

Pierce sparked Cate to its first title at the Carpinteria Tournament. She slammed 37 kills on the day, served seven aces, had a passing percentage of 2.75 (out of 3.00) and picked up 15 digs. Earlier in the week, she led the Rams with eight kills in a sweep of Nordhoff.

Cate is ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 4.

Honorable mentions included Stephen McCaffrey, Laguna Blanca Football; Wesley Ghan-Gibson, San Marcos Football; Rodrigo Schaefer, Westmont Tennis; Jarred Evans, SBCC Football; Phoebe Madsen, Laguna Blanca Volleyball; Karina Thornton/Lexi Gulden, Santa Barbara High Tennis; Jessica Cedillo/Grace Davis, Westmont Tennis.

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