Men's Athletes of the Week
MC's Ramos, Mt. San Jac's Williams share PCAC honor
SEPT. 29, 2014 - MiraCosta College soccer player Argenis Ramos and Mt. San Jacinto football player Johnny Williams share the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's Men's Athlete of the Week award for the week that ended Sunday.
Ramos, a sophomore defender from San Dieguito Academy, exhibited stellar defense marking the highly-regarded Bryan Guzman as the Spartans muscled a 4-3 upset victory over Chaffey, which came in ranked 12th national by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Guzman is second in points and fourth in goals scored in the state. Ramos also had a goal and an assist in the victory.
MiraCosta led the entire game, is 3-0-1 in its last four games and has evened its record at 3-3-1. The Spartans led the Panthers 4-1 at one point.
Williams, a 6-foot-1, 275 sophomore defensive lineman from West Valley High School in Hemet, contributed 13 tackles, including three sacks and five tackles for losses, as the Eagles defeated San Bernardino Valley 30-24 in an American Division Mountain Conference game.
Honorable mention went to Southwestern cross country runner George Martinez, Southwestern soccer player Omar Hernandez and Palomar soccer player Zack Salado.
Martinez, who was conference Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sept. 7 and thus was not eligible to repeat that honor during the current season, placed first among community college runners and 18th among non-Division I runners in the Stanford Invitational over an 8K course at Stanford University Golf Course. Competing head-to-head against opponents from meet champion Washington State, runner-up UC Santa Barbara, third-place Stanford and top non-Division I finisher Chico State, Martinez' 24:46 time was good enough to place him 57th overall. There were 39 teams and 362 runners in the race.
Southwestern's Hernandez, a sophomore striker from Hilltop High School who had scored the winning goal to beat San Bernardino Valley for his team's first win of the season the previous week, tallied the defending PCAC champion Jaguars' first goal in a 2-2 tie with nationally-ranked Chaffey, then contributed an unassisted goal in a 5-1 loss to a 4-1-1 Santiago Canyon side.
Salado, a freshman midfielder from San Pasqual High School, led Palomar to its second victory in two days, 5-1 over Victor Valley, by scoring two goals. The win put the Comets over .500 at 3-2-1.
Athletes may receive the conference award only once in their season of sport, but there is no limit as to how many times they can receive honorable mention recognition.