Men's Athletes of the Week
PCAC named Jaguars' Hernandez Men's Athlete of Week
OCT. 14, 2014 - Southwestern College soccer player Omar Hernandez has been Men's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference for the week that ended Sunday.
Hernandez, a sophomore forward from Hilltop High School who leads the conference in with seven goals and also has an assist for 15 points, played a major role as the Jaguars posted back-to-back victories over Imperial Valley 1-0 and San Diego Mesa 2-0.
Hernandez scored the only goal of the game against the Arabs. He contributed an assist vs. the Olympians.
Honorable mention for the week was awarded to Palomar football player Wayne Ganan, Mesa cross country runner Casey Walter, Cuyamaca soccer player Russ Lopez and San Diego City College soccer player Reddiet Mckonnen.
Ganan, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound freshman wide receiver from Del Norte High School, piled up 193 all-purpose yards as the Comets defeated Moorpark 45-44 in two overtimes. Gannon caught four passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball five times on reverses for 117 yards, including gainers of 46, 36 and 21 yards.
Walter, a sophomore from Durango High School in Las Vegas, ran 26:00.2 for 8 kilometers against four-year college opponents to place 35th in a 172-man field.
Lopez, a freshman from Hilltop High School, assisted on both of Cuyamaca's goals in back-to-back 1-0 victories over Mesa and MiraCosta. The Coyotes lead the PCAC with a 3-0 conference record.
Mckonnen, a sophomore forward from San Diego High School, had back-to-back steals to score goals in the 85th and 88th minute, breaking open a 2-1 game as the Knights defeated MiraCosta 4-1, breaking the Spartans' five-game winning streak.