Men's Athletes of the Week
Palomar's Amu, City's Morales are Men's Athletes of Week
OCT. 21, 2014 - Palomar football player Toefua Amu and San Diego City College soccer player Daniel Morales are the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athletes of the Week.
Amu, a 6-foot-0, 227-pound sophomore outside linebacker from El Camino High School who has also been selected as the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, turned the Comets' conference game against Orange Coast around on one play on Saturday night.
With the Comets trailing 6-0 six minutes into the second half, Amu intercepted a pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to ignite Palomar's come-from-behind 20-10 victory. Amu also had five tackles in the game (including four solo tackles, all for losses). Palomar is tied for second place in the Southern Division, one game behind defending Southern California champion and 2013 state runner-up Fullerton.
Morales, a sophomore forward from University City High School, scored two goals last week, the first in a 3-1 win over Imperial Valley and the second to give City College a 1-0 win over Cuyamaca, as the Knights remained alone in first place in the conference.
Honorable mention honors for the week were awarded to Southwestern cross country runner George Martinez, Grossmont football player Michael Carrillo and San Diego Mesa football player Mike Nelson.
Martinez, a sophomore from Sweetwater High School and the PCAC Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sept. 7, ran to a seventh-place finish in a 183-runner field in the 67th Mt. Invitational on Saturday. Martinez ran the 4.0-mile course in 21:05.0.
Carrillo, a freshman quarterback from Christian High School, completed 21-of-35 pass attempts for 382 yards and three touchdowns to Thomas McDonald, Jeffery Stephens and Paul Gooden in the Griffins' 41-27 Southern Conference upset win over Saddleback.
Nelson, a 6-foot-0, 228-pound sophomore linebacker from Mt. Carmel High School, played a big role in the Olympians' 18-15 Mountain Conference upset over Mt. San Jacinto with 10 tackles, including 0.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for losses.