Men's Athletes of the Week

 Mesa's Crabtree, Coyotes' Letuli are AOTW picks in PCAC


APR. 25, 2016 - San Diego Mesa College swimmer Brandon Crabtree and Cuyamaca track & field thrower Jovann Letuli have been selected as Men's Athletes of the Week in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

PCAC 2015-16 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Apr 25 Brandon Crabtree, SD Mesa
Jovann Letuli, Cuyamaca
Swim & Dive
Track & Field
Apr 18 Donovan McCrystal, Grossmont
Bryan Dezern, Mt. San Jacinto
Baseball
Baseball
Apr 11 Peter Trhac, Palomar Tennis
Apr 4 Mitchell Kwee, Palomar
Joey Portugal, San Diego Mesa
Golf
Baseball
Mar 28 Niko Holm, Palomar
Richard Schweitzer, Mt. San Jac
Baseball
Golf
Mar 21 Andrew Schultz, Grossmont
Codie Simmons, Southwestern
Baseball
Baseball
Mar 14 Aiden McIntyre, San Diego City Baseball
Mar 7 Neil Franka, San Diego Mesa Swim & Dive
Feb 29 Tanner Perry, Grossmont Baseball
Feb 22 Travell Hector, MiraCosta
Craig Grubbe, Grossmont
Basketball
Baseball
Feb 15 Spencer Mattox, San Diego City Basketball
Feb 8 Kelly Cannon, Palomar Golf
Feb 1 Cody Hicks, MiraCosta
Stefan Zivkovic, SD Miramar
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 25 Deven Riley, Palomar Basketball
Jan 18 Marlon Cort, Southwestern Basketball
Jan 11 Devin Fleming, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Jan 4 Matt Duniphan, Palomar Basketball
Dec 22 Roosevelt Adams, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Dec 14 Seville Hayes, Palomar
Javan Perry, San Diego Miramar
Wrestling
Basketball
Dec 7 Tre Nottingham, Mt. San Jacinto
Remy Lawyer, Grossmont
Basketball
Basketball
Dec 1 Leonard Allen, San Diego City
Gamaun Boykin, Southwestern
Basketball
Basketball
Nov 18 Daviante Sayles, Palomar
Mauricio Amerzcua, Cuyamaca
Football
Soccer
Nov 9 Buddah Boyd, MiraCosta
Devin O'Donnell, San Diego Mesa
Basketball
Water Polo
Nov 2 Oscar Soto, Cuyamaca
Davion Fuller, San Diego Mesa
Cross Country
Football
Oct 26 Alex Graves, Palomar
Francisco Contreras, SD City
Wrestling
Soccer
Oct 19 Jake Newton, Mt. San Jacinto Football
Oct 12 Cameron Woldt, San Diego Mesa
Ryan Daniels, San Diego Mesa
Water Polo
Soccer
Oct 5 Austin Early, Palomar
Nick Galatis, Grossmont
Football
Football
Sept 28 Carlos Dominguez, MiraCosta
Abner Alatorre, Cuyamaca
Soccer
Soccer
Sept 21 Alejandro Camacho, Southwesterrn Soccer
Sept 14 Tate Graham, Cuyamaca Cross Country
Sept 7 Sergio Bailey, Grossmont
Sam Tapia, Palomar
Football
Football

With his high school team from El Centro Southwest in attendance and very loud vocally in support of their former teammate, Crabtree, a Mesa freshman, led the repeat dual-meet champion Olympians to the PCAC team title in the conference championship meet.

Crabtree swept to three first places in individual events and swam on four winning relay teams. In the process, he broke two longstanding meet records (both set in 2009) in the 50-yard freestyle (20.65, the first PCAC swimmer under 21 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (45.14).

He anchored the Olympians' three conference championship relay teams (in the 400 medley team at 3:26.86, the 200 medley team in 1:34.57 and the 400 freestyle in 3:06.20). His 19.74 split in the 200 free relay was also the fastest in PCAC history and the first under 20 seconds.

Cuyamaca's Letuli, a sophomore out of San Diego High School who also starred in football on the offensive line for Grossmont College and has signed a Division I Letter of Intent with Akron University in that sport, won three events in the PCAC Championships.

Letuli won the discus with a throw of 166 feet, 6 inches, the hammer at 150-11 and the shot put at 45-2.5 in the meet at San Bernardino Valley College.

Honorable mention for the week went to Mt. San Jacinto golfer Nathan Brady, Mt. San Jacinto baseball right fielder Nick Gonzales and Mesa swimmer Neil Franka.

Brady, a freshman from Vista Murrieta High School, shot a 5-under-par 67 at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club in Yucaipa to take medalist honors in a six-way PCAC match as the Eagles broke a second-place tie in the conference standings with Palomar and moved into sole possession of second.

Gonzales, a sophomore from Riverside Poly High School, helped lead Mt. San Jacinto defeat San Diego City College 8-2 on Thursday and again 11-0 on Saturday. That helped ignite the Eagles as they re-took second place by a half-game over Palomar in a three-way battle for the conference title involving first-place Grossmont, the Eagles and Comets with one week to play in the PCAC season. Gonzales went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI on Thursday. On Saturday, he came back to spark Mt. San Jac with a triple and three RBIs. Franka, the PCAC Athlete of the Week on March 7, was voted Co-PCAC Swimmer of the Year honors with teammate Crabtree after the conference finals but by conference guidelines couldn't receive the AOTW award a second time in the same season. The sophomore from University City High School swept to wins in all three of his individual events and swam on four championship relay teams in the conference finals.

Franka broke three individual meet records (51.50 to break his own mark in the 100-yard backstroke while leading off the 400 medley relay team, 1:52.04 in the 200 individual medley and 49.4 to break his own mark in the 100 butterfly. He also was part of three meet record-setting relays (400 medley, 3:26.86), 200 medley (1:34.57) and 400 freestyle (3:06.20).

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