Women's Athlete of the Week

 Miramar's Salazar picked as Women's Athlete of Week


NOV. 25, 2014 - San Diego Miramar College's Karolina Salazar has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sunday.

PCAC 2014-2015 WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Nov. 23 Karolina Salazar, SD Miramar Soccer
Nov. 16 Gillian Newman, Grossmont
Demitra Tsambasis, Mt. San Jac
Volleyball
Soccer
Nov. 9 Taylor Moran, San Diego Mesa
Ring Shey, San Diego Mesa
Volleyball
Cross Country
Nov. 3 Valentina Zito, Palomar
Coco Guerrero, San Diego City
Soccer
Soccer
Oct. 26 Maci Lerno, Palomar
Taylor Wolever, Miramar
Volleyball
Soccer
Oct. 19 Karlie Troeh, San Diego City
Brianna Sizemore, MiraCosta
Volleyball
Volleyball
Oct. 12 Taylor Kushner, Mt. San Jacinto
Taylor Pompa-Hogan,  Mesa
Volleyball
Soccer
Oct. 5 Madi Atkins, San Diego Mesa
Kelly Harris, Palomar
Water Polo
Water Polo
Sept. 28 Stephanie Carlson,  Miramar
Yazmin Osorio, San Diego Mesa
Soccer
Soccer
Sept. 21 Brooke Wheeler, Grossmont
Miranda Fisher, Cuyamaca
Volleyball
Cross Country
Sept. 14 Natalie McCann, Miramar
Taivin Rodriguez, MiraCosta
Water Polo
Soccer
Sept. 7 Amitat Olowara, Southwestern
Jessica Steinhoff, Palomar
Cross Country
Cross Country
Aug. 31 Lexi Reddick, Grossmont Volleyball

Salazar, a sophomore forward from Escondido High School, scored her fifth goal in Miramar's last six games as the Jets, who received a first-round bye, defeated Los Angeles Pierce in overtime 2-1 in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

Salazar scored in the ninth minute off Sinai Garcia's assist to give Miramar a 1-0 lead on the way to its ninth victory in a row. The Jets (16-2-2), champions of the PCAC's Northern Division, will take a 17-game unbeaten streak into the third round.

She previously scored the game's only goal as Miramar defeated PCAC runner-up Mt. San Jacinto (15-3-3) in a 1-0 match-up that determined the division champion.

Honorable mention went to Southwestern cross country runner Amitat Olowara, a previous Athlete of the Week award winner, Palomar basketball player Keisha Cox and Mt. San Jacinto basketball player Sarina Johnson.

Olowara, a freshman from Anti Ayds Girls Comprehensive High School in Lagos, Nigeria and her country's national champion in the 1500 meters, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters two years ago, won the CCCAA state cross country title at Woodward Park in Fresno. She ran the 5-kilometer course in 16:59.7 to defeat runner-up Yesinia Silva from College of the Sequoias who finished in 17:33.8. Olowara was named AOTW for the week ending Sept. 7. An individual cannot win the honor a second time in the same season.

Cox, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard from Mission Hills High School who played one previous season for Saddleback, scored 18 points while playing less than half the game as the Comets defeated Rio Hondo 83-33. She came back the next night to score 27 points in a 77-57 win over Los Angeles Valley as Palomar advanced to 6-0 on the season. Rio Hondo and Valley have lost two games between them all season, other than their losses to the Comets.

Johnson, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard from Hemet High School, was named MVP of the High Desert Classic at Barstow College after leading the Eagles (5-1 on the season) to the championship. Johnson scored 13 points and also contributed 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals as the Eagles defeated Porterville 79-47. She led Mt. San Jac over Los Angeles Pierce in the semifinals with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. And she had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists as the Eagles downed Cuesta 55-50 for the championship.

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