Women's Athlete of the Week
Comets' Lerno, Jets' Wolever named Athletes of Week
OCT. 27, 2014 - Palomar College volleyball player Maci Lerno and San Diego Miramar soccer player Taylor Wolever are this week's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athletes of the Week.
Lerno, the Comets' 5-foot-9 sophomore outside hitter and middle blocker from Southwest High School in El Centro who doubles as a pitcher and third baseman for Palomar's championship softball team, led the state-ranked Comets to a 2-0 week.
Lerno put down 20 kills as Palomar defeated San Diego City College 25-16, 29-31, 25-16, 25-21 to take over undisputed second place in the conference behind state No. 3-ranked Grossmont. Palomar knocked City College into a tie for third place in the process. Lerno came back two nights later with 13 kills, 14 digs and three blocks as the Comets (13-3, 7-2 in conference) avenged a first-round loss to Mt. San Jacinto by winning 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23.
Wolever, PCAC Northern Division leader Miramar's sophomore forward from Hemet High School, scored a goal and added an assist, both in the first half, as the Jets raced to a -0 win and season sweep over MiraCosta.
Wolever is second on the Miramar team with five goals and five assists for 15 points.
Honorable mention went to San Diego City College volleyball player Lisette Kelly, Mt. San Jacinto volleyball player Iesha Leota and Palomar soccer player Valentina Zito.
Kelly, a sophomore outside hitter from Lake Arrowhead's Rim of the World High School, had nine kills and eight digs in the loss to Palomar. She recorded 12 kills and 14 digs in a 25-10, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Imperial Valley.
Leota, a sophomore outside hitter from Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, helped lift the Eagles to a 25-14, 21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over San Diego Mesa with 10 kills and eight digs. She had eight kills and four blocks in the marathon loss to Palomar.
Zito, the Comets' freshman goalkeeper from Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey, remains second in the state in saves with 134. Zito recorded 14 saves in a 4-1 loss to Mt. San Jacinto.