Women's Athletes of the Week

 Women’s Athlete of Week honor to Mesa’s Veleker

JAN. 16, 2017 - San Diego Mesa College basketball player Leah Veleker has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week for Jan. 9-15.

Jan 16 Leah Veleker, San Diego Mesa Basketball
Jan 3 Crystal Malveaux, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Dec 26 Kendall Crosby, Palomar Basketball
Dec 19 Delacy Brown, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Dec 12 Samera Henry, San Diego City
Teya Searles, MiraCosta
Dec 5 Alana Wilson, Grossmont Volleyball
Nov 28 Giovanni Brown, Grossmont Volleyball
Nov 21 Kali Weires, San Diego City Volleyball
Nov 14 Arianna Rodriguez, SBV
Tori Dahlberg, San Diego Mesa
Nov 7 Alahna Perez, San Diego Mesa
Kelly Rowan, Palomar
Water Polo
Oct 31 Alyssa Hebb, San Bernardino Vly
Hannah Doonan, Grossmont
Cross Country
Oct 24 Peyton Brittain, MiraCosta
Kianna Niu, Palomar
Oct 18 Izzy Miller, San Diego Mesa
Grace Busby, Palomar
Oct 10 Lichi “Kiki” Liu, COD
Hannah Miller, Grossmont
Oct 3 Megan Kolp, San Diego Miramar Water Polo
Sep 26 Alexia Orenday, San Diego Mesa
Chloe Gruwell, San Diego City
Sep 19 Makayla Sua, MiraCosta Volleyball
Sep 12 Lauren West, Grossmont
Bailey Williams, San Bernardino V
Sep 5 Robyn Arthur, Grossmont
Cadie Francis , MiraCosta

Veleker, a sophomore guard/forward out of Our Lady of Peace High School, contributed 32 points and 20 rebounds during the week as the Olympians won twice to extend their win streak to three games.

Veleker had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocks in Mesa’s 64-42 victory over San Bernardino Valley. She came right back with 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Olympians held off College of the Desert 46-43.

Honorable mention went to basketball players Allie Israel from Palomar, Kristian DeWitt of Mt. San Jacinto, Shatiana Daniels of Southwestern and Courtney Branch of Grossmont.

Israel, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard out of Mission Hills High School, scored 17 points, including 5 baskets from behind the 3-point arc, as coach Leigh Marshall rotated her roster throughout in the Comets’ 107-25 win over Imperial Valley. Palomar (16-2) ran its win streak to 7 and won for the 12th time in its last 13 games.

DeWitt, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard from Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, Texas and a transfer from Odessa (Texas) Community College, scored 18 points, going 7-for-9 from the field (3-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc) and pulled down 5 rebounds as Mt. San Jacinto (18-2) ran its victory streak to 6 games and won for the 9th time in its last 10 games, defeating Southwestern 103-45.

Daniels, a 5-foot-11 sophomore guard/forward from Morse High School, contributed 27 points, highlighted by a 13-for-18 shooting performance, as Southwestern turned back MiraCosta 72-71.

Branch, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard from Patrick Henry High School, helped lead the Griffins to a 58-43 win over San Bernardino Valley with 12 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

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