Each week, publications from 11 Southern California News Group properties (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily) Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective regions.
After that, each athlete will be entered into the Southern California Best Athlete vote.
Click on the newspaper links below an athlete’s name to read about their performance over the past week, then vote for who you think deserves the top honor.
Readers are voted multiple times. Voting ends at midnight, but the final total is not always reflected immediately due to processing.
The overall winner will be announced on Friday, February 4th.
Vote at the bottom of the page.
Sophia Fimbres, Sonora: The senior striker has had a great week. She scored three goals with one assist in a 5-1 win over rivals La Habra, avenging her previous Freeway League loss to Highlanders. She also scored in a 3-2 win over Sunny Hills. With double wins, Sonora (14-3-2, 6-2-1) jumped from 8th to 4th this week in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 poll.
Mantellato Beer, Port of Newport: The Hawaiian center has scored 17 goals in four games, including five against No. 2 Laguna Beach in the semifinals, to help lead the top-ranked Sailors to the title at the Newport Invitational. opening.
Olivia Herrera, Wilson: The goalkeeper who started his third year played a big part in the Bruins’ 2-1 win over area No. 1 Millikan, making Wilson the commander of the Moore League title chase. Herrera, an all-league selection, started the week with a strong performance in a 4-1 win over Lakewood. Wilson will win the Moore League with a win or draw in Wednesday night’s game at Millikan.
Mariah Elohim, Westlake: Elohim led the Warriors to three wins last week, scoring 14 and 16 points respectively in wins over Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks before bursting into a career-high 28 in wins over Oaks Christian on Saturday afternoon. Victory over the Lions puts Westlake in position to win the Marmonte League, but needs to beat Oaks Christian for a second time on Thursday night.
Lindsey Chau, Citrus Valley: Chau scored four goals, all in the second half, as the Blackhawks beat Yucaipa 5-1 to claim at least part of the Citrus Belt League championship. Chau, a senior quarterback with the University of San Francisco, was dropped from the scoreboard in the first half, but she scored in the 46th, 51st, 68th and 80th minutes to help Citrus Valley win the championship. third in a row.
Alexia Leon, San Pedro: Leon has scored seven goals and added four assists over the course of five games, including a 10-0 win over Rancho Dominguez and a 9-0 win over Narbonne. The sophomore striker scored a pair of hat tricks in that span.
https://www.sbsun.com/2022/02/01/vote-southern-california-girls-athlete-of-the-week-february-4/ Female Athlete of the Week Southern California, February 4 – San Bernardino Sun