Athletes of the Week

Week of March 5, 2012

Ray Worley

Men's Tennis

Worley combined to go 6-2 in singles and doubles play as Cal Lutheran men's tennis won three of its four matches over the previous week. The Kingsmen faced three of the nation's top-20 teams and four regionally ranked squads over four consecutive days.

In singles play Worley picked up three victories including a straight sets win over No. 13 nationally ranked C.J. Williams of Kenyon. He went 3-1 against four regionally ranked opponents and improved his record to 6-1 this season.

Worley and Nicholas Ballou are currently ranked as the nation's No. 2 doubles team in Division III. On back-to-back days the CLU pair took down the No. 4 and No. 5 nationally ranked doubles pairings.

Kayla Sakamoto


Sakamoto hit .500 (8-for-16) including three multi-hit games over a four game stretch this past week. She extended her season-long hitting streak to six games after collecting a base hit in all four contests.

In the team's opener against Staten Island she went 3-for-4 with an RBI and was successful on all four of her stolen base attempts. Sakamoto raised her batting average 30 points and leads Cal Lutheran with 11 stolen bases and a .400 batting average.

Sakamoto collected a pair of base hits in both games against nationally ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. In the opener against the Athenas she made her collegiate pitching debut tossing two scoreless innings.