Athletes of the Week

Week of September 9, 2013

Gabriel Fernando

Soccer

In a pair of starts this week, Fernando helped the Kingsmen go 1-0-1 in a pair of SCIAC games. A versatile player, he has demonstrated the ability to step into the most competitive of situations and hold his own as a freshman. He is equally capable of playing in defensive roles as he is in getting involved in the attack. On Wednesday during a league-opening 3-1 victory over Chapman, Fernando earned the start against the Panthers and was instrumental in keeping them off the board in the first half. His technicah and athletic ability make him a key asset for CLU men’s soccer. On Saturday in a double-overtime 0-0 draw with CMS he was again a playmaker, helping the Kingsmen to go unbeaten on the week and improving to 3-1-1 overall.


Hayley Tamagni

Volleyball

SCIAC Athlete of the Week

Hayley Tamagni was named the Emory Invitational MVP after leading the Regals to an upset of the No. 2 Eagles in sweeping fashion (25-23, 25-23, 25-15) on Emory’s home court Saturday to complete a 4-0 weekend and push the No. 7 Regals’ season record to 10-0 in NCAA action. Tamagni earned her way into the starting lineup as a senior following three-years as a reserve. She provided CLU with 29 kills and a .319 hitting percentage over the weekend, adding a pair of service aces, 13 digs and five total blocks. Her serve was spot on all weekend and she came up with some big kills in each game. Her best match of the weekend came against Millsaps when she put down seven kills on 15 swings without an error to hit at a .467 clip. In a four-set win over Southwestern (Tex.) she was responsible for 10 kills and a .360 hitting percentage. She played all 15 sets in Atlanta. Additionally, she was second on the team with five kills against NAIA powerhouse No. 9 Westmont on Tuesday evening, adding an ace, three digs and a solo block.