Sooy Snags SCIAC AOW Honors

Senior earns conference honors

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017 3:24 pm

Courtney Sooy earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors after a dominant pitching performance against Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. 

Credit: Matt McClenathen Hi-res image

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – Announced on Monday afternoon by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Courtney Sooy of the Cal Lutheran softball team was named Athlete of the Week based on her performance during the week of Mar. 27 – Apr. 3.

The senior pitcher helped lead the Regals to a sweep over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday after a dominant pitching performance in game one. Sooy tossed all 10 innings while striking out three and allowing just five hits in a 2-1 extra-inning thriller. She also went 1-for-4 to help out at the plate. 

Chloe Barnes (Mar. 20-26)from the Cal Lutheran women’s golf team was honored last week while Gabe Gunter (Mar. 13-19) from the Kingsmen basesball team was honored prior to that. Also honored this spring have been Regals water polo players Victoria Rose Meek (Mar. 6-12) and Bailey Meyer (Feb. 20-26) along with track and field student-athlete Alexa Barnes (Feb. 27 – Mar. 5). In the winter, Haley Hodgson (Jan. 16-22 and Jan. 2-8) from the Regals basketball team was a two-time selection while Kyle Ferreira (Jan. 9-15) was a recent selection from the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team. Hodgson’s teammate Sofia Cruz (Dec. 12-18) and Kingsmen basketball player Austin Cole (Dec. 12-18) were also honored along with Regals basketball player Janelle Porter (Nov. 14-20) and Kingsmen swimmer Jonah Hobbs (Nov. 14-20). In the fall, Hope Stewart (Oct. 17-23 and Sept. 5-11) and Ryley Settles  (Sept. 26 – Oct. 3 and Sept. 5-11) were two time-honorees for the Regals volleyball and soccer teams, respectively. For the Kingsmen, football players Aaron Lacombe (Oct. 10-16) and Adam Friederichsen (Sept. 26 – Oct. 3) have been honored as well as water polo player Chris Gardhouse (Sept. 12-18).

Cal Lutheran (9-13, 6-8 SCIAC) return to Hutton Field for a doubleheader against Whittier this Saturday, Apr. 8 beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Release: SCIAC Athlete of the Week
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