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CMS Athletes of the Week

November 23, 2015
Alex Waggoner – Men’s Water Polo
(11/16 – 11/22) – With a 12-11 overtime victory over Whittier in the finals of the SCIAC Championships on Nov. 22, the CMS men’s water polo team won the program’s 26th conference championship.

November 17, 2015
Zorg Loustalet – Men’s Cross Country
(11/9 – 11/15) – Led by senior All-American Zorg Loustalet’s (HMC) third place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country West Regionals on Nov. 14, the Stags won regionals for the third time in four seasons and seventh time in program history.

November 9, 2015
Crystal Anderson - Volleyball
(11/2 – 11/8) – The CMC sophomore outside hitter from Sammamish, Wash. came through in a big way over the weekend for the SCIAC champion volleyball team, as CMS won its first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament.

November 3, 2015
Bridget Blum – Cross Country
(10/26 – 11/1) – Senior Bridget Blum (CMC) finished in third place at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 31 and played a major role in the Athenas winning their sixth-straight conference championship and 25th overall.

October 28, 2015
Trey Smith - Football
(10/12 – 10/18) – Trey Smith (CMC) played an instrumental role in the CMS football team’s come-from-behind, 45-42 win over Occidental on Oct. 24 at Zinda Field.

October 19, 2015
Victor Bunce - Football
(10/12 – 10/18) Sophomore defensive back Victor Bunce (CMC) intercepted two passes in key moments in the Stags’ 25-23 win over the University of Redlands on Oct. 17 and now leads Division III in interceptions per game (1.4) and is tied for first in total interceptions (7).

October 13, 2015
Makella Brems – Women’s Soccer
(10/5 – 10/11) – The Athenas came up big during the week with three keys wins and a perfect record to extend their win streak to four matches overall. With the victories, two of which were conference matches, CMS moved up from fourth to second in the SCIAC standings.

October 5, 2015
Tanner Cullen – Men’s Water Polo
(9/28 – 10/4) – Led by senior Tanner Cullen (CMC), the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team had a big weekend, going 4-0 at the Gary Troyer Tournament in Claremont and winning the Division III championship match of the tournament against rival Whittier.

September 28, 2015
Zorg Loustalet – Men’s Cross Country
(9/21 – 9/27) – At the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26, senior All-American Zorg Loustalet (HMC) paced the Stags and ran the third-fastest 8k time in program history (24:35.5).

September 22, 2015
Nicole Kerkhof - Volleyball
(9/14 – 9/20) – In four matches at the Emory Invite on Sept. 18-19, CMS went 3-1 including a win over No. 1 Emory. Outside hitter Nicole Kerkhof (CMC) led the team with 58 kills and she also added 61 digs.

September 14, 2015
Shane Pico - Football
(9/7 – 9/13) – In a 27-7 road win over Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 12, Pico led a CMS rushing attack that controlled the game and totaled 315 yards with four touchdowns.

September 8, 2015
Katelyn Faust – Women’s Soccer
(8/31 – 9/6) – In a 2-1 home win over top-25 ranked Washington University (Mo.) on Sept. 6, junior Katelyn Faust (CMC) scored both goals, including what ended up being the game-winner in the 48th minute.

May 26, 2015
Warren Wood - Men's Tennis
(5/18 - 5/24) - Warren Wood (Del Mar, CA), a senior captain for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (Claremont, CA) completed a rare Division III men's tennis triple crown at the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships from May 18-23 in Mason, Ohio.

May 11, 2015
Katie Kuosman – Women’s Tennis
(5/4 – 5/10) – The sophomore from Superior, Colo. stepped up big during the week in helping the Athenas to a pair of wins in the opening rounds of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships.

May 4, 2015
Margaret Loncki – Women’s Golf
(4/27 – 5/3) – Freshman Margaret Loncki (CMC) won the three-round 2015 SCIAC Championships golf tournament by one stroke over Pomona-Pitzer's Tiffany Gu with a score of 227 on April 26-28 at Oak Valley Golf Course.

April 27, 2015
Warren Wood - Men's Tennis
Senior Warren Wood won the Division III West Singles title at the Ojai Tournament for the second-straight year and in doing so, become the first back-to-back Ojai singles champion in CMS history.

April 20, 2015
Anna Gurr – Softball
(4/13 – 4/19) – Anna Gurr has led the Athena softball team from the circle all season and earned a win and a save this weekend in big games against Pomona-Pitzer, 2-1 & 2-0. Gurr pitched game one and earned her 10th win on the season, eighth in SCIAC.

April 13, 2015
Jessica Gaffney - Women's Water Polo
(4/6 - 4/12) - Gaffaney scored five goals as the women's water polo team went 2-0 with key conference wins at Whittier and home against Chapman to stay undefeated at 7-0 in SCIAC.

April 6, 2015
Warren Wood – Men’s Tennis
(3/30 – 4/5) – The No. 1-ranked men’s tennis team went 4-0 during the week with wins over No. 14 Williams (8-1), No. 17 Redlands (8-1), No. 16 Gustavus Adolphus (9-0) and NAIA No. 4 Westmont (9-0) and senior captain Warren Wood (CMC) led the way for CMS with an 8-0 record (4-0 singles and 4-0 doubles).

March 31, 2015
Sarah Kukino – Women’s Tennis
(3/23 – 3/29) – The CMS women’s tennis team is in the midst of another great season and senior Sarah Kukino (CMC) has played a large part in the team’s 14-1 record and No. 5 national ranking.

March 23, 2015
MacKenzie Menthen – Baseball
(3/16 – 3/22) – The Claremont McKenna College junior had a big week offensively for the Stags, who went 1-2 during the week. Over the three games, Menthen went 8-for-13 at the plate with eight RBI, four doubles, three runs scored and a home run.

March 17, 2015
Evan Molineux – Men’s Track & Field
(3/9 – 3/15) – At the Occidental Distance Carnival on March 13, the junior from Danville, Calif. set a NCAA Division III national leading time in the 1500 meters (3:48.51).

March 9, 2015
Carly Roleder - Softball
(3/2 - 3/8) – Carly Roleder (CMC) had a stand-out day on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s sweep of Redlands.

March 2, 2015
Vaiva Palunas – Women’s Track & Field
(2/23 – 3/1) – Sophomore Vaiva Palunas (SCR) from Seattle, Wash. broke the 22-year old CMS women's discus record with a mark of 43.42m (142-5) on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Rossi Relays hosted by CMS.

February 23, 2015
James Stevick – Men’s Diving
(2/16 – 2/22) – At the SCIAC Championships Feb. 19-22 at Whittier College, Stevick, the most decorated men’s diver in CMS program history, won the conference championship in both the 3-meter and 1-meter diving events.

February 16, 2015
Trey Smith – Baseball
(2/9 – 2/15) – The CMS baseball team’s offense had a breakout three-game series over the weekend, scoring 22 runs in the three losses to Pomona-Pitzer.

February 9, 2015
Kelly Ngo – Women’s Swimming
(2/2 – 2/8) – In the Athenas’ dual-meet victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, Ngo was a part of two Axelrood Pool records (200-yard medley relay and 100-yard backstroke) and four winning events.

February 2, 2015
James Stevick – Men’s Swim & Dive
(1/26 – 2/1) – In a day that saw CMS set four pool records at Redlands, senior diver James Stevick (CMC) continued his record-board onslaught by obliterating both the 1-meter and 3-meter board pool records.

January 26, 2015
Patrick Shultz – Men’s Swimming
(1/19 – 1/25) – The senior from Los Gatos played a big role over the weekend in the Stags staying perfect in SCIAC meets this season.

January 20, 2015
Mara Falahee – Women’s Basketball
(1/12 - 1/18) – Mara Falahee (SCR) put up career-high numbers during two wins by the Athenas last week. CMS beat Whittier 62-48 and La Verne 55-35 to put them at 7-0 in SCIAC and on a nine win streak.

January 12, 2015
Matthew Williams - Men's Swimming
(1/5 - 1/11) - CMS hosted Cal Lutheran over the weekend and Matthew Williams was a triple winner.

January 5, 2015
Kim Scamman – Women’s Basketball
(12/29 – 1/4) – The first team All-Conference selection from a season ago has never had an issue scoring points during her CMS career, as she has frequently put up big numbers and filled up the scoring column.

December 16, 2014
Tyler Gaffaney – Men’s Basketball
(12/8 – 12/14) – In a 80-57 win against West Coast Baptist College, Gaffaney put up 35 points including going 7-for-7 from behind the arc. This broke a CMS record for highest three-point shooting percentage last set in 1996. Gaffaney was also perfect from the foul line (2/2) and contributed seven rebounds.

December 8, 2014
Kelly Ngo – Women’s Swimming
(12/1 – 12/7) – In CMS’ dual-meet victories over Chapman and Occidental on Dec. 6, the sophomore from Cupertino won three events.

December 1, 2014
Tyler Gaffaney – Men’s Basketball
(11/24 – 11/30) – In a pair of wins by CMS as part of the annual David Wells Classic, Gaffaney averaged 21.5 points, six rebounds and 3.5 steals. He connected on 13-of-23 shooting from the field, 4-of-7 shooting from the three-point line and 13-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line.

November 24, 2014
Zorg Loustalet – Cross Country
(11/17 – 11/23) – Over the weekend, the Harvey Mudd College junior became the first men’s cross country runner in CMS program history to become a two-time All-American.

November 17, 2014
Margaux Arntson - Volleyball
(11/10 - 11/16) – Arntson put up season-high numbers during the three matches for the volleyball team’s NCAA Regional Championship over the weekend.

November 11, 2014
Alex Chang – Football
(11/3 – 11/9) – In the CMS football team’s 40-3 win over Whittier on Nov. 8, the defense had a record day and senior defensive lineman Alex Chang (CMC) played a big role in the defensive dominance.

November 3, 2014
Elijah Lichtenberg – Men’s Soccer
(10/27 – 11/2) – In two matches – both CMS wins – Lichtenberg scored four of the team’s nine goals. Lichtenberg had been without a goal during the season up until his breakout week. He began the week with a hat trick in CMS’ 5-4, come-from-behind, overtime win against Whittier on Oct. 27.

October 27, 2014
Megan Coleman – Volleyball
The senior from Palo Alto played a key role in the volleyball team going 3-0 during the week which included one of the biggest wins in recent program history, a five-set home victory over No. 2 Cal Lutheran on Oct. 21.

October 20, 2014
Sara Mostatabi and Zorg Loustalet – Cross Country
(10/13 – 10/19) – For just the second time in the 24-year history of the SCIAC Multi-Dual Cross Country Meet, CMS had the individual winners of both the men’s and women’s races which were held on Oct. 17 at La Mirada Park.

October 13, 2014
Katie Kuosman and Caroline Ward – Women’s Tennis
(10/6 – 10/12) – The duo won the Division III USTA/ITA National Small College Championships over the weekend becoming the first women’s doubles team from CMS to win the national title since the women's doubles competition began in 1991 at the Small College Championships.

October 6, 2014
Shelbi Stein - Volleyball
(10/6 – 10/12) – On a week the saw the CMS volleyball team get a pair of conference wins, freshman outside hitter Shelby Stein played a big role in the team’s success, tallying 17 kills and 13 digs over the two matches.

September 29, 2014
Caroline Ward – Women’s Tennis
(9/22 – 9/28) – Ward had a busy weekend, winning the ITA West Regional Championships singles title and she added a doubles title as well with partner Katie Kuosman.

September 22, 2014
Tanner Cullen – Men’s Water Polo
(9/15 – 9/21) – In two matches on Sept. 19 as part of the Lancer Invite at Cal Baptist, Cullen scored 13 of the team’s 23 goals as CMS went 1-1 on the day.

September 15, 2014
Tyler Stanek – Football
(9/8 – 9/14) – The junior from Irvine, Calif. had a career night in the CMS football team’s 36-14 win over Lewis & Clark in the home-opener on Sept. 13. Stanek set single-game career-highs in receptions (10), receiving yards (167) and touchdowns (3).

September 9, 2014
Allison Lim – Women’s Soccer
Junior defender Allison Lim of the CMS women’s soccer team is the CMS Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 1-7 after scoring the game-winning goal in her team’s 1-0 win over Emmanuel on Sept. 5.

May 12, 2014
Hayley Schultz - Softball
(5/5 - 11) Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz on the CMS Softball team was 2-0 with one save as CMS went 3-0 to win the NCAA Redlands Regional.

May 6, 2014
Brad Shigezawa - Men's Golf
(4/28-5/4) – Senior men’s golfer Bradley Shigezawa finished in first in the individual standings with 212 over three rounds in what was his first tournament of the spring after coming back from an injury. Shigezawa shot rounds of 68, 69 and 75 to finish at 4-under par and win the SCIAC Championships for the second season in a row. He was the only golfer in the field under par for the event. Shigezawa, the defending NCAA Division III national champion finished 10 strokes ahead of Redlands' Bobby Holden, the current top-ranked player in Division III. Shigezawa led his team to the first SCIAC title since 1995 and 10th in program history. CMS earned the automatic qualification to the NCAA Golf Championships held May 13-16, at Grandover Resort, in Greensboro, NC, hosted by Guilford and the Greensboro Sports Commission.

April 29, 2014
Caroline Ward - Women's Tennis
(4/21 - 4/27) Sophomore Caroline Ward partnered with Katie Kousman to win the Independent College Doubles at the 114th Ojai Valley Tournament.

April 22, 2014
Scott Witte – Baseball
(4/14 – 4/20) – In a three-game sweep over Caltech on April 18 and 19, senior infielder Scott Witte scored 10 of the team’s 32 runs and went 6-for-8 at the plate with three doubles, a home run, seven walks and four stolen bases.

April 15, 2014
Alex Toohey – Women’s Water Polo
(4/7 – 4/13) – The senior driver came up big during the week for the Athena water polo team with eight goals over two matches, both wins, as the team improved to 14-11 overall and 6-0 in SCIAC. The wins helped CMS maintain its one game lead over Pomona-Pitzer for first place in the conference.

April 8, 2014
Matt Wong – Men’s Track & Field
(3/31 – 4/6) – Wong broke the CMS record in the long jump with a personal best mark of 7.19 m (23-7.25) at the California/Nevada Championships.

April 1, 2014
Hilary Slauson - Women’s Lacrosse
(3/24 – 3/30) – Junior attacker Hilary Slauson of the Athena women’s lacrosse team is the CMS Athlete of the Week after helping lead the team to convincing home wins over Pacific (19-9) on March 24, DePauw (18-6) on March 26 and Southwestern (23-3) on March 29.

March 26, 2014
Hayley Schultz - Softball
(3/17 - 3/23) Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz on the CMS Softball team was 4-0 during the week beating No. 4 Central College (IA) twice, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Occidental. She only gave up one earned run in 26 innings pitched earning her the CMS Athlete of the week for March 17-23, 2014

March 18, 2014
Katie Savard - Softball
(3/10 – 3/16) – Sophomore Katie Savard went 6-for-11 at the plate over four games with nine RBI, including a homer against Pomona-Pitzer. The Bellevue, Wash. native had two multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games and at least one RBI in each game as the Athenas went 4-0 against Cal Lutheran and Pomona-Pitzer.

March 11, 2014
Warren Wood – Men’s Tennis
(3/3 – 3/9) – Wood went 6-0 in singles and doubles as CMS won at No. 15 Whitman (7-2) and beat No. 6 Trinity (8-1) and No. 12 UC Santa Cruz (9-0) over the weekend in Walla Walla, Wash to earn CMS Athlete of the Week honors for the week of March 3-9.

March 4, 2014
Madeline Barnes – Women’s Basketball
(2/24 – 3/2) – In two games in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament – both CMS wins – the senior guard and Scripps College student-athlete averaged 19 points in two starts on 12-of-25 shooting from the field with nine rebounds. In the SCIAC Tournament semifinals on Feb. 27, Barnes led CMS with 26 points in a 76-72, overtime comeback win over Redlands.

February 26, 2014
James Stevick – Men’s Swimming and Diving
(2/17-2/23) – The junior diver, James Stevick broke the CMS and SCIAC records for 3 meter diving Thursday on the opening night of the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships.

February 18, 2014
Maya Reddy - Women's Golf
(2/10 – 2/16) – The senior women’s golfer led the Athenas to a come-from-behind first place finish at the SCIAC No. 1 Golf Tournament on Feb. 15-16 at the par 72 Sierra Lakes Golf Course. Reddy won the tournament after trailing after Saturday's first round.

February 13, 2014
John Rizzo - Baseball
(2/3 - 2/9) - Junior John Rizzo of the CMS baseball team had a big week going 5-for-11 at the plate with six RBI, including a two-homer game.

February 4, 2014
Helen Liu - Women's Swimming
(1/27 - 2/2) - Liu won the 50-yard freestyle and was on two winning relay teams as CMS beat Redlands 172-69 at home on Feb. 1 on Senior Day to earn this week's CMS Athlete of the Week.

January 27, 2014
Remy Pinson - Men's Basketball
(1/20 – 1/26) – The senior guard had a career night for the CMS men’s basketball team in an 82-76 win at Redlands on Jan. 25. Pinson scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting which included nine three-pointers, also a career high.

January 21, 2014
Michele Kee - Women's Swimming
Senior swimmer Michele Kee is the CMS Athletics Athlete of the Week for the Jan. 13 for her efforts in the team's win over Occidental on Jan. 18.

January 13, 2014
Tyler Gaffaney - Men's Basketball
(1/6 – 1/12) - Senior guard Tyler Gaffaney (CMC) averaged 24.5 points during the week with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists against La Verne on 9-of-13 shooting and 25 points, five rebounds and three assists on 11-of-15 shooting against Occidental.

December 16, 2013
Madeline Barnes - Women's Basketball
In two games, both CMS wins, senior guard Madeline Barnes led the team in scoring and averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds on 10-of-19 shooting from the field and 3-of-7 shooting from the three-point line.

December 9, 2013
Matthew Williams - Men's Swimming
Freshman swimmer Matthew Williams (CMC) led off the 400 medley relay against Chapman and Whittier by setting a CMS varsity record in the 100-yard backstroke.

December 4, 2013
Kimberly Scamman - Women's Basketball
(11/25 - 12/1) - Junior guard Kimberly Scamman of the CMS women's basketball team set a school record by making 17 free throws in a win over UC Santa Cruz. In two games, both Athena wins, she averaged 21.5 points to earn CMS Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 25 - Dec. 1.

November 27, 2013
John Holland - Men's Water Polo
(11/18 – 11/24) – Senior men’s water polo player John Holland led CMS to a second place finish at the 2013 SCIAC Men’s Water Polo Championships Nov. 22-24, as the team registered wins over La Verne and Redlands.

November 19, 2013
Kimberly Scamman - Women's Basketball
The junior guard made a big impact in her first two games back in over a year after an injury. In two games, both Athena wins, Scamman averaged 15 points and 4.5 rebounds.

November 13, 2013
Lauren Allen - Women's Soccer
After scoring the game-winning goal for the women's soccer team in a 1-0 match against Cal Lu on Nov. 9 in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, senior Lauren Allen is this week's CMS Athlete of the Week. The Athenas take on Hardin-Simmons on Saturday night at Cal Lutheran in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship.

November 6, 2013
Adele Eslinger - Women's Cross Country
Adele Eslinger of the CMS women's cross country team is the CMS Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 after finishing in second at the SCIAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2 and helping the team win the conference championship. Find out more about her week by watching the CMS Athlete of the Week video feature.

October 30, 2013
Trey Reynolds - Football
Freshman quarterback Trey Reynolds played a big role in the CMS football team's 49-46 5OT win at Whittier on Saturday, Oct. 26 by throwing for a career-high five touchdown passes. Find out more by watching this week's CMS Athlete of the Week video.

October 22, 2013
Zorg Loustalet - Men's Cross Country
Loustalet won the men’s race at the SCIAC Multi-Dual meet on Friday, Oct. 18 and finished in a course record time of 25:24.9 at La Mirada Park.

October 16, 2013
Skyler Butts - Men's Tennis
(10/7 - 10/13) - CMS sophomore Skyler Butts was the second player in CMS history to make it to the finals of the Small College National Championships to earn this week's CMS Athlete of the Week.

October 9, 2013
Tanner Cullen - Men's Water Polo
(9/30 – 10/6) - In four matches over the weekend – four CMS wins – sophomore attacker Tanner Cullen led the Stags to a perfect record at the Gary Troyer Tournament by scoring 12 goals to lead the team. In a come-from-behind, 9-8 win over Johns Hopkins in the tournament’s opening match, Cullen had a match-high five goals, including three in the pivotal second half.

October 2, 2013
Katie Kousman - Women's Tennis
(9/23 - 9/29) - The freshman women's tennis player won five of six matches including three against higher seeds - including the top seed - to make the finals of the USTA/ITA Small College West Regional singles championships over the weekend. For her efforts she has been named the CMS Athlete of the Week. Watch to find out more.

September 24, 2013
Kethan Reddy - Men's Golf
(9/16 - 9/22) - The sophomore men's golfer won the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational over the weekend with a two-day score of 133 at nine-under par and led the team to the tournament win as well. For his efforts he has been named both the SCIAC Athlete of the Week and the CMS Athlete of the Week. Find out more in this week's Athlete of the Week feature.

September 18, 2013
Ian Shleton and Matt Aven - Men's Soccer and Football
(9/9 - 9/15) - Freshman Ian Shelton (men's soccer) and Matt Aven (football) each had game-winners for their team during the week. Shelton scored in double overtime to give CMS a 2-1 win at Pomona-Pitzer while Aven kicked a field goal in OT to give CMS a 31-28 at Lewis & Clark. Hear about their experience in this week's Athlete of the Week feature.

September 11, 2013
Nicole Kerkhof - Volleyball
Freshman outside hitter Nicole Kerkhof helped lead the CMS volleyball team to four wins including an upset of previous No.9 Puget Sound during the week. Watch to find out more.