Sports Briefs, Oct. 18, 2016
Mesa men up 10 spots in poll
Colorado Mesa moved up 10 spots in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings after dominant wins over Westminster and CSU-Pueblo.
The Mavericks (10-1-3, 9-0-1 RMAC) are ranked No. 14 in this week’s poll, up from No. 24 last week.
Mesa also swept the RMAC weekly awards, with Roy Abergil, who scored four goals last week, giving him 19 on the season, the offensive player of the week. Slater Elkind is the defensive player of the week after leading Mesa to two shutouts and allowing only 18 shots, and sophomore Briley Guarneri recorded two more shutouts in goal and was selected the goalkeeper of the week. He has eight shutouts this season, which leads the RMAC, as do Abergil’s 19 goals.
GJ, Fruita headline All-SWL team
The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high school boys tennis teams were well represented when the all-Southwestern League boys tennis team was announced early this week.
The Tigers had six first-team selections: Cal Hegstrom at No. 2 singles, Luke Aubert at No. 3 singles, Matt Miller and Ryan Bowen at No. 1 doubles, Sam welling and Josh Newhouse at No. 2 doubles, Tommy Mahre and Riley King at No. 3 doubles, and Matt Martinez and Joseph Hirschbuhl at No. 4 doubles. Cameron Weckerly was a second-team award winner at No. 2 singles.
The Wildcats had six second-team selections: Brandon Lovato at No. 2 singles, Trigg Hayward at No. 3 singles, Jackson Cesark and Daniel Lastine at No. 1 doubles, Clark Ligon and Brandon Keller at No. 2 doubles, No. 3 doubles players Jon Bishop and Gavin Brown, and KC Davis and Preston Vance at No. 4 doubles.
Fred Edwards, Durango’s No. 1 singles player and a first-team selection, was the other all-conference selection.