Athletes of the Week
After missing all of last year with a torn ACL, Katie Kochalko has returned to form this season and had her efforts on display this weekend at the Finis Invitational in Santa Cruz, Calif. Kochalko racked up four second-place finishes over three days including an excellent time of 2:21.27 in the 200 IM. The junior captain swam a good early season 200 fly (2:19.15) and was a part of second-place finishes in the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. For good measure, Kochalko touched the wall in fifth place in the 100 fly with a time of 1:05.26.
On his final weekend of collegiate water polo, Zach Graper made it one to remember by scoring 13 goals with two assists, six drawn ejections, seven steals and a field block as he guided the Kingsmen to a 2-1 showing at the 2014 SCIAC Championships. Against host Redlands he was effective all over the pool with five goals, a drawn ejection, two steals and the only field block of the game as well as an assist on the sixth in a 12-6 loss. On Saturday against Occidental, he scored four goals on his only four attempts in a 16-12 win and added a pair of steals and a drawn ejection. During his career finale, the senior again netted four goals while drawing four ejections, nabbing three steals and handing out another assist in a 13-12 win over La Verne. Overall, he led CLU with 51 goals this season.