Athletes of the Week
Leading the Regals to a 2-0 week, propelling the team into fourth place in the SCIAC standings, Chelsea Jacoby averaged a double-double in a pair of games. She scored 26 points and wrangled 20 rebounds for 13 points and 10 rebounds per game, respectively. She also added six assists and four steals while seven of her boards were at the offensive end of the court. Against Caltech, she was responsible for the first eight points of the second half en route to a game-high 15 while grabbing nine rebounds to lead all players. Additionally, she handed out two assists and came up with two steals in the 33-point victory. On Saturday evening at La Verne, the Regals avenged an earlier season loss to the Leopards in a 63-47 victory, climbing into fourth place in the league standings. Jacoby recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds, chipping in with four assists and a pair of steals.
In his CLU debut, Justin Caña contributed at the plate and in the field as the Kingsmen split a season opening series with Emory on Saturday afternoon. The starting centerfielder in both games was perfect in the field with four putouts and went 5-for-8 at the plate (.625), reaching base seven total times, being hit twice, for a .700 on base percentage and scored five runs for the Violet and Gold. In the season opener, Caña singled in his first at-bat and came around to score the first CLU run of the season. His first RBI came on an infield single in the fifth that sparked a two-out, six run rally giving CLU the lead for good. Overall he scored four runs in the win. During game two the sophomore transfer reached in his final three at-bats of the day, scoring once. He also stole a base in his only attempt of the day.
Swimming & Diving
In the final home meet of her four-year Regals swimming career, Shelby Brooks was a two-event winner, sweeping the Backstroke races, while contributing to the winning 200 Medley Relay team as she led Cal Lutheran to a 166-133 victory over Whittier on Saturday. Brooks led off the relay team with a 30.32 split to start off her home finale. She followed with a 37 tenths of a second victory in the 100 back, hitting the wall in 1:03.56 before earning the top spot in the 200 back with a time of 2:18.37, which was more than three seconds faster than her closest competitor.