Southern California Female Athlete of the Week, November 18 – Orange County Register

Each week, publications from all 11 Southern California News Group properties (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective region.

Each athlete is then entered into the Southern California Athlete of the Week global vote.

Click on the log links under the athlete’s name to learn more about their performance last week, then vote for who you think deserves the highest honor.

Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Voting ends at midnight, but final totals are not always immediately reflected due to processing.


The big winner will be announced on Friday November 18.

Voting poll at the bottom of the page.

Leigh Chien, Santa Margarita: Stanford’s commitment led the Eagles to the CIF/SCGA Southern California Regional title by winning the Individual Championship with a 68 of 5-under at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. Chien is the first Santa Margarita girl to win the SoCal crown since Kellee Booth in 1992-93.

Kendall Beshear, Palos Verdes: Beshear helped Palos Verdes reach the CIF Southern California Division I Regional Finals. She had 13 kills in a three-set victory over Del Norte, 23 kills in a four-set victory over Liberty, and 19 kills in a five-set semi-final win over Huntington Beach. Saturday, November 12.

Olivia Center, San Marino: The center was part of a dominant singles rotation that helped the Titans win their first CIF-SS Women’s Open Division title with an 11-7 victory over Mater Dei at the Claremont Club. It was San Marino’s 14th CIF-SS title and followed last year’s Division 1 title. Julianne Nguyen also went 3-0 in singles for the Titans and Tianmei Wang went 2-1.

Nicole Alfred, Rancho Cucamonga: Alfred won his round in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Preliminaries, finishing the course at Mt. San Antonio College in a time of 18 minutes, 30.6 seconds. She helped the Cougars finish first in the Heat standings (34 points), which secured them a spot in Saturday’s Division 1 championship game. Alfred won the Baseline League Individual Championship this month and she finished sixth in the Division 1/2 contest at the Mt. SAC Invitational in October.

Mercedes Sibrien, Mayfair: Sibrian scored a 21-yard field goal in the first half to give Mayfair a 3-0 lead against Claremont in the quarter-finals of the CIF Division 7 Southern Section football playoffs on Friday, November 11. The elder added a PAT in the third quarter after the team’s lone touchdown in a 12-7 win. Sibrian, who also plays soccer at Mayfair, recently signed her letter of intent with the Life Pacific University women’s soccer team.

Jocelyn Pacheco, Granada Hills Charter: Pacheco crossed the finish line first in the City Section I preliminaries at Pierce College on Saturday, doing so in 18 minutes and 6.4 seconds in the 3-mile race. Pacheco finished 30 seconds ahead of second. She helped Granada Hills finish first in the team standings. The City Championship finals are on Saturday at Pierce College.

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