By Tom Saxe
MiraCosta College soccer player Carlos Dominguez and Mt. San Jacinto football player Michael Harrison have been honored as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athletes of the Week.
Dominguez, a freshman who played for MiraCosta coach Frank Zimmerman at Oceanside High School, began his college soccer career with back-to-back shutouts vs. Monterey Peninsula College and Rio Hondo. Dominguez, an All-Valley League and All-North County selection as a high school senior, recorded 6 saves as the Spartans defeated the Monterey Peninsula Lobos. He had 10 saves, including a blocked penalty kick, in a 0-0 tie with the Roadrunners.
Harrison, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound sophomore running back from Valley View High School in Hemet, rushed for 112 yards on 30 carries and caught five passes for 74 yards, scoring all four of Mt. San Jacinto’s touchdowns in the Eagles’ 38-31 loss to Los Angeles Pierce. Harrison’s TDs came on a 6-yard run, a 10-yard run, a 40-yard pass play from Chad Vigil and a 1-yard run.
Honorable mention for the week went to Southwestern soccer player Marco Carrillo-Leon, Grossmont football player Christopher Collins, Southwestern football player Cedrick Agyeman and Cuyamaca cross country runner Clayton Rule.
Carrillo-Leon, a sophomore midfielder from Mar Vista High School, scored two goals as Southwestern defeated Moorpark 3-2.
Collins, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield, had three of the Griffins’ seven sacks in a 63-7 victory over San Diego Mesa.
Agyeman, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound sophomore running back from Battlefield High School in Haymarket, VA, and a transfer from Dodge City (KS) Community College, rushed for 123 yards on 14 carries in the Jaguars’ 28-23 loss to Los Angeles Valley.
Rule, a freshman from Valhalla High School, was the first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference finisher in the Southern California Community College Preview meet hosted by College of the Canyons at Central Park in Santa Clarita. He ran 4.0 miles in 22:14.11 to place 21st in a field of 192 runners. Rule’s performance led the way as the Coyotes finished seventh in team scoring out of 30 colleges.