Player of the Week: AJ Lewis

Every Monday, we will be selecting a player of the week who shows extraordinary effort and performance on the field or court in the prior week. We will be taking nominations from coaches, athletic directors and fans. Please send potential players of the week to Player of the Week: AJ Lewis, senior wide receiver/defensive back, Riordan

Riordan senior receiver AJ Lewis breaks away from Northgate defenders for a 55-yard touchdown in a scrimmage on Aug. 28 at Riordan High School. (Photo by Tawnya Gray)

By Jeremy Balan

The Archbishop Riordan football team hasn’t had much to cheer about this season, but you can’t blame that on the play of standout senior AJ Lewis.

The wide receiver and defensive back was one of the few bright spots for the Crusaders in their 56-26 loss to Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton on Saturday.

Lewis was impressive on both sides of the ball on Saturday and amounted for virtually all of the Crusaders’ points, with three catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver, to go along with nine tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back. He returned one interception for a 46-yard score.

Honorable Mention: Maria Kemiji-McDonald, junior outside hitter, St. Ignatius

Volleyball player Kemiji-McDonald was named tournament MVP of the Wildcat Invitational at Los Gatos High School on Saturday.

St. Ignatius went 4-0 in the one-day tournament, including wins over powerhouse and WCAL rival St. Francis of Mountain View in the semifinal and host Los Gatos in the final.

Honorable Mention: Quincy Nelson, senior running back, Galileo

Senior running back Quincy Nelson weaves through the Sequoia defense on Friday at Sequoia High School. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

Nelson, last week’s Player of the Week, made another run at the award with 170 yards rushing on 29 carries in the Lions’ loss to Sequoia of Redwood City on Friday.

Nelson also took the opening kick off 87 yards for a touchdown, had a reception for 21 yards and played nearly every down as a running back, defensive back and kick returner.

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  1. Reader says:

    And they say Riordan doesn’t have any players.

  2. Observer says:

    They don’t have players, they have A player.

  3. Alumni says:

    If I was the coach I would pass to set up the run and not run to set up the pass. Everybody can see that A.J Lewis is the best player on the team I don’t see why they don’t feed him the ball maybe it will open up things for other players on the team. I was at the Inderkum game and the Inderkum fans asked me “why do you guys run the ball instead of getting it to number six” I replied “I’m not the coach just a fan of the Crusaders” It’s going to be a long and losing season if we don’t change things up.

  4. TypicalRiordan says:

    You are not the coach, but instead of grabbing a whistle and helping out the program, you complain on a messageboard…reason #1 why Riordan will stay in the WCAL cellar.

  5. Great Job Riordan Baseball Coaches says:

    Great job to the two Riordan Senior who hit home run’s during a scrimmage game on Feb 21,2011.

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