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 contact@SanFranPreps.com.
By Jeremy Balan
SanFranPreps.com Player of the Week: Chris Miguel, junior first baseman/pitcher, Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball
Miguel undoubtedly had the first breakout performance of the spring season, occupying almost every category on the scoresheet when he went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a home run, five runs and eight RBIs in Sacred Heart’s 32-8 rout of Urban last week.
He also pitched well, closing out the game with 1.2 innings of no-hit ball, where he struck out three Urban batters.
Miguel is batting .545 with 13 RBIs in four games for the Irish, and has yet to allow a run in 7.2 innings pitched.
Honorable mention: Brenden Glapion, senior guard, Washington boys basketball
Glapion extended his streak of scoring 20 or more points to 12 games, and he did it in the most crucial moments for the Eagles.
He began the week with 22 points against Lowell in the AAA semifinals, then scored a game-high 27 points against Mission in the AAA championship game on Friday.
Honorable mention: Alice Cen, junior pitcher, Washington softball
In the Eagles’ AAA opener against Lincoln last week, Cen did damage on the rubber and at the plate, shutting the Mustangs down with eight strikeouts in three innings of work, and capped a 10-run first inning with a home run to right center field.
Honorable mention: Geanna Summers-Luaulu, freshman guard, Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball
Leading the late charge in Sacred Heart’s upset win over top-seeded St. Ignatius in the CCS Division III final on Saturday, Summers-Luaulu connected on her last five shots from the floor and had 14 of her game-high 20 points in the second half.