Player of the Week: Bobby Gray

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By Jeremy Balan Player of the Week: Bobby Gray, senior attackman, St. Ignatius boys lacrosse

St. Ignatius senior Bobby Gray holds off a Brophy Prep defender on Thursday at St. Ignatius Prep. (Photo by Devin Chen)

In the Jerry Langkammerer Invitational, hosted by St. Ignatius, no player stood out quite like Gray.

The Notre Dame-bound senior opened the tournament with three goals and three assists against Jesuit of Carmichael, then scored five goals and had two assists in the Wildcats’ win over Menlo.

As impressive as those numbers were, it was his performance in the Wildcats’ final game of the tournament against Brophy Prep of Phoenix, Ariz. that stood out to his coaches.

After scoring a goal in the first half, Gray remained in the locker room for an extended time after the break, but returned late in the half and tallied an assist to fellow senior standout Jack Bodine.

Unbeknown to the St. Ignatius coaching staff, Gray had returned to play with a broken finger.

“That type of selflessness and grit shows the type of player Bobby is,” said St. Ignatius assistant coach Scott Brittain. “[He is] a total workhorse for [us].”

Gray intends to be ready to play in the Wildcats’ next game against Southern California powerhouse Coronado on Saturday at UC Santa Barbara.

Honorable mention: Alex Kozakiewicz, senior catcher, Washington baseball

Washington senior catcher Alex Kozakiewicz sets to receive a pitch against Galileo on April 14 at Big Rec. (Photo by Devin Chen)

Kozakiewicz, who is batting .377 on the season, went 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and a stolen base in the Eagles’ two-game series against Lincoln last week.

He has also managed a Washington pitching staff that has allowed just 13 runs in 10 Academic Athletic Association games and has thrown out 35 percent of potential base-stealers this season.

Honorable mention: Angele Goguely, senior forward, International girls soccer

Goguely shined in two International wins last week, scoring a pair of goals in each of the Jaguars’ victories over Drew and Bay Counties League Central rival Gateway.

Goguely’s 17 goals in 15 games puts her at second in the league, behind Leadership’s Sarai Silvestre, who leads the league with 20 goals in 11 games.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I thought SI wasn’t allowed to travel more than 50 miles from SF due to a league punishment or something…

    • jbalan says:

      I think it’s a school rule, but they wave the rule for the lacrosse teams, because of the lack of local competition…

      That allows the teams (both girls and boys) to travel down to San Diego and Southern California every year or so to play solid competition…

  2. Anonymous says:

    well the baseball team is in San Luis Obispo this week and the geography I learned is SLO is a lot more than 50 miles away from San Francisco…

  3. Anonymous says:

    How about this for an act of toughness: a pitcher in the offseason last year was struck on the ankle by a line drive, but shrugged off the pain and kept pitching, landing on the ankle with such force each pitch. Struck out the next two batters to end the inning, but when he went to hit, he couldn’t run at all. Went to the hospital after the game to find out he had a fracture.

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