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Student-Athletes of the Week

Student-Athletes of the Week

Nov. 18 - 24:

Jayci Bayne,Women's Basketball: Bayne earned her second Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award in a row following the women's team 1-1 week. Bayne led the team with a combined 41 points, 16 rebounds, and eight assists. Bayne now sits in the top 10 in points per game.  

Mike Mensah, Men's Basketball: Mensah earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following the men's team 3-0 weekend during the annual Home Motors Tournament. Mensah earned player recognition all three games and was an all tournament team pick for Hancock all while coming off the bench. In the three games he combined for 54 points and nine rebounds. 

Nov. 11 - 17:

Jayci Bayne, Women's Basketball: Arroyo Grande graduate Jayci Bayne earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following her 50 point, 10 rebound, six assist, three steal, one block week. Bayne has been dominant in every game this season and currently sits at 12th in the state in points per game.

Quintin Faison, Football: Football linebacker Quintin Faison earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following his performance against LA Harbor College. With defense being a big key to success, Faison’s team-leading six tackles, 3.5 sacks, and pass deflection earned him defensive player of the game honors.

Nov. 4 - 10: 

Alijah Paquet, Women's Basketball: Local Righetti graduate Alijah Paquet earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award for her 27 point, nine rebound, two assist, two steal, zero turnover performance in the season opener against De Anza College. Paquet currently sits in the top 40 in the state in points per game.

Eddie Battle, Football: Football running back Eddie Battle Earned his second Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award for his 117 yards on 10 carries for a touchdown against LA Pierce College. Battle currently sits at 18th in the state in total yards and 14th in touchdowns.

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3:

Jennifer Perez, Women's Soccer: Perez earned her second Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following her performances in the games this week. Perez shined after being moved to forward from defense and created several scoring chances for the women's soccer team. 

Maurice Smith, Football: Smith earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award coming off his best game of the season against Santa Barbara. Smith ran for 121 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in the team's 28-13 win over the conference rival. Smith currently leads all running backs in the state in touchdowns with 11. 

Oct. 21 - 27:

Kassandra Bright, Women's Soccer: Bright earned her second Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award in a row following her performance in the team's 5-1 win against Oxnard City College. Bright led the team in shots on goal with seven, earned an assist, and scored two goals. 

DJ Whitmill, Football: Whitmill earned his third straight Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week award in a row after his performance against Santa Monica City College. Whitmill ran for 138 yards, averaged 7.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown in the 27-0 win in week 8. 

Oct. 14 - 20:

Kassandra Bright, Women's Soccer: Bright earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following her performance in the team's 1-1 tie against Moorpark City College. Bright led the team in shots on goal with three and scored the Bulldog's lone goal to secure the tie. 

DJ Whitmill, Football: Whitmill earned his second straight Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week award after his performance against Pasadena City College. Whitmill posted his best numbers of the year and led the offense with 166 yards rushing on 13 attempt and scored two of the team's touchdowns in the 45-14 win.

Oct. 7 - 13:

Jennifer Perez, Womens Soccer: Perez earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following the team's 1-1 tie with the conference leading Cuesta Cougars. Perez's performance on defense was crucial in ensuring Cuesta did not score any offensive goals, as well as holding the league's second place goal scorer to no points. 

DJ Whitmill, Football: Whitmill earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following the team's 47-13 win over Antelope Valley. Whitmill posted a season high 138 yards rushing and scored his first touchdown of the season. Whitmill currently leads the Bulldog's running offense with 472 yards. Hancock's running game boasts the second highest total yards, the highest yards per game average, and the most rushing touchdowns in the league. 

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6:

Elizabeth Aldana, Women's Soccer:  Aldana earned her third Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award for the second week in a row following her 10-shot one-goal week that led the women's soccer team to a 1-1 week. Aldana's goal was the deciding factor in the game against LA Pierce. Aldana is currently in the top three in the state for shots on goal. 

Bryan Gomez: Gomez earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following his two goal performance against Canyons. Gomez led the team with his two goals on two shots in the 2-0 win. His performance secured men's soccer their third win of the year.

Sept. 23 - 29:

Elizabeth Aldana, Women's Soccer: Aldana earned her second Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following her dominant performance against Glendale College. She scored two goals, earned two assists, and shot six times on goal in the Bulldogs 6-0 victory. The Bulldogs still sit in the top three teams in the CCCAA power points standings heading into week five. 

Matt Garcia, Football: Garcia earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award after the quarterback led the football team in the win against West LA. Garcia was 7-8 through the air and posted a career high 177 yards and a touchdown. His longest play came in the second quarter when he hit a 69-yard touchdown pass that put Hancock even further ahead. The Bulldogs improve to 2-1.

Sept. 16 - 22:

Brooke Stewart, Women's Soccer: Stewart earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award with solid performances in the net. She racked up nine saves en route to two shutout performances against LA Harbor and West Hills Lemoore. The Bulldogs currently sit in the top three teams of the CCCAA Power Points rankings heading into week four. 

Jaquez McWilliams, Football: McWilliams earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following the Football team's road loss to Ventura 35-14. McWillaims was a defensive standout with three tackles, two fumble recoveries, and a blocked punt. His blocked punt put the Bulldogs on the Ventura three yard line and helped the team score their second touchdown of the game. 

Sept. 9 - 15:

Elizabeth Aldana, Women's Soccer: Aldana earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award leading the team to a 1-0-1 week. She recorded four shots on goal, a goal and assist in the games against Pasadena and Cabrillo. Her goal in the 67th minute against Cabrillo tied up the game for the Bulldogs who were down 1-0. Aldana currently leads the team in shots on goal, goals, and total points. 

Eddie Battle, Football: Battle earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award on a career game in the 70-3 rout of L.A. Valley. Five Hancock running backs earned touchdowns. Battle averaged 14.3 yards per carry on 129 yards, nine carries and two touchdowns. His longest run of the game was a 50-yard gain on Hancock's first drive. The team opened the season strong with 462 yards rushing. 

Sept. 2 - 8:

Michele Marceleno, Women's Cross Country: Marceleno earned her first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award after leading the women's cross country team at the Fresno Invitational. Marceleno finished in 64th with a time of 22:57.5 in the women's 5k event. Four other Bulldogs finished in the top 100. 

Josue Celio, Men's Soccer: Celio earned his first Hancock Student-Athlete of the Week Award following the Bulldog's loss at the hand of Taft College. Celio created a quarter of the Bulldog's chances on net and gave the team several opportunities to score throughout the game. He currently leads the team in shots on goal.