Chapman Athlete of the Week Archives

  • Michaela Foisy, Softball
    April 24, 2017
    Freshman Michaela Foisy broke Chapman’s single season stolen base record on Saturday, after stealing two bases during the Panthers’ second game of the doubleheader against La Verne.
  • Mathew Mead and Charlie Werman, Men's Tennis
    April 17, 2017
    Senior Charlie Werman and sophomore Mathew Mead defeated the No. 3 ranked doubles team in the nation, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, during their match on Saturday.
  • Conner Larkin, baseball
    April 10, 2017
    Junior Conner Larkin surpassed the Chapman record for career triples, hitting his 12th triple during the Panthers’ victory against Caltech on Saturday. This isn’t the first record Larkin has broken either. Last season, the outfielder from San Diego, Calif. hit nine triples during the season.
  • Grace Schade, Women's Water Polo
    April 03, 2017
    Senior Grace Schade led the Panthers to a big 10-4 win over Occidental with four goals and two assists. With the win, the Panthers improved to 3-1 and are in third place in the SCIAC. Over two matches last week, Schade scored five goals, distributed four assists, had three steals and earned five ejections.
  • Samantha Whalen, softball
    March 27, 2017
    Sophomore Samantha Whalen had a dominant performance in the circle against No. 19 Williams to earn Chapman Athlete of the Week honors. Whalen pitched in both games of Chapman’s doubleheader sweep of the nationally-ranked Ephs, closing out game one and going the distance in game two.
  • Kevin Gregersen, Baseball
    March 20, 2017
    Freshman Kevin Gregersen made the most of his opportunity with a school record of eight RBIs in just his second career start. In the Panthers 23-1 rout of Ithaca on Wednesday, the freshman catcher was 4-for-4 with a homer and eight RBIs in the first four innings.
  • Tara Sonnemaker, Women's Lacrosse
    March 13, 2017
    Senior Tara Sonnemaker was a force in the net last week in leading the women’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins. Sonnemaker made 16 saves in two matches last week while posting a 7.00 goals against average.
  • Mitchell Bouldin, Track & Field
    March 06, 2017
    Mitchell Bouldin jumped for a new personal-best in the long jump this weekend at the first SCIAC Multi-Dual of the season. He leapt 6.97 meters (22-feet, 10.5-inches) to secure first place overall in the event and beat his previous career-best by eight inches. The senior’s jump was just four inches short of breaking the 79-year old school record in the event. Bouldin and the Panthers compete at the Ben Brown Invitational next weekend.
  • Gavin Blodgett, Baseball
    February 27, 2017
    Junior Gavin Blodgett powered an offensive outburst last week for the Chapman baseball team as it’s win streak extended to eight games, including six in conference. Blodgett drove in 10 runs and scored seven more with three homers and two doubles in four games last week.
  • Molly Davis, Swimming & Diving
    February 20, 2017
    Of the 10 school records broken at the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championship, freshman Molly Davis was involved in five. She broke two individual records while helping the Panthers shatter three relay records.
  • Vanessa Gilles, Softball
    February 13, 2017
    Freshman Vanessa Gilles went 7-for-9, hitting .778 in her opening weekend as a Panther. The rookie scored four runs, smashed three doubles, and drove in four RBI during this four-game weekend. Gilles also smacked a home run with a 1.444 slugging percentage. Gilles walked three times for an on-base percentage of .833. The Panthers went 2-2 on the weekend, splitting games with Puget Sound and Whitworth.
  • James Taylor, Men's Basketball
    February 06, 2017
    Junior James Taylor led the Chapman men’s basketball team averaged 19.5 points and six rebounds over two games last week to lead the Panthers to a split of road games. The forward from Laguna Beach shot 72 percent for the week. In a narrow loss at La Verne, Taylor scored a season-high 27 points while sinking 10 of the 11 shots he put up and 7-of-9 free throws. He also grabbed seven rebounds against the Leopards. On Thursday night, Taylor scored 12 points, had five rebounds and three assists in the Panthers’ 66-64 victory over Redlands. Taylor leads the Panthers with 14.9 points per game this season and 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • Sara Quach, Swimming
    January 30, 2017
    Freshman Sara Quach scored 24 points and placed in all four heats of competition in the Panthers dual with Occidental College on Saturday.
  • Jaryn Fajardo, Women's Basketball
    January 17, 2017
    Sophomore Jaryn Fajardo continued to fill the stat sheet last week, averaging nearly a double-double in a pair of SCIAC games.
  • Kellyn Toole, Swim and Dive
    January 09, 2017
    Sophomore Kellyn Toole made CU history over the weekend becoming the first diver in program history to qualify for NCAA Regionals twice.
  • Jaime Hum-Nishikado, Women's Basketball
    January 03, 2017
    Junior Jaime Hum-Nishikado averaged 13.5 points per game over the break to lead the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a pair of wins.
  • Reed Nakakihara, Men's Basketball
    December 12, 2016
    Sophomore Reed Nakakihara averaged 14.5 ppg last week for the men’s basketball team and hit four triples in back-to-back matches to earn his first Chapman Athlete of the Week honors.
  • Megan Charles, Women's Basketball
    December 05, 2016
    Senior Megan Charles led the Chapman University women’s basketball team in four offensive categories last week.
  • Cam Haslam, Men's Basketball
    November 28, 2016
    Chapman leading scorer, sophomore Cam Haslam led the men’s basketball team with game-high outings over Thanksgiving break in Oregon.
  • James Taylor, Men's Basketball
    November 21, 2016
    James Taylor showed no signs of rust with a big first week for the Chapman men’s basketball team. He averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and four assists per game as the Panthers went 1-1 to start the season. Taylor put up 18 points in the Panthers blowout win over La Sierra and followed it up with a 22-point, 12-rebound double-double in a loss to San Diego Christian.
  • Ethan Weinstein, Football
    November 14, 2016
    Senior WR Ethan Weinstein recorded the best game of his career with four scores this past Saturday against Occidental in a 61-37 offensive showdown to set a CU record.
  • Jeff O’Brien, Men’s Water Polo
    November 07, 2016
    Junior Jeff O’Brien found the back of the net a total of eight times this week for the Chapman University men’s water polo team.
  • Elijah Orr, Cross Country
    October 31, 2016
    Freshman cross-country runner Elijah Orr finished 12th overall at the SCIAC Championships this past weekend with a time of 26:42.64 to earn All-SCIAC Second Team in his rookie season.
  • Jake Sarmiento, Men's Soccer
    October 24, 2016
    Senior Jake Sarmiento netted three goals last week leading the Chapman University men’s soccer team to a pair of crucial SCIAC wins.
  • Kristin Kleinow, Women's Soccer
    October 17, 2016
    Senior Kristin Kleinow did not allow a goal last week as the women’s soccer team posted back-to-back 1-0 wins and climbed into fourth place in the SCIAC. With two shutouts last week over Redlands and Cal Lutheran, Kleinow has five for the season and 12 in her career.
  • Ricky Bautista, Football
    October 10, 2016
    Junior Ricky Bautista completed 16-of-19 passes against Whittier, tallying 252 passing yards and two touchdowns.
  • Lauren Friend, Volleyball
    October 03, 2016
    Sophomore Lauren Friend led the Chapman University women’s volleyball team to a pair of SCIAC victories last week. Friend dominated at the net, hitting .490 on the week while averaging over 3 kills per set.
  • Devin Ray, football
    September 26, 2016
    On Saturday night, senior linebacker Devin Ray tallied 13 tackles in Chapman University football teams’ home-opening 19-17 win over Trinity University.
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