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Athletes of the Week

June 04, 1996

Kelsey Kollen

Mater Dei, Sophomore

Softball/Second base

Leadoff hitter Kollen has a specific role for the Monarchs. "Her job is to get on base," Coach Doug Myers said, "and there's nobody who does it better." That certainly showed last week. Kollen had five hits in eight at-bats, raising her batting average to .591 and leading her team to the Southern Section Division I championship. In an 8-0 semifinal victory over Canyon, she scored three runs and drove in two. Against Camarillo in the title game, she beat out an infield single to drive in the tying run in a 3-1 victory. Kollen, the co-South Coast League most valuable player, finished the season with 68 hits, a section record.

Softball

Lolita Harper

* Woodbridge, senior. Doubled in the bottom of the 11th to drive in a run and give the Warriors a 1-0 victory over Santa Maria Righetti and a spot in the Division II title game.

Track and Field

Ashley Bethel

* Mission Viejo, sophomore. Broke her Orange County 100-meter hurdles record, finishing in 14.08 seconds to finish second in the state meet.

Kerry O'Bric

* Edison, senior. Finished fourth in the triple jump (38 feet 9 inches) and fifth in the long jump (19-1 1/4) at the state meet.

Kelly O'Connor

* Esperanza, senior. Won her second consecutive state title in the triple jump. Her mark of 40-2 1/2 beat her nearest competitor by almost one foot.

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