Steven Rivera named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week

Steven Rivera named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week

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SCIAC Athletes of the Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Whittier College freshman quarterback Steven Rivera was recognized this morning as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the third week of voting.

Rivera who comes from El Monte, Calif. helped lead the Purple & Gold to a 55-24 victory over the Loggers of Puget Sound and their first victory of 2012.

For the game he finished 14-22 passing for 254 yards and four touchdowns, but also ran the ball well rushing for 33 yards.

On the women's side, senior outside hitter Randi Taylor-Toomay from the University La Verne earned recognition for her outstanding achievement on the court by finishing the week averaging 20.6 kills in her three matches, while at the same time reaching the 1,000 kill milestone for her career.

Rivera looks to continue leading the Poet offensive attack again this coming weekend, September 29 as Whittier opens SCIAC play with the Panthers of Chapman University beginning at 7:00pm.