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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) office released their Athletes of the Week for Women's Water Polo Monday and junior transfer Sawyer Bellville (Chino, Calif.) received recognition for the second time as the Offensive Athlete of the Week.
In the 12th week of voting Bellville earns accolades for the second time this year. It also marks back-to-back weeks a Poet was recognized as the Offensive Athlete of the Week (Teresa Marchetti (Messina, Italy)). On the year five athleytes from Whittier College were acknowledged as Athletes of the Week. They included Sawyer (2), Marchetti (2), and Anastacia Gonzalez (Montebello, Calif.).
Bellville led Whittier to SCIAC wins over Caltech (19-12) and Redlands (10-7) as the Poets clinched the No. 3 seed in the upcoming SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Over the two games, Bellville finished with nine goals, five steals and a pair of assists. Against Caltech she added four goals, an assist and three steals and then capped off the week against the Bulldogs with five tallies an assist and a pair of picks.
Whittier gears up for the semi-finals of the SCIAC Post Season Tournament. They take on the No. 2 seed Cal Lutheran University this Friday, April 26. Game time set for 4:00pm.