Athlete of the Week

2016 - 2017 Season

 
August 15 - August 21, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Cassandra Moosburger
Women's Soccer

She scored 3 goals in two games this weekend.
August 22 - August 28, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Beatriz Palmieri
Volleyball

In 6 matches and 23 sets she has 9 aces; 80 kills; hitting .298; 11 blocks and 90 digs per set .39 Aces; 3.48 kills; .48 blk; 3.91 digs 4.35 points per set.
September 12 - September 18, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Blaise Balumawa
Men's Soccer

Blaise had 7 shots, 6 shots on target, and 2 goals against Trinidad State. - Coach Smith.

September 19 - September 25, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Mason Mardesich
Rodeo

He won the Saddle Bronc riding at Sheridan College Rodeo last weekend. He tied for first and second in the first round of competition and won the championship round winning the average. Mason is currently first in the Central Rocky Mountains Regional standings in Saddle Bronc Riding.
October 10 - October 16, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Gimale Essacu
Men's Soccer

Gimale scored two goals and had two assists against Sheridan College, this past weekend.

“Gimale has become a big threat these last couple of games. Just in time for play-offs.” ~ Coach Smith

October 17 - October 30, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Abbey  Wehrman
Volleyball

In the conference tournament she had 95 digs, 13 assists, and 3 aces.

October 31 - November 6, 2016

Athlete of the Week*
Melissa Rodriguez
Volleyball

In the conference tournament she had 40 kills, 4 solo blocks and 18 block assists.
January 2 - January 8, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Jonathan Scott
Men's Basketball

Scott had 14 points and 18 points respectively in Otero’s last two road wins versus Laramie County and Northwest Kansas Tech. Also, the freshman from Lewis-Palmer High School, Scott, scored the game winning basket in each contest.
January 2 - January 8, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Zach Beard
Wrestling

Zach won the tournament at the Hastings Open and is ranked #1 in the country.

February 6 - February 12, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Sarah Kay
Softball

Sarah hit .565 from 23 at bats, had 13 hits, 8 singles, 3 doubles and 2 homeruns. She also had 10 RBI’s while scoring 4 runs of her own. Her On  base percentage was .583, and slugging percentage was .957.
February 13 - February 19, 2017

Athlete of the Week*
Courtney Baeckel
Softball

Courtney Baeckel had 7 hits total, 4 singles, 2 doubles, and 1 homerun. To go along with those hits she had 6 RBIS, while scoring 6 more runs on her own. She accomplished all of this while only striking out 1 time.
February 20 - February 26, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
TJ Lodermier
Wrestling

TJ Lodermier won first place at the Rocky Mountain district. TJ beat the number 2 ranked wrestler at 184 to become the number one seed at the NJCAA National Tournament.

February 27 - March 5, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Charles Gavin
Men's Basketball

12 points, 7 rebounds vs. North Platte. Game winning basket to send Otero to Region IX Tournament Quarterfinals.
March 6 - March 12, 2017

Athlete of the Week*
Carlos Ramirez
Baseball

Carlos pitched 6 innings, gave up 2 hits, 1 earned run and 7 strike outs for the day to give the Rattlers a win against Miles Community College.
March 13 - March 19, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Courtney Baeckel
Softball

Courtney had a monster weekend for us.  She not only is a threat at the plate hitting third in the line-up, she is a leader on the field as she leads by example.

March 20 - March 26, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Stephanie Alfaro
Softball

We call Stephanie our silent assassin.  She hits toward the bottom of the lineup and is a hitting and RBI machine.  Not only is she very productive in the line-up but her defensive play in the outfield is very solid.
March 27 - April 2, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Shelby Copley
Softball

She pitched 25 innings this last week and only surrendered an ERA (Earned run average) of 1.9 . During this stretch she got the win for 3 games with no losses. She also recorded 24 strike outs. Offensively she contributed with 1 homerun.
April 3 - April 9, 2017 

Athlete of the Week*
Robert Reynolds
Rodeo

Champion Bareback Rider at Colorado State University Rodeo 2017. Won the first round with a 77 point ride, won 4/5 in the championship round. Spilt the Average title with Hunter Carlson of Sheridan College with 146 points in the average.