NEXT LEVEL WATCH: Nelson leading Pac-12 in scoring

Because so many of our local athletes move on from Santa Barbara to compete on a bigger stage,?Presidio Sports compiles a weekly collection of notes to help you keep track of Santa Barbara-connected athletes across the globe.

Check in each week to see what our local products are accomplishing out in the big, wide world.

Find past installments of Next Level Watch HERE.

IN THE NEWS:


Roberto Nelson – The Santa Barbara High alum is currently leading the Pac-12 in scoring in his senior season at Oregon State. Nelson was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week?on November 18 and is currently averaging a conference-best 25.4 points. The Beavers are off to a 3-2 start.

Skip Schumaker – The former UCSB Gaucho was a key part of the Los Angeles Dodgers this past season but recently agreed on a new two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds worth $5 million. Details HERE

Carly Wopat – The Stanford star volleyball player became only the third woman in Stanford history to accumulate 600 blocks in a career. Wopat totaled five in Stanford’s NCAA Tournament-opening victory to surpass the 600 mark. The Cardinal play again this coming Friday in the Sweet 16.

Jack Perry – The Northwestern senior just completed the fall season as the Wildcats’ top golfer. Perry, who won a CIF State Championship with Santa Barbara High in 2010, recently finished 12th at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic that featured a field consisting of many of the top college golfers in the country.

Joshua Yaro – Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team for the Hoyas, Yaro has made an impact in his first year at Georgetown. The former All-CIF soccer player from Cate School and the Hoyas were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament last week by Michigan State.

Conner Cleary – Scored a goal in the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Tournament semifinal against Pacific yesterday, but Stanford came up short against the Tigers. ?Cleary was the Co-Channel League MVP in 2009 playing for the Dos Pueblos Chargers.

Nicki Tetherow –?A graduate of Bishop Diego, Tetherow played in the NCAA Division 3 women?s volleyball final as the libero for Cal Lutheran. The Regals finished as national runners-up, falling to Calvin in five sets. Tetherow had 26 digs in the title match, which was played in Holland, Mich. Cal Lutheran had its best season in program history with a record of 35-2.

 

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