Royals’ Allen, Owls’ McNeel named Athletes of the Week

Wakelin McNeel, Laguna Blanca football.

Wakelin McNeel, Laguna Blanca football.

Chloe Allen, San Marcos volleyball.

Chloe Allen, San Marcos volleybal standoutl.

San Marcos High volleyball star Chloe Allen and Laguna Blanca 8-man football standout Wakelin McNeel were named Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Allen, a UCSB commit, paced the Royals to a sweep over Ventura in the Channel League opener. She hammered 19 kills and played solid defense in the clash of defending league champions. Over the weekend, her strong overall play helped San Marcos finish third at the 36-team La Jolla Classic in San Diego.

McNeel has been tearing it up for the Laguna football team. In last week’s 47-12 win over Crystal Springs of Hillsborough, the powerful running back rushed for 152 yards on 12 carries and scored four touchdowns. He also made an impact on defense, recording six tackles, one sack and intercepting a pass to help the Owls improve to 4-0.

Honorable mention selections included Deon Dickey (SBCC football), Sawyer Rhodes (Santa Barbara High water polo), Erica Schroeder (San Marcos cross country), Christina Rice (Dos Pueblos cross country), Laurel Kujan (Laguna Blanca volleyball), and Tristen Thompson (SBCC volleyball).