Uphold tops of week in SCIAC

Kayla Uphold

Senior pitcher Kayla Uphold of the No. 7 University of Redlands softball team garnered Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week honors.

Uphold, a native of Fontana, stepped up in a big way for the Bulldogs, helping Redlands to a 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Cal Lutheran and No. 21 Chapman to remain in first place.

She threw 23 innings without giving up a run en route to three shut-out victories.  The final game of the week was a 3-0 triumph in 10 innings, during which she went the distance.

Uphold held opponents to a .185 average, struck out nine, and walked only two.  Uphold also helped herself from the plate, ranking second on the team for the pair of twin bills with a .417 average on a 5-for-12 effort.

She leads the SCIAC with an ERA of 1.08 while tying for the most number of wins at 20.

SCIAC honors doled out in women’s tennis

The SCIAC has announced the 2009-10 All-SCIAC Women’s Tennis teams, Player of the Year and Team Sportsmanship Award and area schools are well represented.

Pomona-Pitzer, coached by Ann Lebedeff, had the most players selected, although the Player of the Year is Paige Sumida of the University of Redlands.

Here is the list of the entire team.

FIRST TEAM

Sioban Finicane, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Nicole Holsted, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Rachael Miller, University of Redlands
Jaclyn Smreck, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Jamie Soloman, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Kris Subbiah, Occidental College
Kara Wang, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Whitney Waters, University of Redlands

SECOND TEAM

Holly Beaman, California Lutheran University
Marissa Cassman, Occidental College
Emilie Feldhausen, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Kelly Griffith, University of La Verne
Jessica Hsu, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Jordan Leckness, California Lutheran University
Katie Lorish, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Sara Yoshinaga, University of Redlands

Team Sportsmanship Award: California Institute of Technology