CMS Athletes of the Week

  • Amanda Mell - Women's Track & Field
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Amanda Mell had a double-dose of good days over the weekend, winning the triple jump on Saturday to help CMS sweep its first SCIAC Multi-Dual on Saturday, and then earning an NCAA Division III Indoor Championships invite on Sunday.
  • Caroline Cox - Women's Tennis
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS women's tennis team had a big weekend at the ITA Indoor Nationals, including a 6-0 weekend for junior Caroline Cox, who was making a homecoming to her home state of Kentucky for the Athenas.
  • Jameson Mitchum - Women's Swim & Dive
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - There were a lot of big performers for the CMS swimming and diving teams this weekend as the Athenas and Stags swept the two titles, and first-year Jameson Mitchum was certainly one of them, trimming 1.5 seconds off the school record in the 200 back to win her first SCIAC gold.
  • Kendall Hollimon - Men's Swimming and Diving
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - All-American Kendall Hollimon competed at his home pool for the final time and capped off his career with two more SCIAC Diving Championships, making him a perfect 8-for-8 in his collegiate career.
  • Brandon Rho - Baseball
    The CMS Baseball team got off to an auspicious start to its 2020 season, taking three of four from Northwest Conference teams on opening weekend. Sophomore Brandon Rho came through with the biggest hit of the weekend, a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to give CMS a 4-3 win over Lewis & Clark on Saturday.
  • Kelly Keene - Women's Basketball
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Points were at a premium on Saturday when CMS women's basketball took on second-place Whittier, which made Kelly Keene's performance so important. Keene finished with 19 points on 7-9 shooting (4-6 from three) as CMS pulled off a huge one-point road win, 46-45.
  • George Walker - Men's Basketball
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS Men's Basketball team picked up a pair of big wins to move into a tie for first place in the SCIAC last week, and senior forward George Walker was a major factor, producing remarkably efficient numbers for the Stags in both contests.
  • Crystal Juan - Women's Tennis
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore Crystal Juan had a strong fall in doubles, earning All-America honors with first-year Anna Kern, but was given the toughest singles challenge of her young career by moving up to No. 3 against Division II Hawaii Pacific, and she came through with a 6-2, 6-2 win to help CMS to a narrow 4-3 win.
  • Christina Campbell - Swimming & Diving
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS women's swimming and diving team took Division I California Baptist right down to the final relay, and junior Christina Campbell was a big part of the reason why, setting the tone by swimming a strong first leg of the opening medley relay and then capturing an individual win in the backstroke.
  • Kele Mkpado - Men's Basketball
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior forward Kele Mkpado finished off the decade with what could be considered a once-in-a-decade performance, scoring 23 points on only seven shots, shooting a perfect 7-7 from the floor (3-3 from three) and 6-8 at the line, to help the CMS men's basketball team fight off a tough challenge from Lake Forest with an 81-72 win on Monday night.
  • Ella Blake - Women's Swim and Dive
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - In a tight battle of top-15 programs, the CMS women's swimming and diving team prevailed in a two-day meet against Pomona-Pitzer to stay undefeated in the SCIAC, with first-year Ella Blake coming up big to win both distance freestyle events and provide 18 key points to the CMS winning total.
  • Jeremy Horn - Men's Basketball
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior forward Jeremy Horn was almost perfect, shooting a combined 16-17 from the floor and 2-2 from the foul line, as the CMS men's basketball team won both of its games at the David Wells Classic over Lewis & Clark and Pacific (Ore.) on Friday and Saturday.
  • Thomas D'Anieri - Men's Cross Country
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Thomas D'Anieri picked the right time for his fastest career race, handling the muddy conditions at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships to earn a third-place finish and All-America honors on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Samantha Ree - Women's Soccer
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore Samantha Ree played a key role in CMS women's soccer advancing to the Round of 16, playing all 110 minutes on the Athena defensive back four to help CMS to the shutout in a 0-0 tie and then making the go-ahead penalty kick in the shootout that sent the Athenas through to next weekend's sectionals.
  • CJ Box - Men's Water Polo
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - It was a big week for CMS men's water polo, and a big week for junior CJ Box, who scored five goals, including two huge ones in the early going to keep CMS in striking distance in its win over No. 1 Whittier on Wednesday.
  • Olivia Gleason - Women's Cross Country
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - There were many strong performances from the CMS cross country teams as they swept the SCIAC Championships on Saturday, and junior Olivia Gleason provided one of them, earning her highest-ever finish for the Athenas (second) to help her team to its 10th league title in a row.
  • Eduardo De Anda - Men's Soccer
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore goalie Eduardo De Anda remained undefeated in his seven collegiate starts, earning a 110-minute shutout in a big overtime tie at Redlands which kept the CMS men's soccer team in a tie for first (with the tiebreaker) in the SCIAC standings.
  • Lucila Grinspan - Volleyball
    October 22, 2019
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS volleyball team moved back into a tie for first place in the SCIAC with a 3-0 week, as junior Lucila Grinspan came up big in key spots to help the Athenas earn their way to the sweep.
  • Christian Thornton - Men's Water Polo
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team had a big week with road wins over Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental, and Christian Thornton was a big factor for the Stags, contributing five goals and three assists in the two matches.
  • Justine Leong - Women's Tennis
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - First-year Justine Leong participated in her first collegiate tournament this weekend and had quite a dramatic entrance, winning both the singles and the doubles championships at the ITA West Regionals from Friday-Sunday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
  • Thomas D'Anieri - Men's Cross Country
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Thomas D'Anieri had his second straight top-five finish, coming in fifth at The Master's Invitational, to help the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's cross country team to its second straight team championship on Saturday,
  • Lauryn Jeans - Women's Soccer
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore Lauryn Jeans helped the CMS women's soccer team remain undefeated (5-0-1) with a 2-0 win at La Verne in the SCIAC opener for the Athenas on Saturday. She provided the game-winning goal in the ninth minute, but also played a big role as a defensive midfielder, helping to hold the Leopards to only one shot attempt in the entire 90-minute contest.
  • Nick Britt - Men's Water Polo
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Nick Britt had a big offensive weekend to help CMS to a 2-2 record at the Inland Empire Classic, including scoring twice against No. 1 USC to help the Stags to nine goals against the top team in the nation.
  • Daniel Rohde - Men's Soccer
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer team picked up a huge 3-1 non-conference win over No. 9 Trinity this week, with Daniel Rohde assisting on the opening goal in the first half and scoring the eventual game-winner in the second half.
  • Sarah Tocher - Women's Soccer
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - As a senior, Sarah Tocher helped CMS women's soccer get off to a strong start to the 2019 season by getting the Athenas off to a strong start in both contests over the weekend, assisting on the game-opening goal in both wins.
  • Doubles - Women's Tennis
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team made history by winning the program's first-ever national championship in doubles, while becoming the first program to have both NCAA doubles finalists since Gustavus Adolphus in 2005.
  • Sydney Lee - Women's Tennis
    May 14, 2019
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Freshman Sydney Lee made her first NCAA Tournament appearances this weekend for the CMS women's tennis team, but seemed totally unfazed, dominating her two singles matches to help the Athenas earn their way to the NCAA Championships in Kalamazoo next week.
  • Catherine Allen - Women's Tennis
    May 07, 2019
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - There wasn't much drama in the SCIAC Women's Tennis Championship as the No. 2 Athenas cruised past No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer 5-0. A hidden storyline, though, was junior Catherine Allen, who turned the tables on the only player to beat her this season, with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Caroline Casper, the fifth-ranked singles player in the country.
  • Malea Martin - Women's Track & Field
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - The women's track and field team defended its SCIAC Championship by a narrow margin, edging Redlands 150-147. In a meet where every point mattered, Martin came up huge by scoring in the top three in both the 10K (second) and the 5K (third) on successive days, when she would have had a better chance at an individual title by focusing on one or the other.
  • Nicole Greenberg - Women's Lacrosse
    April 23, 2019
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Former walk-on Nicole Greenberg was given the starting assignment in goal for the CMS women's lacrosse team on her Senior Day on Saturday, just the fourth start of her career, and had 10 saves while allowing only two goals in a big win over second-place Pomona-Pitzer to help CMS finish the regular season undefeated in SCIAC play.
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