La Sierra NEWS
News Photo
Mon, Oct. 7, 2013 - [LSU]

Riverside, Calif. - Two more La Sierra University student-athletes have received Player of the Week honors, for their performances in last week's play.  Lina Semaia was named Cal Pac Volleyball Player of the Week and Dakota Shelton was recognized as the Cal Pac Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Semaia led the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 week, with wins over UC Merced and Embry Riddle University.  Their only loss was to #25 Cal State San Marcos, in four sets.  She finished with double digit kills in each of the three matches, with a total of 46 kills.  Semaia is currently second, in the Cal Pac, in kills per set (3.6), just behind Menlo's Courtney Calicdan who leads the conference with 3.7 kills per set.  She is also ranked 37th, in the NAIA, in kills per set.  She leads the Golden Eagles with 233 kills on the season.


The women's volleyball team will play two non-conference matches this week.  Thursday they will host West Coast Baptist College, while trying to extend their home winning streak to ten games, followed by a road match at Occidental College, on Saturday night.


Junior defender Dakota Shelton received Player of the Week honors for his play in a 3-2 win over Soka University, to even the season series.  Shelton assisted on Kenneth Henry's first of two goals in the match.  He would go on to score his first goal of the season, the eventual game-winning goal, on a cross from Fredy Diaz in the 78th minute.  The goal and assists were Shelton's first three points of the season for the Golden Eagles


The men's soccer team has a busy week with three conference matches in six days.  They will get things started with a home match against Marymount University, the first-place team in the Cal Pac South Division.  They will then hit the road for a Friday' afternoon match-up at Cal State Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.) followed by a match against UC Merced on Sunday.


Click here to access the official release by the Cal Pac Conference.