Briefs: Former Sailor lauded

Newport Harbor High product Elizabeth Eddy, a sophomore at USC, has been named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference in women's soccer.

Eddy, a forward, had four goals, two of which were game-winners, and two assists for the Women of Troy, who went 7-13, 4-7 in conference.

Eddy scored a team-best seven goals in 2010, when she made the conference All-Freshman Team.

— From staff reports


'Eaters' Fontein shines

UC Irvine senior goalkeeper Andrew Fontein was named Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week in men's soccer.

Fontein had five saves in a 1-0 victory at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Nov. 1. The win, his eighth shutout of the season and the 28th of his career, helped UCI earn its second regular-season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.

The win at Cal Poly gave Fontein 14 for the season, tying his own school single-season record.

— From staff reports


UCI's Baxter honored

UC Irvine senior driver Trent Baxter has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's water polo.

Baxter scored a career-high six goals in a 13-12, MPSF win over Long Beach State on Thursday night. He scored his last goal of the evening with 7:31 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the 'Eaters a 12-9 cushion in the "Black & Blue rivalry clash with the 49ers.

Baxter, who added a goal in a loss to No. 4-ranked Stanford on Sunday, has 44 goals on the season and ranks ninth in the MPSF with an average of 1.83 goals per game.

— From staff reports


Lions' Heenan lauded

Vanguard University senior Jamie Heenan has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's volleyball.

The 5-foot-10 outside hitter out of Newport Harbor High led the No. 13-ranked Lions to a split in conference play. She had 17 kills, seven digs and six aces in the Lions' four-game home loss to No. 7-ranked Azusa Pacific on Nov. 1.

Heenan collected 13 kills, nine digs, three aces and three blocks in a 25-15, 25-19, 15-18 home win over No. 9-ranked Fresno Pacific on Saturday.

Heenan averaged 4.29 kills and 2.29 digs per set in the two matches, after which the Lions were 21-10, 10-6 in conference play.

— From staff reports

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