Gunn High grad Graham Fisher, a freshman placekicker/punter for Grinnell College in Iowa, was named Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Grinnell victory over host Beloit College on Saturday.
Fisher booted a 50-yard field goal, just five yards shy of the school record, as the Pioneers collected their first victory of the season with a 13-7 decision. The triumph snapped a six-game losing streak by Grinnell, dating to last season.
Fisher's field goal came in the first quarter and staked the guests to an early 3-0 lead. He also punted four times for a 39.0-yard average and averaged 59.2 yards per kickoff.
For the season, Fisher leads the MWC in kickoff average at 61.5 yards per kick
and in touchbacks with four.
Castilleja grad Taylor Docter did her part, but it still wasn't enough as Harvard went to five sets for the second straight match but was unable to overcome Dartmouth in its home opener on Friday.
The Big Green won by 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 28-26, 15-10, in Hanover, N.H.
Docter, a senior outside hitter, recorded her fifth double-double of the year while notching a career-high 23 kills and 15 digs. She also attempted a personal-best 67 attack attempts, finishing the evening with a .284 hitting percentage.
Meanwhile, Palo Alto High grad Maddie Kuppe helped Connecticut open its Big East season by registering 11 kills and four digs in a 3-1 triumph over Villanova. The Huskies also beat Georgetown on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in league (11-6 overall).