OAKS' NOTES . . . Menlo College junior Alex Palomarez was named Cal Pac Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, his fourth such honor this year. Palomarez recorded his seventh shutout of the season in the Oaks' only match last week, a 3-0 victory over Cal State Maritime. Menlo is in position to win the conference title this week, The unbeaten Oaks traveled to Oakland to meet once-beaten Holy Names on Thursday. Palomarez, who leads the Cal Pac with seven shutouts, will likely play a big role . . . Lenny Romero led a trio of Menlo College senior wrestlers who placed at the Roadrunner Open in Bakersfield over the weekend. Romero placed third in the 245-pound division, winning four of his five matches. Adrian Gonzalez was fourth at 165 pounds and Carlos Soto placed fourth at 174 pounds, each recording a 5-2 mark. "This is definitely a good early season tournament to see what we have to work on, especially with our busy rest of November," Menlo coach Joey Martinez said. "There was a lot of good competition from different divisions on Saturday, but I thought we wrestled pretty well and I'm confident we can fix our mistakes going forward." The Oaks take part in the San Francisco State Invite on Saturday . . . Menlo wrestler Michelle Jimenez placed third in 109 pounds at the Missouri Valley Open over the weekend Jimenez compiled a 3-1 mark in the tournament, defeating Midland's Jasmine Alvarado, OCU's Esthefania Jimenez, and Menlo's Sherylyn Sabado, who came back to finish fifth . . . Menlo junior forward Lauren Adamek scored 17 points and senior Bryanna Batts had 13 points and five assists, but the Oaks dropped a 75-62 basketball decision to College of Idaho in the consolation game of the Holy Names Invitational over the weekend. Menlo is 0-2 . . . Menlo (7-3, 11-12) lost to Holy Names, 25-22, 25-16, 26-24, in the Cal Pac Conference women's volleyball finale over the weekend.
SISTER ACT . . . Sisters Allison and Megan Coleman from Palo Alto High both earned all-league honors in volleyball for their respective college teams this week. Allison, a junior at Swarthmore College (Pa.), was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team. Coleman led the team in assists (1,000) and assists per game (9.80), with the total assists breaking the school's previous single-season record of 949. Currently, Coleman is in second place on the school's all-time list for career assists with 2,439. On the other side of the country, Megan earned first-team honors on the All-SCIAC squad. Megan, a freshman libero at Claremont Mudd Scripps, earned first-team all-league honors. In SCIAC action, Coleman had 229 digs in 14 matches and controlled the backcourt with her speed and versatility. For the season, she had more than 400 digs. She helped Paly to the CIF Division I state title last season.