Menlo's Alvin earns NAIA national football weekly recognition


Menlo College freshman linebacker Marcus Alvin was named NAIA Independent Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Oaks' 32-15 loss at Willamette on Tuesday.

Alvin, out of San Diego's Serra High, recorded 12 tackles, five for a loss, forced a fumble and was credited with 2 1/2 sacks, his first of the season.

Alvin currently ranks ninth on the team with 27 tackles as the Oaks (3-5) prepare for Saturday's noon contest at Linfield.

Men's soccer

Menlo junior defender Jimmy Macias earned Cal Pac Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for efforts against conference leader Holy Names and Cal State Maritime last week.

The Oaks (5-2-2, 5-7-3) played host Bethany (5-3-1) to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to remain in second place.

Menlo hosts Pacific Union on Nov. 3.

Women's soccer

Menlo sophomore goalkeeper Kristin Henderson was named Cal Pac Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in a 1-0 loss to conference-leading Holy Names and an 8-0 victory over Mills.

Henderson, who normally plays forward, filled in for the injured Natalie Schader.

The Oaks (5-3, 5-9-1) defeated host Bethany, 2-0, on Tuesday.

Men's wrestling

Menlo College opens the season ranked 14th nationally in the NAIA Coaches Preseason Top 20 released earlier this week.

In addition, senior Jason Moorhouse ranks second at 125 pounds and and Christian Martinez ranks fourth at 141 pounds. Both wrestlers earned All-American honors last season.

The Oaks open the year with a dual meet against visiting Cal State Bakersfield at 2 p.m. Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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