Imperial Valley College soccer player Oscar Montano and MiraCosta soccer player Colin Baehman have been honored as Men’s Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 9-15.
Last Tuesday, Montano’s goal in the 31st minute lifted Imperial Valley to a 2-2 tie with San Diego Mesa. On Friday, Montano added a goal in the 30th minute in what was nearly an upset stunner in a 3-2 loss to PCAC South leader Southwestern.
Montano, now an IVC freshman, contributed 23 goals, 6 assists and 52 points to lead Holtville High School to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship last season when the Vikings defeated Crawford 2-1 in the finals to go 17-4-2 on the year.
Baehman, a freshman defender out of El Camino High School, led MiraCosta to a 2-0 week. His unassisted started the Spartans on the way to a 6 2-1 upset victory over San Bernardino Valley that knocked the Wolverines out of first place in the PCAC and deposited the Wolverines (6-2-1, 19 points) one point behind new leader Southwestern (6-1-2, 20 points) in the conference standings at the end of the week.
Three days later, Baehman scored off Arturo Rocha’s assist in the 65th minute to give MiraCosta a 1-0 lead and the Spartans went on to beat rival Palomar 2-1