OAKS' NOTES . . . It was a productive week for Menlo College athletes, as three different athletes earned Player of the Week honors in their respective sports. Jimmy Bosco earned his award for his role in leading the Oaks' baseball team to a 4-0 record over Corban University. Bosco had seven hits on the weekend, including four home runs and a double. Alyssa Holland continued the Oaks' dominance of softball honors, marking the third consecutive week Menlo has won the award. Holland was 2-for-5 with a stolen base in the Oaks' doubleheader split with William Jessup. James Walsh of the Menlo College golf team also was honored. Walsh finished seventh in the Simpson University Invitational to earn Cal Pac Golfer of the week . . . The Menlo women's volleyball team has signed a number of players recently, the latest being Jamie Nurenberg. The 6-foot-1 middle blocker joins the Lady Oaks following a successful stint with American River College in Sacramento where her team was ranked in the top eight in junior colleges in Northern California. Prior to her time with American River College, Nurenberg was a three-year letter winner at Roseville High. Solano College's Lainey Brown also has signed to attend and play at Menlo College in the fall. During her two-year tenure at Solano, Brown recorded 853 digs and 115 service aces in her impressive two-year career. Menlo's new head coach is Atlee Hubbard, the former coach at Menlo School.
OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Sacred Heart Prep seniors Nico Robinson and Cameron Van have made their marks in track and field while becoming the best in their respective events in SHP history. The standout efforts of both seniors on the track and in the classroom have been rewarded with respective opportunities to compete at the next level after graduation this May. Robinson will be attending Dartmouth University next fall, where the Big Green hopes to leverage his sprint/jump skills as a top-tier decathlete. Van, meanwhile, will attend Claremont-McKenna College, where he'll participate in the high jump and triple jump for the Stags . . . Stanford men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins knew he had a good player in Marcus Allen, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Centennial High in Las Vegas.That was confirmed recently when Allen was named the Nevada's Gatorade Player of the Year for boys' basketball. Allen averaged a state-best 28.2 points per game and was the best player on the floor every night. He's the nation's No. 136 overall recruiting prospect by Rivals.com, also recording 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. With Allen and twin brother, Malcolm, leading the way, Centennial had the best season in school history while advancing to the state championship game. While Centennial lost to Bishop Gorman, the season was still considered a success. Malcolm Allen averaged 22.7 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds.