Athletes of the week


Women’s Lacrosse Katie O’ Connor:                 AOW_JeremyBloom-2

After not scoring a goal in Occidental’s first four games of the season, first-year attacker Katie O’ Connor has lit up the scoreboard for 13 goals and two assists over the past three contests. Her offensive production helped the Tigers break out of a four game slide and sparked their current three game win streak.

“We definitely are finding our rhythm and figuring out how to work together on the field,” O’ Connor said. “I really would love for us to go into the second round of SCIAC play and dominate like I know we can and play as the team we have been the last few games.”

Track and Field Jesse Wong: AOW_JeremyBloom

Fighting through a stomach illness, Occidental hurdler and sprinter Jesse Wong (senior) put together three gritty performances to help the Tigers beat CMS for the first time in 18 years at the first SCIAC Multi Dual Meet. Despite not being in peak physical condition, Wong still captured victories in the 400 and 110 meter hurdles, while also running a leg on the winning 4×400 meter Occidental relay team.

“This team has evolved beyond our sport,” Wong said. “It has entered the rare space where miracles happen because we are not competing selfishly anymore. I cannot say what else we are capable of, but I will say the Tigers won’t be satistified without a conference championship.”