Andre EncarnacionZama American football
Last week — Rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, powering the Trojans to a 40-17 triumph over Robert D. Edgren on Homecoming Friday, completing a sweep of their four Division II games and claiming host rights to the DODDS Pacific Far East D-II title game on Nov. 10.
Encarnacion, a senior, scored on a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs in the first half, then opened the second half with a 48-yard TD scamper that gave the Trojans a 17-point lead and put the game out of reach. Encarnacion is second in the Pacific with 1,066 yards and leads the region with 13 rushing touchdowns.
Coach Steven Merrell refers to Encarnacion as a “critical part of our offense the last three years. Andre is a strong, powerful runner with good speed and agility. Throughout this season, he has shown growth in team leadership and he meets his classroom responsibilities.”
Machala SwickardOsan American volleyball
Last week — Led the team in set assists and defensive digs as the Cougars won their two Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Five-Cities Division matches, improving to 6-4 on the season, pulling within a game of second-place Daegu (7-3) and within 2½ of first-place Seoul American (9-2).
Swickard, a junior, had 20 assists and 14 digs as Osan won at Taejon Christian International 25-23, 17-25, 25-18, 26-24 on Thursday, then added 22 assists and nine digs in the Cougars’ 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-18 home win over Daegu. On the season, Swickard has 160 assists, 73 digs and also 40 spike kills and 20 block points.
“Defeat is not an option for Machala,” said coach Caylen Dakin of Swickard, one of the team’s co-captains. “She is a kind, yet effective leader. With eight new players stepping up to varsity this year, Machala has been instrumental in keeping order, on and off the court.”