Pacific athletes of the week
Chloe FreemanGirls volleyball
Last week: Recorded 11 spike kills to power the Dragons to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of Kadena on Wednesday at Camp Foster’s Dragons’ Den.
With the help of Freeman, a senior, the Dragons swept the Okinawa Activities Council’s season series from the Panthers for the third straight season, and went unbeaten in eight OAC matches.
“She’s been one of our top middle blockers and middle hitters this season,” coach Chris Kelly said.
“She’s a great talent. When she’s going good, we’re going good.”
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: Made five clutch plays that were key to the Eagles’ capturing their first Far East Class A football championship, dethroning reigning champion Osan American 23-0 on Saturday at Eagles Field, Misawa Air Base.
Junchaya, a senior transfer from Tabb High in Yorktown, Va., intercepted two passes, recovered a fumble that kept an Eagles touchdown drive alive, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass and threw a block that sprang Eagles running back Josh McDonald for a 59-yard TD run.
“He’s incredible,” Edgren athletic director Jim Burgeson said. “He’s got the same work ethic in class as he does on the field. I’d like 20 more move-ins like him.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff