Pacific athletes of the week
Taegu American, South Korea
Last week: Set school and league records for tackles in a game and played a central role on offense as the Warriors (1-1) broke an 18-game losing streak over four-plus seasons Friday at Camp Walker’s Kelly field.
Harris, a senior, recorded 21½ tackles and ran 13 times for 105 yards and a touchdown as Taegu American shut out Osan American 13-0 in the first of three games between the teams to determine host rights for the Far East Class A championship game on Nov. 3.
Assistant coach Bill Riggs called Harris “a legitimate college prospect on either side of the ball … His calm, assertive and positive demeanor has him leading our underclassmen by example.”
Last week: Led the team in spiking as the Red Devils completed a three-match sweep in a five-day span, improving to 4-1, the team’s best start in 11 years.
Niemeyer, a sophomore, racked up 24 kills as Kinnick earned a road victory Tuesday at Zama American 25-19, 23-25, 25-10, 25-20.
At home on the weekend, Niemeyer scored a combined 22 kills and Kinnick swept Sacred Heart 25-23, 25-23, 25-19 and Edgren 25-13, 25-18, 25-15.
“Mary is the ultimate team player,” coach Al Garrido said. “She is obviously one of the more experienced and talented players on my team, but she works as hard as if she was the least experienced.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff