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Hartnell's Max Estrada named as the Pac 12 player of the week for U.C.L.A.

Junior forward Max Estrada has been named to both the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Teams of the Week, as announced by the publications today. The junior transfer from Salinas, Calif. had a big weekend for the Bruins, scoring a pair of game-winning goals to lift UCLA to two key home wins. On Friday against Tulsa, Estrada played just 29 minutes but made his presence felt by scoring the only goal of the match in the 44th minute off a header in front of goal. It was Estrada's first ever UCLA goal. Then on Sunday, Estrada fueled UCLA's 2-1 comeback win over 11th-ranked UC Irvine by scoring the game-winning goal with just three minutes to play. Estrada put in a beautiful side volley in the 87th minute as the Bruins improved to 3-1-1 on the season. This is the first time in his career that Estrada, the younger brother of UCLA alum and Seattle Sounders striker David Estrada, has been named to National Teams of the Week.

Monterey Herald College Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Victoria Alcala (Everett Alvarez HS) named Monterey Herald College Athlete of the Week for her individual performance at the Fresno Invitational on Saturday, September 8th. Alcala placed 9th overall and was the 3rd Northern California female out of 155 runners. Alcala's finishing time of 19:31 ties her for the fourth best performance in school history on the 5k course at Woodward Park. Her performance helped the Hartnell Lady Panthers place fifth out of seventeen teams. Victoria is majoring in Psychology and has already been contacted by Southern Oregon University and Cal State University Los Angeles prior to the start of her second season in cross country and track&field.

Hartnell 4, Cosumnes River 1:

Hartnell 4, Cosumnes River 1:

At Sacramento, the Panthers returned to the site of their state title game last year and came away with a victory to improve to 2-0-3 in non-conference. Marvin Milligan of Alisal scored in the fourth minute on an assist from Joni Cruz of Alisal to give Hartnell the lead to stay. Luis Orendain, on an assist from Carlos Ortiz, made it 2-0. Ortiz, from Alisal, then scored off an assist from Miguel Bravo of Alisal for a 3-0 halftime lead. Jose Martinez of Alvarez scored in the second half with an assist going to Miguel Salinas of Alisal. Jesus Ramirez had four saves in goal. Hartnell visits West Hills of Lemoore for a noon match Saturday.

Two former Panthers sign Professional Contracts in their Homeland.

After playing two years at BYU-Hawaii, in which he played for the NCAA D-2 National Championship losing to Bellarmine University in final seconds and earning his degree, Ryo Tanaka has signed with a profession team in Japan. He continues to be an example of what hard work and dedication can do.

After finishing at Hartnell Ian Hosford continued his playing career at CSUMB, last season Ian returned to Hong Kong on an Internship. During his internship he was asked to join a professional team in Hong Kong. He average 17 ppg. and 9rpg. on one of the lower tier teams in the league. This season has signed with last years league Champion with a 30% increase over last year's salary. Congratulations to both of this former Panthers.

Panthers Men's Basketball Reaches Community Service Goal:

The 2011-12 Hartnell Panthers Men's Basketball team set a goal of providing 650 man hours of community service in Salinas and Monterey County. They not only reached their goal but ended up with 676 hours of community service and engagement from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012. We want to thank all the student/athletes, coaching staff and the organizations that allowed us to partner with them to help in our community. This has been a great opportunity for our students to give back and learn the important principle that giving service to others not only blesses their lives, but yours as well.

Hartnell College Student Athlete Luncheon

Hartnell College student athlete luncheon
This year Hartnell College held a student athlete luncheon by recognizing the student athletes who were on either the Deans list or Presidents list. Overall there were 75 student athletes whose G.P.A. was either 3.0 or higher. Also we have a student athlete who is one of the Valedictorian for Hartnell College in 2012. Chris Countryman who played for the baseball team accumulated a 4.0 over the past two years at Hartnell. Congratulations to Chris and the rest of our student athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom. Go Panther Pride!