State Athletes of the Week State Athletes of the Week

Boys: Thomas Hopkins
Hopkins is perhaps one of the nation's best water polo players. His team went 29-1 last fall and was later named State Team of the Year. Last weekend at the S&R Southern California Invitational in Irvine, Coronado, with Hopkins leading the charge, went a long way toward a second straight State Team of the Year label. The Islanders defeated Corona del Mar of Newport Beach, the CIF Southern Section's No. 1 team, by an 8-6 score in the final. Hopkins had two goals and one assist in that match and finished the tourney with 14 goals scored and seven assists.  

Girls: Diane Copenhagen
(St. Francis, Mountain View)
This 6-2 sophomore middle blocker for the Lancers' volleyball team dominated with 17 kills, 11 blocks and four aces in a 15-11, 15-7, 15-8 triumph over Mitty of San Jose in the championship match of the Mitty National Invitational. In the semifinals, a 15-13, 16-14, 15-12 win over Mater Dei of Santa Ana, Copenhagen starred with 15 kills, six aces and six blocks.

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