The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Southwestern
College cross country runner Steven Lepe and Grossmont football
player William Abt as its Men’s Athletes of the Week.
Lepe, a freshman from Monte Vista High School, led the Jaguars
to the team title in the Rio Hondo College Invitational at
Whittier Narrows in El Monte as he captured the race’s
Lepe ran the 4.0-mile course in 20 minutes, 8 seconds, defeating
a 75-runner field. Southwestern finished 1-2-3-4 in the race to
outdistance runner-up Los Angeles Trade Tech by 31 points in
team scoring 20-51.
Abt, the Griffins’ red-shirt freshman quarterback who
transferred from the University of Houston, threw seven
touchdown passes, all in the first half, as Grossmont opened its
football season by routing College of the Desert 65-14.
The 6-foot, 3-inch, 215-pound Abt, a product of Northland
Christian High School in Houston, staked Grossmont to a 47-0
halftime lead against the Roadrunners and came out of the game
early in the third quarter.
He broke the Griffins’ single-game record of six TDs shared by
four quarterbacks, including the late former Cal star Joe Roth.
For the game, Abt was 21-for-32 passing for 359 yards.
Summer Football Newsletter is now
Get the latest information on Grossmont's football program as
they work towards the 2013 season kickoff.
You'll see which major colleges have been scouting practice, see
where alums are playing at the NCAA Division I level this year,
and which Griffins are working hard to make an NFL roster.
Griffins finding success with
Arkansas, Colorado State Pueblo
A pair of Griffins are earning attention for their work with
Division I universities.
Patrick Arnize former fullback at Grossmont
College now at the University of Arkansas is being billed as a
potential breakout star for the Razorbacks.
Patrick Doherty assistant football coach University of Arkansas
recently dispatched the following note to the Grossmont coaching
"Coach, just wanted to let you know that Patrick had a great
spring this year at Arkansas and continues to prove himself to
the coaching staff. He's a great young man and a pleasure to
Spring Football game Patrick had 66 yards on 9 carries."
The websites Hawgs 24/7 recently profiled
Arinze following their Spring game.
Here is an excerpt: "The mystery man is Patrick
Arinze, a 5-10, 254-pound junior who walked on at
the UA at midterm without any hoopla. He quickly made a name for
himself with his play on the field, though, finishing the spring
as the Hogs’ No. 2 fullback."
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