MATTHEWS, LEONARD, McNELEY HONORED AS STARS OF MONTH
Charger RB tops list of 16 recognized by the San Diego Hall of Champions
SAN DIEGO—(Jan. 3, 2014)—San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews was one of the key ingredients in the club’s late charge into the playoffs and he was one of 16 athletes earning Star of the Month honors for December by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Matthews finished the month with three 100-yard games and another with 99 as the Chargers won the final four games to earn a playoff berth. His top game came in the regular season finale when he rushed for 144 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fellow pros Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Evan McNeley of the San Diego Sockers were also selected. Leonard averaged 11.9 points and 6.3 rebounds a game while the unsung McNeley was a factor both offensively and defensively as the team’s primary stopper at fullback.
San Diego State’s Adam Muema, who gained 144 yards and scored three TDs in leading the Aztecs to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory over Buffalo, topped the list of seven amateurs.
Fellow Aztec basketball player Josh Davis was joined by three other hoop standouts in USD’s Dennis Kramer and Malina Hood and Cal State San Marcos’ De’End Parker. UCSD volleyball ace Danielle Dahle and Utah State running back Joey DeMartino were also cited for their achievements.
High school Stars of the Month included Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn, basketball standouts Imani Little of Bishop’s, Trey Kell of St. Augustine and Spencer Mattox of Sweetwater; Reno wrestling champ Sergio Enloe of Poway and Francis Parker soccer defender Randee Holman-Kelley.
For additional information and pictures of the honorees please check the San Diego Hall of Champions web site at www.sdhoc.com.
ABOUT THE HALL OF CHAMPIONS
The SDHOC is an undisputed national leader in recognition of amateur, collegiate and professional sports excellence; youth sports-based education; and sports memorabilia exhibition. The Hall was launched by the Breitbard Athletic Foundation, which was founded in 1946 to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego. Through its vigilant focus on the community of San Diego and its betterment, SDHOC has developed an outstanding sports museum that enhances the quality of life for San Diegans through sports. For more information, please visit www.sdhoc.com.