RIVERS, CASHNER SHINE BRIGHT AS SEPTEMBER STARS
20 Professionals, amateurs, preps honored by the San Diego Hall of Champions
SAN DIEGO—(Oct. 2, 2013)—It is fitting that in one of the hottest months of the year the San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers and the San Diego Padres’ Andrew Cashner were sizzling in September, earning Star of the Month honors as chosen by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Rivers completed almost 74 percent of his passes as 105 of 142 attempts found their way into the Chargers receivers’ hands, resulting in 1,199 yards and 11 touchdowns against just two interceptions.
Cashner wove an enviable 0.76 ERA in his three starts which included a near no-hitter when he stopped the Pittsburgh Pirates on one hit. He also fanned seven batters in each of his last seven starts.
Joining the two on the professional front were San Diegan James Spithill, who captained Oracle Team USA to one of sports’ all-time comebacks to win the America’s Cup; Serra High grad Chris Horner who won the Spanish Vuelta cycling road race; Carlsbad beach volleyball ace Summer Ross who teamed with Emily Day to capture the AVP Cincinnati Open; Mark Wiebe, who finished first in the Champions Pacific Links for Seniors; and ex-Helix High star Alex Smith, who quarterbacked the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-0 start.
On the amateur front, seven more standouts jumped to the fore.
San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey,, USD volleyball standout Chloe Ferrari and quarterback Mason Mills, UCSD volleyball ace Sara McCutchan, Cal State San Marcos cross country runner Ayded Reyes, Point Loma Nazarene volleyball player Alyssa Dwyer and rough water swimmer Jessica Heim were honored.
The high school Stars of the Month selected in conjunction with UT San Diego included football standouts Royce Freeman of Imperial and Brad Cagle of El Capitan, La Costa Canyon cross country runner Emma Abrahamson, Cathedral Catholic water polo player Cody Smith, Torrey Pines volleyball player Reily Buechler and Scripps Ranch field hockey standout Kelsey DeJesus.
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.