By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
College of the Canyons student-athletes Motoko Shimoji (women’s golf) and Jackson Volk (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department’s Women’s and Men’s Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 11-16. Shimoji and Volk are the third set of honorees for the fall 2023 semester.
Motoko Shimoji / Women’s Golf
Shimoji has started her season in spectacular fashion with a pair of strong showings through the first two weeks of the young season.
The sophomore carded a two-over-par round of 74 at Santa Barbara Golf Course in the Western State Conference (WSC) tourney hosted by Santa Barbara City College on Sept. 11. That score was tops for Canyons and placed her runner-up in the field of 36. COC also finished first in the team results, eight strokes ahead of second-place Moorpark College
Shimoji previously finished first to earn medalist honors in the WSC opener played at San Dimas Golf Course on Aug. 28.
Jackson Volk / Football
Volk was all over the field for the Cougars in the team’s 17-7 defensive-minded victory over No. 21 Palomar College on Saturday.
The sophomore defensive lineman, out of Thousand Oaks High School, ended the game with a combined eight tackles, including two sacks and pair of tackles for loss.
The win moved Canyons to 1-2 on the season ahead of this week’s road contest at Santa Barbara City College Sept. 23.
Volk currently ranks fourth on the squad with 14 total tackles, including nine solo takedowns, to go with two sacks, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.