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Athletes of the Week

| Sports | November 22, 2018

Peter Goldbach has been involved with Special Olympics (SO) since he was in his twenties. Today, he is 65 years old and still participating in SO. Peter likes playing bocce ball, but stated, “My feet don’t like bocce ball.”

Bowling and volleyball are the two sports he favors now. Peter will play tennis if it is held inside. He likes to compete and “beat the other teams.” Peter likes his coaches and he said of his current coach, Jay Schubert, “Jay is a good man.”

Peter is in a local day work program and is married to Ana Goldbach, who was featured as female SO athlete in the Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 issue of the Santa Clarita Gazette.

Eric Hoffman is a very busy Special Olympics athlete. He plays flag football, bowling, floor hockey (his favorite sport), volleyball, bocce ball, soccer and tennis. Volleyball Coach Jay Schubert said, “Eric hits the ball

harder than any player on our team.”

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Eric is very proud of the many trophies he and his teammates have earned over the years.

 

Stephanie Soares
The Master’s University Women’s Basketball

On the way to the Mustang’s third win of the season in a 107-45 rout of Westcliff University, the freshman forward/center scored a career-high 29 points while pulling down six rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 24 minutes of action on Friday. In four games, Soares is averaging 15.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game.

Delewis Johnson
The Master’s University Men’s Basketball

Surpassing 1,000 career points in Saturday’s 96-84 win over the University of Saint Katherine, the senior guard put up a game-high in both points (23) and rebounds (13), adding five assists and three steals on the Mustangs’ third-straight win of the season.

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