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Caylin Zimmerman Named Athlete of the Week

By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor

A stellar volleyball performance by Laguna Blanca’s Caylin Zimmerman in a two-day Camarillo tournament earned her Athlete of the Week honors on Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe.

Zimmerman pounded 72 kills had 89 digs and four service aces for Laguna Blanca at the two-day Camarillo Tournament. Her outstanding play helped the Owls reach the championship, where they lost a one-game final against Orange County’s Woodbridge.

She also played big in Laguna Blanca’s three-set sweep against San Marcos earlier in the week, recording nine kills and 19 digs.

Coach Jason Donnelly said Zimmerman had 154 swings and hit .315 in the previous 20 games.

“That’s too many swings for my liking, even though our system is designed to set Caylin a lot of balls,” Donnelly explained. “She stepped up and when she gets going she’s pretty much unstoppable at the high school level because she’s got a lot of different shots.”