Madison Goss - PCAC Honorable Mention

Madison Goss
Madison Goss

Comets' DesLauries, Turman named Athletes of Week.

Palomar College softball players Crystal DesLauries and Madisyn Turman have been honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athletes of the Week for May 8-14.

DesLauries, the Comets' freshman right-hander from Mission Hills High School who is the PCAC Pitcher of the Year and a first-team all-state selection, threw a complete-game three-hitter against unbeaten Cypress as the Comets gave the Chargers a huge scare in the Cypress Super Regional before losing 3-2 in nine innings.

DesLauries also pitched a complete-game 4-3 victory over defending state champion Santiago Canyon and slugged two home runs, driving in three runs, as the Comets beat Santiago Canyon again 8-7 later in the Super Regional. She also singled as Palomar fell just short of a trip to the CCCAA State Championship Final Four when Cypress downed Comets in the championship game to advance to 45-0 on the season.

DeLauries compiled a 24-7 win-loss record for the year, striking out 187 batters in 186 2/3 innings. She also hit .324 with seven doubles, a triple and four home runs as Palomar went 30-13 on the year and 16-0 in the PCAC in winning its sixth straight conference title and the 34th championship in program history.

Turman, a sophomore designated player/utility player from Clovis North High School and a transfer from Cal State San Marcos, went 8-for-14 in the Super Regional, going 3-for-3 vs. Santiago Canyon, 1-for 3 with a walk in the 3-2 loss to Cypress, 2-for-4 with a double in the rematch with Santiago Canyon and 2-for-4 in the championship game against the Chargers. She was the Comets' second-leading hitter on the season with a .480 average.

Honorable mention went to track & field athletes Janeth Moya from Southwestern and Madison Goss from San Diego Mesa.

The Jaguars' Moya, a sophomore from Hilltop High School, placed third in the 400-meter hurdles in the Southern California community college finals at Cerritos College's Falcon Stadium, finishing behind event winner Skylin Harbin from Cerritos, who ran 1:01.87, and less than a tick behind runner-up Julia Sambvani of Mt. SAC who was timed in 1:03.72.

Mesa's Goss, a sophomore from Verrado High School in Buckeye, Arizona, placed fifth in the javelin at the SoCal finals with a throw of 37.92 meters (124 feet, 4.91 inches) and took sixth in the shot put.