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Cabrillo's Rylie Jenkins, left, and Natalie McCune, second from right, are up for the Player of the Week award along with VCA's Miley DeBernardi, second from left, and Tara Terrones.

A dozen candidates are in the running for the first area Player of the Week in 2023.

Here is a rundown on the 12 and their accomplishments. Readers can vote online at santamariatimes.com; lompocrecord.com and syvnews.com. One winner will be announced after the polls close at 2 p.m. on Friday. 

Alanis Cedeno, Santa Maria girls wrestling: Cedeno led the Saints to the championship at the California Invitational Tournament (CIT) at Morro Bay High School Saturday, winning the title at 126 pounds.

Kenny Cress is a sports reporter for the Santa Maria Times, covering local sports in northern Santa Barbara County.  You can send information or story ideas to him by emailing it to KCress@SantaMariaTimes.com.  


Sports Reporter

Kenny Cress, sportswriter for the Santa Maria Times since September of 2000. BA in political science from Cal Poly Pomona. BA in journalism from Cal State Northridge.

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