Athletes of the Week

October 2, 2013

Josh Heller, Atwater; Vanesa Serna, Merced

Merced High volleyball player Vanesa Serna and Atwater water polo player Josh Heller are this week's Allstate Athletes of the Week for Merced County.

Here are the Merced Allstate Athletes of the Week for Sept. 23-Sept. 29, 2013.

Josh Heller

School: Atwater

Sport: Water Polo

Class: Senior

Position: Hole-Set

The Week: Heller was a scoring machine in the Falcons' two wins last week. The senior poured in seven goals in a 16-11 win over Turlock. He followed that up with six goals in a 16-7 win over Golden Valley. Heller also tallied four assists and seven steals on the week.

Vanesa Serna

School: Merced

Sport: Volleyball

Class: Senior

Position: Outside Hitter

The Week: Serna delivered big in the Bears' thrilling five-game win over Atwater with 12 kills and 25 digs. Serna also added four aces in Merced's 3-0 win over Turlock later in the week.

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