LA North: Athletes of the week

Carlos Mendoza, Oaks Christian, Jr.

He scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery and recorded a safety in his team’s 65-0 shut out over Simi Valley. His touchdown and safety came in the first quarter as Oaks Christian jumped out to a 30-0 lead. Mendoza also split time with the offense and carried the ball six times for 37 yards.

Taylor Kline, Woodland Hills Taft, Sr.

She was the most valuable player of the Gabrielino High Invitational Volleyball Tournament after leading her team to the Gold Division championship. Taft went undefeated in pool play, beating St. Matthias, Pioneer and San Gabriel before the elimination rounds. Taft beat Rio Hondo Prep in the semifinals before facing Carson in the championship match. Taft won the championship by taking Carson, 25-22.