Dos Pueblos swimmer Nikko Carrillo and Bella Nuño of the Chargers’ softball team were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe.

Bella Nuño, Dos Pueblos softball
Nikko Carrillo, Dos Pueblos swimming

Nuño had a monster two days at the Best of the West Tournament in Santa Maria. In three games, she went 8-for-12 at the plate and belted four home runs, including three in one game and an inside-the-park round tripper. She also had two doubles and six RBIs.

Nuño also pitched four innings and picked up the win in an 11-6 decision over Alemany.

Carrillo sparked the Dos Pueblos boys swimming and diving team to a 94-92 win over crosstown rival San Marcos in a Channel League dual meet. He came from behind on the last leg of the 4×400 relay to give the Chargers the necessary points to win the meet and stay unbeaten in league.

Carrillo, who is headed to Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., also took first place in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke.

Carrillo, Dos Pueblos swimming: He came from behind in the last leg of the 4×400 free relay to give the Chargers the win and points to defeat San Marcos, 94-92 in a league dual meet. He also won the 200 IM and 200 backstroke.

The male honorable mention choices for the award were Eric Anthony (Santa Barbara High baseball), Kai Mault (Santa Barbara High baseball) and Parker Bentley (Dos Pueblos lacrosse).

The other female athletes considered for the award include Kennedy Kirkland (Cate track & field) and Reagan Arnold (Dos Pueblos lacrosse).

The Athletes of the Week are selected by members of the local sports media. Coaches are encouraged to nominate worthy candidates. Nominations should be sent to by Sunday at 12 p.m.

The award is sponsored by the law firm of Maho-Prentice.

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Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor

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