Corella, Williams earn Simpson Co-Player of the Week honors

Simpson University Sports News


Co-Simpson Player of the Week: Ian Corella

Ian Corella has been the paint power house for the Simpson University men’s basketball team for the past three years. As a junior in the program, Corella has used his dominance in the key and quick turn-around post moves to help the Red Hawks in the 2013-2014 season.

Corella’s accomplishments include being named the California Pacific Conference Freshman of the Year in the 2011-2012 seasons and being named Second Team All-Cal Pac his freshman and sophomore years. His academic accomplishments include making the Dean's List. He is currently averaging 12.25 points and 3.5 rebounds a game.

This past week Corella scored 20 points in the 86-71 loss against Northwest Christian University on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Corella also added 22 points in the Red Hawks' 105-92 loss against Humboldt State University on Saturday, Nov. 30.

“Basketball has had a huge impact on my life,” said Corella. “It has opened doors for me to play in college and by helping me build my character on and off the court.”

Co-Simpson Player of the Week: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams plays a consistent role for the Simpson University men’s basketball team. Entering his first year playing for the Red Hawks, Williams has been the most consistent player for the men’s team and uses his speed and quick court knowledge to outdo the opposing team.

Williams is a transfer track star from Sacramento State University, where he was on the Dean's List. His athletic achievements include being the MVP of track team at Sac State and a national championship outdoor qualifier outdoor in 2012. He is also in the top 10 in three different events in the Sac State books. Williams is averaging 9.5 points and 3.75 rebounds a game.

This past week Williams had a career-high 26 points, eight rebounds, and two steals in Simpson’s 105-92 loss against Humboldt State University.

“Basketball has been a blessing,” said Williams. “Growing up it was a hobby I turned to and pursued when things were shaky and not stable. God has used basketball throughout my life for many reasons and through it I have learned so many life lessons. I’m just thankful I’m back playing again and able to use the talents God has blessed me with.”


Story by Nichole Jones

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