Clark athletics report: Atanasov receives top honor




Borce Atanasov, sophomore, Clark College men's soccer forward


Clark forward Borce Atanasov, a sophomore from Beaverton, Ore., was named the 2012 Northwest Community College Player of the Year. Atanasov led the NWAACC in scoring with 26 goals on the season and was tied for second in assists with 10. For his career at Clark, Atanasov scored 42 goals.

“It means so much,” Atanasov said in a press release. “It is the best achievement I have ever had. I never thought I could get this far after a knee injury in high school. This just proves that if you work hard, good things will happen.”


This week: At Linfield JV in McMinnville, Ore., 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Record: 5-2. Streak: Won 2.

Last week: At Umpqua crossover, lost to Edmonds 62-49; beat Umpqua 70-49; beat Highline 83-79 (OT).

Of note: Due to injuries, Clark had just six players available for the crossover tournament and still went 2-1. Columbia River grad Sean Price averaged 26 points and 10.3 rebounds in three games while playing nearly every minute of each game.


This week: Host Clackamas, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Record: 2-7. Streak: Lost 1.

Last week: At Lane crossover, lost to Yakima Valley 72-54; beat Linn-Benton 73-64, lost to Peninsula 68-62.

Of note: Ashlie Nguyen averaged 15.6 points and nine rebounds in the three games. Prairie grad Andrea Smith averaged 13.7/7.3 for the Penguins.