Athletes of the Week

Mandy Guitierrez grabs a throw at first base. (Photo illustration/MaryAnne Shults; Roster photo courtesy of Saddleback Athletics)

Sarah Black

Mandy Gutierrez


Gutierrez plays pitcher and first baseman for the Lady Gauchos. Hailing from Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, where she earned First Team All-Sea View League selection in 2007 and 2009 as well as a second team selection in 2010, she is in her freshman season at Saddleback College. While playing the game she would rather “get ahead quick.” She is currently undecided on a major.


Dylan Christensen


Christensen is in his sophomore season at Saddleback College after playing a total of 36 games in 2010 for the Gauchos. He managed to finish third on the Gauchos team with a .372 batting average while leading Saddleback with 13 doubles and ending up second with 54 total hits and 15 base on balls. Christensen graduated from Junipero Serra High School in 2009 with a two-time First Team Trinity League selection and making the South Orange County All-Star Team. Christensen is undecided on a major.

Dylan Christensen winds up on the mound. (Photo illustration/MaryAnne Shults / Roster photo courtesy of Saddleback Athletics.)