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Mon. October 7, 2013 | Mary Kenney

A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.

Female Hot Shot: Alyssa Mathis, Bishop McLaughlin
Sport:
Volleyball
Skinny: Two years ago, Mathis didn’t know how to play volleyball. “She had all the ingredients, but she’d never been taught how to play,” coach Doug Chinchar said. Now the outside hitter is a  San Diego State commit with 160 kills and 57 blocks in 30 games. Chinchar said many people believe colleges chased Mathis for her talent alone, but it was hard work that got her to this point. “And she still knows that she’s got a long way to go,” Chinchar added, “so she’s always getting better.”

Male Hot Shot: Glass Wilson, Ridgewood
Sport:
Football
Skinny: Coach Jay Fulmer describes the 5-foot-9 sophomore as a “Jekyll and Hyde guy.” Off the field, he always has a smile on his face. On the field, he gives and takes beatings with no fear. “What stands out about him is just how tough he is for a sophomore,” Fulmer said. “He’s just a sledge hammer. He really is.” Wilson ran for 218 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries in Friday’s 30-28 win — the Rams’ first of the season — over Wesley Chapel.

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