Athlete of the Week

PRESTON BARNES

A sophomore long stick middie on Loyola High’s varsity lacrosse team, Preston was named the team’s Most Valuable Player after helping the Cubs capture their fifth consecutive Mission League crown and fourth straight L.A. County championship. He assisted on the clinching goal in Loyola’s 12-6 victory over Palos Verdes in the L.A. final at Westlake High and was one of six Cubs named to the All-Mission League First Team this spring. Preston lives in the Highlands and went to Calvary Christian School, where he was chosen MVP in football and basketball every year from fifth through eighth grade. In 2016, the former Palisades-Malibu YMCA soccer player and perennial PPBA All-Star captained his Mad Dog squad to the semifinals of the World Series Youth Lacrosse tournament in Denver. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email sports@palipost.com.