A freshman outside hitter on the UC Irvine men’s volleyball team, Akhil compiled 26 kills to lead the seventh-ranked Anteaters to victories over North Greenville (March 6) and Grand Canyon (March 7). After a 10-kill effort in Irvine’s sweep of the Crusaders, Tangutur tallied a season-best 16 kills along with four digs, three assists and one ace in a five-set triumph over the host Antelopes in Phoenix. He helped Palisades High win three straight City Section titles and was voted the Open Division Player of the Year in 2018. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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