Meithof off to scorching start to begin college career

Nate Meithof lines up a three-pointer in Westmont’s game against La Sierra. Meithof hit four triples for the game and had a career-high 28 points (Josh Guido/Westmont College).

In his first six collegiate games, Nate Meithof has become a star for Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The former McNary shooting guard leads the team in scoring, averaging more than 20 points and five rebounds per game and helping Westmont get off to a 6-0 start. 

On Wednesday Nov. 10 Meithof poured in 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting (4-for-8 from beyond the arc) to help the Warriors to a 96-80 win over La Sierra.

“Nate led the brigade,” said Westmont head coach Landon Boucher. “Nate let the game come to him, especially in the first handful of minutes. He was getting everyone involved, and as the half went on, he took the game over.”

 “He did it in a number of ways, too. He was finding his teammates, he was making tough shots, and he was defending hard. It says he had five assists, but I’m telling you he had a ton of hockey-assists too. He made so many great passes to find an open man who immediately found another man for an easy look.”

In his most recent contest, Meithof scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, leading Westmont to a 96-80 win over Occidental.