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2017-2018 Vikings Year in Review

2017-2018 Vikings Year in Review

Long Beach City College Athletics

2017-18 Year in Review

Individual State Final Appearance

State Appearances

Conference Championships

4 Coach of the Year Awards

Most Valuable Player Awards

2 All-American Athletes

 

Fall 2017

Football

Helmed by fifth-year Head Coach Brett Peabody, the Vikings earned their fourth-consecutive winning season and hauled in their third-straight Southern California Football Association (SCFA) Central Division Conference Championship after compiling an 8-3 recorded and a 4-1 conference mark. Long Beach earned exhilarating victories that featured their fourth-straight War-Axe 55-48 win over cross-town rival El Camino. They followed their conference win by reigning supreme in the 2017 Patriotic Bowl with a 37-10 shootout victory over Bakersfield. After the post-season, the Vikings brought in All-Conference selections with sophomore wide receiver Cedric Byrd highlighting the honors with earning First-Team honors as a wide receiver and all-purpose back, and first team defense accolades as kickoff and punt returner. Byrd totaled 66 receptions with 903 yards for the season. He averaged 82 yards per game and 13.7 yards per catch. At the end of the season, 14 student-athletes were named to the SCFA Central Division All-Conference list as well.

National Letters of Intent 

Name                                    Four-Year University                       YR                           Position                                Hometown

Cedric Byrd                         University of Hawaii                       So                           WR                         Los Angeles, CA

Malik Welch                       University of Tulsa                           Fr                            CB                           Hawthorne, CA

Nehemiah Shelton           San Jose State                                   Fr                            DB                          Gardena, CA

Gilbert "Bubba" Valera  St. Francis University                      So                           DL                           Bakersfield, CA

 

SCFA Central Division All-Conference Selections

First Team All-Conference

Name                                    Year                       Position                       Hometown

Cedric Byrd                           So                           WR, PR                 Los Angeles, CA

Elijah Bynum                         Fr                            RB                           Buena Park, CA

Grant Lowary                        So                           QB                          Huntington Beach, CA

Gilbert "Bubba" Valera           So                           DL                           Bakersfield, CA

Adebayo Soremekun             So                           DL                           Long Beach, CA

Michael Jackson                   So                           LB                           Los Angeles, CA

Nehemiah Shelton                Fr                            DB                          Gardena, CA

Justin Prince                        Fr                            DB                          Inglewood, CA

 

Second Team All-Conference

Name                                    Year                       Position                        Hometown

Shammah Tupua                     Fr                            OL                           Wilmington, CA

Alex Dalpe                             Fr                            OL                           Anaheim, CA

Steven Almada                      Fr                            OL                           Lawndale, CA

Jacob Fineaganofo                 Fr                            OL                           Long Beach, CA

Jabari Minix                          So                          WR                         Compton, CA

Mike Wilson                          So                           WR                         Los Angeles, CA

Darryon Bunton                    Fr                            LB                           Bellflower, CA

Cross Poyer                         Fr                            DB                          Long Beach, CA
 

Women's Volleyball

Long Beach reached the second round of California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) playoffs for the second-consecutive year with an overall record of 18-5. Second-year Head Coach Misty May-Treanor led the group of talented athletes in an impressive first-place showing in conference after a 6-1 record and earned the All- South Coast Conference (SCC) Co-Coach of the Year. This year, the team held 16-game winning streak that bled through conference. Since being at Long Beach City College, May-Treanor has made her second-consecutive post season appearance. The Vikings ended the season ranked 13th in the state. The Vikings saw seven South Coast Conference (SCC) – South student-athletes be recognized on the all-conference list including the SCC Most Valuable Player and Libero of the Year. Freshman Josannah Vazquez was named Co-Most Valuable Player of the Year in the SCC along with Aiko Waters from El Camino College. Vazquez was first in conference with a kill percentage of .370 and averaged 3.5 kills per game. In total for the year so far, Vazquez has 215 kills, five assists and 109 digs. Freshman Cole has earned the SCC Libero of the Year for the Vikings. She led the team with over 200 digs and has participated in 59 sets so far. Cole is the backbone of the team with over 40 assists under her belt this season. Her leadership as the libero is a strong force that creates a dominant atmosphere for the Vikings.

Coach of the Year

Name                           YR           Receiving

Misty May-Treanor         2nd          1st


National Letters of Intent

Name                               Four-Year University       YR           Position                   Hometown

Mariah Clausen                Ottawa University           So           DS/L                       Bellflower, CA     

Austin Edwards                Ottawa University           So           OH/DS                  Corona, CA

Jasmine Palacios              Ottawa University           Fr            OH                          Downey, CA

Graciela Maldonado          Evergreen State College So           DS/L                       South Gate, CA

Alysa Wertz                     Marymount University  Fr            OH                          San Pedro, CA

SCC-South All-Conference Most Valuable Player

Name                                    YR           Position             Hometown

Josannah Vazquez                   Fr            OH                   Mansfield, TX

SCC-South All-Conference Libero of the Year

Name                                    YR           Position             Hometown

Shelby Cole                         Fr            L                         Cerritos, CA                       

First Team All-Conference

Name                                    YR           Position             Hometown

Sierra Davis                        Fr            S                        Kansas City, MO

Tatyana Umi                      So           Opp                      Bell, CA

Lusia Lutali                          F              S                       Bellflower, CA


Second Team All-Conference

Name                               YR           Position                Hometown

Andrea Edwards                S              MB                      Long Beach, CA

Valeria Payan                    S              MB                       Pacoima, CA

Men's Water Polo

It was yet another successful year for the men's water polo squad as they reached the CCCAA State Championships for the seventh-consecutive season. Despite falling in the CCCAA State Championship semifinal to West Valley, the Vikings earned an overall record of 21-7 with a perfect 7-0 conference mark. This was the Vikings' 19th South Coast Conference title, with 12 under Coach Dave Kasa. With an undefeated conference season, Kasa earned his ninth SCC Coach of the Year Award. Sophomore attacker Miles Martinez was named the SCC Most Valuable Player. Dadic was a monster in the water by leading his team with 73 goals and had 40 steals.


Coach of the Year

Name                     YR           Receiving

Dave Kasa             15th         9th

SCC-South All-Conference Most Valuable Player

Name                   YR        Position           Hometown

Miles Martinez      SO          ATT              San Diego, CA

First Team All-Conference

Name                   YR           Position         Hometown

Carl Matthews       So           GK               Yorba Linda, CA

Aaron Mowl           So           ATT              Bellflower, CA

Chaz Harker          So           UTL               Bakersfield, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                   YR           Position           Hometown

Mario Moran         So           ATT                Commerce, CA

Kobe Jackson       Fr            ATT                 Long Beach, CA

Honorable Mention

Name                  YR           Position             Hometown

Ludovico Mensa    Fr            ATT                 Catania, ITA

Ian Dretzka         So           UTL                  Denver, CO


National Letters of Intent

Name                        Four-Year University         YR        Hometown                        

Carl Matthews           University of Redlands       So       Yorba Linda, CA

Women's Water Polo

The Vikings strung together another banner year after running the table in SCC-South play en route to an undefeated conference record that included their third-consecutive conference crown. Long Beach was unstoppable in conference action after going 11-0 and scoring in double-digits in seven of the 11 games to prove the strength of the program. Additionally, they went undefeated in their home pond. They reached the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs, but fell to Golden West in the second round. There was a strong showing of Vikings on the SCC-South All-Conference list at season's end with eight players receiving accolades. Helming the student-athletes was sophomore center Victoria Johnson after she netted a team-high and SCC-South pacing 96 goals and earned her second SCC Most Valuable Player honor for the second-consecutive year. Head Coach Chris Oeding was recognized as the SCC-South Coach of the Year marking his seventh time receiving the award.

Coach of the Year

Name                 YR           Receiving

Chris Oeding       17th         Seventh

CCCAA October Female Athlete of the Month

Name                   YR        Position          Hometown

Victoria Johnson   So          C               Long Beach, CA

SCC-South Most Valuable Player

Name                    YR           Position     Hometown

Victoria Johnson      So           C            Long Beach, CA

First Team All-Conference

Name                        YR           Position           Hometown

Lindsey Mizrahi          So           ATT                 Cypress, CA                       

Maggie Bennett         So           GK                  Long Beach, CA

Stephany Velazquez   Fr            D                    Montebello, CA

Charity Lopes           Fr            ATT                  Honolulu, HI

Second Team All-Conference

Name                       YR           Position            Hometown

Harlie Whelan           Fr            ATT                Troutdale, OR

Charli Chavarria       So           D                    Cerritos, CA

Cross Country

It was another season for the record books for the Vikings as they reached the CCCAA State Championship stage for the second-consecutive year. The performances were highlighted by sophomore Destiny Diaz, who led the way for the women's team all season as she placed 80th in the CCCAA State Championships with a time of 20:32.9.  Earlier in the season, Diaz took first place in the Coach Downey Classic in San Diego. The women's team placed fifth overall in the South Coast Conference (SCC) with 166 points.

On the men's side, the Vikings brought home seventh place in the SCC with 177 points. Freshmen Donovan Zavala and Rafael Gonzalez paved the way for the Vikings during the season by finishing in the CCCAA State Championships. Gonzalez finished strong with a 57th place finish with a time of 21.37.9.

Men's Soccer

The Vikings made school history this season by going undefeated in non-conference play, heading into their SCC-South schedule with a perfect 8-0 record. But the records didn't end there as the Vikings went undefeated on their home pitch during conference play on their way to a school record #2 ranking in the country by the NSCAA. The Vikings lost in the first round of the playoffs in a hotly contested match against Oxnard, but the team was rewarded for their hard work in the regular season with 6 players being named to the All-Conference team. Freshman midfielder Ruben Menjivar, Sophomore defender Julian Guerrero, and Freshman defender Adrian Martinez all received first team honors, while Freshman midfielder Oskar Raymundo, Freshman defender Andres Figueroa-Flores, and Sophomore midfielder Fabio Mujica all received the nod for second team.

National Letters of Intent

Name                                    Four-Year University              YR        Position          Hometown

Julian Guerrero                 Cal State Dominguez Hills           SO           D              Long Beach, CA

Christopher Ribet             Hope University                          SO           F               Cerritos, CA

Daniel Camacho               San Francisco State                    FR          D                Downey, CA      

Guillermo Fajardo           San Diego Christian                     So          M              Paramount, CA

Andres Figueroa-Flores Lourdes University                        So          GK                Downey, CA


SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                              YR         Position                Hometown

Ruben Menjivar                FR          MF                 Garden Grove, CA

Julian Guerrero               SO          D                     Long Beach, CA

Adrian Martinez              FR           D                     Long Beach, CA


Second Team All-Conference

Name                              YR           Position           Hometown

Oskar Raymundo             FR           MF                  Downey, CA

Andres Figueroa-Flores    SO          GK                   Downey, CA

Fabio Mujica                    SO          MF                  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Women's Soccer

The Vikings finished the season with a record of 8-8-5 and took home third place in the SCC-South with a 5-3 conference record. Six players received All-Conference honors, with Freshman defender Jessica Ochoa, Freshman forward Victoria Gonzalez, and Sophomore midfielder Alana Rouse all earning spots on the first team, while Sophomore defender Savannah Dingman, Sophomore midfielder Casey Angers, and Sophomore defender Aubree Furman receiving second team honors.

SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                    YR           Position             Hometown

Jessica Ochoa         FR           D                   Whittier, CA

Victoria Gonzalez    FR           F                    Long Beach, CA

Alana Rouse           SO          MF                  Long Beach, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                       YR        Position               Hometown

Savannah Dingman   SO          D                    Long Beach, CA

Casey Angers           SO          MF                   Seal Beach, CA

Aubree Furman        SO          D                     Long Beach, CA

Winter 2017-18
 

Women's Basketball

The Vikings made their third consecutive trip to the playoffs this year after posting an 18-11 overall record (5-3 in conference) and finished second in the SCC-South. The Vikings started the season strong with a triple-overtime win in the Mt. SAC Tip-Off Tournament championship over Mt. SAC, and finished the season with four players having earned All-Conference honors. Sophomore guard Doylebonet Walker and sophomore forward Brittnay McDaniel both earned first-team honors, with Walker finishing the season with 452 points, second-most in the conference, and McDaniel finishing with 111 blocks on the season, the most in the conference. Sophomore guards Julia Ochoa and Jada Haynes both earned second-team All-Conference honors.

SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                           YR           Position                        Hometown

Doylebonet Walker        SO          G                             Moreno Valley, CA

Brittnay McDaniel          SO          F                              Carson, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                          YR           Position                    Hometown

Julia Ochoa                 SO           G                             Anaheim Hills, CA

Jada Haynes              SO            G                             Minneapolis, MN

Men's Basketball

This was a season of growth for a young Vikings team, who battled back from a slow start in conference to win their last four consecutive games to earn second place in the SCC-South and a playoff berth. The Vikings topped Palomar in the first round of the playoffs, and fell in a shootout to defending State-Champions San Diego City College in the second round to finish the season 19-12 (7-3 in conference). The Vikings had three players receive All-Conference honors, with sophomore guard William English and freshman guard Jeremiah Sadler being named to the First Team, and freshman guard Jordan Heard receiving Honorable Mentions.

SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                       YR           Position                   Hometown

William English         SO          G                             Long Beach, CA

Jeremiah Sadler       FR           G                             Long Beach, CA

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Name                     YR           Position                     Hometown

Jordan Heard           FR           G                           Long Beach, CA

Spring 2018

Women's Beach Volleyball

It was another solid year for the Vikings on the beach, as they claimed the SCC Conference Team Championship and the SCC Pairs Championship. Led by the pairing of freshman Tatyana Tuilaii-Umi and sophomore Jordan Diaz, who won the SCC Pairs Championship. The Vikings sent four duos to the CCCAA State Championship tournament. The team performed well in the State Championships, taking third overall in the state. Freshmen Sierra Davis and Josannah Vazquez teamed up to take second place in the State Pairs Tournament. Eight Vikings received All Conference nominations this past season, with Tuilaii-Umi, Diaz, Davis, and Vasquez all receiving first team honors while sophomore Jessica Kaeka and freshmen Brooklin Mize, Isabella Alvarez, and Doris Woods receiving second team nods. Second year head coach Misty May-Treanor took home SCC Coach of the Year honors, her second time receiving the award (the first was for Indoor Volleyball in 2017).

Coach of the Year

Name                           YR           Receiving

Misty May-Treanor         2nd          Second

SCC-South All-Conference Conference Pairs Champions

Name                          YR           Hometown

Tatyana Tuilaii-Umi       FR           South Gate, CA

Jordan Diaz                  SO          La Habra, CA

First Team All-Conference

Name                          YR            Hometown

Tatyana Tuilaii-Umi        FR           South Gate, CA

Jordan Diaz                   SO          La Habra, CA

Sierra Davis                  FR           Lakewood, CA

Josannah Vasquez          FR           Mansfield, TX

Second Team All-Conference

Name                           YR           Hometown

Jessica Kaeka                SO          Long Beach, CA

Brooklin Mize                 FR          

Doris Woods                  FR          

Isabella Alvarez              FR         Los Alamitos, CA

Men's Volleyball

The Vikings went undefeated in conference for the third-consecutive year on their way to a perfect regular season record (18-0, 6-0 in conference). The Vikings dominated the regular season, dropping only 8 sets through 18 games. They swept Miramar in the first round of the playoffs, but fell to Pierce in the CCCAA Championship semifinals. 7th year head coach Jonathan Charette was named Coach of the year for the third time in his stint at the helm of the Vikings. Sophomore opposite/outside hitter Steven Rotter was named to the CCCAA State Championship All-Tournament team and was selected as the WSC-South Most Valuable Player. Sophomore libero Steven Morales was named WSC-South Libero of the Year. Additionally, Sophomore middle blockers Andrew Pearson and Victor Villareal were named to the first team of the WSC-South All Conference squad, while Freshman outside hitters Miller Davis and Remi Pourrat received second team All-Conference honors.

Coach of the Year

Name                            YR           Receiving

Jonathan Charette          7th           Third

CCCAA State Championship All-Tournament Team

Name                    YR           Position                Hometown

Stephen Rotter       SO          OPP/OH               La Palma, CA

WSC-South Most Valuable Player

Name                     YR           Position              Hometown

Stephen Rotter       SO          OPP/OH               La Palma, CA

WSC-South Libero of the Year

Name                  YR           Position                Hometown

Steven Morales     SO          L                     Santa Ana, CA

First Team All-Conference

Name                    YR           Position             Hometown

Andrew Pearson     SO          MB                  Huntington Beach, CA

Victor Villareal       SO          MB                    Torrance, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                    YR           Position               Hometown

Miller Davis            FR           OH                   Long Beach, CA

R mi Pourrat           FR           OH                   Cannes, France

Baseball

The Vikings finished the season with a 21-19 record (12-10 in conference). For the second year in a row, Long Beach had 9 players named to the All-Conference team, with Freshman relief pitcher Garrett Rennie, Sophomore third baseman Reese Berberet, and Freshman shortstop David Rivera receiving first team honors and Sophomore starting pitcher Jacob Alcorn, Freshman starting pitcher Michael Ramirez, Sophomore designated hitter Aaron Fawcet, Freshman catcher David Balboa, Freshman second baseman Raul Gonzalez, and Sophomore outfielder Collin Perez all receiving the nod for second team.  Berberet also received All-American honors and became LBCC's first ever Big Stick Award winner as the State's top offensive player after leading the state in Home Runs. Berberet was drafted in the 17th round of the 2018 MLB Draft (516th overall) by the Colorado Rockies.

All-American
Name                       YR        Position            Hometown

Reese Berberet         SO          3B                Fallbrook, CA

Big Stick Award
Name                       YR           Position          Hometown

Reese Berberet          SO          3B                Fallbrook, CA

SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                    YR           Position                Hometown

Garrett Rennie       FR           RP                     Los Alamitos, CA

Reese Berberet      SO          3B                       Fallbrook, CA

David Rivera          FR           SS                      Lakewood, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                      YR       Position                  Hometown

Jacob Alcorn           SO          SP                     Lakewood, CA

Michael Ramirez     FR           SP                     Harbor City, CA

Aaron Fawcet         SO          DH                      Cerritos, CA

David Balboa          FR           C                      Long Beach, CA

Raul Gonzalez         FR           2B                     Buena Park, CA

Collin Perez            SO          OF                     Long Beach, CA

National Letters of Intent

Name                          Four-Year University              YR           Position           Hometown

Jacob Alcorn               University of Nebraska            So           P                     Lakewood, CA

Geovani Ceballos         Kansas Wesleyan                   So           P                     Whittier, CA

Val Stammler               Georgetown College              So           OF/P                Long Beach, CA

Robert Funk                 West Virginia Tech                So           OF/1B               Lakewood, CA  

Collin Perez                  Georgetown College              So           OF                    Long Beach, CA

Softball

The Vikings had another solid performance on the diamond this season, finishing the year 23-17 (6-6 in conference) on their way to a third consecutive post-season. The Vikings had stellar individual performances throughout the season, and six players received honors. Sophomore pitcher Alissa Cienfuegos' efforts on the mound led to her being named SCC-South Pitcher of the Year, and that combined with her prowess at the plate earned her All-State honors as well as first team All-Conference honors. Freshman utility Raven Agapay and Sophomore first baseman Julia Juarez also received first team All-Conference nods, while Sophomore left fielder Alijah Vega and Freshman second baseman Jennifer Tobar were named to second team All-Conference and Sophomore left fielder Lauren Blevins received All-Conference honorable mentions. 

SCC-South Pitcher of the Year

Name                         YR         Hometown

Alissa Cienfuegos       SO          Carson, CA

All-State Honors

Name                         YR        Position         Hometown

Alissa Cienfuegos       SO          P                Carson, CA

SCC-South All-Conference First Team All-Conference

Name                       YR           Position           Hometown

Alissa Cienfuegos      SO          P                    Carson, CA

Raven Agapay          FR           Util                Carson, CA

Julia Juarez             SO          1B                Long Beach, CA

Second Team All-Conference

Name                     YR           Position               Hometown

Alijah Vega             SO          LF                   Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Jennifer Tobar        FR           2B                     Long Beach, CA

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Name                     YR           Position             Hometown

Lauren Blevins        SO          LF                    Downey, CA


National Letters of Intent

Name                         Four-Year University            YR       Position        Hometown

Samantha Ontiveros      Ottawa University              SO          C             Norwalk, CA

Swimming  

The Long Beach City College swim team ended their season with medal finishes at the South Coast Conference Championships (SCC). During the SCC, the Vikings performed well with the men placing fifth overall (376 points) and the women placing fourth (341 points).

On the men's side, sophomore Shaun Spalding brought home the gold medal in the 50 yard freestyle with a final time of 21.40. Spaulding dropped time in all his events and brought home two silver medals, along with his gold. He placed second in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 51.76 and second in the 100 yard freestyle with a 47.18. Sophomore Carl Matthews placed third in the 100 yard backstroke by shaving three seconds off his seed time and finalized his bronze medal with a 1:07.37. Freshman Kobe Jackson also placed third in the 100 yard free with a 47.94 and took home the silver medal in the 200 yard free with a 1:49.08.

For the women's team, distance swimmer sophomore Charli Chavarria placed fourth in the 100 yard free with 58.02 and fifth in the 500 yard free with a 5:48.75.

Sophomore Lindsey Mizrahi took home the bronze medal by dropping four seconds off the 100 yard butterfly with 1:06.38.

Sophomore Cori Reynolds also brought home the bronze in the 100 yard breast stroke by taking off five seconds off her time and finishing with a 1:10.35.

Track & Field  

Track & Field had a strong showing this year, as the men's team competed in two events in the CCCAA Championships and the women's team boasted an All American. Freshman long-distance runner Tylor Wallace placed 10th overall in the state 1500 meter race and posted a 4:08:01 completion time, while sophomores Darnelle Harris and Mark Jones, along with freshmen Marquel Angelo and Tyler Slack finished 8th in the state 4x100 meter relay with a time of 42.56.

For the women's team, sophomore Sherrice Pelle finished 4th in the state in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.10. Pelle was a powerhouse for the Vikings this season and earned All-American honors.

All-American

Name                                YR          

Sherrice Pelle                     SO