Category Archives: West Los Angeles College
Two West Los Angeles College football players are heading to Division I schools next year.
Sophomore defensive back Chris Glover announced that he signed with FBS-school Northern Colorado of the Big Sky Conference on Wednesday morning right before his classes.
Glover finished with 43 tackles, seven break-ups passes and was second on his team with three interceptions for the Wildcats.
He was voted to the All-Pacific Conference second-team.
After sitting out the year, defensive end Kaylyn Ayers found a new home with the University of Idaho.
During the 2012 season, he led the West LA in tackles with 61 tackles and eight sacks, which was best in the Pacific Conference.
Idaho plays as a FBS Independent and went 1-11 last year.
Ayers had previously signed with Morgan State in 2013.
JC Football: SMC’s Dontae Levingston named All-American; three other Corsairs earn All-California honors [updated]
Santa Monica College offensive lineman Dontae Levingston has been named an All-American by the JC Athletic Bureau and the California Community College Football Coaches Association.
It has been an exciting week for the redshirt sophomore as he will continue is college career after signing with Texas Tech on Wednesday during the first day of the JC mid-year signing period.
Levingston had redshirted at SMU before transferring back to California due to family reason. He played at El Camino College in 2012 before coming to Santa Monica this year.
This is the second consecutive year that a Corsair has been named to the All-American team. Last season, safety Qujuan Floyd was selected and he led a list of three SMC players that made the All-California Region V team.
Other players that were honored include sophomore linebacker Taylor McDaniel, offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir and West Los Angeles College wide receiver LaRon Barnes.
JC Football: SMC’s Lindheim named Pacific Conference coach of the year; Eight Corsairs earn first-team honors
Santa Monica College head coach Gifford Lindheim won his third consecutive Pacific Conference Coach of the Year, the Southern California Football Association announced last week.
The Corsairs finished the year 8-2 and have won the last three league titles, a first in school history.
Eight Corsairs earned first-team conference honors. Among them is All-American safety Qujuan Floyd, the only SMC player to repeated has he was the conference defensive player of the year last season.
Two West Los Angeles Colleges players, LeRon Barnes and Treviel Boone were also selected to the first-team.
The list of All-Pacific Conference football team is below:
West Los Angeles College’s Marguet Miller has seen some tough days, but this season has been nothing short of frustrating for the fifth-year head coach. Saturday’s game against Glendale left him questioning his team’s competence and heart.
It looked like West L.A was about to capture their first victory, all they had to do was score and the game would be over which should have been easy considering they were inside the ten-yard line. Derek Stewart dropped back to pass but was intercepted by Chris Riley giving Glendale one more chance at a victory.
One minute twenty-three seconds later, the Vaqueros scored on a two-yard touchdown connection between Sean Murphy and Tanner Mays, giving them a 24-21 lead with 28 seconds left in the game. The Wildcats tried a desperate Hail Mary but was intercepted giving them their sixth straight loss to open the season.
Miller was left scratching his heading searching for answers.
“The players got to execute and not make mistakes. You can’t run the wrong play,” Miller explained.
Here are the high school and junior college football scores from September 6th and 7th.
LA City Section:
Dorsey 25, Fairfax 23
University 32, South Gate 26
Palisades 52 LA Marshall 12
Hamilton 67, Legacy 0
West Los Angeles College’s 2013 football schedule has been released by the Southern California Football Association.
The Wildcats struggled early last season losing four of their first five games before going 4-1 after the bye week to even their record at 5-5.
The schedule is below:
St. Monica boys basketball head coach Khi-Min Jung resigned last week to take an assistant coach job at West Los Angeles College under recently hired Chris Ackers.
In his three seasons at the Santa Monica Catholic school, Jung finished with an overall record of 45-39 and one playoff appearance according to MaxPreps.com.
Athletic Director Steve Aggers described Acker as an integral part of six successful seasons at Citrus College, winning the State championship in 2008, and making it to the California State Final Four in 2010 before losing in the championship game. The Owls were 92-9 during his tenure.
“Chris is very familiar with our conference and knows what it takes to be successful at our level and in the State of California. He is well connected and respected both in our community, and the Southern California basketball culture. I know that he will provide outstanding leadership in helping us build a successful collegiate basketball program here at West Los Angeles College,” said Aggers in a statement.
Jade Neal scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half in West Los Angeles College’s 55-51 victory over rival Santa Monica College to open Western State Conference play.
The freshman guard hit two three-point baskets in the final two minutes of play to extend a narrow one-point lead to a 53-48 advantage.
“We were more aggressive in the second half and our shots started to fall for us,” said Neal. “We knew that they would be a challenge.”
The freshman from Crenshaw High finished the season with seven interceptions, tied for second-most in the state, along with 85 tackles. Floyd was honored earlier in the year as the Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
West Los Angeles College guard Cheyenne Bonam was named the Western State Conference Player of the Week after scoring a season-high 23 points in the Wildcats 70-54 victory over Santa Barbara.
Bonam also grabbed 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while going six of nine from the field including four three-point baskets.
She is averaging 15.2 points a game, fourth best in the Western State Conference to lead the Wildcats to a 10-5 before league plays starts tonight vs Bakersfield.
Bonam is a 5-7 sophomore guard from Washington Prep High School.
West Los Angeles College Ashlie Bruner was named Western State Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week it was announced today.
The 5’6 freshman guard from Palisades High scored 69 points in four games with 17 rebounds, and 13 steals, leading the Wildcats to victories over Antelope Valley and Glendale at the Vaquero Shootout.
Bruner breakout game was against Antelope Valley when she scored 25 points along with 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Santa Monica College and West LA College have 21 football players selected to All-Pacific Conference Team
Twenty-one Santa Monica and West LA College football players were named to the All-Pacific Conference team, the Los Angeles Sports Journal has learned exclusively.
Earlier in the week, the Sports Journal broke the news that SMC quarterback Alfonso Medina and defensive back Qujuan Floyd were announced as the conference’s offensive and defensive players of the year.
Among the players earning honors were Ralph Gordon, a Westchester High graduate, who was named twice on first team All-League at both wide receiver and as an all-purpose player for the Corsairs. He had 744 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns on the season.
Fellow wide receiver Reggie Mitchell (Hamilton High) earned a spot on the first team along with running back Myles Johnson (Carson High) who became the first Corsair to pass the 1,000 yard mark in 12 years.
Defensive lineman Kaylin Ayers was the only West LA College player to named as a first team selection. Ayers finished with 61 tackles and a league-leading eight sacks for the Wildcats.
The list of the team is below.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION:
American Pacific Conference
Santa Monica College 50, Pierce College 47
West LA College 26, Valley College 16
Santa Monica College continue to be in a three-way tie for first place in the Pacific Conference and West LA College picks up its first league victory.
|1. Antelope Valley||4-0||6-1|
|1. LA Pierce||4-0||6-1|
|1. Santa Monica||4-0||6-1|
|4. Santa Barbara||2-2||3-4|
|5. West LA||1-3||2-5|
|6. LA Southwest||1-3||2-5|
|6. LA Valley||0-4||0-7|