Tag Archives: alfonso medina
Coming off back-to-back conference titles for the first time in more than 30 years, the atmosphere during the first week of Santa Monica College’s spring football practice seemed electric.
“It was like our practice was turned up a notch today,” said head coach Gifford Lindheim. “For our first spring practice, I don’t think we ever had as many plays as we had today.”
Part of that reason is the implementation of a high-paced Oregon style system that new offensive coordinator Tim Kaub brings to Corsair Field after spending three seasons in the same capacity at Narbonne High, were the Gauchos won two straight LA City titles.
Even with the energy, Lindheim knows that one of his top priorities is to fill key positions in the offense that loses almost every starter at the skill positions.
First on the list is to identify a replacement of record-setting quarterback Alfonso Medina who threw for 5,345 yards and 61 touchdowns in his two years behind center.
Three players look to be in contention for the job.
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.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina has officially signed his national letter of intent with Weber State, yesterday on the first day of the JC Mid-Year Signing Period, he informed the LA Sports Journal by text.
The sophomore quarterback had committed to the play at the Odgen, Utah school last week and is in Boise, Idaho visiting family for the holidays.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina announced that he has committed to play football next year at Weber State University, a member of the Big Sky Conference.
Medina made an official visit last weekend to the Odgen, Utah campus and had an in-home visit from offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and wide receiver coach Craig Stutzmann on Tuesday before making his decision to become a Wildcat.
“I loved it when I went on my official visit. The feeling of the town, the program, and the people in the athletic department from the AD to the secretaries was a wonderful experience,” said Medina. “They run a similar system to ours [at SMC] and having a chance to compete for a starting spot is all I can ask for.”
The sophomore is a high school qualifier and is expected to sign his letter of intent on December 19th, the first day of JC mid-year signing period. He will begin classes on January 7th.
During his time with the Corsairs, Medina was a two-year starter and threw for 5,345 yards and 61 touchdowns to lead SMC to its first back-to-back conference titles in 31 years.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina was offered a full scholarship by Weber State on his official visit to the Odgen, Utah campus this weekend, according to family sources.
The sophomore was the Pacific Conference MVP this past season and broke the school’s single season and career touchdown records.
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.
The American Pacific Conference honored a duo of Santa Monica College players with the league top awards.
Quarterback Alfonso Medina earned Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,382 yards and his 28 touchdowns broke the college’s single season record that he set last year.
Qujuan Floyd from Crenshaw High was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The defensive back had 49 tackles and seven interceptions, the most for a Santa Monica College player in the last fifteen years. His late pick in the fourth quarter help preserve a 24-21 win against Antelope Valley to give the Corsairs their first back-to-back conference titles since 1980.