After cruising though the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoffs, the Long Beach City College beach volleyball team will be the No. 1 seed in the CCCAA Beach Volleyball State Championships that start today, Thursday, at West Valley College.
The Vikings finished second in the state playoffs last season, and three LBCC duos will be competing in the CCCAA Beach Volleyball Pairs Tournament that starts Friday. No. 3 Josannah Vasquez and Sierra Davis are the No. 3 seed in that bracket. Jessica Kaeka and Brooklin Mize are seeded fifth, and conference champions Tatyana Tuilaii-Umi and Jordan Diaz are the 31st seed.
Track & Field
The men’s and women’s teams had some strong finishes at the SoCal Prelims on Saturday at San Diego Mesa, and six athletes will move on to compete in the SoCal Finals this weekend.
Sophomore Sherrice Pelle took 10th overall in the 200 meter (25.68) and placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.07). Erin Wilber, Tylor Wallace, Moises Marquez, Jarrod Amyx and Nicole Adams will all be competing in the SoCal Finals in the high jump, distance races and the discus.
Nine Vikings earned All-South Coast Conference (SCC) South Division Team awards. Freshman relief pitcher Garrett Rennie, sophomore third baseman Reese Berberet and freshman shortstop David Rivera all received First-Team All-Conference nods, while sophomore starting pitcher Jacob Alcorn, freshman starting pitcher Michael Ramirez, sophomore designated hitter Aaron Fawcett, freshman catcher David Balboa, freshman second baseman Raul Gonzalez and sophomore outfielder Collin Perez earned Second-Team All-Conference honors.
Sophomore pitcher Alissa Cienfuegos was named the SCC South Pitcher of the Year while five other Vikings won SCC awards. Cienfuegos averaged eight strikeouts per game during conference play, and hit .375 with 12 home runs.
Freshman utility Raven Agapay and sophomore first baseman Julia Juarez earned First-Team All-Conference nods. Sophomore left fielder Alijah Vega and freshman second baseman Jennifer Tobar were second team. Sophomore left fielder Lauren Blevins made the honorable mention list.