SMC — You can say it was a good year for Santa Monica College football.
They finished the season as the Pacific Conference champs for the second time in a row and have been rewarded for their efforts with a boat-load of conference honors, it was announced this week.
The Corsairs swept the three top honors with quarterback Alfonso Medina winning Offensive Player of the Year, cornerback Qujuan Floyd earning Defensive Player of the Year and Gifford Lindheim taking home Coach of the Year.
The first team on offense and defense included 10 SMC players.
On defense, defensive lineman Marcus Manley, linebacker Austin Ehrlich and punter Ret Tillman made the squad. On offense, center Brian Polio, lineman Dominique Vaughn, wide receivers Ralph Gordon II and Reggie Mitchell, running back Myles Johnson and kicker Jose Esquivel also received nods.
The second team includes three Corsairs with linebacker Ben Brown, cornerback Rico Wright and tight end Dominique Bierria making the cut.
The Corsairs finished the season 9-2 with an appearance in the American Championship Bowl, where they lost to Southwestern College.
Pacifica Christian v-ball honored
Pacifica Christian girls’ volleyball capped a successful season with All-Liberty League honors.
Senior Kiani Lane was named Most Valuable Player after a season of leading the Seawolves to a 32-3 record and an appearance in the final of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs.
The first team includes junior Grace Minchin, senior Genevieve Hook and sophomore Maile Lane.
Kiani Lane is being recruited by Rice, Gonzaga and Notre Dame.