University of La Verne players lead All-SCIAC football selections

Here is the complete list of football honors for the SCIAC:

Athlete of Year (Offense) – Kwame Do, Sr., Occidenal
Athlete of Year (Defense) – Paul Slaats, Jr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Newcomer of Year – Dalton Santos, Fr., LB, Cal Lutheran
Coach of Year – Chris Krich, La Verne

First team offense
QB Bryan Scott, Jr., Occidental
RB Travis Sparks-Jackson, Sr., La Verne
RB Jeremiah McKibbins, Sr., Chapman
WR Alex Arellano, Jr., La Verne
WR Devin Bullock, Sr., Occidental
WR Sean Myers, Sr., Chapman
OL Austin Crist, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
OL Juan Guerrero, Sr., La Verne
OL Beau Kitson, Jr., La Verne
OL Jim Partee, Sr., Occidental
OL Matt Schallert, Soph., Redlands
TE Alex Moise Jr., Sr., Cal Lutheran

First team defense
DL Tristan Corwin, Soph., Redlands
DL Joshua Hardy, Jr., La Verne
DL Alex Rorie, Sr., Chapman
DL DeJon Rothschild, Jr., Cal Lutheran
LB Austin Brasher, Jr., Whittier
LB Brendan McDondald, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
LB Mitch Shepherd, Soph., Redlands
DB Eric Acosta, Soph., La Verne
DB Victor Bunce, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
DB Colin Spencer, Sr., Redlands
DB Diego Villasenor, Sr., Whittier
K-P Sean Murray, Sr., Redlands
ST Dallas Parent, Jr., La Verne

Second team offense
QB William Linvingston, Sr., La Verne
RB Aseal Birir, Soph., Pomona-Pitzer
RB Shane Pico, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
WR Cole Blackburn, Soph., Redlands
WR Brett Harper, Sr., Pomona-Pitzer
WR Cordell Harris, Jr., Occidental
OL Grant Frazier, Sr., Pomona-Pitzer
OL Christian Hernandez, Soph., La Verne
OL Mark Kozhaya, Jr., Whittier
OL Kevin Olive, Sr., Cal Lutheran
OL Hunter Peterson, Sr., Chapman
TE Connor Allen, Cal Lutheran

Second-team defense
DL Austin Brown, Fr., La Verne
DL Jack Rulon, Dr., Redlands
DL Michael Shepherd, Jr., La Verne
DL Andrew Sova, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
LB Ronny Camacho, Sr., Cal Lutheran
LB Justin Lantz, Jr., Redlands
LB Anthony Penalber, Sr., La Verne
DB Jalen Devine, Jr., Redland
DB Drew DeMarco, Sr., Chapman
DB Aaron Mandell, Jr., Redlands
DB Connor Truhitte, Jr., La Verne
K Chris Taylor, Jr., Cal Lutheran
P Jack mcFarland, Sr., Cal Lutheran
ST Colibn Spence, Sr., Redlands

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Football: La Verne remains undefeated in SCIAC play

LA VERNE 49, CHAPMAN 42 >> Running back Travis Sparks Jackson rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the Leopards’ victory over the Panthers. The Leopards (6-1, 5-0) had had two other player score two rushing touchdowns apiece in the win to remain undefeated in SCIAC play. La Verne will play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Pomona-Pitzer.
OCCIDENTAL 23, POMONA-PITZER 14 >> The Sagehens’ quarterback Taylor Mensik completed 12 of its 20 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the SCIAC loss to the Tigers. Mensik also rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown for the Sagehens (2-5, 1-4). Pomona-Pitzer will play at 1 p.m. Saturdayagainst La Verne.
REDLANDS 59, WHITTIER 7 >> Quarterback Kevin Russell completed 16 of his 27 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns against the Poets defense. Russell also led the Bulldogs (3-4, 3-2) in rushing with 86 yards and a touchdown. Adam Goss led the Bulldogs’ defense with 12 total tackles. Redlands will play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Chapman.
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY 54, COMPTON 6 >> The Wolverines’ Deion Walker rushed for 196 yards and four touchdowns against the Tartars. Daniel Epperson completed 13 of his 17 pass attempts for 256 yards and three touchdowns for the Wolverines (7-1,4-1). SBVC will play at 6 p.m. Saturdayagainst Southwestern.
VICTOR VALLEY 42, MT. SAN JACINTO 15 >> Quarterback Sam Allen threw for 383 yards and four touchdowns in the Rams victory over the Eagles. Allen also rushed for 39 yards while scoring two touchdowns. VVC will play at 7 p.m. Saturday against College of the Desert.

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Pomona-Pitzer’s Evan Lloyd earns national honor

Freshman linebacker Evan Lloyd was named to the National Team of the Week for his role in helping the Sagehens to a 24-0 shutout win over Whittier on Saturday.

Lloyd had 12 tackles (six solo) to lead a defense that held Whittier to only 176 total yards of offense and no points in picking up its first shutout since a 37-0 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the 2012 season finale (which was its first shutout since 2000).

In addition to his tackle numbers, Lloyd also stopped two Whittier drives in the second half in Pomona-Pitzer territory. After the Sagehens had gone ahead 14-0 on a blocked punt return, Lloyd stopped the ensuing drive with a sack, forced fumble and recovery to set up a field goal which pushed the lead to 17-0.

In the fourth quarter, with Whittier still hoping to engineer a comeback, Lloyd made a big tackle on 4th-and-1, bursting through the line to tackle the Poets’ ball carrier for a one-yard loss.

With his big performance, Lloyd has now taken over the team lead in tackles in a very close race with 41, one ahead of junior safety Nelson Cole (who missed the Whittier game with an injury) and senior safety Don Swan (who led the SCIAC in tackles as a sophomore).

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