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2015-2016

CONGRATULATIONS WILDCATS!

Congratulations to all of the scholar-athlete winners of 2016 Westpy Awards including:


Student-Athletes of the Year Juman Randall and Doshawn Franks (top picture); and 


Aggers Award for Excellence Best All-Around Student Athlete Tyra Williams (bottom picture with Athletic Director Dr. Ricardo Hooper). 


Also congratulations to the 2016 Coach of the YearDan Fitzpatrick (Cross Country / Track & Field).

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2014

2014 Scholar Athletes of the Month - February
Tatiana Fernandes - Volleyball and Derek Stewart -  Football ...read more


2013

2012 - 2013 Student Athletes of the Year ...read more

MARIAH RICHARDS-MAYNARD is WLAC's 2013-2014 Student-Athlete of the Year. Mariah is a versatile competitor who ran cross country and competed in multiple events for the track and field team. She was honored by the Western State Conference track coaches as a first team competitor, earning this award for the second year in a row.  She was a conference champion in the 400 meter hurdles, the triple jump and as a member of the 4 X 100 meter sprint relay team.  She also finished second in the 100 meter hurdles, 7th in the long jump, and 5th in the 100 meter event.  Mariah scored in six different events at our conference championship meet and earned 43 points of our team’s 153.75 points and second place finish. She qualified for the California Community College State Track and Field Championships, and finished 5th in the 100 meter hurdles and was a member of the 4 X 100 meter sprint relay team that finished 3rd in the state. As a result, Mariah was named to the United States Community College Track Coaches Association All-American team this spring.  Growing up, Mariah was motivated by her athletic role model, Olympian Lolo Jones, and hopes to continue her athletic and academic career at a four year college.  She is currently being heavily recruited. Mariah exemplifies the word scholar-athlete, by combining outstanding athletic performance with an impressive 3.20 GPA. She will graduate Cum Laude with her Associate degree in June. At the university, she plans to major in Psychology and Criminal Justice with an eye on a possible career with the FBI...see press release and adl photos.
 

2013 Scholar Athlete of the Month - October
Ikechukwu Iheanaju - Football ...read more

2013 Scholar Athletes of the Month - September
Emily Maver - Soccer and Julio Romero -  Cross Country & Track ...read more

2013 Scholar Athletes of the Month - March
Mariah Richards-Maynard - Women's Track & Fiedl and Quinn Barbini - Baseball ...read more

2013 Scholar Athletes of the Month - February
Susanna Usher - Women's Track & Field and Najee Williams - Track & Field ...read more


2012

2011 - 2012 Student Athletes of the Year ...read more
KEVIN ALLY: Sprinter for the Track & Field team and defensive back for Wildcats Football. Kevin won the conference title in the 100 and 200 meter events. He was also on the conference champion 4 x 100 relay  team and the second place 4 x 400 meter relay team. At the CA Community College State Championship, he finished 4th in the 100 and was name to the All-Conference team. Kevin has earned his Associates degree and is being recruited by universities. He hope to major in zoology.



SHAWNICE WILLIAMS: Member of both the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. In Cross Country, Shawnice qualified for the State Championship meet as an individual. With Track & Field, she was the team leader for the ladies who have won 3 consecutive conference championships. She is a versatile athlete running anything from the 100 meters to the 1500 meters and relays. The 800 is her specialty and she won the CA Community College State Championship in this event with the fastest time in the nation posted this season of 2:08.31. Shawnice is being recruited by several universities. After graduation from West, she plans to transfer and major in nursing. 

 

2012 Scholar Athletes of the Month - November
Destinee Coles - Women's Soccer and 
Blayr Jimmerson - Fooball ...read more

2012 Scholar Athletes of the Month - September
Francisca Chamu - Cross Country & Women's Track & Field and Arshaad Rahh - Cross Country & Men's Track & Field ...read more

2012 Scholar Athletes of the Month - March
Aundrea Yancy - Women's Track & Field and Billy Heller - Men's Baseball ...read more


2011

2010 - 2011 Student Athletes of the Year ...read more
DYNEECA ADAMS: Western State Conference Champion in the 800 meter event and school record breaker with a time of 2:11.79. She also on the 4x400 relay team that had the fastest time in the state in 17 years -- 3:45.13. While at West, she has earned a 3.11 GPA and is pursuing a career in nursing.

SPENCER PHILLIPS: Quarterback and captain of the Wildcat football team. He was selected as a 1st team All-Coference performer with a 66% pass completion percentage, while throwing for 18 touchdowns and an average of 246 passing yards per game. He earned a 3.39 GPA and will transfer, with a full athletic scholarship, to NCAA Division IAA school, Murray State University in Kentuky.

JONATHAN BYRD: Conference champion in the 200 and 400 meter events and anchor leg on the conference championship 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. He also finished 6th place in the 400 meter race at State, was member of the 3rd place 4x400 relay team, and was selected as a 1st team All-Conference athlete in the WSC. He is being recruited by several universities and is studying Criminal Justice.


2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - November
Vanessa Gonzalez - Women's Soccer & Ryan Payne - Men's Football ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - October
Shaniqua Patterson - Women's Basketball & Edwin Espinal - Men's Cross Country & Track ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - September
Lauryn Brink - Women's Volleyball & Reginald Woods - Men's Football ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - May
Cortney McCoy - Women's Track & Field & 
Drew Hammond - Men's Baseball ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - April
Toni Cooper - Women's Track & Field & 
Christopher "Buck" Traweek - Men's Baseball ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - March
Cydney Graham - Women's Track & Field & 
Richard Seigel - Men's Baseball ...read more

2011 Scholar Athletes of the Month - February
Donetta Rye - Women's Basketball and Track & 
Mouhamed Diop - Men's Basketball ...read more


2010

2009 - 2010 Student Athletes of the Year ...read more
STARISIA CHILDS: State Triple Jump Champion and named to Western State Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Transferred to Texas A&M, Commerce with a Track & Field scholarship.

RAMANDEEP SINGH: Named First Team All-Conference Cross Country runner. Recognized as one of the best distance runners in the state. Transferred to Texas A&M, Commerce with a Track & Field scholarship.

AL WHITE: Selected as First Team All-Conference Running Back. Transferred to prestigious Chapman University with a Football scholarship.

 

2010 Scholar Athletes of the Month - November
Taylor Mitchell - Women's Volleyball and Ryan Grigsby - Football ...read more

2010 Scholar Athletes of the Month - October
Elizabeth Vick - Women's Soccer and Joseph Hyman - Football ...read more

2010 Scholar Athletes of the Month - September
Tiffany Melendez - Women's Soccer and Spencer Phillips - Football ...read more

2010 Scholar Athletes of the Month - April
Ashley Stewart- Women's Basketball and Giovanny Pleites - Football ...read more