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CC Basketball (M&W): ’23 All-PCAC teams

Grossmont College center v (24) boxes-out Mesa all-conference selection Niki Madgedi; also pictured is the Griffins' Caitlyn Stayner (14) / Photo by P.J. Panebianco



Courtesy, PCAC media relations

Men’s Basketball

Miramar claims Player and Coach of the Year

SAN DIEGO, — After a chaotic conclusion to the 2022-23 men’s basketball season, the All-PCAC team has been announced. San Diego Miramar College took home the title with a 15-1 record, their first conference championship in program history. The Jets were led by head coach Nick Gehler, who was named Coach of the Year, and Jakob Milling, the conference Player of the Year. Milling, a sophomore from France, totaled 269 points in the conference this season. He totaled 216 rebounds, 58 assists, 20 blocks and nine steals. He recorded a season-high 25 points, 13 rebounds and three assists against Cuyamaca College on Jan. 20. Miramar also landed sophomores Alex Mirhosseini and Michael Batchelor on the First Team. The trio were the team’s leading scorers.

San Diego City College finished in second place after splitting the season with Miramar and Palomar College to go 14-2. The Knights landed Al Green and Anthony Howell on the First Team. Green, a freshman, led the team in points per game, averaging 16.6 in conference play. He totaled 249 points, 80 rebounds, 42 assists, 22 steals and 12 blocks. Howell, a sophomore from Ohio, totaled 160 points, 137 rebounds, 57 assists, 18 steals and 11 blocks through the conference schedule.

San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern College and Palomar College finished in a three-way tie as the Olympians caused a major shakeup in the second round. They landed one player on the First Team, Daron Traylor. A sophomore guard from Mt. Miguel High, Traylor finished the conference schedule with 345 points, 121 rebounds, 32 assists, 21 steals and four blocks. Damascus Sanders was the lone Southwestern player on the First Team. Sanders posted huge numbers all season, including a 45-point performance against Imperial Valley College in the first round of play. He finished with 381 points, 71 rebounds, 18 assists and 12 steals. Palomar’s Andrew Milot and Kryztian Walton and Grossmont’s Samuel Stewart rounded out the team. Milot finished with 205 points, 45 rebounds, 61 assists, 27 steals and three blocks. Walton finished 196 points, 133 rebounds, 16 assists, nine steals and 24 blocks. Stewart ended with 227 points, 112 rebounds, 54 assists, 35 steals and nine blocks.

Final Standings

San Diego Miramar 25-3/15-1
San Diego City 23-5/14-2
Palomar 18-10/10-6
Southwestern 16-12/10-6
San Diego Mesa 15-13/10-6
Grossmont 11-16/6-10
MiraCosta 12-16/5-11
Cuyamaca 4-24/2-14
Imperial Valley 0-26/0-16

All-PCAC (selected by coaches)

First Team

  • Jakob Milling (San Diego Miramar)
  • Alex Mirhosseini (San Diego Miramar)
  • Michael Batchelor (San Diego Miramar)
  • Al Green (San Diego City)
  • Anthony Howell (San Diego City)
  • Daron Traylor (San Diego Mesa)
  • Damascus Sanders (Southwestern)
  • Andrew Milot (Palomar)
  • Kryztian Walton (Palomar)
  • Samuel “Sammy” Stewart IV  (Grossmont)

Second Team All-PCAC

  • Kailen Rains (San Diego City)
  • Anjay Cortez (San Diego City)
  • Lorenzo Wright (San Diego City)
  • Jaiden Pate (San Diego Mesa)
  • Karl Ashley (Southwestern)
  • Adam Sevier (Palomar)
  • Kobe Smith (MiraCosta)
  • Dylan Cabs (MiraCosta)
  • Xavier Rubio (Cuyamaca)
  • Israel Bynum (Imperial Valley)

Honorable Mention

  • Chad Robinson (Palomar College)
  • Brandon Tully (Grossmont College)
  • Calvin Payne (Grossmont College)
  • Anthony McManus (Cuyamaca College)

Women’s Basketball

Perfect Palomar (28-0) dominates All-PCAC Team

SAN DIEGO – Palomar College took home the conference title for the second consecutive year and for the second year, they did it undefeated. Head Coach Leigh Marshall collected her sixth Coach of the Year honor en route to the program’s 13th conference title. Sophomore Deajanae Harvey was awarded the Player of the Year Award for the second year. The Comets also landed sophomores Camille Sroufe, Faith Schwantner and Kayla Williams on the First Team. Harvey, the programs leading scorer, totaled 281 points, 97 rebounds, 65 assists, 84 steals and four blocks through their conference schedule. Sroufe, now the record holder for most made threes in a game by a Comet, finished with 180 points, 40.1 3-point percentage, 32 rebounds, 17 assists and 17 steals. Schwantner, a defensive mastermind for the Comets, finished with 55 rebounds, 44 assists, 36 steals and 10 blocks. Williams finished with 124 points, 67 rebounds. 16 assists, 19 steals and two blocks.

Imperial Valley College, San Diego Mesa College and MiraCosta College finished in a 3-way tie for second place. Imperial Valley had a major program turnaround and landed two players on the first team. Monique Carrasco was not only the program leading scorer, she was the state’s leading scorer all season. She finished with 226 points, 30 rebounds, 19 assists and 29 steals. Malena Ponchione finished the conference schedule with 138 points, 58 rebounds, 44 assists, 20 steals and one block. Mesa also landed two players on the first team, Gwen Morris-Lundstrom and Niki Madgedi. Morris-Lundstom finished with 134 points, 77 rebounds, 24 assists, 34 steals and three blocks. Madgedi finished with 148 points, 49 rebounds, 20 assists, 17 steals and six blocks. MiraCosta’s Deyjanee Williams and Frida Cabellero were also named to the First Team, and Southwestern College’s Lynette Garon rounded out the team. Williams finished the conference schedule with 183 points, 99 rebounds, 11 assists and 16 steals. Cabellero ended with 57 points, 4 rebounds, 28 assists, 11 steals and three blocks. Garon finished with 121 points, 56 rebounds, 68 assists, 20 steals and one block.

Final Standings

Palomar College 28-0/14-0
Imperial Valley College 19-9/9-5
San Diego Mesa College 17-11/9-5
MiraCosta College 13-12/9-5
Southwestern College 15-11/7-7
San Diego City College 12-16/6-8
Cuyamaca College 3-22/1-13
Grossmont College 1-18/1-13

All-PCAC (selected by coaches)

First Team

  • Camille Sroufe (Palomar)
  • Faith Schwantner (Palomar)
  • Kayla Williams (Palomar)
  • Monique Carrasco (Imperial Valley)
  • Malena Ponchione (Imperial Valley)
  • Gwen Morris-Lundstrom (San Diego Mesa)
  • Niki Madgedi (San Diego Mesa)
  • Deyjanee Williams (MiraCosta)
  • Frida Cabellero (MiraCosta)
  • Lynette Garon (Southwestern)

Second Team All-PCAC

  • Teanna Alaman (Palomar)
  • Rory Hetrick (Palomar)
  • Orian Anderson (Imperial Valley)
  • Andrea Aguilar (Imperial Valley)
  • Emma Fitzgerald (San Diego Mesa)
  • Symere Shelton (MiraCosta)
  • Serena Prciuncula (Southwestern)
  • Kaniya Lloyd (San Diego City)


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