Fifteen Santa Monica College students have been named 2011-12 Student Athletes of the Year in each sport sanctioned on the campus.
The students will be recognized for their scholastic achievement as well as athletic talent at an annual awards breakfast sponsored by the SMC General Advisory Board, a community support group. The event is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24 in the SMC Pavilion, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
The students honored in each sport and their respective coaches include:
Men’s Cross Country – Nick Alvarez, Coach Eric Barron;
Men’s Swimming – Michael Carden, Coach Steve Contarsy;
Football – Alexandru Ceachir, Coach Gifford Lindheim;
Women’s Softball – Jocelyne Ferrufino, Coach Char Wilson;
Women’s Soccer – Sam Li, Coach Aaron Benditson;
Women’s Cross Country – Jamillet Maldonado, Coach Eric Barron;
Men’s Basketball – Esvan Middleton, Coach Jerome Jenkins;
Men’s Water Polo – Alex Myers, Coach Brian Eskridge;
Women’s Volleyball – Catie Roberts, Coach Nicole Ryan;
Women’s Tennis – Criss Rodriguez, Coach Richard Goldenson;
Women’s Water Polo – Patty Salgado, Coach Steve Contarsy;
Women’s Track and Field – Elia Sanchez, Coach Larry Silva;
Men’s Track and Field – Michael Tobin, Jr., Coach Larry Silva;
Women’s Swimming – Ekaterina Shatalova, Coach Steve Contarsy; and
Men’s Volleyball – Gabe Ylo, Coach John Mayer.