Sophomore attack Cory Lund (pictured, left) and senior middie Nolan Roles helped lead El Segundo to the Ocean League championship this season, and they were named by coaches this week as the league’s Most Valuable Player (Roles) and Offensive Player of the Year (Lund).
The duo was among nine Eagles named All-Ocean League, including three named to the first team: Senior attack John Lang, sophomore middie Daniel Ball and senior goalie Jake Barone. Coach Brooks Roscoe of El Segundo (13-5) was named Coach of the Year.
League runner-up Culver City (7-11) had seven players named all-league, led by Most Outstanding Player Elliot Stanger, a senior midfielder. The Centaurs also have first-team selections in junior attack Peter Pina, senior middie Nick Vu and junior LSM Anthony Overton.
Santa Monica had five honorees, including first-team selections at attack in senior Ian Ferrara and sophomore Parker Furlong and at LSM in sophomore Bradley Hall. Dragons freshman middie Griffin James was named to the second-team, the only freshman recognized on the list of 25 players.
Beverly Hills senior middie Sammy Edwards, who will play at NCAA Division I Loyola next year, also made the first team, as did Downey junior defender Spencer Farina.
Fifteen of the 25 players selected All-Ocean League are underclassmen, which bodes well for the strength of the league going forward.
Here is the complete 2015 All-Ocean League team:
Most Valuable Player: Nolan Roles, senior, El Segundo
Offensive Player of the Year: Cory Lund, sophomore, El Segundo
Most Outstanding: Elliot Stanger, senior, Culver City
Coach of the Year: Brooks Roscoe, El Segundo
John Lang, senior, El Segundo
Peter Pina, junior, Culver City
Parker Furlong, sophomore, Santa Monica
Ian Ferrara, senior, Santa Monica
Daniel Ball, sophomore, El Segundo
Nick Vu, senior, Culver City
Sammy Edwards, senior, Beverly Hills
Anthony Overton (LSM), junior, Culver City
Bradley Hall (LSM), sophomore, Santa Monica
Spencer Farina, junior, Downey
Jake Barone, senior, El Segundo
Kyle Kennedy, sophomore, Santa Monica
Devon Hernandez, senior, Beverly Hills
Rory Cochrane, sophomore, El Segundo
Sky Rice, sophomore, Culver City
Griffin James, freshman, Santa Monica
Miguel Aceves, senior, Downey
Nick Palley, senior, El Segundo
Cayman Barber, sophomore, El Segundo
Austin Thompson, senior, El Segundo
Elijah Zavala, sophomore, Culver City
Cole Thompson, junior, Culver City