SaMo’s Kean Tops 2018 All-Ocean League Squad

Junior attack , who led Santa Monica in points and assists despite missing four games to injury, was named Most Valuable Player on the 2018 All-Ocean League team. He is one of seven members of the league-champion Vikings to be honored by the league’s coaches.

Santa Monica finished 12-8 overall and 7-1 in Ocean League play this season, winning their second consecutive league title. The Vikings shared the title with El Segundo in 2017.

This year, behind Kean, Co-Offensive Player of the Year and the Co-Defensive Player of the Year goalie tandem of junior and freshman , SaMo suffered only a 6-4 loss at El Segundo in league. The Vikings earned a spot in the US Lacrosse Postseason Championship Tournament where they lost to eventual section champion Loyola in the first round.

SaMo head coach was named the league’s Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Joining Kean, James, Zecher and Miner on the 2018 All-Ocean League list were freshman middie and sophomore face-off middie on the first team and junior attack/middie Tyler McNamara on the second team.

2018 All-Ocean League: Lukas Roscoe, El Segundo; Evan Miner, Santa Monica
Co-Offensive POY and Co-Defensive POY .

El Segundo junior attack was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year alongside SaMo’s James. Roscoe was one of seven Eagles named to the 2018-All-Ocean League teams.

Culver City also had seven players honored by the league’s coaches, including three freshmen on the first team — attack and defenders and .

In all, 20 of the 27 players honored are underclassmen.

2018 All-Ocean League Team

League MVP
, junior, Attack, Santa Monica
Co-Offensive POY
, senior, Middie, Santa Monica
Lukas Roscoe, junior, Attack, El Segundo
Co-Defensive POY
, junior, Goalie, Santa Monica
Evan Miner, freshman, Goalie, Santa Monica
Coach of the Year
, Santa Monica

First team
     Attack     Freshman     Culver City
       Attack     Junior       Culver City
       Midfield   Senior       El Segundo
       Midfield   Freshman     Santa Monica
        Defense    Senior       El Segundo
    Defense    Freshman     Culver City
       Defense    Freshman     Culver City
       Face-off   Sophomore    Santa Monica
Henry Grote        Goalie     Junior       Beverly Hills

Second Team
Scott Melton       Attack     Sophomore    El Segundo
Thomas Wilcox      Attack     Junior       Culver City
Tyler McNamara     A/M        Junior       Santa Monica
Brendan Michel     Middie     Senior       El Segundo
Keegan Boos        Middie     Senior       Culver City
Keishi Tateda      Middie     Junior       Culver City
Jata DeSai         LSM        Junior       El Segundo
Max Shultz         LSM        Junior       El Segundo
Kenny Villanueva   Defense    Senior       Beverly Hills
Jason Harward      Face-off   Senior       Beverly Hills
Julian Avila       Goalie     Junior       Downey

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