Junior attack Joseph Kean, 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 Griffin James and the Co-Defensive Player of the Year goalie tandem of junior Tyson Zecher and freshman Evan Miner, 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 Ben Keiser 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 Simba Makawa and sophomore face-off middie Spencer Wynn on the first team and junior attack/middie Tyler McNamara on the second team.
El Segundo junior attack Lukas Roscoe 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.
In all, 20 of the 27 players honored are underclassmen.
2018 All-Ocean League Team
League MVP Joseph Kean, junior, Attack, Santa Monica Co-Offensive POY Griffin James, senior, Middie, Santa Monica Lukas Roscoe, junior, Attack, El Segundo Co-Defensive POY Tyson Zecher, junior, Goalie, Santa Monica Evan Miner, freshman, Goalie, Santa Monica Coach of the Year Ben Keiser, Santa Monica First team Justin Beighey Attack Freshman Culver City Anthony Novo Attack Junior Culver City Devin Bonney Midfield Senior El Segundo Simba Makawa Midfield Freshman Santa Monica Tim Schartz Defense Senior El Segundo Quinten Brunson Defense Freshman Culver City Ray Sugiyama Defense Freshman Culver City Spencer Wynn 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