Junior attack Cory Lund was named Ocean League Most Valuable Player, while senior teammate Preston Quashnick was selected the league’s Offensive Player of the Year, and Culver City senior Anthony Overton was named Defensive Player of the Year. The three highlight the 2016 All-Ocean League team announced Tuesday.
Lund, who was Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore last year, and Overton are among 13 repeat honorees of the 25 players on the All-Ocean League team this year. Six of those players are making a third appearance on the team.
For Culver City, Overton, senior attack Peter Pina and senior goalie Cole Thompson are three-time all-league selections. Santa Monica juniors Parker Furlong, an attackman, and Bradley Hall, an LSM, also were named for the third time, as was Downey senior defender Spencer Farina.
El Segundo, which won the Ocean League for the second year in a row, had nine players honored, while runner-up Culver City had seven and Santa Monica had five. Beverly Hills and Downey each had two selections.
Santa Monica coach Ben Keiser was named the league’s Coach of the Year. Under his direction the Vikings have improved from 3-8 in 2014 to 7-9 last year and 10-8 this season. Down the stretch of the league season, SaMo lost to Culver City 9-8 and El Segundo 15-14 in back-to-back games.
2016 All-Ocean League Team
Most Valuable Player: Cory Lund, junior, El Segundo (second selection)
Offensive Player of the Year: Preston Quashnick, senior, El Segundo
Devensive Player of the Year: Anthony Overton, senior, Culver City (third selection)
Coach of the Year: Ben Keiser, Santa Monica
A – Peter Pina, senior, Culver City (third selection)
A – Parker Furlong, junior, Santa Monica (third selection)
M – Daniel Ball, junior, El Segundo (second selection)
M – Rory Cochrane, junior, El Segundo (second selection)
M – Griffin James, sophomore, Santa Monica (second selection)
M – Zach Antin, senior, Beverly Hills
M – Pablo Alvarez, junior, Downey
LSM – Bradley Hall, junior, Santa Monica (third selection)
D – Drew Bonney, senior, El Segundo
D – Elijah Zavala, junior, Culver City (second selection)
G – Cole Thompson, senior, Culver City (third selection)
A – Kyle Kennedy, junior, Santa Monica (second selection)
A – Kyle Khalili, senior, Beverly Hills
M – Tyler Higgins, junior, Culver City
M – Collin Ferrara, junior, Santa Monica
LSM – Tim Schartz, sophomore, El Segundo
LSM – John Lewis, junior, Culver City
D – Cayman Barber, junior, El Segundo (second selection)
D – Kai Bucher, senior, El Segundo
D – Nikki Jimenez, sophomore, Culver City
D – Spencer Farina, senior, Downey (third selection)
G – Alex Nolan, junior, El Segundo