The recognition that comes with a Foothill Conference Championship, 3rd Place in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional, and two players who qualified as individuals for the CCCAA State Tournament came forward at the MSJC Lady Eagles Golf Banquet. The Lady Eagles went 40-4 in conference play, having won 10 of the 11 Conference Matches, and 48-7 overall in just the second season of the Program.
Freshman and International Student Ya-Ting Yang was named to the CCCAA All-State Team making Mt. San Jacinto College 1 of only 2 schools in the CCCAA to have a player named to the All-State Team in each of the last two years. Kathryn New, now pursuing her kinesiology degree at Cal State Fullerton and playing golf for the Titans in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference, was named to the CCCAA All-State Team last year in the inaugural season for the Lady Eagles. Yang and two other Foothill Conference golfers made up the 6 member CCCAA All-State Team reflecting the high level of competitiveness in the Foothill Conference this past season. Yang was also named to the CCCAA All-Southern California First Team to go along with being named the Most Valuable Player in the Foothill Conference. Yang also received the MSJC Lady Eagles Award for Low Stroke Average In Conference Play, which was earned by New last year.
Freshman Connie Chen, who finished 15th at the CCCAA State Tournament, was also named to the CCCAA All-Southern California First Team. MSJC was the only team with two players on the CCCAA All-Southern California First Team. Chen also received Foothill All-Conference First Team recognition.
Sophomore Katelyn Hardy, who finished 30th at the CCCAA Southern California Regional, received Foothill All-Conference First Team honors to go along with her Second Team honors from last year. Hardy was 1 of only 2 Foothill Conference players to repeat on the All-Conference team. Additionally, MSJC was the only team to land 3 players on the seven member Foothill All-Conference First Team. Hardy also received the first MSJC Lady Eagles Student-Athlete Golfer Of The Year Award given to the 2 year golfer who demonstrates in the classroom, on the golf course, and in the community the human qualities that best represent Mt. San Jacinto College Lady Eagles Golf.
Freshman Melissa Simpson, who finished 30th at the CCCAA Southern California Regional, received Foothill All-Conference Second Team honors. As a result, the entire Lady Eagle team received All-Conference recognition in addition to qualifying for the CCCAA Southern California Regional as individuals and as a team.
Gene Stillman, because of the accomplishments of the Lady Eagles, the work of Assistant Coach Stan DeMarco, and the support of the entire MSJC Athletic Department and Administration, was named Foothill Conference Women’s Golf 2010 Coach Of The Year.
The Fall 2011 Season for the Mt. San Jacinto College Lady Eagles will get under way August 15.