Webster, Shenefield finish 2016-17 Athlete of the Month Awards with honors for May

California Community College Sports Information Association
California Community College Sports Information Association
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Community College Sports Information Association is pleased to announce it’s 2017 May Athletes of the Month. Cerritos College’s Juanita Webster and Grossmont College’s Hayden Shenefield were named the respective award winners, after guiding each of their teams to California Community College Athletic Association State Championships.

Juanita Webster | Cerritos College | Track & Field | Sophomore
In helping the Cerritos women's track and field team win their third straight CCCAA State Championship with a state record 149.5 team points, Juanita Webster recorded 48 points by herself, which including winning four individual state championships. She concluded the season winning the heptathlon, 100-meter HH, triple jump and long jump, while recording the state's best mark in three of those events. Additionally, she finished in second place in the javelin and competed in a combined 12 events (seven in the heptathlon). Nationally, her 5471 heptathlon points were the best in the country; her time of 13.65 in the 100-meter HH was the second best, as was her triple jump of 12.96 meters; her high jump of 1.75 meters was third; her 6.10 meters in the long jump was fourth; and her javelin throw of 42.72 meters was sixth. Webster also led the Falcons to their third straight Southern California Championship by winning three events, while they picked up their fifth consecutive South Coast Conference title. Webster prepped at Redlands High School.

Hayden Shenefield | Grossmont College | Baseball | Freshman
Freshman right handed starting pitcher Hayden Shenefield guided the Griffins to their first ever State Baseball Championship. In the month of May, Shenefield went 3-0 with a save, starting four games, and making six total appearances. In whole, Shenefield pitched 37 innings in the month, posting a 1.22 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, all while fanning 22 total batters on his way to being named the MVP of the 2017 CCCAA State Baseball Championships. Shenefield prepped at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, CA. 

Honorable Mention
Melissa Cienega | Pasadena City College | Swimming and Diving | Freshman
Cienega came from behind in both the 500-Yard and 1,650-Yard freestyle events at the 2017 CCCAA State Swim and Dive Championships to win both individual titles. Cienega closed out an impressive freshman campaign by being named an All-American in four events.

Lauren Davis | Cuesta College | Swimming and Diving | Freshman
Davis broke the CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships meet record in the 200 Breastroke twice on the final day of competition. For her efforts, Davis’ turn in the water in the 200 Breastroke was named the 2017 Performance of the Meet.

Quincy Hall | College of the Sequoias | Track & Field | Freshman
Hall played a role in the Giants winning their first ever CCCAA State Track & Field Championships in May. Hall won a pair of individual crowns in the 400 meters and 400 meter hurdles, and then ran the second leg for the Giants state title in the 4x400 meter relay.

Eduardo Orozco | Hartnell College | Track & Field | Sophomore
Orozco won the 2017 CCCAA NorCal and State titles in the 1500 meter run. He added points for the Panthers in the 800 meter run as well, pushing Hartnell to a second place finish in Northern California and fifth place finish in the State.

Guillermo Sanchez | Santa Ana College | Baseball | Sophomore
Sanchez won both of his starts during the 2017 CCCAA Baseball Playoffs, pitching a pair of complete games over SoCal #3 College of the Canyons and SoCal #1 Orange Coast College. Sanchez, fanned 13 batters, and gave up just six runs during his 18 innings of work.

Nicole Wise | Cypress College | Softball | Sophomore
Wise helped lead Cypress College to a perfect season, when they swept through the 2017 CCCAA State Softball Championships. Wise hit .600 during the state championship tournament, and was named State Tournament MVP, as she helped the Chargers to the first ever undefeated season in CCCAA softball history.

 




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