SCIAC Football All-Conference Honors Announced

SCIAC Football All-Conference Honors Announced

The 2018 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Football teams were announced Thursday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches. 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) junior running back Garrett Cheadle was voted the SCIAC Offensive Athlete of the Year, while his Stags' teammate senior linebacker Mitchell Allan was tabbed the SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Year. 

Cheadle earned First Team All-SCIAC honors in addition to his Offensive Athlete of the Year recognition following a breakout junior campaign. The Portland, Ore. native rushed for 950 yards on 169 carries in seven league games in 2018, helping CMS to a 6-1 mark in conference play, a share of the regular season title, and helped the Stags secure the SCIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. Cheadle averaged 135.7 yards per game and registered 5.6 yards per carry en route to seven touchdowns and a long scamper of 75 yards. 

Defensively, Allan, a two-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree after receiving the the distinction last year, led the team in tackles with 42.0 in conference play. He averaged 6.0 tackles per game, notched a sack, a pass break-up and a block during league action. The senior linebacker from Danville, Calif. helped CMS allow just 15.0 points per SCIAC game, and 277.6 yards per game, including 167.0 yards through the air, and 110.6 yards on the ground. 

SCIAC Newcomer of the Year honors went to running back Alex Retana of Whittier who chalked up 571 yards on the ground against league competition in his debut season. The Poets' leading rusher in conference action, Retana notched 81.6 yards per game (4.7 per carry) and scored five touchdowns. He also raced for a long run of 50 yards. 

Ty Lozano of California Lutheran was voted the John Zinda Award winner. A gritty competitor and four-year starter for the Kingsmen, he is the epitome of sportsmanship. He honors the game every time he takes the field. He is someone who will help opponents to their feet, he will tell an opponent "nice job", and he plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. Lozano serves as Cal Lutheran's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative has been nominated to represent the SCIAC in that capacity at the NCAA Convention. The senior linebacker is actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and in the leadership of that group on the CLU campus. He is a Criminal Justice major with a 3.2 GPA. He has interned with the US Marshals and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement. Lozano is considering applying for the Officer Candidate program with the United States Marine Corps upon graduation in May.

SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year accolades went to Kyle Sweeney and the CMS staff following a season that resulted in a co-regular season championship and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Following a 2-4 season in conference play a year ago, Sweeney led the Stags (7-3 overall) to a 6-1 record against league foes in 2018. Now in his eighth season at CMS, this is Sweeney's first SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year honor. 

SCIAC Offensive
Athlete of the Year
SCIAC Defensive
Athlete of the Year
SCIAC Newcomer
of the Year
John Zinda
SCIAC Coaching
Staff of the Year
Garrett Cheadle
Mitchell Allan
 Alex Retana
Ty Lozano
California Lutheran
Kyle Sweeney
First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Garrett Cheadle CMS Jr. RB Portland, Ore.
Ian Fieber Chapman Sr. QB Mission Viejo, Calif.
Conner Kennedy Redlands Sr.  RB Olympia, Wash.
Chris Anderson Cal Lutheran Sr.  RB Hemet, Calif.
Karter Odermann Pomona-Pitzer Jr.  WR Lenexa, Kan.
Trevor Vill Chapman Jr. WR Eugene, Ore.
Brian Phelan Whittier Sr. WR Chino Hills, Calif.
Blake Roy Redlands Jr.  TE Camas, Wash.
Tommy Garcia Redlands Sr. OL La Habra, Calif.
Brian Wahl  CMS Sr. OL San Diego, Calif.
Connor Addiego Pomona-Pitzer Jr. OL Piedmont, Calif.
Ryan Moles Chapman Jr. OL Santa Cruz, Calif.
Jett Zeimantz CMS Jr.  OL Irvine, Calif.
Joe Munroe Redlands Sr.  DL Costa Mesa, Calif.
Kyle Davis Pomona-Pitzer So. DL Norwalk, Conn.
Andrew Dieken Chapman Sr. DL  Sammamish, Wash.
JW Windsor Cal Lutheran Jr.  DL Chandler, Ariz. 
Mitchell Allan CMS Sr.  LB Danville, Calif.
Nick Castro Redlands Sr. LB La Verne, Calif.
Matt Layton Chapman Sr. LB Bakersfield, Calif.
Ethan Pulley Cal Lutheran Jr.  LB Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Ty Lozano Cal Lutheran Sr.  LB Bakersfield, Calif.
Obasi Dees Cal Lutheran Jr. DB Antioch, Calif.
Chad Virgil Redlands Jr./Sr.  DB Menifee, Calif.
Cade Moffatt CMS So.  DB South Pasadena, Calif.
Elan Harris Pomona-Pitzer Sr. DB Lexington, Mass.
Nathan Hierlihy  Redlands Sr./Gr. K Redondo Beach, Calif.
Elias Deeb Chapman Jr.  P Newport Beach, Calif.
Nico Ragas Chapman So.  SPT Lakewood, Calif.
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Karter Odermann Pomona-Pitzer Jr. QB Lenexa, Kan.
James Gonsalves  La Verne Jr.  RB Martinez, Calif.
Martaveous Holliday La Verne Sr. RB Gardena, Calif.
Dominic Vaccher Chapman Sr.  WR Fullerton, Calif.
Ty Riley Cal Lutheran Fy.  WR Rialto, Calif.
David Molina Redlands Jr.  WR Laguna Hills, Calif.
Zach Heffernan CMS So.  TE Morgan Hill, Calif.
Frank Molina Cal Lutheran Jr.  OL Lancaster, Calif. 
Alec Kohn Chapman Sr.  OL Los Angeles, Calif.
Calhoun Helmberger Redlands So. OL Tacoma, Wash.
Trevor Goulet La Verne So.  OL Chino, Calif.
Daniel Avila Cal Lutheran Jr.  OL Los Angeles, Calif.
Austin Brown La Verne Sr.  DL San Diego, Calif.
Elias Hackney  Redlands Jr. DL Santa Monica, Calif.
Mason Hernandez CMS Fy.  DL Artesia, Calif.
Luke Livingston CMS Jr.  DL Roanoke, Texas
Alex Gold Pomona-Pitzer So. LB Palo Alto, Calif.
Preston Carr La Verne Jr.  LB Chino, Calif.
Peter Riccolo Redlands Sr.  LB Morris, Ill. 
Nicholas Markarian Whittier Sr.  LB Chino Hills, Calif.
Franky Narez Chapman So.  DB Long Beach, Calif.
Marvin Perkins Jr. Redlands So. DB Las Vegas, Nev.
Benjamin Cooney CMS Fy.  DB Lisle, Ill.
Jordan Peevy La Verne Jr. DB Pasadena, Calif.
Christian Antezana Cal Lutheran Jr.  K Lafayette, Calif.
Alexander Raya Redlands Jr.  P Jamul, Calif.
Elias Hackney Redlands Jr.  SPT Santa Monica, Calif.