SCIAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors Announced

SCIAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors Announced

The 2019 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) men's basketball teams were announced Friday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.

The 2019 David Wells Athlete of the Year went to Pomona-Pitzer's Daniel Rosenbaum who averaged 18.9 points per game in SCIAC play during the regular season. Making his second straight appearance on the All-SCIAC first team, Rosenbaum shot 55.6% from the floor, 41.7% from three-point range, and 86.7% from the free throw line in 16 conference contests. He also pulled down 96 rebounds, dished out 31 assists, and logged 20 steals against league competition, helping the Sagehens secure a 15-1 record in league play and the top seed in the upcoming SCIAC Postseason Tournament. 

Noah Barnes of Caltech was named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. Barnes was second on the team in scoring averaging 11.8 points per contest, and reached double figures in scoring in 11-of-16 conference matchups. In addition to being a stout defender, Barnes grabbed 59 rebounds, dished out 43 assists, and made 14 steals during his debut campaign. 

The Ted Ducey Award was won by Austin Cole of California Lutheran. The recipient is recognized as a well-rounded basketball player who has demonstrated in conference play the utmost use of his athletic ability. Personal Characteristics include leadership, self-discipline, determination, sportsmanship and academics. Cole was fifth in SCIAC in scoring (19.3 per game), seventh in the SCIAC in rebounding (6.8 per game), first in the SCIAC in free throw attempts (133), has a 3.87 overall GPA, and is a four-year Cal Lutheran Scholar Athlete, and three-year SCIAC All-Academic honoree.

The SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors went to Pomona-Pitzer's Charlie Katsiaficas and the Sagehens' staff. Under his guidance, Pomona-Pitzer staked a 23-2 overall record during the regular season that was highlighted by a 15-1 ledger in conference play. Winners of the 2008 SCIAC Postseason Tournament, the Sagehens earned the top seed in the tournament for the first time in 2019. This is Katsiaficas's first SCIAC Coach of the Year award. 


David Wells
Athlete of the Year

SCIAC Newcomer
of the Year
Ted Ducey
SCIAC Coaching
Staff of the Year
Daniel Rosenbaum
Noah Barnes
 Austin Cole
Cal Lutheran
Charlie Katsiaficas
First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Zach Baines Occidental Sr. F Stamford, Conn.
Austin DeWitz Occidental Sr. G/F Oregon City, Ore.
Nicolas Segura Dobjanschi CMS Sr. F McLean, Va.
Micah Elan Pomona-Pitzer Jr.  G San Francisco, Calif. 
Cam Haslam Chapman Jr. G Seattle, Wash.
David Menary Redlands Jr. F Grass Valley, Calif.
Daniel Rosenbaum Pomona-Pitzer Sr. G Los Altos Hills, Calif. 
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Kyle Ferreira Cal Lutheran Sr. G Bakersfield, Calif.
Marcus Gee Caltech So. G/F Santa Monica, Calif.
Corbin Koch Pomona-Pitzer Sr. G Palo Alto, Calif. 
Kenyatta Louder Whittier Jr. F Compton, Calif.
Miles President CMS Jr. G Chino Hills, Calif.
Joey Sponheim Redlands Sr. G Redlands, Calif.