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The Cabrillo Seahawks Men’s Basketball team finished undoubtly the best season to date in the fifty-three year history of the college. This year's conference Championship was the fourth time in the last six years that men's basketball has won the Coast Conference South. Not only did they finish with a perfect record of 12-0 in conference play, but they outclassed the conference recording many lop-sided wins with the closest margin being 10 points and greatest being 39 points. After they completed conference, they forged their way forward with two overtime wins over Foothill College and San Francisco City College both in overtime. The Seahawks lost in the Regional Finals to the eventual 2012 State Champion Fresno City College by six.
The 2011-12 Seahawks also scored big in the honors catagory as well.
Sophomore point guard Tyler Velasquez (5'10", 180) was voted Coast Conference South Division Most Valuable Player. Velasquez averaged 14 pts./gm and 6.3 assists/gm. Velasquez finshed with an impressive 23-1 record as the starting point guard for the Seahawks. He was also named to the CCCAA All-State Team.
Aaron Short (6'3", 210) was named to the 1st team All-Coast Conference South list. The sophomore averaged 15.8 pts./gm and 7.4 rebs/gm. Like Vasquez, Short helped guide the Seahawks to 2 Conference Championships as a starter.
Frank Rogers (6'9", 215) was voted 2nd team honors as he averaged 10pts/gm and 5.6 rebs/gm.
Thomas Pierce (6'5", 205) was an Honorable Mention selection. He posted impressive numbers as the sophomore nearly averaged a double double for the Seahawks with 10.2 pts/gm and 9.5 rebs/g
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The Cabrillo Seahawks Men’s Basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 20-8, and where the Champions of the Coast Conference South Division with a 11-1 conference record. In the past five seasons, the Seahawks have won 2 Championships, a Co-Championship, and taken second place twice. The Seahawks traveled to Chabot College (Hayward) for a first round Northern California playoff game and lost the game by a score of 63-81.
Sophomore guard Marcus Duran from Murray High School in Salt Lake City, UT, was voted MVP of the Coast Conference South. Duran becomes only the second player in Cabrillo College history to be voted as MVP. Aaron Patterson won the award in 2007. Duran, 6'-175, averaged 19.8 points/gm. Shot 35% from the 3 pt. line and 85% from the free throw line. He led the state the last two years in three point FG made for the season.
Sophomore center Bert Hall (6'5"-215) was selected to the 2nd team All-Coast Conference South. Hall averaged 10 points and nearly 8 rebounds/gm for the Seahawks. More impressively, Hall was one of the keys for the Seahawks defensively as Hall took 32 charges in 27 games.
Also honored, freshman point guard Tyler Velasquez and freshman forward Aaron Short were both named Honorable Mention in the Coast Conference South
The Cabrillo College Men’s Basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 14-13 and a 2nd place finish in the Coast Conference South Division with a 8-4 record. The Seahawks have either won the Conference or come in second in each of the past four seasons. The Seahawks traveled to Consumnes River College (Sacramento) for a first round playoff game and where beaten 95-83 to end their season.
Tony Gallo, (5’11”, G) Lynn Tech High School in Lynn, MA A transfer from Univ. Mass - Lowell, concluded an outstanding career at Cabrillo. Two first team All-Coast Conference South selections and an All-State Honorable mention selection. Scored over 1,000 points, led the Seahawks to two (2) 2nd place finishes. Graduated with an AA degree from Cabrillo College and signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Coppin State University (Div. 1) in Baltimore, MD.
Freshmen guard, Markus Duran (6’1”, G) Murray High School in Salt Lake City, UT, was selected 2nd team All-Coast Conference South and led the state of California in three point field goals made.
The Seahawks closed out their 2008-2009 campaign with a strong finish earning a tie for second place in The Coast Conference South with a conference record of 8-4. Their over-all record was 17-14 including three overtime wins and three Consolation Championships at the Ohlone, Chabot, and Columbia College tournaments. Three Seahawks where honored by being selected to All-Conference teams. Tony Gallo, Steven Williams and Peterson Bernard all received All-Coast Conference South recognition as voted on by the coaches in the Conference. Tony Gallo was voted to the 1st team and Steven Williams voted to the 2nd team. Gallo averaged 17 points/game and was without question one of the outstanding guards in the Conference as a Freshman. Steven Williams, a sophomore, averaged 13 points and 8 rebs.. Cabrillo's 8-4 Coast Conference South record and 2nd place finish is the third year in a row that Cabrillo has finished either first or second in Coast Conference South play. Over the past three years Cabrillo is an impressive 28-8 in the Coast Conference South.
For the first time in the history of Cabrillo College, the Men's Basketball team won the Coast Conference South Championship. The Seahawks finished the season with a record of 22-9 overall, and a Coast Conference South record of 11-1. At season's end, the Seahawks where ranked #7 in Northern California and #14 in the State. Four players where honored by their selection to all-conference teams, and one was selected to all-state team. Chris Sharp and Aaron Pearson where selected to All-Coast Conference South First Team, and Denver Mack was selected as All-Coast Conference Second Team. Jared Wood was selected as Honorable Mention. In addition, Aaron Pearson was selected to the All-State First Team.
For the first time in the history of the College, the Men's Basketball team won a share of the Coast Conference South Championship with Hartnell College. The Seahawks finished the season 19-9 overall and 9-3 in conference play. Cabrillo was seeded #12 and played at the #5 seed West Hills College (Coalinga, from the Central Valley Conference) and lost 67-65 in the first round of the NorCal State playoffs. Aaron Patterson (19.9 pts./gm) was selected MVP of the conference and was a 1st team All-State selection. Chris Sharp was selected to the 2nd team All-Conference and Dom Dunham and Aaron Pearson were Honorable mention. In addition to the championship milestone, it was the first time in the history of the school that any player was both MVP of the conference and selected to the All-State team in the same year. It was the first in recorded history that Cabrillo had swept both perennial powers West Vally College and San Jose City College in the same year. For the first time in any recent history the Men's Basketball team has finished four consecutive seasons with a .500 or better record.
With an overall record
of 14-14, Cabrillo finished the season with a record of .500 or better
for the third-straight year. Despite
late season injuries, the Seahawks finished the season strong, winning
9 of their last 14 games. With a record of 7-5 in the very
competitive Coast Conference South, Cabrillo earned a
3rd-place finish behind only top-ranked West Valley College and #7 San
Jose City College. A season-ending ankle injury to point
guard Jeff Scott was a critical blow in the middle of conference play.
The Seahawks, who were tied for first place at the time of his injury,
were not able to maintain that same high level of play. Mike Scott,
Jon Fontenberry, and Aaron Patterson each earned All-Conference recognition.
Once again the Seahawks
were one of the best defensive teams in the state, ranking 7th out of
over 90 teams by allowing only 64.1 ppg.
One of the Cabrillo basketball
program's best seasons in a long time ended with the Seahawks having
earned 17 victories, the most wins under Head Coach Tony Marcopulos.
Cabrillo's winning percentage has improved in each of the 5 seasons
with Coach Marcopulos at the helm. For the 2nd time in 3 years
the Cabrillo College Seahawks played their way into the NorCal Regional
finals before losing to top-ranked and eventual undefeated state champion
Fresno City College. The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked
#10 in Northern California and 20th in the state. Cabrillo finished
3rd in the extremely competitive Coast Conference South.
For the first time in over a decade,
the Seahawks finished the season with a winning record, 14 wins against
13 losses. However, budget cuts reduced the state tournament field
from 64 participants statewide to only 32. The Seahawks would
have been the 17th seed in Northern California and were therefore not
included in the field. This was the first time in Marcopulos' tenure
that his team did not made the play-offs.
The 2002-2003 season was a breakthrough
season for the Seahawks. For the first time in California State tournament
history, the 28th seed advanced to the Regional Final as the Seahawks
scored upset wins over 5th-seed Feather River College and 12th-seed
Skyline College. The Seahawks finished with an overall record of 15-18,
the most Cabrillo wins since 1985. Their 62-55 win over San Jose City
College was the first victory over that school since 1970. All
four sophomores continued their education and basketball careers at
four-year institutions. On the academic side, the team’s year-end
GPA was 3.1.
For the first time in school history
the Seahawks made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. The 17 wins
in the last two seasons are more wins than the previous 5 seasons combined.
Myree Bowden, who was selected First team All-Conference, was the first
Cabrillo player to earn such honors in over 15 years. Bowden also
signed with the University of the Pacific, the first Cabrillo College
player to sign a Division 1 scholarship in over 25 years.
In his first campaign as head
coach of the Seahawks, Coach Marcopulos was able to lead Cabrillo into
the playoffs for the first time since 1995. Cabrillo’s eight wins
equaled the total number of wins during the previous three seasons!