Briefs: Cornwall leads honorees

November 25, 2010

Vanguard University sophomore Kevin Cornwall has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year in men's soccer.

Cornwall, who led the Lions to the program's first regular-season and GSAC Tournament titles, as well as its first appearance in the NAIA Tournament, has 16 goals and three assists heading into the NAIA second-round game Monday against Notre Dame of Ohio in Orange Beach, Ala.

Cornwall, a forward, is joined by five teammates on the 30-member all-conference team.

Vanguard's Randy Dodge is the GSAC Coach of the Year after producing an 9-1 conference record.

The other honorees from Vanguard are senior goalkeeper Trevor Herrera, senior defender Jeremy Hampton, junior defender Jack Plummer and sophomore midfielders Alex Lopez and Kyle O'Brien.


Herrera, credited with eight of the team's 11 shutouts this season, was also an all-conference performer as a sophomore in 2008. His goals-against average is 0.74 this season.

Hampton, an integral part of a defense that has helped the Lions (14-7, including six wins forfeited for an eligibility violation) allow just 14 goals in 21 games, was also named all-conference in 2008.

O'Brien has 11 goals and seven assists to total 29 points (two points for a goal and one for an assist), which rank second on the team.

Plummer, who along with O'Brien are the only two Lions to start every game this season, has a team-best 11 assists to go with two goals.

Lopez has four goals and six assists.

Lions Hampton, Herrera, senior Andrew Holstein and senior Landon Herrera were also among 18 players named GSAC Scholar-Athletes.

— From staff reports

UCI women add one

Methlyn Onogomuho, a 5-foot-11 forward at Etiwanda High, has signed to continue her women's basketball career at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach Molly Goodenbour has announced.

Onogomuho averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game as a junior when she led the Baseline League in rebounding. She helped the Eagles go 24-8 and advance to the CIF State quarterfinals.

"Met is a tremendous athlete and fierce competitor," Goodenbour said. "She will bolster our defense and rebounding. We expect her to be able to contribute immediately and are very excited to have the opportunity to work with her.

— From staff reports

'Eaters add recruits

The UC Irvine women's volleyball program added two recruits in the November signing period, Anteaters Coach Paula Weishoff has announced.

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