Irvine Valley women's basketball player Kasey Smit was recently named to the South Region All-State Team.
Smit had a standout sophomore season for the Lasers. She was also picked as the Most Valuable Player of the Orange Empire Conference.
Smit led Irvine Valley to a share of the conference title and to the second state tournament appearance in program history.
IVC finished the season with a record of 26-5 overall. The team went 13-1 in conference play.
The Lasers were ranked No. 10 in the final CCCSIA state poll of the regular season.
IVC won at Riverside, 82-79, in overtime on Feb. 15 to earn a part of the OEC title.
And Smit cemented her conference MVP honors with an incredible 39 points and 23 rebounds in the win.
She was 16 of 28 from the field and 4 of 7 from three-point range.
With the 23 rebounds, Smit moved into first place in IVC program history with 366 rebounds in a season. She ended the season with 408 rebounds and had 601 rebounds for her career at IVC.
She recorded the three-best rebounding games in Laser history this season, grabbing 24 rebounds against Southwestern and 23 rebounds against both Riverside and Saddleback.
Smit also became the leading scorer for a season with 593 points this past year. And she ranks third all-time in program history in points with 829.
Smit had games of 39 points and 34 points this season. Her 39 points against Riverside tied for second-best in IVC history.
She finished the year averaging 19.1 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. She had 22 double-doubles on the year and was also shooting 48.0 percent from the floor.
Smit was also named the CCCSIA female athlete of the month for January after finishing the month averaging 24.1 points, 14.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.9 blocks a game The Lasers went 9-0 in January.