Two Irvine Valley women's beach volleyball pairs teams earned all-Orange Empire Conference honors as the regular season came to a close after the conference tournament two weeks ago at Irvine Valley and Golden West.
Irvine Valley ended the regular season with a record of 11-8 overall, but went 6-0 in its conference division to earn a share of the OEC title with Golden West.
Irvine Valley will next play at the CCCAA State Championship event beginning this Thursday at West Valley College in Saratoga.
The Lasers will compete in one of two pools in the team championship event on Thursday. IVC will take on the top team from Northern California, Sierra, and MiraCosta in its pool.
The winner of the pool will move on to take on the best team from a pool of Long Beach City, Cabrillo and Moorpark in the final later on Thursday.
Also, the IVC pairs of Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer and Aguilar and Bath will compete in the individual tournament that takes place Friday and Saturday. The event features the top 32 pairs from around the state.
The complete OEC awards list can be seen below.
2018 OEC CHAMPIONS: Golden West College and Irvine Valley College
2018 OEC MVPS: Ashleigh Atsaros and Andrea Gonzalez, Golden West College
2018 OEC COACH OF THE YEAR: Jamie Hofman, Riverside City College
1ST TEAM ALL-OEC
Ashley Atsaros & Andrea Gonzalez - Golden West
Khamis Berneker & Toso Leae - Cypress
Brittney Diffine & Natalie Escher - Riverside City
Andi Lopez & Carlie Ortega - Fullerton
Marcella Rodriguez & Julia Balancier - Riverside
Virdiana Serrano & Mikelle Taylor - Santa Ana
Nina Wilder & Kayla Owens - Cypress
2ND TEAM ALL-OEC
Landry Armstrong & Nicolette Spriggs - Saddleback
Jadelyn Forgiarini & Kacey Mathieson - Orange Coast
Sierra Lim & Hannah Del Barto - Orange Coast
Marina Pilkington & Jessica Tellez - Cypress
Amanda Sosa & Keilani Pearson - Golden West
Jane Woodward & Brianna Georgopoulos - Cypress