Vaquero Sports Summaries

Alex Leon


Women’s Head Coach Eddie Lopez was named the California Community College Cross Country & Track Coaches Association 2006 women’s cross country coach of the year. The Vaqueros won the Western State Conference title and the Southern California championship; they also finished second in the state championships. Lopez has coached cross country and track at Glendale for 20 years and was previously honored as the men’s state cross country coach for the year in 1995, 1998
and 2005.


Sophomore Mike Barrett was named an Academic All-American last week by J.C. Grid wire; Matt Patterson and Alonzo Menifield were named to the Region III All-State team. Barrett, a sophomore from Burroughs High School, has a 3.8 grade point average as a business major and was selected at the receiver

The selection of Patterson and Menifield was the latest award for the pair of defensive standouts who were also named J.C. Grid wire All-Americans. Patterson was also named the Western State Conference southern Division Defensive Player of the Year and Menifield was a first team All-WSC selection.


Glendale improved to 8-3 after winning the consolation title in the Cal-Nevada Transportation Tournament at Rio Hondo College last weekend. The Vaqueros fell to Irvine Valley College 68-54, beat West Los Angeles 72-71 Friday and Rio Hondo 80-77 on Saturday. Sophomore forward Jamar Eubanks was named to the all-tournament team.

In the win over West L.A. on Friday, Eubanks led all scorers with 24 points and scored the winning basket with time running out. Owen Duckworth added 23 points and Ralph Monday chipped in with 10 points. Eubanks also had
seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

Glendale hosts the Vaquero Classic through Saturday in the Verdugo Gym.
The Vaqs are ranked 15th
in the Coaches poll.


The Vaqueros fell to 8-5 after a pair of losses last week in the Rose City Classic at Pasadena City College. Glendale was edged by Riverside 71-68 on Thursday, Dec. 7 and lost to Ventura 56-45 on Friday, Dec. 8. In the loss to Riverside, Paola Gupilan had 16 points and Helen Suarez had 15 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

Glendale takes on East L.A. College on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Verdugo Gym. Tip off is at
7:30 p.m.