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Falcon earns WCC honor

Orozco finishes senior season as an All-WCC honorable mention for USF.

November 23, 2011|By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com

The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Kevin Orozco (Crescenta Valley High, 2008) senior, University of San Francisco men's soccer: After doing whatever was asked of him for the Dons defense, Orozco was rewarded with a honorable mention for the All-West Coast Conference team, which was announced Nov. 15.

"In his second season at USF, Kevin had a very strong year for us," San Francisco Coach Erik Visser told the school's website. "He showed his versatility by playing two positions and he did a very good job."

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The senior was a defensive anchor for the Dons. San Francisco sharpened its play defensively, as the team cut down on its goals allowed during conference play from 20 last year to 12 in 2011.

San Francisco still struggled throughout the season, due to a lack of offense, as the Dons posted six shutouts in the season, but could only muster a 6-10-3 record with a 4-6-2 conference mark.

Brian Trejo (Hoover High, 2009) junior, San Francisco State men's cross-country: Trejo paced the Gators to their best-ever finish at a regional meet, dating back to 2000, in the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship on Nov. 5.

San Francisco State finished sixth out of 17 schools with 211 points. Trejo finished 29th overall, running the 10K course in 32 minutes 16 seconds. San Francisco just missed out on a berth to the NCAA Division II championships, by not cracking the top-five teams.

Alaska Anchorage took the regional crown for the second straight year with 37 points. Chico State (39), Western Oregon (126), Western Washington (128) and Northwest Nazarene (200) rounded out the top five.

Rane Colvin and Alan Dearman (Crescenta Valley High, 2011) freshmen, L.A. Valley College men's water polo: After leading the Monarchs on a playoff run, Colvin and Dearman — along with a slew of other area teammates — hauled in their fair share of postseason awards.

L.A. Valley enjoyed a fine season with nine area players — four Crescenta Valley and five Glendale graduates — on the roster. The Monarchs finished the season as the fifth-ranked team in Southern California and saw eight players earn all-conference honors.

Colvin and Dearman garnered the highest honors of the bunch, as the former Falcons were selected to the Junior College Water Polo All-American, Southern California and Western State Conference teams.

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