Adrienne Harris Named to CCAA Cage Team; 3 Other Toros Women Honored
The Cal State Dominguez Hills women's basketball team placed senior Adrienne Harris on the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. first team and senior Deadrea Johnson on the second team. Senior Cyndee Kouchi and sophomore Sherrian Ellison earned honorable mention.
Harris is the Toros' second all-time scorer (1,062 points) and averaged 15.8 this season. Johnson averaged 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Kouchi led the CCAA in assists, averaging 4.4. Ellison's season included a 34-point effort against Biola College.
Most athletes find the jump from high school to college a challenge, but as Loyola Marymount prepares to open West Coast Athletic Conference baseball play this weekend Chris Donnels is making it look easy.
The freshman, CIF 4-A co-player of the year at South Torrance last season, leads Loyola with three home runs and 21 runs batted in after 21 games and had a memorable weekend against New Mexico.
Alternating between outfield and shortstop, Donnels had four RBIs on two hits Saturday, then came back with seven RBIs Sunday on four hits, including a three-run homer. In five games last week he knocked in 14 runs and raised his average to .347, third on the team behind juniors Billy Bean (.397) and Mike Whitt (.384).
The seven RBIs are believed to be a school record.
The El Camino College women's track team, which travels to Santa Monica on Friday with the men's team for a 1 p.m. meet against Santa Monica and Long Beach, is off to a great start.
The women, who finished second in the state last year, dominated the Metropolitan Conference Relays last month, winning every event but the high jump. El Camino had the top three finishers in three individual events.
Toyia Barnes captured first in the discus, shot put and javelin. Renita Robinson won the triple jump and placed third in the long jump and 400-meter hurdles.
In last week's Santa Monica Relays, Robinson won the triple jump and long jump in much stiffer competition. Juna White won the 100-meter hurdles and placed fourth in the 100-meter dash. Myra Mayberry won the 100-meter dash and Jenny Seawright took first in the 1,500 meters.
The men's team did not fare as well in either meet. El Camino won two relays at the Metro Relays but only James Ferriera took first in an individual event, the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.
At the Santa Monica Relays, the Warriors captured four team relays.
Coach Dave Shannon's teams will be opening the Metro season with Friday's meet because last week's dual with Bakersfield was canceled because of rain.
A report in this month's Sports Medicine Digest says lacrosse is clearly the most dangerous sport on the college level, while ice hockey is the worst in high school, nearly twice as bad as the runner-up, football.
The magazine, edited by many of the orthopedists who work out of Centinela Hospital Medical Center, says football accounted for 26 of the 57 sports-related deaths in the school years of 1982-83 and 1983-84 but was only the fourth most-dangerous collegiate sport per capita.
The study, conducted by two doctors at the University of North Carolina, cites lacrosse as resulting in 20.25 deaths or catastrophic (permanent) injuries per 100,000 participants in college. Gymnastics was next at 14.27, followed by ice hockey (12.73), football (9.33), tennis (6.83), basketball (6.63) and swimming (3.55). Several sports, including baseball, wrestling and soccer, had no listed casualties.
High school ice hockey resulted in 4.16 deaths or permanent disabilities per 100,000 participants. Football was next at 2.38, followed by lacrosse (2.25) and wrestling (1.96).
One editor, however, adds, "I have to question the validity of this study," pointing out, "We have seen several severe (knee) injuries in collegiate soccer players . . . and everyone has heard of severe disabling baseball injuries to the arm and shoulder."