LeRon Ellis of Mater Dei High School and Kelli Moore of Los Alamitos were honored Wednesday night as the Orange County male and female athletes of the year at the spring meeting of the Orange County Athletic Directors' Assn. in the Anaheim Stadium Club.
Ellis and Moore received the Clare VanHoorebeke Award and a $500 scholarship awarded by Coca-Cola bottling company.
Ellis, a 6-foot 10-inch center, led Mater Dei to the state Division I basketball title. He was also the leading scorer on the Monarchs' water polo team and high jumped 6-feet 8-inches.
Ellis, son of former Los Angeles Laker center LeRoy Ellis, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Kentucky.
Moore, a senior, was a three-sport star at Los Alamitos. She was the leading hitter among county softball players with a .557 average this season.