CHRIS BETTENCOURT NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Chris Bettencourt was named first team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and four other Hornets earned second team or honorable mention honors as the league announced its postseason awards on Wednesday morning.
Senior Chris Bettencourt earned first team all-MPSF honors after leading the team in goals.
Max Alvarez and Alex Lopez were named to the second team while Adam Bettencourt and Casey Bernard were honorable mention selections.
Chris Bettencourt scored a team-best seven goals and was second on the squad with four assists for 18 total points, which ranked him fourth in the conference. He is the 20th first team all-MPSF selection for the Hornets since they moved to the league for the 1992 season.
Max Alvarez was second to Bettencourt with four goals while leading the team with five assists. Lopez earned conference accolades in his first season with the Hornets after transferring from Vanguard University.
Senior Adam Bettencourt, a team captain for three straight seasons, ranks fourth in school history with 73 games played after playing in all 18 games this season. Bernard transfered to Sacramento State from American River College and was an anchor on the backline for the Hornet defense this season.
CSU Bakersfield's Gyasi Zardes was named player of the year while UNLV's Salvador Bernal was selected newcomer of the year. No. 1 ranked New Mexico's head coach Jeremy Fishbein was named MPSF Coach of the Year.
The Hornets defeated San Jose State in the regular season finale last weekend and play the Spartans again in the first round of the MPSF Tournament at 4 p.m. on Thursday.