With all the nominations in, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has chosen its athletes-of-the-month for January. Athletes from San Diego City College, San Bernardino Valley College, MiraCosta College and Grossmont College headline the group.
With basketball in high gear and the spring sports just starting out, four basketball players have been chosen for the month of January. San Diego City's Joseph Riley and San Bernadino Valley's Eric Hancik were chosen on the men's side while MiraCosta's Chynna Cochran and Grossmont's Chiara Mattern were recognized on the women's side.
Chynna Cochran, MiraCosta (basketball)
Cochran led MiraCosta to a 4-2 record in January, with both losses coming against teams ranked in the top-20 in the state. Cochran scored in double-digits in all six games, averaging 15.3 points-per-game for the Spartans. Her best performances of the month came in back-to-back games against San Diego City College and Mt. San Jacinto College where she scored 17 points in each game, making 12-of-21 shots from the field.
Chiara Mattern, Grossmont (basketball)
Mattern is the leading scorer on the season for Grossmont. In five games in January, the freshman guard out of Ramona has totaled 83 points for an average of 16.6 points-per-game. Of those 83 points, 30 were scored against Southwestern College (Jan. 30), including eight three-pointers. She also went 5-of-7 from long range against College of the Desert when she totaled 20 points on January 16.
HONORABLE MENTION ATHLETES-OF-THE-MONTH
|Lamon Hudson||Grossmont||Men's Basketball|
|Dominick Buso||San Diego Mesa||Baseball|
|Tyease Bryson||San Bernardino Valley||Women's Basketball|
|Kaleigh Lane||San Diego Mesa||Softball|