Five Long Beach City College student-athletes as well as a long-time supporter of Viking athletics will be honored on Tuesday at the 59th annual Long Beach Century Club Sports Night Banquet at The Grand. Anterio Bateman, Abbey Goodsell, Brock Dale, Jasmine Hyacinth, Evair Marin, and August “Augie” Luuga are just six among the dozens of individuals that will be recognized at the City of Long Beach’s premiere sports event.
Bateman of LBCC football and Goodsell from women’s basketball were named the 2014 community college athletes of the year.
Bateman’s explosive play on the field helped lead the Viking football team to a 9-2 overall record this past fall. He became LBCC’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004 after collecting 1,135 yards on 158 carries over 11 games. For his efforts, Bateman earned first-team All-State as well as Southern California Football Association All-Central League honors.
Goodsell led the 2013-14 LBCC women’s basketball team to a school-record 26 wins as the Vikings advanced to the fourth-round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. She earned first-team All-State honors and was also selected as the South Coast Conference South Division Most Valuable Player.
In November, Goodsell committed to Sacramento State University and will play for the Hornets next season.
Football’s Dale and Hyacinth of women tennis both earned the Harold Hofman Scholarship award. The $2500 scholarship is given annually to a top male and female LBCC student-athlete that excels in the classroom.
Marin was named the Century Club’s Boy’s Soccer Athlete of the Year after an impressive 2014 senior season at Cabrillo High School. Marin competed for the LBCC men’s soccer team this past fall.
Luuga, a staff member in the Instructional and Information Technology Services department at LBCC, has volunteered countless hours to athletics. He has been a member of the LBCC Foundation Athletic Associates group since1990 and has also served as a statistician with the Viking football team since 1994. He will receive the citizen’s Bob and Nell Kariger Award.
The Long Beach Century Club is a non-profit institution that raises money for local schools’ sports programs.