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The bright spot of the Hawks’ women’s basketball season got even brighter. Monique Cavness was recognized as one of the best women’s junior college players in the nation after leading the state in rebounding.

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, or WBCA, named Cavness as one of 25 players across the nation, making her the first player in Las Positas College history to make the list. The WBCA named 10 players to its 2023 All-America team. Cavness, who averaged 14 points and 17.8 rebounds every game, was one of the 15 players named Honorable Mention.

“When you grab hold of an opportunity every chance you get, you can make history,” women’s basketball coach, Caleb Theodore, said on the Las Positas Athletics website. “Las Positas College couldn’t be more proud.”

Men’s basketball star Jordahn Johnson also received high honors. The California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association named Johnson as one of 24 players to its All-State team. Johnson was also named first-team All-Coast Conference. 

This is his second consecutive season making the All-State team. 

Johnson averaged 18 points and 11.6 rebounds as the men’s basketball team fell one win shy of back-to-back trips to the state tournament. Johnson, as the defensive anchor, also totaled 55 blocks. 

“Jordahn is so physical,” Hawks’ guard Isaiah Victor said. “It feels like he doesn’t care about his body because he’s unafraid to put himself in the action.”

Johnson’s days with the Hawks are over. He is expecting to sign with a four-year school, and has already received scholarship offers from Cal State Dominguez and Humboldt State. But Cavness is expected to return next year..

The freshman forward solidified herself as the anchor of the Hawks’ revitalized program, which returned to action this season for the first time since before the pandemic. Las Positas went 3-24 this season, the worst record since the program debuted in 2012-13. 

While wins came hard for the Hawks, they found the centerpiece for next season in Cavness.

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