Athletes of the year 2014-2015

Mohamed Bafakih, Marcus Castro, Mason J. Rockfellow, Elias C. Ahumada, Rip Staff

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1.) Jack Murphy, wrestling

The 197-pound sophomore sensation led Bakersfield College wrestling with an undefeated record of 23-0 on the season without giving up any takedowns. Murphy capped off his BC career with a state championship victory over Cerritos’ Oscar Martinez. This was the first individual state championship for a Renegade wrestler since current grappling expert coach Joe Espejo won it back in 2004.

2.) DeAndre Dickson, basketball

Standing tall at 6-9, the freshman swingman led Bakersfield to its first playoff appearance in four years averaging 18 points (11th in state), 11.8 rebounds (3rd in state) and 2.5 blocks (7th in state). Dickson was also named MVP of the Western State Conference – South Division and SoCal All-State First Team for the 2014-15 season.

3.) Derrick Vickers, football

A key part of the 2014 Bakersfield High state championship football team, the flashy 5’11 all-purpose freshman led the Renegades’ football team with 1,609 all-purpose yards (146.3 yards/game). Vickers, a 2014 First Team All-American selection, posted a performance to remember in Week 7 against Moorpark where he caught seven passes for 145 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-47 victory.

4.) Cesar Luna, wrestling

Battling the challenges of being a Marine Corps Reserve and a Bakersfield College wrestler, the 174-pound sophomore, Luna, managed to end his tenure at BC with a third place finish at regionals and fifth place finish at the state wrestling championships.

5.) Dominic Frasch, football

Alongside Vickers, the multidimensional all-purpose defensive back led the Renegades’ defense in interceptions (5). Frasch was named MVP in the Clifford & Bradford Insurance Western State Bowl game against Chaffey, and also an All-California First Team Defense selection for the year.

6.) Allan Winans, baseball

BC baseball’s sophomore pitcher Winans will be playing at Division-1 Campbell University in Buies creek, North Carolina. Winans has pitched 94 innings overall (9th) and is 5th overall in conference with 52 strikeouts.

7.) Khalin Smith, football

Getting set to take his size and talent to play football for the Vandals of Idaho University, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound All-California First Team Offense selection out of Vallejo, Cali., was ranked eighth in the nation by for JUCO tight ends.

8.) Hanz Harker, baseball

BC’s baseball freshman Harker has shown his skills with a bat this season. His 55 hits overall (15th), with a batting average of .382 overall (19th).

Harker hit 18 doubles overall (3rd) and 12 in conference (4th) to lead all BC batters.

9.) Juan Calderon, track/XC

Calderon is a sophomore on BC’s track and field and cross-country team. Calderon went to State in cross-country placing 76 out of 213. He has qualified for the Southern California finals in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute 57.84 seconds.

10.) Jeremy Choi, golf

Choi has been the standout player on the Bakersfield College men’s golf team all season long. The sophomore’s conference average score, last checked on May 3, is 77.78. His total conference score, also last checked on May 3, is 701.



Football: Tarek Yaeggie (Fr-QB), Xavier Williams (So-RB), Triton Douglas (So-RB), Marquise Johnson (So-WR), Gabe Artega (Fr-LB), Bryson Briggs (Fr-DB), Khalil Ealy (So-DB), Darren Adjei (So-DB), Patrick Marzett (So-DB), Parker Campbell (So-K)

Cross-Country: Richard Timmermans (Fr)

Wrestling: Marco Velasquez (Fr-125), Arik Onsurez (Fr-133), Greg Pagela (Fr-149), Vincent Gomez (So-157), Michael Avila (Fr-184), Jacob Hall (So-285)

Men’s Basketball: Jameik Riviere (Fr-PG), Isaiah Rogers (So-PG), Demontrey Mitchell (So-PG), C.J. Johnson (Fr-F), Alex Daniels (So-F)

Baseball: Joe Bresson (So-P), Brooks Douglass (Fr-OF), Jacob Herrera (Fr-C), Christian Sinott (So-P), Harrison Smith (Fr-3B), Josh Stone (Fr-OF), Zach Tanner (So-1B), Eddie Torres (So-SS)

Swimming: Lyle Drake (Fr), Nick Drake (Fr), Casey Moehnke (So), Cristian Serrato (So)

Tennis: Michael Rice (Fr), Christian Curutchague (Fr)


Men’s Golf: Bowdy Caroll (Fr), Brad Chamberlain (Fr), Jerren Walter (Fr)


Track and Field: Jessie Hodges (Fr-High Jump), Chikerrian Garrett (Fr-Hammer Throw), Edgar Llanes (Fr-Pole Vault), Dillen Littles (Fr-Shot Put, Discus), Tristan McGee (Fr-Long Jump), Austin Varner (Fr-100m,200m)