SBCC quarterback named conference most valuable player
Sophomore John Uribe was one of nine Vaqueros who received all American Pacific Conference honors for their performances in 2010.
The quarterback was also voted the American Pacific Conference’s most valuable player by the coaches.
The 6-foot sophomore from Santa Barbara High led the conference in passing, completing 182 of 291 for 2,554 yards. He completed 62.5 percent of his passes, along with 23 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
Uribe’s stats gave him the second highest passer rating in the state of 157.5 and guarantee him a spot on the All-State Region IV team.
Sophomore Michael Douglas, the leading rusher in the conference (662 yards; 83 per game), was a first-team offensive choice along with freshman Chad Toocheck, the No. 2 receiver in the APC with 60 catches for 851 yards and nine TDs, and sophomore tackle Chris Anderson. Anderson has received a scholarship offer from New Mexico State.
Lineman Sean Hampshire and receiver Chris Kordakis (33 catches, 612 yards, 18.5 avg.) made the second team.
On the defense, freshman Manny Hernandez was a first-team selection twice, making it as a linebacker and punter. Sophomore linebacker Sam Shipley also made the first team; he was eighth in the state with 102 tackles.
Free safety Matt Arve also earned second-team honors. He was second in the conference with five interceptions and his 27-yard kick return average was No. 1.
The Vaqueros (4-6, 3-3) finished fourth in the APC. Their last seven games were decided by seven points or less and their three conference losses were by a total of 17 points.