Saddleback's starting five were 1st team All-Orange Empire Conference selections with Conor Clifford leading the charge as the 2015 Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year. The Gauchos swept though the conference with an OEC record of 11-1. Their overall record currently stands at 28-2 as they are the only team to represent the conference in the upcoming Southern California Regional Playoffs as a #2 seed.
Clifford's MVP selection was a no-brainer as he led the Gauchos to their fourth consecutive OEC title while also leading the conference in points per game (14.4) and field goal percentage (63.5% - 5th in state). He was 4th in rebounds per game (6.1).
Gaucho head coach Andy Ground was selected as the conference coach of the year after winning the title.
The complete All-Conference list is below.
2014-15 All-Orange Empire Conference Team
Most Vauable Player – Conor Clifford MVP Saddleback College
Coach of the Year – Andy Ground, Saddleback College
Jeremy Wright, Fr, Cypress College
Andrew Bastien, So, Irvine Valley College
Chris Salas, So, Irvine Valley College
Devasyia Hagger, Fr, Orange Coast College
Du'Juan Williams, So, Santa Ana College
Andrew Bournes, So, Saddleback College
Dusty Baker, Fr, Saddleback College
Maleke Haynes, Fr, Saddleback College
Collin Host, So, Saddleback College
Kristopher Nelson, So, Fullerton College
Ryan Magee, So, Fullerton College
Jimmy Golden, So, Irvine Valley College
Ronnie Harris, So, Irvine Valley College
Ramez Michail, So, Santa Ana College