Former Palos Verdes High soccer star Carin Jennings and former Redondo High and current El Camino College goalie Monica Hall are among four Californians named McDonald's collegiate soccer All-Americans. Hall recorded nine shutouts--a school record--for a 0.86 goals-against average and first-team All-American honors.
Jennings, a sophomore, was named a second-team All-American. All she did at UC Santa Barbara was lead in scoring with 34 goals and 12 assists and set school records for career goals (58) and points (136) in leading UCSB to a 16-5 record. Her 80 points this season is thought to be the best in the nation, though national statistics are not kept.
Leslie Gallimore from UC Berkeley was the other Californian named to the first team. Berkeley's Trudi Sharpsteen made second team.
Jennings, acknowledged to be the top female player to come out of the South Bay when she graduated from Palos Verdes, still holds single-season and career CIF scoring records. But her marks are under attack by the newest South Bay phenom, Torrance's Shannon Maddock, who led the CIF in scoring as a freshman and had 26 goals this season in the first 14 games.
Eighteen women who comprise the Ajax soccer club will represent the United States next week in the first women's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament will have teams from 12 nations.
According to a team member, efforts to hold tryouts and create a formal U. S. team were so disorganized that plans fell through. Ajax managers Lou Kaufman and Fred van Soest called tournament organizers in Brazil and entered their team as the U. S. representative.
The Ajax women, between 21 and 27 years old, are mostly South Bay residents who play or played for major college programs. Most have played for Ajax for more than three years and have made several international appearances.
The women, Coach Leo Weingarde and managers will pay their own way to Rio but will be housed at the Olympic training complex as guests of Brazil's Soccer Federation. They leave on Wednesday.
Sometimes it must not be easy being Mike or Rob Doktorczyk, brothers who play basketball at Harbor College and Mary Star of the Sea, respectively.
It's tough enough spelling their surname, and it's regularly butchered by announcers introducing them or calling play-by-play. Their name may have taken its worst beating yet at Mary Star's game last weekend at Serra, where the school's beleaguered announcer rarely came within the same area code of the correct pronunciation.
The player introductions almost took on comic aspects when the announcer faked his way through the first Mary Star toughie--Dragan Hrboka--then went silent when his eyes fell on Doktorczyk.
What makes it even tougher on announcers is both Doktorczyks generally lead their teams in scoring and are mentioned often by anyone calling a game. Makes you realize why Carl Yastrzemski quickly became Yaz when he hit the big time. When the Doktorczyks played on Mary Star last year they were generally referred to simply as Big Dok and Little Dok (both about 6-7).
For the record, the name is pronounced Dok-tor-zik.
Around the horn: Loyola has officially red-shirted sophomore basketballer Darrin Levy. The 6-8 forward has had a recurring problem with a leg stress fracture. That gives Loyola three forward red-shirts, all 6-8 or taller: Levy, Forrest McKenzie and Marquette transfer Vic Lazzaretti. . . . This hasn't been McKenzie's year. He showed up with a dislocated finger in a splint last week, the result of a practice injury. . . . Dominguez Hills freshman Victor Nomaaea, who supplys firepower off the bench, is now playing with a broken thumb. The San Pedro High graduate missed several weeks with the injury and is playing with a brace on his hand. . . . Darryl Morris, an all-Pacific League swing man for two years at Carson, has surfaced on the UCLA basketball team. Morris, 6-3, is a walk-on and joined the team in December. . . . Rhonda Smith, a sailboarding champion from Manhattan Beach, and veteran tennis pro Robert Lansdorp of Rolling Hills Estates are among 73 recipients of City Sport magazine's second annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for 1984. The magazine stresses participatory sports.