The California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association's banquet is held annually the night before the state championships to honor the participating teams.
It also honors the CCCWBCA Hall-of-Fame class. This year, the coaches inducted Los Angeles Valley players Ruth Aguilar Seja '89 and Sylvia Casteneda '90, as well as Cypress player Sara Works '95.
Aguilar Seja, the former L.A. Valley coach, now works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Thursday night, the 1989 state co-Player of the Year offered perhaps the best advice for the four teams on Final Four eve.
"Enjoy this," said Aguilar Seja on the dais, her young daughter at her side. "It's going to go one of the best times of your life."