Young athletes honored by Hall of Fame

Published on March 11, 2024

2023 Athlete of the Year Chaz Gilbreath

The Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame event held Feb. 26, 2024 at The Centre honored Athlete of the Year Chaz Gilbreath, along with the 2023 Hall of Fame inductee class of more than 60 performers of the year, special achievement honorees and championship teams.

Watch the full video of the event.

In 2023, Chaz put up outstanding numbers on offense with 84 receptions totaling 1,468 yards and an average of 17.5 yards per reception, scoring 12 touchdowns. Chaz was ranked eighth in receiving yards for the state of California. On the defensive side of the ball, he claimed 42 unassisted tackles, and assisted on 15 more, for a total of 57 tackles on the season. He also retrieved four interceptions. 

Chaz’ efforts helped fuel the Mayfair Monsoon’s successful run for the CIF Southern Section Division VII Championship, the school’s third all-time and first since 2001. The Monsoons would continue their winning streak, capturing their first ever CIF Southern California Regional championship in Division 3-A, before falling short at the school’s first CIF State championship game against Marin Catholic. This historic run will forever be cherished in the Monsoon history books.

In recognition for his achievements, Chaz was named First Team All-CIF Division VII, First Team All-State, First Team All-Gateway League, and Team MVP. Chaz received recognition from the Long Beach Press Telegram, being named First Team Dream Team and All Purpose Player of the Year.

Chaz is about more than just football. He continues to excel in the classroom with a grade point average of 3.3, receiving honor roll recognition for his academic achievements. 

Chaz will have the chance to continue to break records and win championships with the Monsoons for two more years before graduating in 2026. Following high school, he aspires to continue his career at the collegiate and professional level. He currently has four NCAA Division-1 offers from Colorado State, Washington State, San Diego State, and Brigham Young University.

Congratulations to all of this year's Hall of Fame recipients!

Athlete of the Year Video