All-Tri-City Athletic League selections
West High junior Alex Valencia made the All-Tri-City Athletic League list for the second year in a row by being one of four players to be named most valuable player.
Valencia earned the award as most valuable midfielder. He was selected to the All-TCAL list as a midfielder last year.
He said being a team leader for the Wolf Pack means a lot to him, especially because teamwork and team bonding were important ingredients to the Wolf Pack’s success.
“We’ve all worked really hard. Everybody has put in a lot of time and effort,” he said. “I’m just glad to help out the team as much as I can.”
Also selected to the All-TCAL list were seniors Manuel Lopez, Shawn Frisbie and Jose Murillo and junior Javier Rios.
The Wolf Pack (10-3-3, 5-2-3 TCAL) finished the league season in second place and got to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.
Valley Oak League honors
Kimball High junior Brett Lassiter was named VOL co-MVP.
Lassiter, who played both offense and defense this year, completed his third year on the Jaguar varsity team. He was a VOL honorable mention last year.
Kimball coach Ron Hattley said he was glad to see one of his players stand out, even though the Kimball team (4-20-1, 2-11-1 VOL) had an off year.
Hattley said Lassiter’s speed and counter-attacking abilities as sweeper kept the Jaguars competitive in close games. He also carries a 3.83 GPA off the field.
Lassiter said that as a team leader, he’s confident the 2013 season will mark a big turnaround for the Jaguars, with a core of talented players set to return.
“Definitely they were improving by the end of the year,” he said. “Everyone was having a good time, so it was easy playing with these guys and being a team captain.”
Junior midfielder Alberto Flores-Franco and sophomore forward Ryan Chaney made the all-VOL second team. Honorable mentions went to freshman midfielder Noah Aini and senior goalkeeper Juan Cardenas.
All-league picks for the San Joaquin Athletic Association included Tracy High seniors Paul Mayes and Byron Munoz, both selected for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs (5-7-2, 3-6-1 SJAA) were the league’s fifth-place team.
Millennium High’s all-league picks for the Central California Athletic Alliance-Mountain Valley League were senior Ricardo Loza, junior Daniel Gutierrez, sophomore Eddie Diaz and freshman Nick Yanke, all named to the second team. Millennium (17-8-2, 13-3-2 CCAA-MVL) placed second in the league.
Delta Charter High (4-14 CCAA-MVL) had two all-league selections, including senior Memo Morquecho, second team, and Fabian Rodriguez, honorable mention. Senior Jeremy Biehl was the team’s most valuable player.
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