By Matt Smith
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 9:19 am in Boys soccer.
Here are the second and third teams, in addition to the first team.
Player of the Year: Wes Moar, De La Salle
Coach of the Year: Rory Gentry, Clayton Valley
Leonardo Montes, Richmond, Forward, Jr. — Montes, perhaps the most talented player in the East Bay, battled through injuries this season to score 14 goals and to set his teammates up with 21 assists. He also earned first team All-ACCAL honors.
Nikolai Littleton, Piedmont, Forward, Sr. — Littleton was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring 78 percent of his teams goals. The senior forward scored an amazing 50 goals this year. Piedmont as a team had 64 goals. He was first team All-BSAL.
Cody Hoster, Dublin, Forward, Sr. — Hoster was the heart and soul of Dublin’s NCS Division II championship team as he was selected as the DFAL’s MVP. On the season he had 14 goals and nine assists.
Garrett Foster, Granada, Forward, Jr. — Foster, possibly the fastest and most electric player in the East Bay, was the top scoring threat in the EBAL. Along with being first team All-EBAL, he scored 16 goals and also added in three assists.
Gabriel Borges, Albany, Forward, Soph. — Borges, only a sophomore, is just scratching the surface and his 26 goals and 22 assists are a sign of what is to come out of this talented forward. He was also first team All-BSAL.
Wes Moar, De La Salle, Midfielder, Sr. — Moar, the MVP of the EBAL and the Bay Area News Group’s East Bay player of the year, was truly the engine that made the Spartans go. He controlled the tempo in the midfield, leading De La Salle to their second consecutive NCS Division I title. He had 10 assists and a goal.
Guillermo Rivas, California, Midfielder, Jr. — Rivas, a very fast and energetic player for the Grizzlies, helped lead them to the NCS Division I finals by scoring 13 goals. His creativity helped the Cal offense go, and he earned first team All-EBAL.
Ryan Thomas, Granada, Midfielder, Sr. — Thomas was not only a very physical defensive midfielder, but he could hold his own on the offensive end. He scored six goals, but he was best known for his tremendous long throw in which led him to having 17 assists.
Francis Lopez, Richmond, Defender, Sr. — Lopez made a position switch for the Oilers, and took to it very well. He led a very solid Richmond defense which only allowed 17 goals in 26 games. He was first team All-ACCAL.
Trevor Tow, San Ramon Valley, Defender, Sr. — Tow, a tenacious player on and away from the ball, was probably the top defender in a defensive-oriented league. He earned first team All-EBAL for his efforts.
Andrew Noble, California, Defender, Sr. — When the Grizzlies suffered injuries early in the year, Noble took it upon himself to shore up the back line and quickly became one of the top defenders in the East Bay. He was first team All-EBAL.
Logan Spittler, Acalanes, Goal keeper, Sr. — Spittler really blossomed in his senior year into the best goalie in the East Bay. He was first team All-DFAL, and for good reason. He had 14 shutouts, 30 shutout halves and allowed only five goals all year for a .21 goals against average.
F- Michael Tieku, El Cerrito, Sr.- ACCAL MVP, 21 goals, 9 assists.
F- Justin Howard, De La Salle, Sr.- First team All-EBAL, 10 goals, 5 assists.
F- Trevor Weir, Dublin, Sr.- First team All-DFAL, 17 goals, 9 assists.
F- Jesus Carriedo, Berkeley, Sr.- First team All-ACCAL, 12 goals, 5 assists.
F- Elliot Anderson, California, Sr.- Second team All-EBAL, 15 goals, 8 assists.
M- Peeja Khorashadi, Albany, Sr.- BSAL MVP, 8 goals, 9 assists.
M- Gustavo Lopez, Ygnacio Valley, Jr.- DVAL MVP, 13 goals, 16 assists.
M- Charlie Ranahan, Bishop O’Dowd, Sr.- First team All-HAAL, 8 goals, assist.
D- Oscar Padilla, Berkeley, Jr.- First team All-ACCAL, big throw-in.
D- Drew Ranahan, Bishop O’Dowd, Sr.- First team All-HAAL, lockdown defender, 11 goals, 2 assists.
D- Nic Carrillo, Acalanes, Sr.- DFAL Defensive MVP, tenacious defender, 6 goals, 6 assists.
GK- Cory Thomas, Amador Valley, Sr.- First team All-EBAL, 101 saves, 10 shutouts, 1.12 GAA.
F- Ryan Chen, Las Lomas, Sr.- DFAL Offensive Co-MVP, 16 goals, 9 assists.
F- Matheus Menezes, Dougherty Valley, Jr.- DFAL Offensive Co-MVP, 15 goals, 10 assists.
F- Johan Sjogrell, San Ramon Valley, Jr.- Second team All-EBAL, 10 goals, 13 assists.
F- Kristian Fuentes, Newark Memorial, Sr.- First team All-MVAL, 17 goals, 9 assists.
F- Taylor Rietz, Bishop O’Dowd, Sr.- First team All-HAAL, 17 goals, 4 assists.
M- Josh Gomez, Clayton Valley, Soph.- DVAL Offensive MVP, 7 goals, 24 assists.
M- Josue Macias, Liberty, Sr.- BVAL MVP, 10 goals.
M- John Torquato, Amador Valley, Sr.- First team All-EBAL, 2 goals, 4 assists.
M- Juan Martin, Deer Valley, Sr.- BVAL Offensive MVP, 2 goals, 13 assists.
D- Ricky Salazar, Granada, Jr.- EBAL honorable mention, relentless defender.
D- Sean Sweeney, De La Salle, Sr.- Second team All-EBAL, Spartans defensive glue.
D- DaVonte Dubose, Bishop O’Dowd, Sr.- First team All-HAAL, tremendous on-ball defender, 4 goals, assist.
GK- Andre’ Rawls, California, Sr.- Third team All-EBAL, 10 shutouts (two in the playoffs), 1.08 GAA.