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All-East Bay 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

FIRST TEAM

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.

SECOND TEAM

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.

THIRD TEAM

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.

Matt Smith

  • The Sweeper

    Matt,

    Great job again on the All East Bay Boys Soccer teams, particularly with the details behind each selection. Good knowledge. Is there a summary of college signings for these talented student athletes?

    BTW, several notable names didn’t make the list, making it quite clear that the level of talent in the East Bay is top notch. Congrats to each named player.

  • ebal fan

    Matt,

    You’re the man once again. I had been waiting for these.
    I’m just wondering if the first team gets a patch or something like that?

  • Matt Smith

    We don’t give out anything, but I like the idea. That’s good.
    And we ran a list of players going to college. It might be here on the blog somewhere.

  • E_CULB

    Will you put the All-East Bay basketball teams on the blog so we (i.e.-ME) can comment on?

  • ebal fan

    Thank you Matt, I was asking because I thought the football players received one.

  • LakeTahoeGuy

    Great Job Matt. Congratulations to all of the players. For those players listed, they should definitely print this up and include with their resumes, and provide to their prospective colleges. Good Luck to all.

  • Lost in this thang

    Matt is theree a a MVP out of all them?

  • Lost in this thang

    nvm i juss saw it ha.

  • bambam

    Defense Mom

    What is going on with the Santos? The last couple of tourneys seem to be odd for them, especially with all of the honors that their players had last High School season.

  • ptown

    Matt….great job on the All East Bay Teams and outstanding coverage of NCS boys soccer this year. Congrats to all the boys that made All East Bay Teams.

  • footy fan

    good job matt. the only thing i would say is that you could show more love to the defenders. it’s hard to rank defenders because there aren’t stats for defending in soccer, but we all know how important it is….