By Matt Smith
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 10:06 pm in Boys soccer.
What you guys have all been waiting for…
Most Valuable Player: Alex Mangels, Campolindo
Coach of the Year: Shane Carney, Campolindo
Garret Foster, Granada, Senior, Forward
Foster was a one man wrecking crew and easily the most electrifying goal scorer in the East Bay. He was second in the area in goals scored with 23, and was selected as a Co-MVP of the East Bay Athletic League.
Elisma Padilla, Clayton Valley, Sophomore, Forward
Just a sophomore, Padilla led the entire East Bay in goals with 28 as he helped the Eagles reach the North Coast Section Division I semifinals as well. He was selected as the DVAL’s offensive MVP.
Gianni Pagliuca, California, Senior, Forward
Second only to Foster in goals scored in the EBAL, Pagliuca was a big part of the Grizzlies undefeated season, and he was selected first team All-EBAL.
Alfredo Navarro, Newark Memorial, Senior, Midfield/Forward
Navarro rivals Granada’s Foster as far as being electrifying on the pitch, as he is a disruptive force. He helped Newark Memorial make the NCS Division I finals, was first team All-MVAL and had 15 goals and 12 assists.
Gabriel Borges, Albany, Junior, Midfield
The only junior on the first team, Borges is recognized for the second consecutive year. Switching to the middle, the player of the year in the BSAL had 11 goals and 19 assists and nearly led the Cougars into the NCS Division II tigle game.
Guillermo Rivas, California, Senior, Midfield
The motor in the midfield and the vocal leader for the undefeated Grizzlies, Rivas made his presence felt by doing more than scoring goals and handing out assists. He did have 15 points this year, and was the Co-MVP of the EBAL.
Edward Ramirez, Newark Memorial, Senior, Midfield
A patient and efficient player, Ramirez controls the midfield with grace and poise. He was first team All-MVAL, helped the Cougars to the Division I finals as he had 13 goals and eight assists on the year.
Jaison Kimura, Campolindo, Senior, Defender
Kimura shined in the NCS Division II title game, making numerous plays to thwart Acalanes threats. He also had a PK in that game, and on top of all that was Co-MVP of the DFAL.
Anthony DeCosta, De La Salle, Senior, Defender
DeCosta leaves De La Salle as a three-time NCS Division I champion, and was a starter on all three of those teams, and this year was a captain. He was a first team All-EBAL selection.
Ben Danielson, California, Senior, Defender
Danielson made an unselfish switch to the back this year for the Grizzlies, and all he did was play lock down defense on anyone that came near him. Perhaps the top defender in the entire East Bay, he was first team All-EBAL and had seven assists.
Alex Mangels, Campolindo, Senior, Keeper
The Player of the Year in the East Bay, the Cal-bound Mangels was an imposing figure between the posts for the Cougars. He had 15 shutouts on the year, allowed just 13 goals for the season and had a .483 goals against average.
Aaron Huang, Deer Valley, Senior, Forward
BVAL MVP. 18 goals.
Nick Lima, Castro Valley, Sophomore, Forward
All-HAAL, 20 goals.
Christian Villa, Pittsburg, Senior, Forward
BVAL Offensive MVP. 17 goals.
Brandon Melara, San Ramon Valley, Senior, Midfield
First team All-EBAL.
Michael Bernardi, De La Salle, Senior, Midfield
First team All-EBAL, three-time NCS champ.
Dylan Autran, Acalanes, Junior, Midfield
First team All-DFAL. 7 goals, 4 assists.
Andre Alvarez, Albany, Junior Midfield
First team All-BSAL. 20 goals, 12 assists.
Michael Ortlieb, Deer Valley, Senior, Defender
BVAL Defensive MVP.
Oscar Padilla, Berkeley, Senior, Defender
First team All-ACCAL.
Jacob Carroll, Acalanes, Junior, Defender
DFAL Defensive Co-MVP.
Jacob Boyd, Livermore, Senior, Keeper
First team All-EBAL
Jesse Morales, Livermore, Sophomore, Forward
First team All-EBAL. 15 goals.
Joseph Brown, Berkeley, Senior, Forward
First team All-ACCAL. 17 goals.
Victor Benavides, San Lorenzo, Senior, Forward
First team All-HAAL. 12 goals.
Collin Hartland, Dublin, Junior, Forward
First team All-DFAL. 19 goals.
Daniel Moran-Perez, Mt. Eden, Junior, Forward
First team All-HAAL. 19 goals.
Arman Salimpour, Monte Vista, Senior, Midfield
8 goals, 7 assists.
Jose Aguilar, Ygnacio Valley, Sophomore, Midfield
DVAL MVP. 14 goals, 7 assists.
Ryan Fagenson, California, Senior. Midfield
First team All-EBAL. 11 goals, 8 assists.
Matt Cordeiro, Newark Memorial, Senior, Defender
First team All-MVAL.
Oscar Garcia, Livermore, Junior, Defender
First team All-EBAL.
Christian Pedraza, Clayton Valley, Junior, Defender
DVAL Defensive MVP.
Kevin Gonzalez, Hayward, Senior, Keeper
First team All-HAAL.
If I could do an Honorable Mention list, the following would have made it or been strongly considered:
Efrain Deunas, Pinole Valley; Israel Ayala, Richmond; David Rojas, El Cerrito; Ryan Tower, Berkeley; Elder Alegria, Berkeley; Fardeen Shaiwany, Dougherty Valley; Matt Reshke, Campolindo; Marco Tavecchio, Campolindo; Nick Pereira, Acalanes; Josh Gomez, Clayton Valley; Kevin Sanchez, Clayton Valley; Gustavo Ulloa, Logan; Cam Carda, Acalanes; Oliver Castillo, Dublin; Alex Chaussy, San Ramon Valley; Greg Ledford, San Ramon Valley; Rafael Zamora, Monte Vista; Duke Driggs, Cal; Trevor Long, Granada; Max Oldham, Bishop O’Dowd; Max Ornstil, Bishop O’Dowd; Victor Cuevas, San Lorenzo; Carlos Gonzales, San Lorenzo; Miguel Ramirez, Hayward; Elias Mena-Lopez, Mt. Eden; Jaime Lopez, Pittsburg.