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Boys Soccer: Neto, Recap, Rankings, Standings, Stats

It’s very sad that the boys high school soccer season is over in the North Coast Section, but it’s even sadder with the passing of a fine young man.

Neto Corona, who was the Bay Valley Athletic League offensive player of the year as a freshman after the 2009-2010 season, passed away after his battle with cancer. Corona had just turned 16 on Feb. 9, and had missed the past two seasons during his fight.
Known for his skill and his passion on the soccer field, he was even better known as a very nice kid and a wonderful human being. He will be missed in the East Bay soccer community.

A season to remember

The 2011-2012 season was a great season, and will be one to remember as the coverage and the passion for the sport grows in the East Bay. I feel very lucky to have been a part of it, and to have made so many great relationships with coaches, players, parents and fans.
It’s because of you guys that this soccer blog is as great as it is.
De La Salle’s four-peat is quite an accomplishment, and we’ll have to wait and see if anyone can knock them off next year. They should be formidable again. I feel like the usual suspects will challenge once again.
In Division II, another year may make YV even better as they will have a very bad taste in their mouth and could be hungry. These are my two favorites next year. Anyone else?
It saddens me that this is the last notebook, but I will post all-league stuff, and then All-East Bay stuff, in the near future.

Rankings

For the first time since I have been on the beat, the four Division I semifinalists are the top four ranked teams in the East Bay. The Division II finalists grab the next two spots and then the rankings fall into place from there.
De La Salle grabs the season ending top spot this year, after being No. 2 behind Campolindo last year.

1. De La Salle (22-3-2)
2. San Ramon Valley (17-7-4)
3. Richmond (22-5-0)
4. Clayton Valley (19-5-3)
5. Bishop O’Dowd (13-3-11)
6. Albany (14-5-6)
7. Ygnacio Valley (19-3-2)
8. Concord (14-3-5)
9. Monte Vista (14-4-8)
10. California (17-3-4)
11. Newark Memorial (20-4-1)
12. Pittsburg (14-8-4)
13. Acalanes (12-3-8)
14. Tennyson (12-7-5)
15. Dublin (16-6-3)

Others considered: Campolindo (17-4-4), Alhambra (11-8-5), Berkeley (14-8-3), Hayward (14-6-2), Pinole Valley (9-9-5), Dougherty Valley (9-9-4), Mt. Eden (14-8-3), Amador Valley (12-12-2), Granada (10-8-7), Logan (11-6-6)

Standings

ACCAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Richmond (22-5-0, 12-0-0) 36
Berkeley (14-8-3, 7-3-2) 23
Pinole Valley (9-9-5, 5-4-3) 18
Hercules (11-10-4, 4-5-3) 15
Alameda (10-10-2, 4-6-2) 14
El Cerrito (7-8-9, 2-5-5) 11
De Anza (0-11-1, 0-11-1) 1

BSAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Albany (14-5-6, 9-0-3) 30
Piedmont (8-7-4, 7-2-3) 24
St. Mary’s (8-3-6, 6-2-4) 22
Kennedy (6-11-7, 5-0-7) 22
Salesian (6-9-0, 6-5-0) 18
Encinal (5-8-0, 5-6-0) 15
St. Joseph Notre Dame (4-11-2, 3-8-1) 10
St. Patrick-St. Vincent (2-12-0, 2-9-0) 6
Swett (0-16-0, 0-11-0) 0

BVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Pittsburg (14-8-4, 7-0-3) 24
Antioch (9-9-4, 4-3-3) 15
Freedom (5-8-6, 4-4-2) 14
Heritage (3-3-9, 1-2-7) 10
Deer Valley (1-8-9, 1-3-6) 8
Liberty (2-10-4, 1-6-3) 6

DFAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Acalanes (12-3-8, 8-1-3) 27
Campolindo (17-4-4, 6-3-3) 21
Dublin (16-6-3, 6-4-2) 20
Dougherty Valley (9-9-4, 5-5-2) 17
Alhambra (11-8-5, 4-3-5) 17
Miramonte (6-12-4, 3-7-2) 11
Las Lomas (5-10-5, 1-10-1) 4

DVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Ygnacio Valley (19-3-2, 11-0-1) 34
Clayton Valley (19-5-3, 9-2-1) 28
Concord (14-3-5, 7-2-3) 24
College Park (11-10-5, 5-6-1) 16
Mt. Diablo (4-9-1, 4-8-0) 12
Northgate (6-14-3, 3-9-0) 9
Berean Chr. (4-16-0, 0-12-0) 0

EBAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
De La Salle (22-3-2, 12-0-2) 38
California (17-3-4, 9-3-2) 29
Monte Vista (14-4-8, 8-2-4) 28
San Ramon Valley (17-7-4, 8-4-2) 26
Amador Valley (12-12-2, 4-8-2) 14
Granada (10-8-7, 3-6-5) 14
Foothill (5-15-4, 1-11-2) 5
Livermore (2-16-3, 0-11-3) 3

HAAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Hayward (14-6-2, 12-3-1) 37
Mt. Eden (14-8-3, 10-4-2) 32
Bishop O’Dowd (13-3-11, 7-3-6) 27
Tennyson (12-7-5, 7-5-4) 25
San Leandro (7-11-2, 7-7-2) 23
San Lorenzo (7-8-5, 5-6-5) 20
Castro Valley (6-16-1, 6-9-1) 19
Moreau Catholic (5-9-6, 4-8-4) 16
Arroyo (0-16-3, 0-13-3) 3

MVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Newark Memorial (20-4-1, 11-0-1) 34
Logan (11-6-6, 7-2-3) 24
American (6-10-3, 5-5-2) 17
Irvington (6-14-2, 5-6-1) 16
Mission San Jose (3-16-4, 3-5-4) 13
Washington (4-14-1, 3-8-1) 10
Kennedy (2-15-2, 2-10-0) 6

OAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Oakland Tech (7-2-1, 6-1-0) 18
Skyline (1-3-2, 1-1-2) 5
Fremont (0-2-2, 0-2-2) 2
Castlemont (0-2-0, 0-2-0) 0
Oakland (0-1-0, 0-1-0) 0

Stat Leaders

Name School Goals
Montes, Richmond 29
Mendoza, Richmond 26
Gomez, Clayton 24
Romero, Pinole 23
Ayala, YV 23
Alvarez, Albany 21
Borges, Albany 20
Alejandro, Alhambra 20
Sandoval, Newark 20
Inprasueth, Hercules 19
Roth, SRV 19
Castillo, Hayward 18
Lopez, Pitt 18
Aguila, Richmond 18
Grixti, Cal 16
Espinoza, St. Mary’s 16
Glascock, Aca 15
Preece, Granada 15
Molineux, DLS 14
Greenberg, MV 14
Nguyen, American 13
Flink, BOD 13
S. Palano, Campo 13

Name School Assists
Montes, Richmond 30
Borges, Albany 19
Damian, YV 19
Ayala, Richmond 16
Mendoza, Richmond 16
Gomez, Clayton 13
Gomez, Hayward 13
Chaussy, SRV 13
S. Palano, Campo 12
Dougherty, Newark 12
Maguire, Acalanes 11
Alejandro, Alhambra 10
Altamarino, Concord 10
Moreno, EC 10
De La Pena, Newark 10
Foster, Ngate 10
Espinoza, St. Mary’s 10
Martinez, Clayton 9
Eikani, DLS 9
Ramirez, Newark 9
Zendejas, Tenny 9

Matt Smith