By Matt Smith
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 7:09 am in Boys soccer.
Here are the boys All-East Bay soccer teams.
MVP: Erik Montes, Richmond
Coach of the Year: Alfonso Munoz, Concord
F- Jorge Cendejas, Sr, Freedom- Cendejas didn’t even play in his team’s first few games, but after his return from the Academy, he was a scoring machine. He tallied 27 goals on the season along with 12 assists. He was selected the BVAL MVP and led the Falcons to the NCS Division I semifinals in their first ever playoff appearance.
F- Jonathan Ayala, Jr, Ygnacio Valley- A second team All-East Bay choice last year as a sophomore, the man known simply as Tata, followed it up with another outstanding season, scoring 26 goals and being named the MVP of the DVAL.
F- Christian Clark, Sr, Foothill- The senior was an outstanding playmaker for the Falcons this year, and led the team back to the NCS Division I playoffs for the first time since 2006. With 12 goals and 13 assists, he was named MVP of the EBAL.
M- Erik Montes, Sr, Richmond- Montes was selected as the East Bay’s Player of the Year for the second straight year, after he led the area in goals scored, with 37. An immensely talented and graceful player, he was chosen as the TCAL’s Offensive MVP, and also had 15 assists.
M- Nic Bob, Sr, De La Salle- It was not the senior’s job to score, but he still managed to score seven goals for the five-time defending champions, and he was selected first team All-EBAL. Bob’s main focus was to control the midfield, which he did for the Spartans.
M- Ben Panconi, Sr, Monte Vista- Panconi was another outstanding holding midfielder in the East Bay, and he did a fantastic job of controlling the midfield for the Mustangs. He was selected first team All-EBAL and had five assists on the season.
M- Izzy Murguia, Sr, Pittsburg- Along with Montes, Murguia was the most creative midfielder in the East Bay, and he did more setting up goals than scoring. He tied for the area lead with 21 assists, but also had 11 goals and was first team All-BVAL.
D- Matt Marletta, Sr, Berkeley- A very ferocious defender who is aggressive and usually takes the right angle to the ball, he was also very skilled with the ball at his feet, and was selected first team All-WACC Foothill.
D- Kyle Schumann, Sr, San Ramon Valley- The captain of the Wolves defense helped them allow only 26 goals in 28 games, which included only allowing nine goals in their last 12 on a run to the NCS finals. He was selected first team All-EBAL.
D- Graham Lindgren, Sr, Acalanes- Not just big and strong, and Lindgren was certainly both, but he was also a very skilled player. He spearheaded a Dons defense that allowed only 12 goals all year, and he was also second on the team with nine assists. He earned first team All-DFAL honors.
K- Andrew Konstantino, Sr, De La Salle- A three-time NCS champ, Konstantino made his mark at a school with a tradition of great keepers with shutouts in all three title games he played in. He was first team All-EBAL, he is bound for St. Mary’s next season as he allowed only 17 goals (12 from the run of play) had 13 shutouts.
F- Jeff Greenberg, Jr, Monte Vista
First team All-EBAL. 16 goals, 7 assists.
F- Nigus Solomon, Sr, Berkeley
First team All-WACC Foothill. 15 goals, 8 assists.
M- Catalino Gomez, Sr, Hayward
First team All-WACC Shoreline. 8 goals, 14 assists.
M- Dan Glascock, Sr, Acalanes
DFAL MVP. 10 goals, 9 assists.
M- Edgar Damian, Sr, Ygnacio Valley
DVAL Offensive POY. 6 goals, 21 assists.
M- Nate Grixti, Sr, California
First team All-EBAL. 13 goals, 8 assists.
M- Kian Maghsoodnia, Sr, Campolindo
First team All-DFAL. 8 goals, 8 assists.
D- Yojay Basulto, Sr, Concord
DVAL Co-Defensive POY.
D- Kellen Simons, Sr, De La Salle
Second team All-EBAL.
D- Cesar Mendoza, Sr, Hercules
TCAL Stone Defensive MVP.
K- Emmanuel Jimenez, Sr, Concord
First team All-DFAL. First team All-East Bay as a Junior.
F- Anoop Gala, Sr, Dougherty Valley
DFAL Offensive POY. 22 goals.
F- Jeremy Romero, Jr, Hercules
F- Esteban Berumen, Jr, Pittsburg
First team All-BVAL. 17 goals, 8 assists.
M- Andy Altamirano, Sr, Concord
First team All-DFAL. 4 goals, 4 assists.
M- Alex Ramirez, Sr, Newark Memorial
MVAL MVP. 3 goals, 9 assists.
M- Matt Maul, Sr, San Ramon Valley
Second team All-EBAL. 8 goals, 5 assists.
M- Josh Espinoza, Sr, St. Mary’s
First team All-TCAL Rock. 10 goals, 11 assists.
D- Gerardo Acosta, Sr, Tennyson
WACC Shoreline MVP.
D- Jay Doyle, Sr, Amador Valley
First team All-EBAL.
D- Cole Kunsman, Sr, Monte Vista
First team All-EBAL.
K- Eric Rogstad, Sr, Acalanes
DFAL Defensive POY.