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Boys Soccer: Coaching Changes, WSC/TVC Schedules, Rankings, Standings, Stats

There were a lot of coaching changes in the East Bay this off-season. Let’s summarize the moves, and introduce the new coaches.

Antioch- Bassam Altwal takes over a Panthers team with a lot of returning players, that could be a threat in the BVAL.

Berkeley- Andre Hebert takes over a talented Yellowjackets program that has high expectations for this season.

Castro Valley- Ken Villegas, one of the two legendary coaches to return to the sidelines. The former Amador Valley coach is a great choice to get Castro Valley back to where it was just a few years ago.

Pittsburg- Juan Penate takes over for the defending BVAL champs as they again appear to be the frontrunners.

Dougherty Valley- Darrel Wilkins is now in charge for the Wildcats who would love to make a push in the DFAL and Division I pictures.

Livermore- Keith Switzer, the other big name to return to the sidelines, as the legendary Newark Memorial coach now takes his expertise to the EBAL.

Miramonte- Billal Samy takes over for the Mats as they look to get back into the DFAL picture.

Piedmont- Rory O’Connor looks to keep alive the winning tradition at Piedmont.

Washington- Greivin Pacheco brings a lot of experience to Washington as he also coaches at Ohlone College.

Winter Soccer Classic Schedule

GOLD
Dec. 2
California v. Deer Valley, 6:30 at California
Castro Valley v. Newark Memorial, 6:30 at Castro Valley
Foothill v. Heritage, 6:30 at Foothill
Granada v. Logan, 6:30 at Granada
Dec. 3
Newark Memorial v. Deer Valley, 4:30 at Castro Valley
California v. Logan, 4:30 at California
Castro Valley v. Foothill, 6:30 at Castro Valley
Heritage v. Granada, 4:30 at Granada
Dec. 5
Logan v. Castro Valley, 6:30 at Castro Valley
Granada v. Newark Memorial, 6:30 at Granada
Heritage v. California, 6:30 at California
Deer Valley v. Foothill, 6:30 at Foothill
Dec. 7
Finals, TBA
11:00 at Granada; 1:00 at Granada; 4:00 at Acalanes; 7:00 at Castro Valley

SILVER
Dec. 2
Livermore v. Antioch, 6:30 at Livermore
Campolindo v. Bishop O’Dowd, 4:30 at California
Palo Alto v. Freedom, 4:30 at Foothill
Acalanes v. San Leandro, 6:30 at Acalanes
Dec. 3
Bishop O’Dowd v. Palo Alto, 6:30 at Foothill
Freedom v. Livermore, 4:30 at Livermore
San Leandro v. Campolindo, 4:30 at Foothill
Antioch v. Acalanes, 4:30 at Acalanes
Dec. 5
Livermore v. San Leandro, 4:30 at Livermore
Campolindo v. Freedom, 6:30 at Livermore
Palo Alto v. Antioch, 4:30 at Foothill
Acalanes v. Bishop O’Dowd, 6:30 at Acalanes
Dec. 7
11:00 at California; 1:00 at California; 2:00 at Acalanes; 5:00 at Castro Valley

BRONZE
Dec. 2
Tennyson v. Washington, 4:30 at Livermore
Irvington v. Miramonte, 4:30 at Castro Valley
Alhambra v. Berean Christian, 4:30 at Acalanes
MSJ v. Albany, 4:30 at Granada
Dec. 3
Miramonte v. MSJ, 6:30 at Livermore
Tennyson v. Berean Christian, 6:30 at Granada
Alhambra v. Irvington, 6:30 at California
Albany v. Washington, 6:30 at Acalanes
Dec. 5
MSJ v. Tennyson, 4:30 at Granada
Irvington v. Albany, 4:30 at California
Washington v. Alhambra, 4:30 at Castro Valley
Berean Christian v. Miramonte, 4:30 at Acalanes
Dec. 7
11:00 at Foothill; 1:00 at Foothill; 12:00 at Acalanes; 3:00 at Castro Valley

Tri-Valley Classic Schedule

Dec. 2
Monte Vista v. Dougherty Valley, 4:00 at Monte Vista
Dec. 4
College Park v. Monte Vista, 4:00 at Berkeley
Berkeley v. Liberty, 6:00 at Berkeley
Dougherty Valley v. Amador Valley, 4:00 at San Ramon Valley
San Ramon Valley v. Pittsburg, 6:00 at San Ramon Valley
Dec. 7
Pittsburg v. Amador Valley, 1:00 at Monte Vista
Liberty v. Monte Vista, 3:00 at Monte Vista
Berkeley v. College Park, 1:00 at Berkeley
Dougherty Valley v. San Ramon Valley, 3:00 at Berkeley
Dec. 11
College Park v. Pittsburg, 4:00 at San Ramon Valley
San Ramon Valley v. Berkeley, 6:00 at San Ramon Valley
Amador Valley v. Liberty, 4:00 at Monte Vista
Dec. 14- all games at Monte Vista
Pittsburg v. Dougherty Valley, 11:00
Amador Valley v. College Park, 1:00
Liberty v. San Ramon Valley, 3:00
Monte Vista v. Berkeley, 5:00

Rankings

Contests are just getting going, so there are very little changes. The biggest change is that Dublin moves from completely out, to just four spots out of the top 15 by starting 4-0.

1. De La Salle (0-0-0)
2. Campolindo (0-0-0)
3. San Ramon Valley (0-0-0)
4. Monte Vista (0-0-0)
5. Ygnacio Valley (0-0-0)
6. Amador Valley (0-0-0)
7. Pittsburg (0-0-0)
8. Acalanes (0-0-0)
9. Hayward (0-0-0)
10. Berkeley (0-0-0)
11. Richmond (0-0-0)
12. California (0-0-0)
13. Bishop O’Dowd (0-0-0)
14. Concord (0-0-0)
15. Newark Memorial (1-0-0)

Others considered: St. Mary’s (0-0-0), Foothill (0-0-0), College Park (1-0-0), Dublin (4-0-0), Freedom (0-0-0), Logan (0-0-0), Northgate (0-0-0), Castro Valley (0-0-0), Pinole Valley (1-0-0), Deer Valley (1-0-1)

Standings

BVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Antioch (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Deer Valley (1-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Freedom (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Heritage (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Liberty (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Pittsburg (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

DFAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Acalanes (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Alhambra (0-2-0, 0-0-0) 0
Campolindo (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Dougherty Valley (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Dublin (4-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Las Lomas (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Miramonte (0-0-0, 0-0-0)

DVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Berean Chr. (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Clayton Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
College Park (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Concord (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Mt. Diablo (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Northgate (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Ygnacio Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

EBAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Amador Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
California (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
De La Salle (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Foothill (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Granada (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Livermore (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Monte Vista (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
San Ramon Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

MVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

American (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Irvington (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Kennedy (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Logan (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Mission San Jose (0-1-1, 0-0-0) 0
Moreau Catholic (0-2-0, 0-0-0) 0
Newark Memorial (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Washington (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0

OAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Castlemont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Fremont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Oakland (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Oakland Tech (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Skyline (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

TCAL Rock
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Albany (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
El Cerrito (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Richmond (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Salesian (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Joseph Notre Dame (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Mary’s (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

TCAL Stone
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

De Anza (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Hercules (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Kennedy (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Pinole Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Patrick-St. Vincent (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Swett (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

WACC Foothill
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Alameda (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Arroyo (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Berkeley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Bishop O’Dowd (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Castro Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Mt. Eden (0-1-2, 0-0-0) 0

WACC Shoreline
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Encinal (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Hayward (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Piedmont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
San Leandro (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
San Lorenzo (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Tennyson (0-2-0, 0-0-0) 0

Stat Leaders

Name School Goals
Katunaric, Dublin 4
Khorami, Dublin 3
Martinez, Arroyo 2
Hernandz, CP 2
Morales, CP 2
Ayala, DV 2
Ramirez, Pinole 2

Name School Assists
Molinar, Dublin 3
Avila, Arroyo 2
Brauer, CP 2
Tuell, Dublin 2
Sundar, MSJ 2

Matt Smith

  • Matt Smith

    Mount Diablo 4, El Cerrito 1

  • Strykerboy

    It’s on now! All HS teams have their NPL players eligible. Season really gets started next week. Looks to be an exciting on. I am new to this, so really appreciate Matt giving is somewhere to hang out and share the season.
    Good luck everyone!

  • Local Fan

    I think ranking acalanes as 8 is very, very generous. Curtis always puts out good teams but i think the loss of those 15 seniors and, from what i hear, 2 current- seniors to academy will be devastating. Campo looks a heavy favorite in the DFAL this year. Alhambra has had some good younger players the past couple of years so they look like a solid team this year as well. Watch out for dublin too, always a tough team.

  • footiefan

    Alameda 1 Heritage 2

  • Matt Smith

    Livermore 2, College Park 2
    Hayward 2, Hercules 1

  • 45 minutes

    Any game scores for today?

  • Matt Smith

    Foothill 0, Deer Valley 0
    Logan 0, Monte Vista 0
    Dublin 3, Northgate 0

  • Strykerboy

    Wow, Dublin off to a very good start. Not a great result for MV.

  • Matt Smith

    Dublin is off to a great start. I probably underestimated them.

    Also, another score…

    Livermore 3, Irvington 0

  • MVAL_SoccerFan

    Livermore too big and too fast for Irvington. Will be interesting to see how they fair against the other MVAL teams. I believe they play three more.

  • Bob

    Acalanes not looking too good last night … Hope they improve soon. Go Dons!

  • Tri-City Dude

    I think Washington’s decision to pick Greivin Pacheco as their new coach was a solid decision. He was a pretty good player at Ohlone College before becoming an assistant coach at Ohlone.
    Unfortunately, Ohlone’s soccer team has done poorly this year, winning only one game. Hopefully Pacheco can use what he has learned coaching at the college level and apply it to Washington’s team.

  • Matt Smith

    Other scores. If people can confirm that these are actual games and not scrimmages…

    Tennyson 1-0 Alhambra
    SRV 2-2 Liberty
    Antioch 1-0 Mt. Diablo
    Freedom 1-0 Clayton Valley

  • footiefan

    Alameda 2 Mission San Jose 2

  • Strykerboy

    Don’t see this one on the schedule.

  • footiefan

    They played earlier today at 1.

  • scp

    Hayward 2, Hercules 2

  • ConradNolan

    Scrimmage-Castro Valley 3 Granada 1. J.Guzman (2) goals (1) assist CV , T.Velasquez (1) goal CV. Promising start for CV under new coach.

  • Strykerboy

    Thanks, Amador opens the season against Alameda on Monday night. Sounds like it will be a good test for them.

  • footiefan

    Nice! I always like it when EBAL teams play other leagues. Hopefully it’s a good game.

  • Soccer fan

    Hey matt, got any ideas about the girls side yet?

  • Matt Smith

    Monte Vista 4, Heritage 0
    Antioch 1, Berkeley 1

  • Matt Smith

    @disqus_M4owc590va:disqus I don’t do the girls side, unfortunately. It would be fun to do both.