All-Sierra League soccer: Truckee, North Tahoe honored by coaches
December 2, 2009
North Tahoe and Truckee High soccer players cleaned up on 2009 All-Northern Sierra League selections.
The state champion Truckee girls led the way with 15 players voted to the All-League squad, including senior Stephanie O’Neil as the league MVP and junior Kennedy Power as the Defensive Player of the Year.
The Lakers girls had eight players voted to All-League, while the North Tahoe boys had five players honored and the Truckee boys 11 players.
Besides O’Neil and Power, Truckee junior Kelsi Decker made the first team at forward, senior Shannon Nicholls and junior Kelsey Porter were voted to the first team at halfback, senior Katy Stephens at fullback, and sophomore Mikaela Arnstein as a utility player.
Truckee’s Serena Dill and Shauna Day made the second team at forward, Jordan Tollison at halfback, and Kali Fallow at fullback, while the following players earned honorable mention recognition: Ali Gerrard, Ali Haines, Olivia Duner and Shannon Ondry.
For the Laker girls, seniors Dani Pranin and Lexey Dalmau-Jones were voted to the All-League first team at halfback, while junior Kelsey Wittels made the first team at fullback.
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North Tahoe junior Kelley Holman was voted to the second team along with teammates Kea Jolicoeur at goalkeeper and Nicole Younger as a utility player. Jana Lane and Julia Lanza made honorable mention.
Incline’s Kelli Cherry was Offensive Player of the Year.
On the boys’ side, North Tahoe junior fullback Zach Rickenbach was voted to the All-League first team, and Freddy Ramirez and Sergio Arellano made the second team. Marco Garcia and Hugo Moreno earned honorable mention recognition.
Three Wolverine boys were voted to the first team, with junior Michael Brixey getting the nod at forward, senior Abel Islas at halfback and junior Bryan Reed at fullback.
Truckee’s Robby Heck made the second team at forward, Jason Apolinar and Easel Grass at halfback, and Nash McMullen at fullback. Ben Brown, Jesse Fereira, Nate Hamill and Clayton Hamill were recognized with honorable mention.
Abi Quintino of Sparks was voted league MVP, while Incline’s Alex Reyes-Manrriquez was Offensive Player of the Year and Johnny Luna Defensive Player of the Year.
The awards were voted on by Northern 3A coaches.
Award: Player, School, Grade
MVP: Stephanie O’Neil, Truckee, Sr.
Offensive Player: Kelli Cherry, Incline, Sr.
Defensive Player: Kennedy Power, Truckee, Jr.
Coach of the Year: John Paganelli, Incline
Position Player School
FORWARD Kelsi Decker Truckee
FORWARD Emily Hanna Incline
FORWARD Tori O’Connor Incline
HALFBACK Dani Pranin North Tahoe
HALFBACK Shannon Nicholls Truckee
HALFBACK Kelsey Porter Truckee
HALFBACK Lexey Dalmau-Jones North Tahoe
FULLBACK Erin Canino Incline
FULLBACK Kelsey Wittels North Tahoe
FULLBACK Katy Stephens Truckee
GOALKEEPER Sasha Severance Incline
UTILITY Mikaela Arnstein Truckee
FORWARD Serena Dill Truckee
FORWARD Kayla Goldberg Incline
FORWARD Shauna Day Truckee
HALFBACK Jessica Mendoza Sparks
HALFBACK Sarah Scott Incline
HALFBACK Jordan Tollison Truckee
HALFBACK Kelley Holman North Tahoe
FULLBACK Chloe Breider Incline
FULLBACK Jacky Andrade Incline
FULLBACK Kali Fallow Truckee
GOALKEEPER Kea Jolicoeur North Tahoe
UTILITY Nicole Younger North Tahoe
1. Jana Lane, North Tahoe
2. Denae Soto, Sparks
3. Alexa Smith, Incline
4. Haley Derr, Incline
5. MacKenzie Peterson, Incline
6. Ali Gerrard, Truckee
7. Ali Haines, Truckee
8. Olivia Duner, Truckee
9. Shannon Ondry, Truckee
10. Julia Lanza, North Tahoe
11. Nora Valenzuela, Sparks
12. Sophie Breider, Incline
13. Samantha Brumbach, Whittell
14. Gabriela Tracy, Whittell
Award: Player, School, Grade
MVP: Abi Quintino, Sparks, Sr.
Offensive Player: Alex Reyes-Manrriquez, Incline, Sr.
Defensive Player: Johnny Luna, Incline, Sr.
Coach of the Year: Tom Canino, Incline
FIRST TEAM Note: Halfback position includes stopper.
Position Player School
FORWARD Michael Brixey Truckee
FORWARD Andrew Garcia Sparks
FORWARD Edgar Anguiano Incline
HALFBACK Michael Ceragioli Incline
HALFBACK Abel Islas Truckee
HALFBACK Peter Salazar Incline
HALFBACK Blake Werle Whittell
FULLBACK Danny Ornelas Sparks
FULLBACK Zach Rickenbach North Tahoe
FULLBACK Bryan Reed Truckee
GOALKEEPER Carlos Garcia Incline
UTILITY T.J. Kolesnik Whittell
FORWARD Freddy Ramirez North Tahoe
FORWARD Eric Ojeda Sparks
FORWARD Robby Heck Truckee
HALFBACK Jason Apolinar Truckee
HALFBACK Sergio Arellano North Tahoe
HALFBACK Easel Grass Truckee
HALFBACK Carlos Guerrero Incline
FULLBACK Pepe Mercado Sparks
FULLBACK Nash McMullen Truckee
FULLBACK Daniel Chavez Incline
GOALKEEPER Javier Torres Sparks
UTILITY Kyler Felton Whittell
1. Cesar Garcia, Sparks
2. Marco Garcia, North Tahoe
3. Kevin Partida, Sparks
4. Austin Neil, Whittell
5. Tim Stone, Whittell
6. Ben Brown, Truckee
7. Jesse Fereira, Truckee
8. Clayton Hamill, Truckee
9. Luis Chavez, Incline
10. Braulio Correa, Incline
11. Ivan Torres, Sparks
12. Trevor Fairbank, Whittell
13. Nate Hamill, Truckee
14. Hugo Moreno, North Tahoe
15. Edward Rodriguez, Incline