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All-State soccer: Steph O’Neil receives highest 3A honor

Sun Staff reports

Sylas Wright/Sierra SunTruckee senior Stephanie O'Neil was voted All-State MVP.

The vote was unanimous.

Not only did Stephanie Oand#8217;Neil prove she was the best player in the Sierra League, the senior midfielder stood out as the top player in the state among the 3A ranks.

Oand#8217;Neil, a three-year varsity starter and key piece of Truckeeand#8217;s three consecutive state titles, was voted by coaches as the 3Aand#8217;s Most Valuable Player.

Her teammate, junior Kennedy Power, was voted Defensive Player of the Year, while Truckee coach Amy Valdivia was recognized as Coach of the Year.

Truckee senior Shannon Nicholls was voted to the All-State first team at halfback, senior Katy Stephens was voted to the first team at fullback and sophomore Mikaela Arnstein as a utility player.

North Tahoe senior Dani Pranin made the All-State second team at halfback, Truckee junior Kelsi Decker was voted to the second team at forward and Truckee junior Kelsey Porter at halfback.

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North Tahoe junior Kelsey Wittels and Truckee junior Jordan Tollison received honorable mention recognition.

Reisa Saddoris of Spring Creek was voted Offensive Player of the Year.

In boysand#8217; All-State voting, Truckee senior Abel Islas made the All-State first team at halfback, and junior teammate Bryan Reed was voted to the first team at fullback.

Truckee junior Michael Brixey made the second team at forward, while teammates Robby Heck and Jason Apolinar received the not at halfback, and freshman Nash McMullen at fullback.

North Tahoe junior Zach Rickenbach received honorable mention recognition, as did Truckeeand#8217;s Nate Hamill and Easel Grass.

Abi Quintino of Sparks was voted MVP. Inclineand#8217;s Alex Reyes-Manrriquez was the Offensive Player of the Year and Johnny Luna Defensive Player of the Year. Tom Canino of Incline was voted Coach of the Year.

GIRLS ALL-STATE SOCCER SELECTIONS

MVP: Stephanie Oand#8217;Neil, Truckee

Offensive Player: Reisa Saddoris, Spring Creek

Defensive Player: Kennedy Power, Truckee

Coach of the Year: Amy Valdivia, Truckee

FIRST TEAM

Forward: Kelli Cherry, Incline

Forward: Alesha Stoffel, Fernley

Forward: Krista Klebenow, Spring Creek

Halfback: Shannon Nicholls, Truckee

Halfback: Teal Collins, White Pine

Halfback: Kelsey Fullmer, White Pine

Halfback: Amanda Boyce, Spring Creek

Fullback: Jen King, Boulder City

Fullback: Amanda Martinez, Spring Creek

Fullback: Katy Stephens, Truckee

Goalkeeper: Sasha Severance, Incline

Utility: Mikaela Arnstein , Truckee

Second team

Forward: Kelsi Decker, Truckee

Forward: Emily Hanna, Incline

Forward: Kiera Ogden, Virgin Valley

Halfback: Dani Pranin, North Tahoe

Halfback: Kelsey Porter, Truckee

Halfback: Brooke Woodhall, Boulder City

Halfback: Amber Brooks, Dayton

Fullback: Erin Canino, Incline

Fullback: Kim Dickenson, Spring Creek

Fullback: Gabby Paongo, Virgin Valley

Utility: Amelia Maguin, Fernley

Honorable mention: Kelsey Wittels, North Tahoe; Jordan Tollison, Truckee; Tori Oand#8217;Connor, Incline; Ashleign Wooden, Spring Creek; Ashley Weive, Moapa Valley; Sierra Harris, White Pine; Missy Elwing, Fernley; Jessica Mendoza, Sparks; Abbey Haaglund, Lowry; Rebecca Faul, Spring Creek; Ashley Lepak, White Pine, Sarah Scott, Incline; Chloe Breider, Incline.

BOYS ALL-STATE SOCCER SELECTIONS

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

Forward: Andrew Garcia, Sparks

Forward: Edgar Anguiano, Incline

Forward: Toby Warburton, The Meadows

Halfback: Abel Islas, Truckee

Halfback: Peter Salazar, Incline

Halfback: Michael Ceragioli, Incline

Halfback: Joel Medina, Virgin Valley

Fullback: Bryan Reed, Truckee

Fullback: Danny Ornelas, Sparks

Fullback: Jon Lyon, Boulder City

Goalkeeper: Carlos Garcia, Incline

Utility: Pedro Carminatti , Virgin Valley

SECOND TEAM

Forward: Michael Brixey , Truckee

Forward: Trevor Montgomery, Boulder City

Forward: Sergio Cruz, Yerington

Halfback: Robby Heck, Truckee

Halfback: Jason Apolinar, Truckee

Halfback: Eric Ojeda, Sparks

Halfback: Carlos Guerrero, Incline

Fullback: Pepe Mercado, Sparks

Fullback: Daniel Chavez, Incline

Fullback: Nash McMullen, Truckee

Goalkeeper: Javier Torres, Sparks

Utility: Todd Teepan, Boulder City

Honorable mention: Zach Rickenbach, North Tahoe; Nate Hamill, Truckee; Easel Grass, Truckee; Luis Chavez, Incline; Braulio Correa, Incline; Will Lara, Virgin Valley; Blake Werle, Whittell; T.J. Kolesnik, Whittell; Robby Babb, Moapa Valley; Ivan Torres, Sparks; Kevin Rertida, Sparks; Peter Holloway, White Pine; Cody Kingsbury, Fernley.