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Prep soccer: North Tahoe, Truckee players honored by league, state

Sun Staff reports

Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunTruckee senior Max Brixey was voted All-State and All-League Most Valuable Player, tallying 32 goals and 28 assists in 26 games for the Wolverines.

The 3A All-State Most Valuable Player award could not have gone to a more deserving candidate, said Truckee head coach Hernan Valdivia.

“He’s by far and away the best player in Nevada,” Valdivia said of Max Brixey, who was voted All-League and All-State MVP. “At times he made the difference in our season. He put the team on his shoulder and carried us.

“He deserves everything he got.”

Brixey posted the type of numbers that warrant such honors, as the senior tallied 32 goals and 28 assists in 26 games.

Ten of Brixey’s teammates also were awarded All-League honors, while seven North Tahoe players were voted in.

Besides Brixey, four-year varsity starter Ryan Newland of Truckee was voted All-State and All-League Defensive Player of the Year. Newland recorded 15 shutouts, holding opposing teams to a half-goal per game.

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Other Wolverines voted to the All-League first team include Salvador Tejeda at forward, Raul Cardenas at halfback and A.J. Delforge at fullback, while North Tahoe senior co-captain Chris Cahill earned first team honors as a utility player.

The Lakers’ Fernando Herrera was voted to the second team at halfback, and teammates Frankie Tenorio and co-captain Stefan Glander made the second team at fullback.

For Truckee, Michael Brixey made the second team at forward, Robby Heck at halfback and Abel Islas at fullback, while Jeffrey Worcester, Jason Apolinar and Bryan Reed earned honorable mention recognition.

North Tahoe’s Israel Ramirez, Zach Rickenback and Marco Garcia also received honorable mention recognition.

Tenorio was the only North Tahoe player named to All-State, voted to the second team as a fullback.

Cardenas was voted to the All-State first team along with Delforge, while Tejeda, Michael Brixey, Islas and Heck made the second team.

Worcester and Reed earned honorable mention recognition.

Most Valuable Player: Max Brixey, Truckee

Offensive Player of the Year: Ruben Camacho, Incline

Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Newland, Truckee

Coach of the Year: Frank Avilla, Sparks

FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE

Forward: Avey Quintino, Sparks

Forward: Salvador Tejeda, Truckee

Forward: Ignacio Calvo, Whittell

Halfback: Raul Cardenas, Truckee

Halfback: Michael Ceragioli, Incline

Halfback: Danny Ornelas, Sparks

Halfback: Peter Salazar, Incline

Fullback: A.J. Delforge, Truckee

Fullback: Johnny Luna, Incline

Fullback: Jose Mercado, Sparks

Goalkeeper: Francisco Rodriguez, Incline

Utility Player: Chris Cahill, North Tahoe

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE

Forward: Michael Brixey, Truckee

Forward: Alex Reyes, Incline

Forward: Cesar Garcia, Sparks

Halfback: Luis Tatengo, Incline

Halfback: Robby Heck, Truckee

Halfback: Fernando Herrera, North Tahoe

Halfback: Mario Olmos, Whittell

Fullback: Frank Tenorio, North Tahoe

Fullback: Abel Islas, Truckee

Fullback: Stefan Glander, North Tahoe

Goalkeeper: Alex Potnick, Whittell

Utility Player: Johnny Garcia, Sparks

HONORABLE MENTION

Israel Ramirez, North Tahoe

Zach Rickenback, North Tahoe

Marco Garcia, North Tahoe

Jeffrey Worcester, Truckee

Jason Apolinar, Truckee

Bryan Reed, Truckee

Erik Baumann, Incline

Daniel Chavez, Incline

Luis Chavez, Incline

Luis Sanchez, Incline

Ivan Torres, Sparks

Oscar Carvajal, Sparks

Javier Torres, Sparks

Gustavo Murrillo, Sparks

Blake Heldt-Werle, Whittell

Arturo Mota, Whittell

Trevor Fairbank, Whittell

Most Valuable Player: Max Brixey, Truckee, Midfielder

Offensive Player of the Year: Ryan Sneizyk, Faith Lutheran, Forward

Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Newland, Truckee, Goalkeeper–

Coach of the Year: Nate Hagge, Faith Lutheran

FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE

Forward: Ruben Camacho, Incline

Forward: Pedro Pasacan, Yerington

Forward: Avey Guintigo, Sparks

Midfield: Michael Ceragioli, Incline

Midfield: Raul Cardenas, Truckee

Midfield: Brad Nilsen, Boulder City

Midfield: Chris Longi, Faith Lutheran

Defense: Terry Unruh, Faith Lutheran

Defense: A.J. Delforge, Truckee

Defense: Quinn Hesterlie, Spring Creek

Goalkeeper: Marc Davies, Faith Lutheran

Utility Player: Johnny Luna, Incline

SECOND TEAM ALL-STATE

Forward: Salvador Tejeda, Truckee

Forward: Michael Brixey, Truckee

Forward: Trevor Montgomery, Boulder City

Midfield: Dan Raddant, Boulder City

Midfield: Peter Salazar, Incline

Midfield: Chris Ortwein, Faith Lutheran

Midfield: Danny Ornelas, Sparks

Defense: Abel Islas, Truckee

Defense: Ryan Honey, Boulder City

Defense: Frankie Tenorio, North Tahoe

Goalkeeper: Francisco Rodriguez, Incline

Utility Player: Robbie Heck, Truckee

HONORABLE MENTION

Wade Norman, Faith Lutheran——————

Rob Bethel, Faith Lutheran

Alex Reyes, Incline————————

Mike Smith, Boulder City

Luis Tatengo, Incline————————

Jon Lyon, Boulder City

Jeff Worcester, Truckee——————

Bryan Reed, Truckee

Erik Baumann, Incline————————

Alex Karabachev, The Meadows