All-League soccer | Truckee, North Tahoe players honored
A number of Truckee and North Tahoe soccer players were honored with All-Sierra League recognition, led by the Wolverines’ Johnny Zarate and Shauna Day’s top selections.
Zarate was voted Forward of the Year on the boys’ side and Day was voted Midfielder of the Year on the girls’ side. The awards are voted on by coaches in the Northern 3A Sierra League.
In boys’ All-League voting, North Tahoe senior Felipe Rodriguez and Truckee senior Ben Brown each were named to the first team as defenders, while Truckee’s Nash McMullen was named to the first team as a midfielder and Jesse Fereira as a utility player.
Truckee’s Jose Sarabia was voted to the All-League second team at midfield, as were teammates Michael Reynaud and Ignacio Diaz on defense and Austin Simonpietri at utility. For the Lakers, Riley McCarthy made the second team as a forward and Nico Monforte as a midfielder.
North Tahoe’s Lucas Early and Trevor Semmens and Truckee’s Reed McMullen and David Martinez all received honorable mention recognition.
Among the highest awards given, the state champion Railroaders cleaned up aside from Zarate’s honor, as Edgar Casillas of Sparks was voted Midfielder of the Year, Noe Espana of Sparks was Defensive Player of the Year and Frank Avilla of Sparks was Coach of the Year.
While Day earned the highest honor as a midfielder in girls’ voting, Haley Derr of Incline was voted Forward of the Year and South Tahoe’s Taylor Embry was Defensive Player of the Year. South Tahoe’s Chris DeLeon was named Coach of the Year.
North Tahoe’s Alicia Pieper was voted to the All-League first team as a defender, while Truckee’s Ali Hained was voted to the first team as a midfielder.
Truckee’s Serena Dill and North Tahoe’s Sammi Schulte both made the second team as forwards, and the Lakers’ Angela Wood as a utility player.
The Lakers’ Elizabeth Buhler, Emily Pieper and Kami Abi-Nader and Truckee’s Olivia Duner, Maison Power and Alex Mezger all received honorable mention.