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All-Sierra League soccer: Truckee, North Tahoe honored by coaches

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Sylas Wright/Sierra SunTruckee senior and three-year starter Stephanie O'Neil was voted Sierra League MVP. O'Neil tallied a team-high 32 goals and 19 assists for the state champion Wolverines.

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.

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

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