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