St. Francis enjoyed another successful season, posting an area-best
17-6-5 overall record, including 8-2-2 in the Mission League.
The Golden Knights lost to San Marino, 4-1, in the CIF Southern
Section Division IV playoffs, but that did not overshadow the performance
of then sophomore forward Ryan Shaw, who broke the single-season school
record by scoring 22 goals. Graduated senior Anthony Zoric was selected
to the all-league first team and all-CIF Division IV third-team roster
and led St. Francis with 18 assists.
All-league first team and all-CIF second team selection Mike Brewer
was the leader of Coach Glen Appels' defense and Andy Burghdorf was
another all-league selection at midfielder.
Raul Calderon, a member of the Olympic Development Program Regional
team, shined in his first varsity season as a freshman.
La Canada advanced to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals for the
ninth time since 1987-88 under Coach Louie Bilowitz before falling to
Santa Ynez, 2-1, in Division IV competition.
The Spartans posted a 14-6-5 overall record and finished 4-3-3 in the
Rio Hondo League.
Chris Cuellar scored eight goals and tallied five assists and was
recognized as one of threemost valuable players in the league, in
addition to being selected to the all-CIF Division IV first team in his
Another graduated senior, Eric Henderson, recorded five goals and
seven assists and was selected all-league first team and all-CIF second
Colin Barnes, Lonnie Dietz, Eric Irvine, Julio Reyes and George Swaner
all made quality contributions for Bilowitz, who finished his 12th season
at La Canada with a 216-28-31 overall record.
Goalies Chris Garnic and Mike Kotick were both recognized as
all-league second team honorees.
Crescenta Valley advanced to the second round of the Division I
playoffs, before losing to Long Beach Poly, 4-0.
Coach Bill Papagno's Falcons finished with a 13-8-6 overall record,
5-4-1 in the Pacific League and were led by Lindon Pecorelli's 18 goals
and 10 assists.
Clint Radenbaugh and Mike Ramirez were both selected to the all-league