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All-Area First Team Boys' Soccer

April 06, 2013
  • ARCHIVE PHOTO: Crescenta Valley High's Pablo Sotillo, right, is an All-Area first-teamer.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Crescenta Valley High's Pablo Sotillo,… (Raul Roa/Staff…)

Brian Arzate, Senior, Midfielder, Burroughs

While his two goals and two assists may not be eye popping, the Pacific League Player of the Year and All-CIF first-teamer was a leader for Indians, who won first league title since 2009.

Ben Cuevas, Junior, Midfielder, Marshall Fundamental

Helped lead underdog Eagles to CIF quarterfinals and was picked as Alpha League first-teamer after finishing with 16 goals and 10 assists.

Jaime De Paz, Senior, Forward, Marshall Fundamental

Alpha League first-teamer provided an Eagles squad that won two playoff games in upset fashion with plenty of offense, registering 22 goals and seven assists.

Brandon Gerlach, Junior, Forward, Burroughs

Logged 34 points with nine goals and 16 assists en route to receiving first-team all-league and third-team All-CIF honors.

Heven Gomez, Junior, Forward, South Pasadena

Provided a stingy defensive Tigers squad with some offensive punch, as the Rio Hondo League first-teamer had 16 goals and five assists.

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Xavi Izqueta, Junior, Midfielder, Burroughs

Earned All-Pacific League second-team accolades after finishing with nine goals and six assists for an Indians team that won the Pacific League title.

Manny Perez, Senior, Forward, Flintridge Prep

Playmaker earned All-Prep League’s Offensive MVP award after scoring team-high 16 goals and leading Rebels to playoff appearance.

Charlie Slocum, Senior, Defender, South Pasadena

Linchpin of Tigers stingy defense that logged 11 shutouts while being named Rio Hondo Defensive Player of the Year on a team that won its first league title in 17 years.

Pablo Sotillo, Senior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

Emerged as Falcons most dynamic player with 17 goals and three assists en route to hauling in All-Pacific League and All-CIF first-team honors.

Erick Trejo, senior, midfielder, Crescenta Valley

All-Pacific League and All-CIF pick scored eight goals and added 13 assists for a Falcons team that took second in league.

Luca Coppola, Senior, Goalkeeper, St. Francis

Posted four shutouts and had 98 saves while earning first-team honor in stacked Mission League and second-team award in CIF Southern Section Division I.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mike Kodama, Burroughs

Led Indians over favored, three-time reigning Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley to first league title since 2009 with 10-3-1 record. In his 24th year — second of his second stint — at Burroughs, Kodama’s group went 15-7-3 on the year and matched area’s best run in playoffs, reaching CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals before suffering 4-3 overtime loss to Palmdale.

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