All-Sierra Nevada League teams
Tribune News Service
Editor’s Note: The All-Sierra Nevada Media Group teams were picked by editors and writers at the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Nevada Appeal, Record-Courier, Sierra Sun, Tahoe World and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. The Tahoe Daily Tribune will publish separate stories on South Tahoe’s and Whittell’s all-league teams selected by the coaches later this month.
Drew Good, Carson: He led the team with seven assists and was second on the team with nine goals. The team captain was an all-Sierra League first-team choice.
John Nuthall, Carson: Nuthall had three goals and two assists and was an all-league first-team choice as a defender. He was voted the team’s co-defensive player of the year.
Adam Updegrove, Carson: Updegrove led the team with 13 goals and added four assists. He was the Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year and was voted by the team as its most valuable player and offensive player of the year.
Brandon Briggs, Carson: Briggs allowed just .44 goals per game this season and was an all-league second-team choice at goalie. He also added an assist.
Eddie Vega, Douglas: Vega was the Sierra League’s Midfielder of the Year, tied for the team lead in goals with 14 and led the team in assists with 16. He finished his three-year career with 36 assists, which tied the Nevada 4A state record.
Edgar Arceo, Douglas: Scored game-winning goals late in each of the Tigers’ first two playoff games and then stepped up and played in the midfield through the state tournament. The sophomore had 14 goals and nine assists on the year.
Jose Alcaraz, Douglas: The MVP of the playoffs for the Tigers, Alcaraz finished his career by allowing three goals in five playoff games. He had seven shutouts on the year, including nine saves in the state semifinals and 10 in the state championship game.
Ross Gardner, Douglas: Gardner was perhaps the best defender in the region this season. He had three assists and five goals.
Anthony DeMarta, South Tahoe: The crafty playmaker had six goals for a midfield that finally found its identity late in the season during the Vikings’s state semifinal run.
Andres Munoz, South Tahoe: One of the league’s top sweepers, Munoz notched three goals and anchored a stingy defense that was never outscored by more than one goal all season.
Bryan “Chino” Garcia, South Tahoe: He led the Vikings with nine goals.
Abel Johnson, Fallon: He was the High Desert League’s Midfielder of the Year as a junior and earned all-league first-team honors. He had three goals and four assists.
Michele Basile, North Tahoe: He was named Northern 3A All-League and All-State MVP for his stellar play as the Lakers’ primary goalkeeper and part-time striker. He had 11 shutouts and added five goals.
Eric Holman, North Tahoe: He was one of three team captains, was voted to the Northern 3A All-League first team as a midfielder and scored eight goals.
Gerry Bolaños, North Tahoe: He was voted the Northern 3A’s Offensive MVP. A superb ball-handler, he scored a league-leading 30 goals and was a constant threat with his powerful left foot.
Emmanuel Sarabia, Truckee: He anchored the Wolverines, playing any position that needed to be filled. He was voted to the Northern 3A’s first team as a utility player. He scored 10 goals.
Max Brixey, Truckee: He was a scoring machine with an uncanny knack for finding the back of the net. He finished with 29 goals and earned first-team all-league honors.
Abel Islas, Truckee: A fearless defender, Islas held the most powerful offenses in check. He could be seen in the 3A state championship frustrating North Tahoe’s Gerry Bolaños, and he received all-league honorable mention honors.
Honorable mention: Josh Doherty, South Tahoe; Kyle Gardner, Douglas; Alfredo Gonzalez, Fallon.
Amanda Osborne, Carson: One of two players who held the Senators’ midfield together, Osborne had six goals and five assists and was an all-Sierra League second-team choice.
Brandi Vega, Carson: The Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year, Vega had 16 goals and 15 assists.
Kayla Sanchez, Carson: An all-league first-team choice, Sanchez had 12 goals and four assists.
Becca Kane: The other player who held the Senators’ midfield together, Kane had three goals and seven assists and was an all-league second-team choice.
Ally Freitas, Douglas: Freitas scored 16 goals during the season for the Tigers, extending her career total to 24.
Dany Heidt, Douglas: Heidt was a crafty forward, scoring seven goals and tabbing two assists.
Lisa Christen, Douglas: The senior tied for the team lead in assists and acted as the point guard of the Tiger offense, often generating the attack with her distribution from the defensive end.
Janelle Perasso, South Tahoe: The Sierra League Defender of the Year, she helped her team post 16 shutouts and also added three goals and three assists.
Karli Vath, South Tahoe: The Sierra League Midfielder of the Year, she led the team with 16 goals and was second in assists with 12.
Tess Braun, South Tahoe: A four-year varsity player who led the team in assists with 15 and also added 14 goals, she was a first-team all-league selection at forward.
Candace Prescott, South Tahoe: Came up big in the Northern 4A regional tournament, saving three shots in a penalty kick shootout victory over Spanish Springs in the first round.
Erika Garcia, Dayton: The freshman had 40 goals and 10 assists and was named to the Northern 3A Sagebrush Division’s first team. She set the school record for most goals.
Libby Walker, Galena: She scored 21 goals this season and finished with 66 for her career. She added five assists this year and 20 for her career. A three-time High Desert League Offensive Player of the Year.
Kate Pinder, Fallon: An all-league first-team choice, Pinder had a remarkable 274 saves at goalie this season.
Chelsea Patrick, North Tahoe: She was voted to the Northern 3A all-league first team as a midfielder, finishing with 12 goals and 11 assists.
Michelle Zarick, North Tahoe: She was voted to the all-league first team at forward. A skilled ball-handler, Zarick scored 23 goals and dished off six assists.
Kacie Conn, North Tahoe: She earned first-team all-league recognition for her stellar play in the backfield. She always played aggressively and gave 100 percent effort.
Katie Dill, Truckee: She was voted second-team all-league as a striker, although it’s hard to fathom how she could be left off the first team. She scored both goals against North Tahoe in the 3A state championship game, including the game-winner.
Lauren O’Neil, Truckee: She was voted MVP of the Northern 3A. A talented midfielder, she was a team captain and solid team leader on the field.
Addie Shaffer, Truckee: She was voted to the Northern 3A’s first team at midfielder, although she also played defender when needed.
Hannah Daly, Whittell: A member of the United States Under-16 women’s national team, the sophomore was voted the Northern 3A Tahoe League’s Defensive Player of the Year at goalie.
Honorable mention: Kelsi Buts, South Tahoe; Belle Fleming, Carson; Leah Kennedy, Dayton; Colleen Kern, Galena.