Cal Pac commissioner announces 2009 conference awards

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Holy Names University won three individual honors and placed five players in the first team to headline the California Pacific Conference men's soccer first team, Commissioner Don Ott announced today.

The nation's leading goal scorer, Holy Names' senior forward Mustafa Celik was the unanimous Player of the Year award winner for the second season in a row and was joined in the all-conference first team by teammates Roberto Zevallos, Jesus Hernandez, Shea Whealan and Liam Whealan. Holy Names had a 13-3-2 overall record and an 11-1 record in conference play.

William Jessup had three representatives on the first team - seniors Ricky Ward, Alex Barclay and Curtis Griffin. Pacific Union College had two representatives - junior Brandon Voight and freshman Randy Castanza. Menlo College also had two representatives Dominic Mitchell and Said Karimzad complete the first team.

Newcomer of the Year went to Holy Names' Roberto Zevallos, the Defender of the Year is Holy Names' Jesus Hernandez, the Freshman of the Year is Pacific Union's Randy Castanza and the Co-Coaches of the Year were Pacific Union's Jesus Medina and CSU Maritime's Adam Christodoulou.

  • Player of the Year: Mustafa Celik, Holy Names
  • Defender: Jesus Hernandez, Holy Names
  • Newcomer: Roberto Zevallos, Holy Names
  • Freshman: Randy Castanza, Pacific Union
  • Co-Coach: Jesus Medina, Pacific Union and Adam Christodoulou, CSU Maritime

First Team

Alex Barclay William Jessup 6’1” SR F El Dorado Hills, CA
Rany Castanza Pacific Union   FR GK Bellflower, CA
Mustafa Celik Holy Names 5’11” SR F Cologne, Germany
Curtis Griffin William Jessup 6’1” SR MF/S Essex England
Jesus Hernandez Holy Names 5’9” SO D Oakland, CA
Said Karimzad Menlo 6’1” SR F Kornwestheim, Germany
Dominic Mitchell Menlo 6’1” SR D San Bruno, CA
Brandon Voight Pacific Union   JR MF Lomita, CA
Ricky Ward William Jessup 5’10” SR F/MF Cottonwood, CA
Liam Whealan Holy Names 6’0” JR F San Francisco, CA
Shea Whealan Holy Names 5’10” JR D San Francisco, CA
Roberto Zevallos Holy Names 5’10” JR MF Quito, Ecuador

Second Team

Will Akers CSU Maritime 5’10” SR GK Truckee, CA
Alberto Benitez Pacific Union College 5’2” SR D Whittier, CA
Noel Bati William Jessup 6’2” SR D/MF Elk Grove, CA
Jeff Dunn William Jessup 6’0” FR GK Orangevale, CA
Cesar Garcia Menlo 5’11” SR F Sunnvale, CA
Todd Hanson Bethany 6’4” SR D Turlock, CA
Bernardo Horne Menlo 5’6” FR D Canyon Country, CA
Edrei Mauries Pacific Union   SO F Lynwood, CA
Oscar Ruiz Holy Names 5’10” JR D Lincoln, CA
Jonathan Tinjaca Holy Names 5’10” SR F Etiwanda, CA
Chao Xiong Simpson University 5’4” JR D/MF Chonburi, Thailand

Honorable Mention

  • Bethany: Gabriel Cassaro, Daniel Cuevas
  • Holy Names: Luquene Gustaffson, Lars Johansen, Thomas Lupton, Roberto Sanchez, Anthony Pulido
  • Menlo: Carlos Ramirez
  • Pacific Union: Isaac Anjejo, Mario Benitez
  • Simpson University: Nathaniel Butterfield, Matthew Deacon, Michael Guzman, Kyle Ochoa
  • William Jessup: Pat Barclay, Mark Creamer, Tyler McKean, Jordan Nakasone

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