Cal Pac commissioner announces 2010 conference awards

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Holy Names University won four individual honors and placed four players on the first team to headline the California Pacific Conference men's soccer all-conference team, Commissioner Don Ott announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Holy Names was represented on the first team by Rasmus Larson, Diego Orellana, Roberto Zevallos and Henry Goh. Holy Names had a 11-5-2 overall record and an 11-0-1 record in conference play.

The Player of the Year award went to Bethany's Joel Pelton who was joined on the first team by teammate Gabriel Cassaro. Pelton was the league leader in goals with 19. Menlo College had two first team representatives in juniors Alex Vukic and Sam Zipperstein. Three schools had one first team representative apiece - CSU Maritime Academy's Will Akers, Simpson University's Kyle Ochoa and William Jessup's Ricky Ward. Larson, Orellana, Pelton, Vukic, Ward and Zevallos were all unanimous choices.

The Newcomer of the Year went to Holy Names' Diego Orellana. Holy Names' Oscar Ruiz won the Defender of the Year award. The Freshman of the Year award was given to Martin Maestretti of Holy Names. Holy Names' coach Tim Hart won Coach of the Year.

  • Player of the Year: Joel Pelton, Bethany
  • Defender: Oscar Ruiz, Holy Names
  • Newcomer: Diego Orellana, Holy Names
  • Freshman: Martin Maestretti, Holy Names
  • Co-Coach: Tim Hart, Holy Names

First Team

Gabriel Cassaro Bethany 6’1” SR F San Paulo, Brazil
Joel Pelton Bethany 6’0” SR F Sacramento, CA
Will Akers CSU Maritime 5’10” JR GK Truckee, CA
Henry Goh Holy Names 5’10” SO MF Telfor, England
Rasmus Larrson Holy Names 5’10” SO F Laholm, Sweden
Diego Orellana Holy Names 6’0” JR F San Salvador, El Salvador
Roberto Zevallos Holy Names 5’10” SR MF Quito, Ecuador
Kyle Ochoa Simpson University 5’10” JR MF Bakersfield, CA
Alex Vukic Menlo 5’11” JR F Menlo Park, CA
Ricky Ward William Jessup 5’10” SR F Cottonwood, CA

Second Team

Matheus Barbosa Bethany 6’1” JR MF Brasillia, Brazil
George Dick CSU Maritime 6’1” JR F Oakland, CA
Jesus Hernandez Holy Names 5’8” JR D Oakland, CA
Lars Maalen Johansen Holy Names 6’5” SO GK Oslo, Norway
Martin Maestretti Holy Names 5’10” FR MF Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hugo Conchas Menlo 6’3” SO MF Redwood City, CA
Carlos Ramirez Menlo 6’2” JR D San Francisco, CA
Daniel Schwartz Menlo 6’4” JR GK Bakersfield, CA
Michael Guzman Simpson University 6’0” JR MF Downey, CA
David Ayvazyan William Jessup 5’9” SR MF Rancho Cordova, CA
Jay Weislogel William Jessup 5’9” JF MF Cincinnati, OH

Honorable Mention

  • Bethany: John Ballisty, Laben Banks, Per Jerner, Alfredo Martinez
  • CSU Maritime: Sam Meade
  • Holy Names: Oscar Ruiz
  • Pacific Union: Jonathan Groschel, Edrie Mauries, Brandon Voigt
  • Simpson University: Tim Danna
  • William Jessup: Mark Creamer, Uriel Moreno, Jordan Nakasone, Jose Ramirez, Aria Shahmirza

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