Why do I have a feeling that the girls soccer player of the year is going to come down to the final week of playoffs? There are so many that can steal it, but I’m going to throw out a few names, you do the rest. I will post candidates for coach of the year, too. Of course, those who never post stats are impossible to know for sure (hint, hint), but we’ll do the best we can from the games we watched and those who do report. (Note, boys soccer will be posted later in the week).
Girls Soccer nominees: Khalalah Todd, Northview (Area leading 42 goals), April Juarez, Bishop Amat (31 goals, 21 assists for undefeated Lancers), Natalie Maxey, South Hills (18 goals), Lauren Stupin, Los Altos (22 goals, 15 assists for once-beaten Conqs), McKenna Gooden, Charter Oak (22 goals), Jeanette Jimenez, San Dimas (17 goals, 12 assists), Vanessa Carlos, Sierra Vista (25 goals, 20 assists), Nikki McKee, Walnut (central defender).
Coach nominees: Chris Reeder (Los Altos), Lorraine Hansen (Walnut), Ruben Gonzalez (Bishop Amat), Steve Jimenez (Sierra Vista).
San Dimas’ artful playmaker, Jeanete Jimenez