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All-Madera Tribune Team: Girls Soccer

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Most Valuable Player

Jordan Moineau, Liberty Senior, midfielder

Resume: Moineau is a four-year starter in the middle and the team captain the past two years. She is also a four-time first team All-North Sequoia League player who led her team to the Division IV Valley Championship and a win in the Southern California Regionals. The Stanislaus State recruit led the team with 34 goals and was second on the team in assists (17).

Coach of the Year

Pat Evans, Madera South

Resume: After winning just three in the first 12 matches of the season, Evans turned his team around to a 9- 1 North Yosemite League finish and a 12-8-1 overall record to win a third straight title. Evans led the Stallions to an 11-2 record in the final 13 matches, including an eight-game winning streak. He was also named co-Coach of the Year for the NYL.

The team

Vanessa Escobar, Madera South Senior, goalkeeper

Resume: Escobar, who missed last season with a knee injury, bounced back to start almost every game in goal for the Stallions. She has, arguably, the best hands in the Valley. If she gets her hands on the ball, it sticks and prevents rebounds. She didn’t allow a goal in league and allowed 12 goals all season. She was named to the All-NYL second team and was a member of the All-Madera Tribune girls volleyball team.

Ana Walker, Madera South Junior, sweeper

Resume: Walker was named to her second All-NYL first team and was the Defensive Player of the Year. She combines speed and skill to keep players away from Escobar. She was also dangerous on corner kicks with three goals off headers...


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