All-Madera Tribune Boys Soccer team

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera South’s Christian Garcia (17) scored 10 goals and dished out 11 assists to help the Stallions. His efforts earned him The Madera Tribune Most Valuable Player honor for boys soccer


Most Valuable Player

Christian Garcia

Junior, Midfielder, Madera South

All-League: 1st team All-County/Metro Athletic Conference

Christian Garcia, once again, proved his worth to the Madera South Stallions. If it wasn’t the 10 goals and 11 assists he tallied through 23 games, it was his spirit and commitment on the pitch that solidified the Stallions as a whole. Garcia wasn’t your typical midfielder. He possessed the instincts of both a forward and also a defender. His large frame allowed him to bully opponents on both ends, while adding a soft touch on the ball. With another year ahead, Garcia looks to improve even further and that can only be a positive for Madera South. This is Garcia’s third All-Madera Tribune selection. The Team

Kevin Osuna

Senior, Forward, Madera South

All-League: 1st team All-CMAC

The Stallions were extremely fortunate this past season. Along with an MVP, they had one of the deadliest strikers in the conference. Osuna was a man on a mission. Didn’t matter who it was, where it was, he was going to get a goal. The senior scored 16 goals and added three assists in what was one of his best years in his Stallion career. He was a lock on the All-CMAC team. After earning All-Madera Tribune Most Valuable Player honors last season, this is his second All-Tribune selection. Seth Valencia

Senior, Midfielder, Madera

All-League: 1st team All-CMAC

The senior gave the Coyotes a punch early in the year. His ability to cut in and out but also play back gave Madera many options. His goal scoring ability was underestimated as well after he scored more than five goals on the year. Although the Coyotes had a tough season, Valencia was a bright spot. He is a two-time All-Tribune selection. Charlie Smith

Senior, Midfielder, Liberty

All-League: 1st team All-North Sequoia League

There isn’t a position Smith can’t play. Up front, in midfield, in the back, Smith was a jack of all trades, not to mention the 14 goals over all competitions. A combination of speed, strength and a whole lot of skill gave Smith the confidence to excel on the pitch and that’s exactly what he did. Alexander Castro

Senior, Defender, Madera South

All-League: 2nd team All-CMAC

For a defender, Alexander Castro got on the scoresheet a few times. He ended the season with four goals, however that doesn’t say enough about the defender. His toughness and eye for the goal gave him a chance to flourish in the Stallions’ potent lineup and that’s exactly what he did. He proved himself to be a contributing part playing 22 games. This is his second All-Tribune nod. Ricardo Lopez

Senior, Forward ,Madera

All-League 2nd team All-CMAC

When the Coyotes needed speed and energy, they turned to Lopez. He was a handful for opposing defenders. Burning players with his pace and instincts all season helped spark the Coyotes. He was strong on the run and with the ball. Steven Arvizu and Diego Hipolito

Seniors, Defenders, Madera South

All-League: 2nd team All-CMAC

Although Arvizu and Hipolito didn’t grab the headlines like their teammates, Osuna and Garcia, they provided a steady presence to the Stallions that earned him playing time throughout the season. Not only were they great defenders, they were unselfish, giving out four assists combined. Arvizu earned his second All-Tribune nod. Ryan De Rocha

Sophomore, Midfielder, Madera

All-League: CMAC honorable Mention

The sophomore showed promise for the Coyotes. In a team full of young talent, De Rocha emerged as a promising midfielder. Expect his game to rise as he ages and gets more comfortable on the varsity level. Juan Perez

Senior, Defender, Madera

All-League: CMAC honorable Mention

The senior was a solid presence all season. From making tackles to cutting out passing lanes, Perez’s consistent play in the back gave the team more confidence to attack more. Mitchell Bennett

Senior, Goalkeeper, Liberty

All-League: 1st team All-NSL

The senior might’ve been the MVP of his team. Bennet was stout in the net all season. Although he allowed over 40 goals, he made an incredible 113 saves throughout the season. It’s safe to say without him, the Hawks would’ve been on the wrong side of many games. His athletic ability set him apart and he positioned himself as one of the best, if not the best goalkeeper in his conference. Miguel Duran

Senior, Midfielder, Liberty

All-League: 2nd team All-NSL

Duran was a do-everything for the Hawks. Whether it was pressuring opposing defense or taking the pressure away from Bennett, Duran was there. He was a consistent force for the Hawks.