State

All-District 2008 Boys Soccer Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jose Luis Rodriguez, Johansen

  • RODRIGO ALDANA, Patterson junior

The state's leading scorer with 54 goals, the forward added 14 assists while leading the Tigers to the D-V final. He has scored 78 goals in three varsity seasons, and also is strong in class with a 3.5 GPA.


  • NASR ALSAMARI, Riverbank junior
  • The TVL's top midfielder finished with 12 goals and five assists, leading the Bruins to the D-V semifinals. He was the "Energizer Bunny," coach Martin Gonzales said, and constantly confronted forwards.


  • CRISTIAN ALVAREZ, Merced junior
  • A constant threat, Alvarez had four goals in four playoff games as the Bears became the first District team to win a D-I crown in 12 years. Had 23 goals and 11 assists, playing forward-center midfielder.


  • JORGE CARMONA*, Atwater senior
  • Two-time all-CCC performer was a three-year starter in one of the District's top programs. His 13 goals in conference play were tops among CCC players. He ends his career with 25 goals and 15 assists.


  • ERIC CAVANAUGH, Ripon senior
  • Four-year starter was the TVL MVP with 37 goals and five assists, raising his career totals to 90 goals and 24 assists. In that span, he had 24 multi-goal games and 10 times he had three or more goals.


  • BOBBY CHANTHAVONG, Central Valley junior
  • The VOL's Defensive MVP was always ready to take on a forward. His stout play led the Eagles to their first league title and the D-IV semis, and limited foes to just 14 goals in 22 games.


  • EDDIE CUEVAS, Merced senior
  • The CCC's Defensive Player of the Year helped limit foes to nine goals as Merced went 22-1-2. The Bears outscored four playoff foes 10-2, beating Davis of Yolo County 1-0 for the championship.


  • SCOTT CUNNINGHAM, Downey senior
  • First-team all-Modesto Metro Conference selection moved between forward and halfback and never missed a beat. Had a goal and assist in playoff win over St. Mary's


  • DAVID ESTRADA, Ceres junior
  • Valley Oak League MVP had 26 goals and nine assists in leading the Bulldogs to section Division IV championship game. Tallied two goals in first-round playoff win over Center.


  • ALONSO LARA*, Livingston senior
  • Two-time all-District goalie did a little bit of everything for the Wolves. He ranged far upfield to help the offense, and scored several goals on deep free kicks. Tried out for a Mexican pro team during the season.


  • EDUARDO MEZA, Pitman senior
  • Three-year starter had 11 goals and three assists, scoring three goals in three playoff games while leading the Pride to its first-ever berth in the section D-I semifinals. Also was one of CCC's top defenders.


  • T.J. VanderVEEN, Modesto senior
  • The four-year starter was captain of an 18-3-2 team that was headed to an MMC title before a costly forfeit. He booted in 23 goals while splitting time between forward and center midfield.

    * -- returning member

    -- WILL DeBOARD and RICHARD T. ESTRADA

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