The Lady Spartans, who won the league with a 10-0 record, placed 10 players on the team and swept three of the top five awards.
Strathmore sophomore forward Taylor Alkire was chosen as the League’s Most Valuable Player, Lady Spartan sophomore Samantha Oliveira is the League Offensive Player of the Year, and Coach Hector Gonzalez is the Coach of the Year.
Four other Lady Spartans — sophomore defender Ally Holloway, sophomore Caitlin Albinson, junior forward Rosalinda Platas and junior forward Kristen Gomez — also made the first team. They joined four Lindsay Lady Cardinals, including Defensive Player of the Year Adrianna Gutierrez.
Gonzalez earned the top coaching honors after leading the Lady Spartans to a CIF Central Section Division IV title and the Southern California Region finals. Strathmore finished the season with a 23-3-1 record.
MVP Alkire and Oliveira provided a one-two punch for Strathmore on offense. Oliveira led the league in goals with 40 and points with 83. Alkire was tops in assists with 11, and added 23 goals to the Spartan attack.
Strathmore also placed the most players on the ESL second team. Senior goal keeper Judith Uribe, freshman defender Natalie Rico, sophomore Zaina Ilyas and sophomore midfielder Andrea Murgula earned the honor.
For Lindsay, Gutierrez was rewarded for being a force on defense for the Lady Cardinals, who advanced to the Division IV CIF Central Section semifinals. Seniors Kayla Camargo, Carina Morales and Catherine Morales also made the first team, while Lady Cardinal senior Stephanie Rangel, junior Jaymee Gonzalez and sophomore Jessica Ceballos were named to the second team.
For Granite Hills, senior Veronica Paz was a first-team selection, while Azucena Murillo made the second team.
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 am | Updated: 7:08 pm, Thu Mar 26, 2015.
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