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U15 All-League Teams Announced
32 players earn top honors following the U15 Boys and Girls North American Finals
USL News Release

Monday, December 8, 2008

TAMPA – United Soccer Leagues announced today the U15 Boys and Girls All-Tournament Teams following the 10th Annual North American Finals, held November 21 through November 25 in Tampa, Florida. Selections were based off the nominations of opposing coaches made throughout tournament play.

The Super Y-League’s Southern California Division claimed both the Girls and Boys titles as the 16-team Boys tournament was decided by a 3-0 win by West Coast FC over the City Islanders Academy and Arsenal FC claimed the 12-team Girls tournament with a 2-1 win over Diablo FC.

West Coast FC striker Juan Mendoza earned MVP honors after scoring a goal in the final. Mendoza is joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammate Juan Ocegueda de Alba, who netted two goals and an assist in five North American Finals matches. The top vote-getter during the tournament was FC Fredericksburg’s Ryan Zinkhan. The forward was recognized by opposing coaches as one of Fredericksburg’s top two players in every match he played.

The City Islanders’ Brandon Arvey, Diablo FC’s Jose Manuel Sandoval, H.C. United’s Nick Patterson, Sunrise SC’s Calvin Rezende, Parsippany SC’s Juan Mejia, the Ottawa Fury’s Emile Cardinal and Mountain WFC’s Taj Sangara received three votes each.

In the Girls’ tournament, Jasmine Martinez of Arsenal FC was the named the MVP by Head Coach Cle Kooiman following the championship match. Martinez, a midfielder, was one of three Arsenal FC players selected to the All-Tournament Team. The second was forward Autumn Altamirano. The third was defender Stacey Huddleston. The team went 4-1-0 at the North American Finals, losing their only match of the season, 2-1 to the CASL RailHawks on the second day of the Group Play stage.

Altamirano, the Cleveland Internationals’ Allison Sender, CASL’s Ashley Shaffer and Sunrise SC’s Jennifer Martin all received three votes during the North American Finals, the most of any player in the tournament.

U15 Boys All-Tournament Team

GK Matt Kidwell Abbotsford Mariners
GK Adrain Acosta Northern Virginia Royals
D Jose Manuel Sandoval Diablo FC
D Stephan Hohn Sunrise SC
D Cameron Dice Kalamazoo Kingdom
D Justin Fincher City Islanders Academy
M Johnny Thomas HC United
M John Mejia Parsippany SC
M Calvin Rezende Sunrise SC
M Emile Cardinal Ottawa Fury
M Juan Ocegueda de Alba West Coast FC
F Brandon Arvey City Islanders Academy
F Ryan Zinkhan FC Fredericksburg
F Nick Patterson HC United
F Taj Sangara Mountain WFC
F Juan Mendoza West Coast FC

U15 Girls All-Tournament Team

GK Kristen Skonieczny QuickStrike SC
GK Jennifer Lauer Alpharetta United
D Ashley Shaffer CASL RailHawks
D Stacey Huddleston Arsenal FC
D Wendy Magarin Diablo FC
D Bianca Calderone MPS Renegades
M Carol Hutchinson Ottawa Fury
M Allison Sender Cleveland Internationals
M Jennifer Martin Sunrise SC
M Emily Irion Diablo FC
M Jasmine Martinez Arsenal FC
F Austmn Altamirano Arsenal FC
F Sarah Caramone Rage SC
F Dana LaRocque Sunrise SC
F Paige Wester Kalamazoo Kingdom
F Jilliam Ferro QuickStrike SC












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