ALL-CENTRAL COAST SECTION
Player of the Year
BRIAN FIELD, THE KING'S ACADEMY
By RYAN SILAPAN
Brian Field is quiet by nature.
However The King’s Academy junior is one to let his numbers do the talking. And his numbers spoke louder than words this season.
Field led the Central Coast Section in scoring this year with 35 goals with 10 assists, helping the Knights to a 16-3-2 overall record. For his efforts, Field is the Prep2Prep CCS Boys
Soccer Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.
“It’s kind of crazy and hard to believe that I won it,” Field said. “It was easy to score with some of the passes my teammates set up for me. They helped make it very easy for me.”
Field, who scored multiple goals in a game nine different times this season, garnered co-West Bay Athletic League Forward of the Year with Will Chisolm of Menlo this year and did so by just
staying within the offense.
TKA coach Steve Caldwell says Field has that knack to be in the right spot at the right time and knows what to do with it when he gets it.
“He’s not the kind of guy that’s going to dribble by seven players,” Caldwell said. “He does have great skills but what makes him so great of a scorer is that he knows how to get in great position.
“He’ll give the ball up and then run and you’ll be like ‘what are you doing’ and the next thing he’s open and fortunately for us we had some really good players to feed him the ball.”
Field put his stamp on the WBAL early in the league season in scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Menlo and in the next game left many oohing and aahing in the Knights’ 4-3 victory over
WBAL foe Eastside College Prep.
In that game, Field got the golden sombrero by scoring four goals in the game.
ECP tied the game 3-3 before Field scored late to get the win for TKA. Caldwell just knew it was going to happen.
“It was just like ‘OK Brian we need another one’ and it was just so exciting to watch,” he said. “I knew he was going to score. It’s crazy he’s going to score four goals - it was just
thrilling to watch the guy play.”
The 6-foot junior credited the likes of seniors Ben Tinklenberg, Mason Derendinger, Parker Andrews and Rory McMahon for being great senior leaders and setting him up to score.
Playing with such a senior-heavy team made it easy for him to simply go out and do what he loves to do and that’s play soccer.
“It was really fun playing this season because we had a lot of really good seniors,” Field said. “It was probably the most fun season I’ve had in high school and I get to come
back and do it again next season — I can’t wait.”
Field wasn’t just beating up on lower-tier teams as he proved vital in the CCS Division II playoffs this season.
In what Field called his most nervewracking game of the season — the opening round of the CCS Division II playoffs against Gonzales — Field came up big and clutch again.
With TKA trailing Gonzales 1-0 with under 10 minutes to go, Field scored to force overtime.
During the two mandatory 10-minute overtime periods, Field scored two more goals and led TKA to a 3-1 victory.
“It was just really exciting,” Field said. “It was just really fun to pull that one out the way we did.”
A great soccer mind and natural nose for the ball is what Field relies on most.
The fact that he’s extremely humble and has a strong work ethic makes him a coach’s dream.
“Brian is a great player to coach - he just loves the game,” Caldwell said. “He has so much fun playing that it’s a joy to watch him play and see the things he does on the field.
“He’s very unassuming and just loves the game and loves to play and fortunately for us he’s on our team.”
Adding to his humility, Field often passes the rights to lead TKA’s end of the game cheer to someone else on the team whether he scored four or zero goals.
If Field has another season as close to this one, next year the rest of his Knights teammates won’t mind one bit on finishing the cheers.
Much like the way Field passed praise to his senior teammates, it was the right thing for Field and the Knights to do.
Coach of the Year
JUAN TORRES, LINCOLN
Juan Torres led Lincoln to a league title and CCS Division I championship.
By RYAN SILAPAN
For Juan Torres and his Lincoln High boys soccer team, it really was a special season.
“The stars aligned,” Torres said. “Everybody was helping, everybody had grades, everybody embraced their roles, everybody was disciplined so it was just a great season and one for the ages in our
Torres led Lincoln to the school’s first-ever Central Coast Section title in any sport in Lincoln’s 74-year history as the Lions defeated Alvarez 2-1 to capture the CCS Division I title. Lincoln
also captured the BVAL-Santa Teresa championship and for the team's accomplishments, Torres is the Prep2Prep CCS Coach of the Year.
The second-year coach and Lincoln alum led the Lions to a 17-4-3 record overall.
“We’ve always had the talent, we just never been able to manage the egos and the discipline to a point where there’s a similar goal,” Torres said. “This year they did and that was huge because
we were undefeated at home, won league and CCS and winning this I’m just really glad and fortunate.
“I give the credit to all my guys.”
Seeded No. 8 in the CCS playoffs, Lincoln defeated No. 9 seed Willow Glen 2-2 (6-5 PKs) before beating No. 16 seed Mountain View 3-0. Mountain View crushed top-seeded Evergreen Valley 7-2
before falling to Lincoln.
For Torres it was all about getting his team to remain focused and this season it did.
Regardless of the opponent, the Lions looked at the competition equally.
“We stayed consistent and looked at each opponent as equals,” Torres said. “Respect everyone no opponent is too strong or two weak, we have to prepare for every opponent the same and be consistent.”
The consistency started this past summer for the Lions.
During summer ball Lincoln went unbeaten and after Torres spoke with his team and said they have the potential to do something special in the Lions case that meant winning a BVAL-Santa Teresa title and becoming the first team in the school’s 74-year history to win a section title.
“The guys saw in summer ball what type of team we could have,” Torres said. “I had a serious conversation with all the guys that if we could get all the guys to be disciplined, sacrifice and
embrace their roles that on this team if we come together as a team and not individuals it could be a special year.”
It was special indeed.
Senior Juan Carrillo was named Most Valuable Player of the BVAL-Santa Teresa in his first year having eligibility to play an entire season.
“This was just special, I was really motivated to do well in school because of the team,” Carrillo said following the victory over Alvarez. “Having this season was just amazing and unbelievable.”
Torres got his team to believe in a common goal and now Lincoln is on the map for being CCS champions.
Being a Lincoln alum, Torres said he knows the pain of the San Jose school that had never won a CCS title to finally achieve that accomplishment with this team is pure joy for him.
“This year was just awesome, sometimes I don’t know what to say,” Torres said. “It’s been a great year for the whole program.”
Senior of the Year
JUAN CARRILLO, LINCOLN
Carrillo garnered Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Most Valuable Player this season in leading Lincoln to the league title. Carrillo helped lead the Lions to the school’s first CCS
title — in any sport — in 74 years.
Sophomore of the Year
JEAN CLAVERIE, MENLO-ATHERTON
Claverie was named first-team all-Peninsula Athletic League and was one of only two sophomores out of 15 first-team players to earn such an honor. Claverie had nine goals and four assists
for the Bears, who won the PAL title.
FIRST TEAM ALL-CCS
Eli Berman, Homestead
Berman led Homestead with 12 goals in being named co-MVP of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division. The Mustangs were a Makenna Pendleton late overtime goal of reaching the
inaugural CCS Open Division title game.
SECOND TEAM ALL-CCS
Eduardo Miranda, Luis Mendoza
Danny Soza, Ricardo Soza
Edson Mendoza, Pablo Almontes
Uriel Cervantes, Dominic Rovai
Victor Lopez, Michael Lanthier, Antonio Sandoval
BELLARMINE COLLEGE PREP:
Ty Shikashio, Sammy Nichols, Mike Tsolis
Brent Jang, Jack McLean
Benek Roberton, Pepe Reyes, Benji Dansky, Dylan Langdon, Daniel Zito
Carlos Arroyo, Cristian Gonzalez, Tiago Costa, Juan Aguilar
CRYSTAL SPRINGS UPLANDS:
Alex Berman, Theo Perisic
EASTSIDE COLLEGE PREP:
Miguel Bermudez, David Ha, Fernando Biorato
Alex Catunegli, Christopher Blanco
Tony Barradas, Ellias Diaz
Edwin Arias, Luis Hernandez, Eduardo Rodriguez
HALF MOON BAY:
Misa Acosta, Luis Escalante
Jack Abukhovski, Ian Chinn, Jeremy Zielinski, Ari Berman
Kevin Garcia-Gomez, Esteban Garcia-Gomez, Eddie Buenfil, Christian Ochoa, Miguel Chavez
Brandon Rico, Yefrin Tabora
Andrew Gomez, Alfonso Avalos
Jagger Rizol, Cal Huesby, Alister Marcille
Will Chisholm, Daniel Hausen, Matt Joss
MONTE VISTA CHRISTIAN:
Bernardo Alvarado, Jonathan Cortes, Efrain Sanchez
Dylan Shadduck, Connor Allison, Darren Dawson
NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY:
Victor Lopez, Jesus Hernandez, Eduardo Ponce
Francisco Romo, Juan Cruz
Alexis Rincon, Miguel Jara, Jonathan Carranza
Dami Bolarinwa, Cole Tierney, Derek Schoenberger, Derek Schoenberger, Roberto Sotelo, Reuben Kramer
Francisco Rivas, Andrew Kettle, Jashua Ortiz
Francisco Negrete, Luca Scotzniovsky, Alexis Barajas
SACRED HEART PREP:
AJ Hamer, Matthew MacFarquar
Jose Cordova, Daniel Hernandez
SAN LORENZO VALLEY:
Blake Kuehl, George Palau, Mitchell Kamau
Eric Sandoval, Jose Millan
Parsa Khorramdin, Matthew Smith
Enzo Gomez, Joel Hintsa
Andrew Josselyn, Alex Stock, Eric Beraut
Rick Sanchez, Ramon Velasco
Juan Ortiz, Francisco Galvan
Luis Sanchez, Miguel Mendoza
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO:
Luke Newquist, Joshua Fojas
Dominic Galletti, Dylan Penn, Mike Bertiglia
THE KING'S ACADEMY:
Parker Andrews, Rory McMahon, Josh Sims
Alex Ramos, Ahmed Fara
Will Jordan, Will Jordan, Alex Caceres, Isaac Parker Sleator
Gustavo Vargas, Luis Gonzalez, Luis Langarica, Daniel Mendoza