P2P CCS Boys Soccer Honors
Cupertino forward Christopher Ortiz (in maroon) is the CCS Sophomore of the Year. (Connor Sochocki/Prep2Prep)

CCS Sophomore of the Year

Cupertino made some noise in the SCVAL-El Camino Division this season, scoring 31 goals in 12 matches, good for third-best in the league. Much of that success - and optimism for the future - came courtesy of Ortiz, a sophomore striker with a nose for scoring goals.

Ortiz earned the attention of the CCS soccer community when he scored four goals in a 4-3 preseason win over Santa Clara. He kept right on tallying from there, scoring at least once in 16 of Cupertino's 20 matches. He finished with 24 goals total, including a hat trick in a 4-3 loss to Scotts Valley and two goals each in wins over Soquel and Milpitas.

Other players considered for this award: Pioneer's Joey Kettle, Gunn's Bob Hahn.

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS soccer.