P2P NCS Boys Soccer Honors
Berkeley's Arlo Moore-Bloom is the NCS Senior of the Year.

NCS Senior of the Year

The Player of the Year in the WACC-Foothill Division, Moore-Bloom was the best defender in the section, and those attributes came in handy during the Yellowjackets’ run to a North Coast Section Division I championship.

Berkeley allowed just 17 goals in 26 matches this season, on its way to a 22-2-2 overall record, and a 14-1-1 mark in league play, good enough for a division title. In its last five matches of the year, Berkeley did not allow more than one goal in any of them, including a pair of double overtime victories in the section quarterfinals and semifinals, and a shootout victory in the championship game against De La Salle. That defensive prowess, against elite competition, was due in large part to Moore-Bloom’s defensive presence.

Despite his great reputation as a defender, though, Moore-Bloom also showed he can convert on the offensive end, especially when the senior captain was asked to take the team’s first penalty kick in the championship game shootout against De La Salle. He nailed that shot, establishing early momentum for the Yellowjackets in their title game win.

A three-time first-team all-league recipient, Moore-Bloom exits Berkeley with an impressive legacy. The three-year varsity starter helped the Yellowjackets capture league titles in all three of his varsity campaigns, reached the section semifinals in his junior year, and won the school’s first soccer title in 13 years this season.

Other players considered for this award: Freedom’s Oscar Munoz, Amador Valley’s Garrett Howell, and College Park’s Justin Bedig.

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 NCS soccer.