P2P NCS Girls Soccer Honors
Mallory Hromatko has been a key member of Monte Vista's dominant girls soccer team. (Monte Vista Soccer)


Player of the Year


Mallory Hromatko concluded an amazing four years at Monte Vista this season, finishing her career with 36 goals and 98 points playing for the Mustangs’ varsity. She also finished as a two-time section champion, having helped lead Monte Vista to the section title game all four years, and a number one national ranking by Student Sports at the end of the 2014 season.

For her efforts, Hromatko is the Prep2Prep North Coast Section Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Headed to UC Santa Barbara next season, Hromatko was named the East Bay Player of the Year in both her junior and senior seasons, and is a four-time first-team all-league recipient in the East Bay Athletic League. She was also named the TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week in January of this past season after the attacking midfielder scored three of the team’s four goals in wins over Foothill and San Ramon Valley, and is rated as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer.

Despite all the accolades and statistics which jump out at you, Monte Vista coach Brett LeQuesne feels it is her everyday approach which will be missed most after four years in his program.

“I actually don’t think she gets enough respect for what she does for our program, on and off the field,” said LeQuesne. “Everyone really loves playing with her, and it is so difficult to pinpoint athletes who carry her intangibles.”

That statement is especially resounding considering the amount of honors that Hromatko received over the past couple years. But despite being the marquee name for a perennial power in the section, much of Hromatko’s game was easily overlooked with the amount of other potential scorers in the Mustangs’ lineup.

“As good as her numbers were, they could have been much better,” said LeQuesne. “We took her out of a lot of games early, and she never once complained about it.”

Beyond her scoring prowess, however, was Hromatko’s impact throughout the field. Playing as an attacking midfielder and forward for the Mustangs, she became known on her team as someone worked tirelessly to get the ball back, pressing hard up the field, and working hard on the defensive end.

“It will extremely tough for us to replace what she did for us off the ball,” said LeQuesne. “We will be forced to change the way we play, without her speed and ability to win a lot of the long balls.”

As with many elite athletes, Hromatko was also prasied by LeQuesne for forcing everyone else’s level of play to rise to another level, and for being an everyday leader by example in practice. These are all qualities which make UC Santa Barbara coach Paul Stumpf excited to get the 2014-15 Prep2Prep Player of the Year in his lineup next season, even if he isn’t yet sure where exactly she will play.

“Mallory is maybe one of our more dynamic and versatile recruits for the 2015 class,” said Stumpf, who will be going into his 17th season at the helm of the Gauchos program in the fall. “She can play in the midfield or up front, and will be spending time at both.”

For a player described by her high school coach and teammates as “selfless”, that likely sounds like the perfect arrangement.

Coach of the Year

Tony Martins led Acalanes to a stunning win over previously undefeated Monte Vista for the NCS title. (Acalanes Soccer)


At the start of the 2015 North Coast Section playoffs, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Monte Vista would raise its third section championship banner in the last four years. Martins and his young Liberty High School squad had other ideas, however, as the Lions downed the Mustangs, 2-1, on a cold and rainy night at Dublin High School to win their first-ever section title.

For Martins, who took the helm of the Liberty girls’ program in 1994 and was coaching his 450th match in that position, the victory served as a watershed moment to conclude his 21st season. The Lions had qualified for the post-season on numerous occasions, but had never made it past the quarterfinals.

After going unbeaten in Bay Valley Athletic League play, with a 1-0 loss to Monte Vista in the Tri-Valley Classic serving as its only loss to a section opponent, Liberty received the third seed in the playoffs behind Castro Valley and Monte Vista, neither of whom had a regular-season loss.

With 16 underclassmen, including seven sophomores in the starting lineup, many around the East Bay and the section had tabbed the Lions as a team to beat for the next couple years. Instead, they knocked off the veteran Mustangs, who were playing in their fourth consecutive title game.

Featuring standouts such as sophomores Delanie Sheehan, Devyn Gilfoy, Robyn McCarthy, and Lauren Sisneros, to go with veteran leadership in the form of senior Megan Monier, Martins changed the style of play to suit his talent this season, and the changes paid huge dividends.

Previously characterized as a team which favored playing long balls to get shots on goal, this year’s team moved the ball beautifully through the midfield, featuring precision passing, strong throw-ins, and numerous players attacking from different angles. The end result was a team that was able to attack the goal against an elite Monte Vista squad, overcoming a neutralizing goal late in the game to create its own game-winning opportunity.

For those adjustments, and the ability to keep a young and talented team on the rise throughout the year, Martins is our choice for the North Coast Section Coach of the Year.

Senior of the Year

Cerny is headed to play at DePaul next season, and was the leading force for Berkeley, scoring 35 goals this season, including two each in playoff victories over College Park and Carondelet. She scored multiple goals in a game 12 times this season, including a season-high five goals against Hayward.

Junior of the Year

Cilley, who is committed to Michigan, had 39 total points this season, including 17 goals. The Cougars’ captain had five multiple-goal games, including a season-high four goals against Piedmont.

Sophomore of the Year

The Bay Valley Athletic League MVP used her skill in the midfield to help guide the Lions to their first-ever NCS title this season. She had 33 total points this season, including 13 goals, all while playing in a balanced lineup.

Freshman of the Year

Glock racked up 12 goals and 28 total points this season for the Huskies, including a season-high three goals against American. She helped lead Washington to a Mission Valley Athletic League championship, and scored its only goal in a playoff loss to Granada.


Chelsea Barry, Monte Vista
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior

The Cal Poly commit led the Mustangs in assists with eight, including setting up their only goal in the section championship game against Liberty. The first-team All-EBAL player also scored playoff goals against both Heritage and Berkeley.

Franny Cerny, Berkeley
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Year: Senior

Cerny’s 84 total points over 21 games included four performances of three goals or more in a single game, and led the entire section in scoring.

Caroline Clark, Acalanes
Position: Forward
Year: Sophomore

Clark was named MVP of the Diablo Foothill Athletic League, with an amazing 55 points scored, including 19 goals. Her performance sparked a remarkable turnaround for the Dons, who went 18-2-1 overall and won the DFAL title, just one year after failing to win a match in league play.

Brooke Cilley, Carondelet
Position: Forward
Year: Junior

The first-team All-EBAL forward helped lead the Cougars to a second-place finish in the EBAL, and to the second round of the section playoffs.

Kaylee Collins, Carondelet
Position: Goalkeeper
Year: Junior

Collins is committed to USC, and allowed just nine goals all season. With her in goal, the Cougars won by shutout on 10 occasions this season, and she had a season-high nine saves in both games against Monte Vista.

Ya Davis, Albany
Position: Forward
Year: Senior

The TCAL-Rock MVP led the Cougars with 19 goals scored, and scored 50 goals in her four-year varsity career. Her scoring helped Albany to a second-place finish in league play during the regular season, and then an upset victory over Saint Mary’s in the title game of the TCAL Tournament.

Jasmine Edwards, Castro Valley
Position: Forward
Year: Senior

Edwards scored 19 goals this season for the WACC-Foothill champion Trojans. She is headed to Saint Mary’s College.

Cecilia Gee, Miramonte
Position: Forward
Year: Junior

The offensive MVP of the DFAL led the Matadors with 42 total points, including 19 goals. That included a performance where she scored all four of the team’s goals in a playoff win over Northgate, en route to the NCS Division II title.

Karla Ramos, Ygnacio Valley
Position: Forward
Year: Senior

The Diablo Valley Athletic League MVP was second in scoring for the section, with 76 total points and 34 goals in 18 games, also helping the Warriors to a three-win improvement over the previous season.

Lindsay Rood, Monte Vista
Position: Forward
Year: Senior

Rood, who is headed to Cal on a softball scholarship, led the Mustangs with 32 total points including 13 goals. Her speed on the outside led to playoff goals against both Heritage and Arroyo.

Delanie Sheehan, Liberty
Position: Midfielder
Year: Sophomore

The sophomore standout earned all-BVAL honors for the second straight season, and led a young squad that upset nationally-ranked Monte Vista in the section title game.


Deizana Dargan, Concord
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Year: Senior

Dargan was named defensive MVP of the DFAL, and helped lead the Minutemen to the Division II section playoffs.

Vanessa Larson, Campolindo
Position: Defender
Year: Senior

Larson was the defensive MVP of the DFAL, helping lead the Cougars a 14-win season and a spot in the Division II title game, where they lost 1-0 to Miramonte.

Kylie Long, Granada
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior

The Matadors’ captain earned all-EBAL honors and led her team to a berth in the section semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion Liberty.

Tyna Moorer, Newark Memorial
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Year: Senior

The Mission Valley Athletic League MVP played all over the field for the Cougars, helping them to a berth in the Division I playoff field.

Sophia Natsues, Bishop O’Dowd
Position: Defender
Year: Senior

The Dragons’ top defender, Natsues earned a reputation around the section after helping her team to hold its opponents scoreless on 13 different occasions this season.

Ali Nunes, California
Position: Goalkeeper
Year: Senior

The Grizzlies struggled in league play, but it was not due to the outstanding effort of Nunes, a first-team All-EBAL selection who averaged nearly five saves per game.

Fatima Perez, Kennedy-Richmond
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Year: Sophomore

Perez was named offensive MVP of the TCAL-Stone Division.

Jade Rafallo, Carondelet
Position: Defender
Year: Junior

The standout defender was a first-team All-EBAL selection and scored four goals this season despite spending the majority of her time turning back opposing offenses.

Vanessa Ruvalcaba, Pittsburg
Position: Midfielder
Year: Junior

Ruvalcaba has earned first-team All-BVAL honors for each of her three seasons at Pittsburg.

Jackie Scharff, College Park
Position: Forward
Year: Senior

Scharff was named offensive MVP of the DFAL after scoring 16 goals in 15 games played.

Kasidee Wiley, Heritage
Position: Forward/Defender
Year: Senior

The Fresno State commit led the Patriots in scoring and helped them to a first-round playoff win over San Ramon Valley. Wiley scored 42 total points this season, including 16 goals.


ACALANES: Kierra Krawec, Morgan Rogers, Katherine Torchio
ALBANY: Angelica Gonzalez, Patty Quinn, Lily Tran
ALHAMBRA: Kaitlyn Emign, Lexy Swenson
AMADOR VALLEY: Olivia Cotton
AMERICAN: Brooke Mapelli, Netra Ravishankar
ANTIOCH: Loryn Johnson
BERKELEY: Arabelle Schoenberg, Maria Vollmar
BISHOP O'DOWD: Kira Debro, Stephanie Zuniga
CALIFORNIA: Madison Milla
CAMPOLINDO: Bridget Coleman, Samantha Vankoll
CARONDELET: Amanda Plumer
CASTRO VALLEY: Jordan Burris, Cailyn Keenan, Miranda Nild
CLAYTON VALLEY: Marjan Haydaree, Korissa Lewis, Lindsay Mondloch
COLLEGE PARK: Katie McLaughlin, Logan Silva
CONCORD: April Frantz
DE ANZA: Vanessa Rico, Salma Ramirez
DEER VALLEY: Sabrini Martin
DUBLIN: Xenia Perea
EL CERRITO: Anna Ton, Sophie Marengo
FOOTHILL: Tamilyn Kwong, Carley Robertson
FREEDOM: Brielynn Tovani
GRANADA: Emilie Allum, Megan Amick, Grace Lara
HERITAGE: Jenae Packard, Meghan Willmes
IRVINGTON: Kristen Wong
JAMES LOGAN: Jazzlene Herrera, Zinet Siddiqi
KENNEDY-FREMONT: Athena Balal, Eva Maria Becerra
KENNEDY-RICHMOND: Abigail Plancenia
LAS LOMAS: Sydney Abrahimi
LIBERTY: Devyn Gilfoy, Robyn McCarthy, Rubi Mena, Megan Monier, Lauren Sisneros
LIVERMORE: Amanda Montano
MIRAMONTE: Gina Crosetti
MONTE VISTA: Maya Nielan, Amanda Outcalt, Marissa Savoldi, Ari Zamora
MOREAU CATHOLIC: Sydney Hollingsworth, Rebecca Kilmartin
MT. DIABLO: Daniela Estrada, Emily Hernandez
MT. EDEN: Camila Fonseca
NEWARK MEMORIAL: Giselle Jimenez
NORTHGATE: Rebecca Dong, Megan Shone
PINOLE VALLEY: Stephanie Alva, Kim Arias, Wendy Lauren
PITTSBURG: Gabriela Ortega, Jacinda Wollenwebber
RICHMOND: Vanessa Juarez, Jasmine Rodrigues
SAINT MARY'S: Jannelly Espinoza, Emma Homertgen
SALESIAN: Meghan Bradbury
SAN LEANDRO: Katherine Harris
SAN LORENZO: Rocio Bernal
SAN RAMON VALLEY: Emily Biekert, Rachel Speros
ST. JOSEPH NOTRE DAME: Angelica Ferreira
TENNYSON: Alexandra Loza
WASHINGTON: Sydney Flanagan, Alexis McClain
YGNACIO VALLEY: Sofia Campos, Ariana Whitmarsh