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Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams earned big honors by District 2AAAA this season.
Los Alamos’ girls picked up eight first team All-District nods for the 2009 regular season and the Hilltopper boys matched that total.
The All-2AAAA teams were announced Monday by district officials.
Leading the way for Los Alamos’ boys team was Graham Delano, who was named the district’s Player of the Year for 2009. On the girls side, Los Alamos’ Kelsey Neal was also named the Player of the Year.
Neal, a senior, led Los Alamos in points this season, compiling 47 total points, which placed her tied for fourth among all scorers in Class AAAA. Neal, who was a 2008 All-State Honorble Mention, is one of the top midfielders in the state and gave the Hilltoppers a dominant, physical presence throughout the season.
In 2009, Neal finished with 14 goals and handed out 19 assists. Her assist total led all of AAAA and was the second-highest total in the state in all classifications.
Delano, a junior, was one of the top fullbacks in Class AAAA this season. As the Hilltoppers’ sweeper, Delano was a big part of the reason Los Alamos allowed just one goal through eight District 2AAAA games.
Delano also chipped in on the offensive end. He had eight goals and one assist for 2009, many of those goals coming on corner kick chances, where he often had a notable height advantage and could get to high balls.
Both Los Alamos teams won 2009 district championships and both went undefeated in 2AAAA play. Los Alamos’ boys outscored their 2AAAA opponents 47-1, while the Hilltopper girls scored 70 goals to their opponents’ none.
Here are the 2009 All-District 2AAAA boys and girls soccer teams.
Goalkeeper: Jenny Tumas, Los Alamos
Defense: Laura Nelson, Los Alamos
Defense: Shaina Riciputi, Los Alamos
Defense: Morika Hensley, Taos
Defense: Shayla Cotton, Bernalillo
Defense: Teresa Najeka, Capital
Midfield: Kelsey Neal, Los Alamos
Midfield: Summer Shelley, Los Alamos
Midfield: Charlotte Hoover, Los Alamos
Midfield: Yaneis Autumn, Taos
Midfield: Amanda Montoya, Bernalillo
Midfield: Carla Ansera, Bernalillo
Forward: Sayako Shimada, Los Alamos
Forward: Amelia Weaver, Los Alamos
Forward: Zoie Hensley, Taos
Forward: Tilly Smith, Bernalillo
Forward: Nisa Duran, Española Valley
Forward: Sierra Collins, Taos
Goalkeeper: Helinda Young, Taos; Claudia Delara, Bernalillo
Defense: Helena Bassett, Taos; Christina Pamatian Bernalillo; Lisseth Caballero, Española Valley; Brittany Rodriguez, Capital
Midfield: Alex Cancro, Taos; Brisa Gonzales, Capital; Maritza Ochoa, Capital
Forwards: Amelia Neal, Los Alamos; Lillian Acosta, Bernalillo; Selene Caballero, Española Valley
District 2AAAA Player of the Year
Kelsey Neal, Los Alamos
District 2AAAA Coach of the Year
Jiri Kubicek, Los Alamos
Forward: Victor De Avila, Capital
Forward: Diego Ruiz, Bernalillo
Forward: Davis Anson, Los Alamos
Forward: Daniel Rodriguez, Los Alamos
Midfield: Chase Havemann, Los Alamos
Midfield: Hafid Valencia, Taos
Midfield: Ryan MacLennan, Taos
Midfield: Douglas Membreno, Capital
Midfield: David Wyman, Los Alamos
Midfield: Andy Thoma, Los Alamos
Defense: Graham Delano, Los Alamos
Defense: Gage Davis, Bernalillo
Defense: Rowan Bateman, Taos
Defense: Chris Montoya, Los Alamos
Defense: Esteban Fierro, Bernalillo
Goalkeeper: Isaiah Tyree, Taos
Goalkeeper: Eric Blanco, Capital
Goalkeeper: Oliver Funsten, Los Alamos
Nic Castaño, Los Alamos; Ryan Dunham, Los Alamos; Andre Appert, Los Alamos; Spencer Schoonover, Los Alamos
Zaac Mares, Taos; Polin Messmer, Taos; Brooks Stebbins, Taos
Nemecio Martinez, Bernalillo; Jacob Martin, Bernalillo; Joseph Kloeppel, Bernalillo; Jorge Ulloa, Bernalillo
Juan Bonilla, Capital
Player of the Year
Graham Delano, Los Alamos
Coach of the Year
Evan Gartz, Los Alamos