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CHS, CV soccer standouts recognized
A combined six players from Ceres High's and Central Valley's varsity girls soccer programs were recognized in a vote by the Western Athletic Conference's coaches on Tuesday, May 10 in Ceres.

Ceres High's Estefania Hermosillo, Anissa Torres and Jamie Beck, and Central Valley's Lizette Covarrubias, Alicia Yori and Simi Talawan earned first-team, all-league honors.

Hermosillo, Torres and Beck helped guide the Bulldogs to respectable fourth-place finish in the league standings (3-5-2).

"They could have started for any team in the league," Ceres High head coach Randy Cerny said.

Covarrubias, Yori and Talawan had standout individual seasons for the sixth-place Hawks (1-6-3).

"They worked hard," Central Valley head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "They will be missed terribly."

Hermosillo, a senior midfielder, led Ceres High in scoring with five goals and seven assists.

"She was the heart and soul of our team," Cerny said. "Everyone looked up to her."

Torres, a junior sweeper, starred on defense. Anissa's last-gasp goal helped the Bulldogs salvage a 1-1 tie with Livingston.

"She played with a lot of courage," Cerny said.

Beck, a 6-foot-2 senior goalkeeper, posted six shutouts and totaled 118 saves during her first season with Ceres High.

"Jamie was a surprise," Cerny said. "She did really well. She kept us in some games."

Covarrubias was the Hawks' top scorer (three goals, one assist).

Talawan scored twice and dished out one assist.

Yori had two goals.

"Lizette's highly-skilled and motivated," Meshach said. "Alicia's the smartest player on the field. Simi played like she was born with a soccer ball on her feet."

Hermosillo and Beck graduated last week, along with Covarrubias, Yori and Talawan.

"They will be missed terribly," Meshach said while talking about her three standout players. "

Ceres High's Gisselle Madrigal (Fr.) and Laura Barajas (Jr.) were honorable-mention selections.

Madrigal, the Bulldogs' second-leading scorer, had four goals and three assists.

Barajas chipped in with four goals and one assist.