Ceres High varsity girls soccer standouts Mariah Trevino, Kalyani Hermosillo, Siriana Gudino, Jacqueline Ruiz and Adela Covarrubias were rewarded during the Western Athletic Conference year-end coaches’ meeting on Feb. 11 at Pacheco High School.
Miguel Saldate, coach of the second-place Bulldogs, nominated five of his players for all-league recognition.
“We should have had at least three (first-team picks) based on where we placed in league,” Saldate said. “Every year, the same thing happens. It’s not fair. But there’s nothing we can do about it.”
Trevino and Hermosillo were both named to the WAC First Team.
Trevino, a utility player, collected 15 goals and two assists.
“The only position she didn’t play was goalie,” Saldate said. “She’s been a great help since her freshman year. She’ll be missed a lot.”
Hermosillo, a right midfielder, chipped in with eight goals and five assists.
“She did awesome this year. It was a complete 180. She helped us in every single game.”Coach Miguel Saldate
“She did awesome this year,” Saldate said. “It was a complete 180. She helped us in every single game.”
Gudino (Jr.), Ruiz (So.) and Adela Covarrubias (Fr.) were selected to the WAC Second Team.
Gudino totaled 67 saves at goalkeeper.
“She’s been a leader on the team for three years,” Saldate said. “She’s very aggressive. She’s a tough girl.”
Ruiz tallied a team-high 18 goals, to go along with eight assists at forward.
“She’s very talented,” Saldate said. “She’s competitive. She wants to win. She doesn’t play just to play the game.”
Covarrubias and the Bulldogs’ defense surrendered just 13 goals in 14 games.
“She didn’t want to try out for varsity because she didn’t think she’d get any playing time,” Saldate said. “She did a great job for us. She did surprise us with the way she played. She helped us in every game.”
Ceres High placed second in the WAC standings (10-3-1).
“I’m happy with where we finished,” Saldate said. “It was a tough season because we were short on players.”