Every year Washington high school sports writers send a list of candidates and vote on All-State teams in sports where there is no other avenue to honor the best of the best. It was the brainchild of Rene Ferran from the Tri Cities Herald who compiles the whole she-bang and coordinates the operation. The spring is for baseball, softball and soccer. State runnerup Cheney has a pair of first-team choices in forward Austin Walker and defender Paul Holloway. Riverside's Tyler Florez also is a first-team defender. U-Hi's Mikey Ramos and EV's Andrew Mastronardi, 4A and 3A midfielders from the GSL, are second team. Herewith are the 2009 soccer all-staters:
Player of the year — Justin Moore, f,
Coach of the year — Michael Krug,
Forwards — Dylan Gaydosh, Stadium; Ugo Okoli, Todd Beamer; Justin Moore, South Kitsap; Marco Acevedo, Pasco.
Midfielders — Troy Peterson, Todd Beamer; Quinn Grisham, Issaquah; Andrew Clark,
Defenders — Colin Ip, Bellarmine Prep; Kurt Stalsberg, Mountain View; Brady Espinoza, Pasco; Dan Tonkovich, Roosevelt; Connor Moe, Snohomish.
Goalkeeper — Emmanuel Martinez,
Forwards — John Crenshaw, Marysville-Pilchuck; Oscar Diaz, Auburn
Midfielders — Drew Landram, Kentlake; Mike Ramos, University; Jake Perry, Skyview; Sean Tollan, Rogers (Puyallup); Brady Ballew, Marysville-Pilchuck.
Defenders — Lenin Ramirez, Jefferson; Kai Mumford, Olympia; Evan Johnson, Kamiakin; David Surdyk, Woodinville; Mike Smolkowski, Woodinville.
Goalkeepers — Daniel Ervin, Skyview; Eric Owen, Stadium.
Forwards — Andrew Weishaar,
Midfielders — James Matern, Ferris; Nico DeLaCruz, South Kitsap; Reid Jones, Cascade (Everett); Elwood Sevon, Marysville-Pilchuck; Miguel Acevedo, Pasco.
Defenders — Tommy Ellis, Jackson; Bailey Martin, Stadium; Cameron Veres, Lake Washington; Gordon Savage, Eastlake; Taylor Jackson, Auburn; Chance Johnstone, Mead.
Goalkeeper — Brian Schwartz, Skyline.
Player of the year — Michael Harris, mf, Shorecrest.
Coach of the year — Drew Thompson, Shorecrest.
Forwards — Daniel Gonzalez, Yelm; Junior Ayala,
Midfielders — Michael Harris, Shorecrest; Chris Morris,
Defenders — Nick Terrel, Shorecrest; Dhavan Vengadasalam, Auburn Mountainview; Jed Jacobsen, Mercer Island; Daniel Houston, Camas.
Goalkeeper — Forrest Marowitz,
Forwards — Brian Galvan, Sunnyside; Jared Brace,
Midfielders — Andrew Mastronardi, East Valley (Spokane); James Hoag, Franklin Pierce; Quinn Sinser, Eastside Catholic; Rene Caro, Mount Vernon.
Defenders — Kevin Bodle, Mount Rainier; Simon Kidder, North Kitsap; Forrest Chapin, West Valley (Yakima); Matt Johnson, Mercer Island; Nate Chamness, Shorecrest.
Goalkeeper — Keenan Joling, Capital.
Forwards — Glenn Paden, Shorecrest; Danny Strome, Mercer Island; Race Sciabica, Bellevue; Stefano Louenberger, Franklin Pierce.
Midfielders — Cristian Gonzales,
Defenders — Brad Jackson,
Goalkeepers — Brian Murray, Mount Rainier; Johnny Krueger, Lakeside (
Player of the year — Alberto Quinones, mf, Prosser.
Coach of the year — Joe McAulliffe, Squalicum.
Forwards — Ian Houts, Archbishop Murphy; Casey Woodruff, Steilacoom; B.G. Guzman, Othello; Austin Walker, Cheney; Jake Nibley, Hockinson.
Midfielders — Alberto Quinones, Prosser; Sam Oakley, Mark Morris; Drew Grannemann, Hoquiam; Clarence Gundersen,
Defenders — Brian Star,
Goalkeeper — Doug Ehlebracht, Archbishop Murphy.
Forwards — Victor Garcia,
Midfielders — Brad Klees, Squalicum; Everado Lopez, Aberdeen; Evan Hindman, Black Hills; Dan Igbinoba, Cheney.
Defenders — Steven Acosta, Tumwater; Chris Garcia, Prosser; Dave Ball, Black Hills; Cole McIlvaine, Sehome; Zak Billman, Steilacoom.
Goalkeeper — Max Torres, Steilacoom.
Forward — Andrew Blair, Lynden.
Midfielders — Andy Mihovilovich, Sehome; Nathan Barnhill, Sultan; Chris Melink, Mark Morris;
Defenders — Dylan Langei, Bellingham; Edgar Vasquez, Mark Morris; Adam McCuiston, Ridgefield; Andrew Furney, Burlington-Edison; Dustin Yarrington, Fife; Precilliano Martinez, Toppenish.
Goalkeepers — Erik Suarez, Othello; Gilberto Martinez,
Player of the year — Dillon Truscott, f,
Coach of the year — Peter Knowles,
Forwards — Dillon Truscott, Charles Wright; Jose Zuniga, Granger; Eduardo Arzate, Connell; Jesus Silva, Highland.
Midfielders — Jose Cruz Najera, Brewster; Ryan McCormick, King’s; Corey Day, Orting; Freddy Barragan, Connell; Sky Tweedie-Yates, Overlake.
Defenders — Alex Escalera, Manson; Jose Tinoco, Brewster; Louy Lerebourg, White Salmon; Jose Alvarado, Connell; Ben Olp, Charles Wright.
Goalkeeper — Dan Pershall, La Center.
Forwards — Josh Neblock, Stevenson; Jose Avila, Cascade (
Midfielders — Luis Silva,
Defenders — Miguel Angel Santana, Warden; Ramon Cortez, White Salmon; Sam Hauck, King’s.
Goalkeeper — Brian Graf,
Forwards — Pedro Farias,
Midfielders — Tim Feth, Kiona-Benton; Geoff Wacker, Coupeville; Julio Juarez, Chelan; Mark Lovrin, White Salmon.
Defenders — Zach Hollingshead, La Center; Andre Martin, Coupeville; Graham Thomas, Manson.
Goalkeepers — Dakota Huntley,