The back-to-back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion San Bernardino Valley College men’s soccer team was honored with the conference’s top awards for the 2017 All-Conference team.
Sophomore Tony Vallejo was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player. A graduate of Moreno Valley’s Valley View High School, Vallejo scored 10 goals and had eight assists for the Wolverines in PCAC play, including three game-winning goals. On the season, Vallejo had 11 goals and 10 assists.
Coach Josh Brown was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Brown’s team only returned seven sophomores from last year’s conference championship team, and he was able to lead the team to a 10-4-2 record in the PCAC to lead the conference for the second year in a row.
Three other Wolverines joined Vallejo on the all-PCAC First Team for the 2017 season. Fred Zaragoza (Thermal Desert Mirage) led San Bernardino Valley in goals on the season, scoring all 13 of his goals during PCAC play, to go with four assists on the season. Sophomore defender Noe Granillo (Desert Hot Springs) dished out nine assists on the season, and his only goal was a game-winner. And freshman defender Jorge Moreno Jr. (Riverside Martin Luther King Jr.) was honored for his work in the back, also contributing three assists.
Sophomore defender David Schlesinger (Riverside La Sierra) was named honorable mention for his tenacious work on the right side defense. And freshman midfielder Andrew Quiroz (Chaparral) – who earned PCAC Athlete of the Week honors during the season -- earned an honorable mention as well, as he posted three goals (two of which were game-winners) and six assists on the season.
The Wolverines will open the CCCAA Southern California Regional Championships on Saturday at Santa Barbara City College. Kickoff for the game will be 4 p.m.