Victor Becerra of Vista Murrieta & Murrieta Mesa’s Taylor Perales Named League Most Valuable Offensive & Defensive Players
The 2018 All-League Boys Soccer Southwestern League Teams have been selected this week. Junior Victor Becerra of Vista Murrieta has been named the league’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and senior Murrieta Mesa’s Taylor Perales the Defensive MVP.
“Victor Becerra emerged this season as the dominant goal scorer we knew he would be when he attended our freshmen camp two summers ago, setting the single season goal scoring record at 22” said Broncos Coach John Hanson. “He is a special player that is capable of scoring with both feet, in fact he spent much of league play only being able to shot left-footed due to a thigh injury. Had he not gotten injured during the Poly Tournament and missed three league games his overall goal total would have been much higher”.
“As it was, his absence allowed league teams to concentrate on other players and took away a bit of our offense, but his return was definitely felt. It has been fun watching him mature this season and put the team on shoulders and it truly says something about him that he was recognized by other league coaches as the Southwestern League Offensive MVP. As a bonus, we get him back next year.”
“When Taylor he is on the field there is definitely a difference of skill compared to other players. He is most likely the most talented player in the league” said Murrieta Mesa Coach Robert Bokma. Ever since Taylor has joined our program he has brought stability and a change of mentality to the team. The Team won it’s first league game in Taylor’s first year with the program and we have continued to have better seasons every year. I have never had a player like Taylor. He is mature above and beyond what his age is and he shows it all the time. He is a leader and a very respected player”.
“ Taylor was our leader and the team learned from him and tried their hardest because of Taylor’s example. Taylor has achieved an amazing positive impact on his team. I am excited to see what happens as Taylor transitions to play College ball at USD.”
Southwestern league Champion Great Oak sends four players to the First Team. Seniors Chandler Dittloff, Sadi Arzo and juniors Jacob Johnston and William Eskridge were selected.
Seniors Andy Zazueta, Cole Shaffer and junior Angel Chavez will represent Vista Murrieta on the First Team. Temecula Valley senior Adam Arenas and junior Maxwell Ward also made the team.
Seniors Caden Douglas from Murrieta Mesa, Parker Scalzo of Murrieta Valley and Chaparral’s Alec Fonseca were also selected for First Team Honors.
The Wolfpack placed four more players on the All Southwestern League Second Team. They are seniors Sebastian Hurst, Anderson Kinsey and juniors Brandon Morgan and Chase Tanner.
Vista Murrieta juniors Joel Sanchez, Dylan Padilla and sophomore
Isaiah Thomas were also selected to the Second Team. Seniors Zachary Webster and Adam Haidermota from Temecula Valley, junior Josh Steging of Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta Valley senior Joseph Torres and sophomore Aboubacar Cisse from Chaparral were also named to the Second Team.
Victor Becerra 11 Vista Murrieta
Most Valuable Defensive Player
Taylor Perales 12 Murrieta Mesa
All SWL First Team
Chandler Dittloff 12 Great Oak
Sadi Arzo 12 Great Oak
Jacob Johnston 11 Great Oak
William Eskridge 11 Great Oak
Andy Zazueta 12 Vista Murrieta
Cole Shaffer 12 Vista Murrieta
Angel Chavez 11 Vista Murrieta
Adam Arenas 12 Temecula Valley
Maxwell Ward 11 Temecula Valley
Caden Douglas 12 Murrieta Mesa
Parker Scalzo 12 Murrieta Valley
Alec Fonseca 12 Chaparral
All SWL Second Team
Sebastian Hurst 12 Great Oak
Anderson Kinsey 12 Great Oak
Brandon Morgan 11 Great Oak
Chase Tanner 11 Great Oak
Joel Sanchez 11 Vista Murrieta
Dylan Padilla 11 Vista Murrieta
Isaiah Thomas 10 Vista Murrieta
Zachary Webster 12 Temecula Valley
Adam Haidermota 12 Temecula Valley
Josh Steging 11 Murrieta Mesa
Joseph Torres 12 Murrieta Valley
Aboubacar Cisse 10 Chaparral