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By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian
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By The Bakersfield Californian
Player of the Year
Gonzalo Rolon, Bakersfield
- Bvarsity All-Area Girls Soccer Coach of the Year: Frontier's Max Bluemel
- Bvarsity All-Area Boys Soccer Coach of the Year: South's Brian Smith
- 2013-14 All-Area girls soccer selections
- BVarsity All-Area: Multi-talented Rolon did it all to help Drillers to SWYL crown
- BVarsity All-Area: BCHS' high-scoring Rehkopf, Frontier defender O'Connell led teams to section championships
A playmaking maestro, Rolon scored eight of his 20 goals in the Southwest Yosemite League, leading the Drillers to a 10-0 mark. A former member of the U.S. under-16 team, Rolon also had 11 assists on the season.
Jesus Barajas, South
Anchored a Rebels defense that won four road games in the Central Section Division III playoffs, allowing just three goals in the process. He also scored eight goals, including a penalty kick in the section final at Fresno to break a late 1-1 tie.
Christian Canales, Wasco
He scored or assisted on more than 70 percent of the goals scored by the South Sequoia League champion Tigers, finishing with 21 goals and 3 assists. Those totals came even though he spent the first 10 games of the season at defender.
Colby Evans, Bakersfield
Another midfield magician for the Drillers, Evans scored seven goals and had two assists but often created the possession that allowed BHS to have so many offensive chances.
A three-year starter and first-team all-SYL pick, Garcia scored three goals and had seven assists for a Vikings team that unseated traditional power Golden Valley atop the SYL. Garcia has signed with Cal State Bakersfield.
Jose Gonzalez, East
"Chema" scored 25 goals to lead Kern County and included three hat tricks. The Southeast Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year helped the Blades share the league title with Highland.
Rudy Hernandez, Golden Valley
Hernandez was so versatile that he scored 10 goals and had 14 assists -- and was named the SYL's Defensive Player of the Year.
Erik Jauregui, Wasco
The last man on a lockdown defense that only allowed 27 goals in 28 games. Jauergui was credited with 44 steals, but his best defending was done with positioning and clearances that never let the opposition get close.
Calvin Laverty, Liberty
Stout defender and first-team all-Southwest Yosemite League selection helped lead the Patriots to a 7-2-1 mark and a second-place finish in league play.
David Martinez, Independence
It says a lot about Martinez that he was voted the Southwest Yosemite League Defensive Player of the Year for a 4-6 team in a league full of good defenders.
Aldo Portugal, West
He usually locked down the opposing team's best player, but perhaps Portugal's value is best summed like this: The Vikings were 15-2-3 when he played, 0-2 when he didn't.
Jorge Reyes, Bakersfield
Co-MVP of the Southwest Yosemite League, Reyes scored 17 goals and had 21 assists for the best offensive team in the area. In 10 league games, he had nine goals and 10 assists.
Denis Rivas, South
Offensive Player of the Year in the SYL scored 11 goals, assisted on nine others and generally caused havoc in a defense-centric league, then helped South on its magical playoff run.
Noah Stewart, Frontier
The Titans' last line of defense was a standout from the start of the year to the finish. Was honored as Goalkeeper of the Year in the SWYL.
Tyler Walsh, Stockdale
A unanimous first-team all-SWYL selection, Walsh had good timing with his 5 goals and 6 assists -- one of the goals was a game-winner, and two of the assists came on game-winners.
F: Freddy Benitez, sr, Tehachapi
F: Edwin Bernal, jr, Foothill
F: Rey Hernandez, sr, West
F: Anthony Rodriguez, sr, Stockdale
M: Jacob Alatorre, jr, Highland
M: Jefferson Escobar, soph, South
M: Christian Garcia, soph, Ridgeview
M: Eduardo Gil, jr, Shafter
M: Adan Jauergui, XX, Liberty
D: Maynor Alcaraz, sr, Golden Valley
D: Javier Fernandez, sr, Bakersfield
D: Joaquin Fonseca, sr, Foothill
D: Oswaldo Marquez, sr, Bakersfield
D: Adrian Mendoza, sr, Golden Valley
D: Roberto Sandoval, jr, McFarland
GK: Josh Epstien, sr, West
GK: Zack Satton, sr, Tehachapi
Arvin: Ernesto Gonzalez, Napoleon Juarez, Hector Morales
Bakersfield: Evan Tesch, Jose Tevera, Kameron Theodore
Bakersfield Christian: Clifton Guillory
Centennial: Miles Burdett, Drew Fitzgerald, Alec Vaughn
Chavez: Axel Cruz, Jesus Diaz, Manuel Ochoa, Juan Rios
East: Alexis Esqueda, Chris Gonzalez, Danny Guerrero, Jerry Legorreta, Jesus Quinonez
Foothill: Alejandro Meza
Frontier: Teague Romero
Garces: Seth Garza
Golden Valley: Isaac Campos, Brian Cano
Highland: Karim Abdelaal, Chance Cooper, Ivan Medrano Tariq Pulskamp
Independence: Tyler Farmer, Mario Meza, Joseph Valenzuela
Kennedy: Julio Galvan, Elisandro Sandoval
Liberty: Mark Alvarado, Ronan McEnroe, Makay Moss, Trevor Peterson
McFarland: Jose Alvarez, Jorge Felix, Luis Gonzalez, Jose Pinedo, Oscar Rodriguez
Mira Monte: Robert Chavez, Uriel Gonzalez, Raul Lopez, Jamie Velasquez
North: Cristian Lopez, Eduardo Lopez
Ridgeview: Enrique Garcia, Ryan Huish
Shafter: Luis Guadarrama, Edui Pardo, Aldahir Perez
South: Manuel Rivas, Jose Sanchez, Jose Vasquez
Stockdale: Brennan Canfield
Taft: Joseph Arellano, Christian Arellano, Jesus Gutierrez
Tehachapi: Abraham Katona, David Vezpellar
Wasco: Juan Guevara, Bryan Henriquez, Salvador Rosas, Alexis Salto
West: Jovany Cachola, Alex Mondragon, Danny Sandoval