Candlelight vigil for Alexis set for Jan. 29

By: Patty McAlpin, Reporter
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An account has been set up at Wells Fargo in Lincoln to help the family of Alexis Herrera. The account number is 9737664327 under the name of Jesus Herrera-Cobos. The telephone number for Wells Fargo is (916) 434-5860.

Community members will gather to remember Alexis Herrera during a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Lincoln High School stadium.

Herrera, a Lincoln High School and Phoenix High School graduate and soccer player, took his own life on Jan. 19.

The vigil is being organized by Lincoln High School student Edson Garcia and Lincoln High School graduate Jose (Lalo) Bocanegra, according to Lincoln High School teacher Jason Treanor. Treanor coached last year’s boys’ soccer team, of which Herrera was a member.

“Alexis may not have been the best player but he played with a lot of heart,” Treanor said. “He worked hard.”

A soccer tournament was played Sunday in remembrance of Alexis Herrera.

Treanor said about 300 people came from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to attend the soccer tournament raising money to help Herrera’s family. Eight teams participated. The players were part of men’s league teams representing Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn and Grass Valley. Grass Valley beat Lincoln 3 to 1 to win the tournament. Coach Nacho Bautista, whose son, Isaul Bautista, played soccer for Lincoln High School the past two years, spearheaded the tournament. His wife Abigail ran the snack bar. Community members donated the food. Between the tournament entrance fees and the snack bar, approximately $1,500 was raised to give the Herrera family.