Pioneer Valley All League selections

Allen co-coach of the year for golf
By: Staff Report
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The Pioneer Valley League released its All League selections for 2011. A number of Lincoln High athletes were named to all four of its fall sports, and golf coach Tim Allen was named co-Coach of the Year. GOLF Nominated along with Allen for co-Coach of the Year was Placer’s Carol French. Placer and Lincoln placed one-two in the PVL this season. The Zebras’ Jisu Yoo earned 78 first-place points in the voting for Most Valuable Player. The dedicated senior finished just six points behind the league MVP selection, Placer’s Hannah Gregg. Also taking All League honors for Lincoln were junior Ally Koehler, and freshman Kaitlyn McKinney. SOCCER It was a banner year for Lincoln soccer as the club made it to the quarter-finals of sections before losing 1-0 to Rio Americano. However, five Fighting Zebras were played among the All-PVL selections. Not least among them was senior striker Arley Ibarra, who led the team in goals scored. Joining him were Pedro Zepeda (senior), Ryan Longley (junior), Eddie Hernandez (senior), and Joel Terriquez (senior). It was coach Jason Treanor’s first year at the helm as he led the team to a 12-5-5 season. CROSS COUNTRY Two runners from the 2011 Fighting Zebras were named to the PVL’s top 10, both are sophomores. Katy Mercier joined the list of girls dominated by both Placer High and Bear River High. On the boys side, Kyle Ebert, made the All League squad. Ebert was the Sac-Joaquin Section champion for sophomore boys. Only Ebert, and Center’s Greg Snelson, made the list other than Placer and Bear River. FOOTBALL Defense _ Lincoln’s Anthony Maldonado (lineman), and Cameron Tatum (backfield) were among the selectees. Maldonado is a senior, Tatum a junior. Offense _ The Fighting Zebras’ Colin Taylor (lineman) was nominated for the first team. Taylor is a senior. Only six players among the 34 candidates were underclassmen. VOLLEYBALL Lincoln, in spite of its 12-10 season, placed only one player on the list. Senior Stephanie McMillan received Honorable Mention.