H-DN Soccer and Volleyball All-Stars

Local prep all-stars named

December 06, 2000

The Times-Standard

McKinleyville's Mike Bastian, Arcata's Sita Kuteira, Del Norte's Jessica Murray and Southern Trinity's Raina Parrott and South Fork's Tonya Early won or shared MVP honors as All-County teams were announced in volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer.

Bastian, sweeper on McKinleyville's second consecutive Humboldt-Del Norte League boys soccer championship team, led a group of five Panthers named All-HDNL. Eureka placed four players on the All-County team while Arcata and St. Bernard had three each.

Arcata's girls soccer team went through the regular season undefeated and untied, and Kuteira, a junior center midfielder, was named the HDNL's Most Valuable Player by the league coaches.

The Tiger star beat out some stiff competition from teammates Lindsay Jones and Ashley Johnson. Jones racked up a record-breaking 31 goals and five hat tricks at the senior's forward spot, and Johnson, a junior, was outstanding in center midfield with a team-leading 16 assists while scoring 15 goals herself.

Eureka and St. Bernard each placed four girls on the all-league squad, and South Fork had three.

In volleyball, Del Norte's Jessica Murray corralled the MVP honors in the Big 5 Conference, as one of three Warriors earmarked for first-team honors. Eureka, which tied Del Norte for first place, also put three players on the Big 5 squad with Arcata and McKinleyville posting two each.

In Little Five Conference volleyball, champion South Fork's Raina Parrott shared MVP with second-place South Fork's Tonya Early.

Joining DN's Murray on the Big 5 honor list are Kristin Murray and Sonya Reynolds while Eureka landed Andrea Townsend, Mary Carter and Connie Radford.

Other Big 5 honorees: Linsey Payne and Michelle Laurendeau of Arcata, McKinleyville's Lindsey Iorg and Kali Wunner; Fortuna's Joanna Nieto.

In boys soccer, Sebastian was joined on the elite all-league team by Mack teammates midfielders Sean Heyne and Trevor Kates, junior goalkeeper Andrew Suchanek and senior forward Chandler Seward.

Eureka's all-county brigade includes forward Steamer Nelson, defenders Zach Woodward and Granite Calimpong and midfielder Justin Gyenis, all seniors.

Forward Lance Pimentel, defender Daniel La Bolle and forward Josh Ingram were Arcata's senior all-league trio, with St. Bernard putting David Naylor, Brian Ayala and Jonathan Glen on the squad. Only Ayala, a junior, is an underclassman.

Del Norte's James Standring and Raul Alanis, Fortuna's Kenny Edwards and South Fork's Daniel Constable round out the team.

In girls soccer, the perfect-record of the champion Tigers weighed heavily with league coaches. Besides Kuteira, Jones and Johnson, other Tigers selected were junior defender Allison Adams and senior goalkeeper Elise Tessler.

Eureka's quartet of all-county performers are sophomore midfielder Rachel Grushkin, senior forward Arly Chambers, senior defender Amelia Sattler and sophomore stopper Talia Mathias.

St. Bernard also had four chosen: defender Monica Schallert, stopper Alexis Cade, sophomore leading scorer Lindsey Harpham and midfielder Krista Landing.

South Fork's all-senior trio: forward Chiara Chavez, midfielders Patti Giallanzo and Dia Burkholder.

Rounding out the squad are Ferndale's Kyli Petersen, McKinleyville's Kelly Sharum and Arti Rana; Fortuna's Cassie Holmgren and Del Norte's Amanda Kays.

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