Boys Soccer: MacNamara and Roche earn WCAL Player of the Year honors

Selections made by West Catholic Athletic League coaches, not staff.

St. Ignatius senior Cullen Roche (right) holds off Palo Alto's Kris Hoglund (left) on Dec. 7 at St. Ignatius Prep. (Photo by Devin Chen)

Forward of the Year: Dashiell MacNamara, junior, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Midfielder of the Year: Nick Butler, senior, Bellarmine
Defender of the Year: Cullen Roche, senior, St. Ignatius
Goaltender of the Year: Joel Fukuta, senior, St. Francis

First Team
Justin Berding, senior defender, Valley Christian
Nick Butler, senior midfielder, Bellarmine
Zachery Downey, senior forward, Mitty
Kyle Dunne, senior midfielder, St. Francis
Joel Fukuta, senior goaltender, St. Francis
Alex Kunkel, senior midfielder, Serra
Dashiell MacNamara, junior forward, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Peter Marsden, junior defender, St. Francis
Cris Perla, junior forward, Serra
Sean Prior, senior midfielder, St. Ignatius
Cullen Roche, senior defender, St. Ignatius
Nate Shekita, senior forward, Bellarmine
William Velasco, sophomore midfielder, Sacred Heart Cathedral
John Zdankus, senior defender, Mitty

Second Team
Jimmy Callinan, senior forward, St. Ignatius
Michael Escobar, senior forward, Bellarmine
Darrin Finn, junior defender, Serra
Marvin Flores, junior midfielder, Riordan
Aaron Gallagher, senior forward, St. Ignatius
Robby Genochio, senior goaltender, Bellarmine
Michael Gorini, senior defender, Bellarmine
Alec Gronberg, senior midfielder, St. Francis
Jacob Grunland, sophomore midfielder, Valley Christian
Emilio Huerta, sophomore forward, St. Francis
Shane Luna, senior defender, Mitty
Quinn Melo-Bastida, freshman midfielder, Valley Christian
Brandon Morales, senior forward, Bellarmine
Daniel O’Shea, senior defender, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Brian Sweeney, senior forward, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Garret Wheeler, senior defender, St. Francis

Honorable Mention
Connor Anderson, sophomore goalkeeper, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Jacob Arriola, senior goalkeeper, Riordan
Charles Ballard, senior midfielder, Valley Christian
Gerry Kelliher, senior forward, St. Ignatius
Connor Kurze, senior midfielder, Mitty
Matt Pastore, junior defender, Serra
Jason Shelton, junior defender, St. Francis
Tito Tenorio, junior midfielder, Bellarmine

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