WSoc: SBCC’s Grimaldo, Sisterson earn WSC awards

Sandy Grimaldo was named MVP.

Sandy Grimaldo had nine goals and seven assists for the SBCC women.

SBCC sophomore Sandy Grimaldo was selected WSC North Player of the Year for women’s soccer and John Sisterson was named Coach of the Year.

Grimaldo had a hat trick in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Ventura that clinched the second WSC title in four years for the Vaqueros (14-3-4, 9-0-3). The 5-5 forward from Mammoth Lakes has nine goals and seven assists for 25 points.

It’s the second Coach of the Year honor for Sisterson on the women’s side. In 2011, he was named WSC men’s and women’s Coach of the Year. In eight years with the women, Sisterson is 128-44-37.

Kaitlyn Crooker, the No. 2 scorer in the WSC with 18 goals and five assists, was a first-team all-conference choice, along with midfielders Hannah Martin and Alex Abbott, defender Chiara Kehl and goalie Karin Nordin (7 shutouts).

Martin leads the team in assists with nine and scored both goals in a 2-0 upset of previously unbeaten San Bernardino Valley last Friday at home.

Second-team picks were Lena Gustafsson, Madison Shaw, Emily Erwin and Jackie Hollmer. Astrid Thiel and Laura Romero were honorable mention.

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