DP’s York, Heiduk, SB’s Cervantes take Channel League honors

Angel Cervantes, in yellow jersey, and the Santa Barbara High defense had five shutouts in eight Channel League games.

Angel Cervantes, in yellow jersey, and the Santa Barbara High defense allowed five goals in eight Channel League games.


Dos Pueblos head coach Matt York has been selected as the Channel League’s Coach of the Year for leading the Chargers to the league championship, and Tim Heiduk was named Offensive MVP while Santa Barbara High goalie Angel Cervantes took home Defensive MVP honors.

Dos Pueblos' Tim Heiduk

Dos Pueblos’ Tim Heiduk

The Chargers were 6-0-2 in league play and posted five shut outs in eight games with a 21-5 goal differential. DP’s defense was represented on the First Team by centerback Drew Richard, goalie Alex Mathews and defender Jonathan Garcia. Midfielder Jessie Jimenez was also a First-Teamer.

The postseason accolades add to a triumphant season for the Chargers as the league championship was Dos Pueblos’ first since 1983. Heiduk, who will be playing at Westmont College next year, was a First Team selection as a junior and a Second Team member as a sophomore.

York repeats as Coach of the Year after sharing the award with Santa Barbara’s Todd Heil in 2014.

Cervantes and the Dons had three shutouts and placed second in the league standings with a record of 6-2. The Dons defense only allowed five goals in eight league games.

Santa Barbara’s Brandon Sanchez, Peter Ruiz and Jorge Garcia-Torres made the All-League First Team. Sanchez and Ruiz are two-time First Team selections.

San Marcos’ Sean Estabrooks made the First Team for the Royals.


All-Channel League Boys Soccer 2014-15:

Coach of the Year: Matt York, Dos Pueblos
Offensive MVP: Tim Heiduk, Dos Pueblos
Defensive MVP: Angel Cervantes, Santa Barbara

First Team:
Noah Omomo, Ventura
Sohrab Haji Agha Bozorgi, Ventura
Chairat Puengrod, Buena
Nicolas Schaefer, Buena
Kaden Clark, Buena
Brandon Sanchez, SB
Peter Ruiz, SB
Jorge Garcia-Torres, SB
Sean Estabrooks, SM
Jonathan Garcia, DP
Alex Mathews, DP
Jessie Jimenez, DP
Drew Richard, DP

Second Team:
Dylan Remedios, Ventura
Efern Ramirez, Ventura
Heraclio Aleman, Buena
Alexis Jaimes, Buena
Freddy Pacheco, SB
Celso Lagunas, SB
Andy Mandrell, SM
Jake Castanha, SM
Cesar Velasco, SM
Walter Hernandez, DP
Geoffrey Chappaz, DP
Adrian Lopez, Ventura
Luis Zamora, Buena
Alonso Salamanca, SB
Calvin Schipper, DP

Honorable Mentions:
Luis Rizo Ventura
David Sjollema SB
Adrian Gamez SB
Romario Martinez SM
Kyle Carter SM
Eric Carcia SM
Pablo Santiago SM
Zack Godeck Buena
Matthew Martinez Buena
Shawn Stripple Ventura
Giovanni Paredes Ventura
Nathan Garcia DP
Goivanni Paredes DP
Jack Combs Ventura
Josh Frogiacomo Ventura
Freddy Carachure SM
Tanner Mees SB
Rafael Salmeron SB
Sutter Munizich SB