Arsenal's Mendiola named U-15/16 Player of the Year

[AWARDS] Forward Raul Mendiola, who led Arsenal to the top spot in the So Cal Conference, is the 2010 U-15/16 Development Academy Player of the Year. For the U-15/16 Starting XI and and all-conference and coaching awards ...

Mendiola scored seven goals in 23 appearances for Arsenal, which lost only four losses during the regular season.

The 2010 U-15/16 Coach of the Year is CASL Chelsea FC’s Carlos Somoano, who led his team to seventh at Finals Week. CASL FC Chelsea finished the regular season with a 20-1-7 overall record and the Atlantic Division title.

U-15/16 Development Academy Starting XI
GOALKEEPER: Max Kurtzman (FC DELCO)
DEFENDERS: Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Vlad Lekarev (Internationals), Brian Gallego (New York Red Bulls), Marcial Cazares (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS: Daniel Metzger (PDA), Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution), Will Trapp (Crew Soccer Acad.), Miguel Lopez (Lonestar Aztex Acad.)
FORWARDS: Raul Mendiola (Arsenal FC), Michael Gamble (Baltimore Bays Chelsea)

U-15/16 Development Academy Player of the Year: Raul Mendiola, Arsenal FC
U-15/16 Development Academy Coach of the Year: Carlos Somoano, CASL Chelsea FC

U-15/16 East Conference Starting XI
GOALKEEPER: Max Kurtzman (FC DELCO)
DEFENDERS: Dakota Edwards (Albertson SC), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Kyle Roach (PDA), Taylor Washington (FC Westchester)
MIDFIELDERS: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution), Christian Johnson (BW Gottschee NYC), Daniel Metzger (PDA), Andres Penfold (FC Westchester)
FORWARDS: Michael Gamble (Baltimore Bays Chelsea), Felix Debona (New England Revolution)

East Conference Coach of the Year: Bryan Scales, New England Revolution

U-15/16 Central Conference Starting XI
GOALKEEPER: Jonathan Kempin (Kansas City Wizards)
DEFENDERS: Sean Cunningham (Derby County Wolves), Vlad Lekerev (Internationals), Zach Carroll (Vardar), Kristian Garciamendez-Rowold (Andromeda)
MIDFIELDERS: Will Trapp (Crew Soccer Acad.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Caleb Stanko (Vardar), Miguel Lopez (Lonestar Aztex Acad.)
FORWARDS: Jonathan Top (FC Dallas), Leobardo Vazquez (Texas SC DTH)

Central Conference Coach of the Year: Jared Embick, Internationals

U-15/16 South Conference Starting XI
GOALKEEPER: Andrew Wolverton (Concorde Fire)
DEFENDERS: Jonathan Campbell (Greensboro Youth Soccer), Verneri Valimaa (Weston FC), Alessandro Mion (Miami FC Kendall)
MIDFIELDERS: Brian James (Weston FC), Nestor Jamarillo (South Carolina United FC), Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler (CASL Chelsea FC), Jonathan Ray (CASL Chelsea FC Acad.), Joseph Amon (South Carolina United FC)
FORWARDS: Eduardo Alvarez (Greensboro Youth Soccer), Ryan Zinhan (Richmond Strikers)

South Conference Coach of the Year: Carlos Somoano, CASL Chelsea FC Academy

U-15/16 West Conference Starting XI
GOALKEEPER: Adam Zepeda (Arsenal FC)
DEFENDERS: Alexis Flores (Chivas USA), Joshua Alvarez (Cal Odyssey), Grant Silvester (CDA), Marcial Cazares (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS: Oscar Gonzalez (San Diego Surf), Juan Guerrero (Mustang SC), Connor Hallisey (CDA)
FORWARDS: Raul Mendiola (Arsenal FC), Villyan Bijev (Cal Odyssey)

West Conference Coach of the Year: P.J. Brown, Arsenal

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