Awards: Junior College Division III Men's & Women's All-America Teams

Lake Tahoe had three women and Mount San Antonio and Richland had two men named as first-team picks to the Junior College Division III All-America Teams, as selected by United Soccer Coaches.

Junior College Division III Men's All-America Teams
First Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K Alain Hernandez So. Mount San Antonio Downey, Calif.
D Angel Alvarado So. Fresno City  Tulare, Calif.
D Mariano Fazio* So. Richland Argentina
D Henry Sach So. Richland England
M Adrian Fontanelli Fr. Santa Rosa  Rohnert Park, Calif.
M Benjamin Orellano  Fr. Camden County Chile
M Brian Ortega  So. Cerritos  Compton, Calif.
F Shemar Blair So. Herkimer  Brampton, Ont.
F Ed Port So. Genesee England
F Angel Santoyo So. Mount San Antonio  Fontana, Calif.
F Jason Yanez So. Foothill  San Jose, Calif.
Second Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K Pablo Cubas So. Richland Spain
D Tyler Dobinson So. Herkimer England
D Pantelis Konomis So. Nassau Hicksville, N.Y.
D Kalani Napoleon Fr. Canada  Redwood City, Calif.
D Derek Neidlinger So. Santa Rosa  Windsor, Calif.
M Amit Flechtman Fr. Camden County Israel
M Gerson Lopez So. Bunker Hill East Boston, Mass.
M Herminio Padilla So. Mount San Antonio  Fullerton, Calif.
F Hiago Barros de Souza  So. Genesee Brazil
F Kevin Diaz* So. Cerritos  Norwalk, Calif.
F Ryan Paiva Fr. Canada  South San Francisco, Calif. 
Junior College Division III Women's All-America Teams
First Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K Marcella Salyer  Fr. San Joaquin Delta  Manteca, Calif.
D Claire Rousse Fr. Delta Bay City, Mich.
D Isabella Wakeling So. Lake Tahoe Carson City, Nev.
D Eyannah Saenz So. San Diego Mesa  San Diego, Calif.
M Keara Blumenstock Fr. Herkimer Poland, N.Y.
M Ashley Roskelly So. Santiago Canyon Placentia, Calif.
M Alexandra Trinidad Fr. Lake Tahoe Las Vegas, Nev.
F Angelica Hurtado So. Lake Tahoe Sparks, Nev.
F Jenna Karabin So. Brookdale Wall, N.J.
F Violet Renard So. San Diego Mesa  San Diego, Calif.
F Alexandria Sandlin So. Brookhaven  Irving, Texas
Second Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
K Vanessa Villanueva So. Brookhaven Mesquite, Texas
D Kendra Koerth So. Santiago Canyon Fullerton, Calif.
D Cailyn Poythress So. Saddleback Mission Viejo, Calif.
D Aliyah Rafael  So. San Joaquin Delta  Stockton, Calif.
M Nicole Buckley So. San Diego Mesa  San Diego, Calif.
M Tayler Clark Fr. Herkimer  Poland, N.Y.
M Melisa Gardina Deckman So. San Francisco San Andreas, Calif.
M Leigh Sweitanski Fr. Rowan Gloucester County West Deptford, N.Y.
F Tara Hansel  So. Santiago Canyon  Corona, Calif.
F Kylie Toler So. Howard Fulton, Md.
F Grace Vargas So. Sierra  Roseville, Calif.
*Repeat selection.
2 comments about "Awards: Junior College Division III Men's & Women's All-America Teams".
  1. Ric Fonseca, December 27, 2019 at 4:34 p.m.

    First, thank you for this ranking report; Second, after almost fifty years of direct/indirect involvement at this level of collegiate competition in Southern California, I must say that I cringe whenever I see listing of the colleges - as they are in this article as "Junior college.
    Here's why: the California State Commission on Athletics is completely involved and in fcontrol of ALL Community College Intercollegiate competition ... and if memory serves me well ... it is comprised of more that 125 community colleges from the US/Mexican border to the Calif/Nevada/Oregon state lines, and refers to the colleges, as community colleges, though there are two designated as junior colleges. For additional information, if one wishes, I recomment that you research the California post secondary guidelines that breaks down how the post secondary educational branches are organized.
    As for including the California "junior colleges above" in the Division III, I've always wondered - but never found out - whose bright idea it was, although I will admit that it was/is a nice gesture not to omit the California community colleges that offers intercollegiate soccer.  However, IMHO, it would behoove United Soccer to look into also incorporating the "Division III" California Community Colleges and even perhaps move them to Division I?  And as a former community college professor colleague once stated, "junior colleges? hell we're NOT junior to anyone!!!"  Any takers out there?  

  2. Ric Fonseca, December 27, 2019 at 4:39 p.m.

    Sorry folks, I forgot to include the brutal fact that the California Community Colleges do not participate in the national level of championships, etc., but do conduct its own state championship tournaments for men and women.  Lastly in danger of being "picky" I believe that at least 50% of those players selected represent the Golden State of California!!!

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