Eleanna Mendez MVP of Cal-Pac Conference

Eleanna Mendez, a Dominican University junior midfielder, has been named the California Pacific Conference Women’s Player of the Year. Mendez is a Windsor High graduate.

Mendez was joined by five of her teammates on the first team – including sophomore Michelle Mason (Ursuline High), the Cal Pac leader in assists with 17, and freshmen Julianna Bratsberg (Maria Carrillo) and Shayna Elkins (Montgomery).

Santa Rosa Christian High’s Rosie Brown, a Bethany University senior goalie, was named to the second team while Petaluma High’s Taylor Houston, a Dominican freshman defender, made the honorable mention squad.

Former Montgomery High boys soccer coach and Maria Carrillo High player, Jon Delano, in his third season as the head women’s soccer coach at Dominican in San Rafael, was been named the Cal Pac Conference women’s soccer coach of the year.

The Cal Pac Defender of the Year was Dominican goalie Alicia Paulsen (Ursuline) and the Freshman of the Year went to Bratsberg.

Dominican went through the conference season undefeated (10-0-2) but later had to forfeit six matches for using an ineligible player and wasn’t eligible for postseason competition.

P.S. Yes, you have heard the Mendez name recently. David, the high-scoring forward at Windsor,led the Jaguars to the North Coast Section finals this season, is Eleanna’s brother.

Following is the complete all-Cal Pac Conference team:

Player of the Year: Eleanna Mendez, Dominican
Newcomer: Sandy Hanania, William Jessup; Katie Brown, Dominican
Defender: Alicia Paulsen, Dominican
Freshman: Julianna Bratsberg, Dominican
Coach: Jon Delano, Dominican

First Team
Name
School
Pos.
Year
Height
Hometown
Ryanne Bergstrom
Menlo
F
SR
5’5
Everett, Wash
Julianna Bratsberg
Dominican
MF
FR
5’2
Santa Rosa, Ca
Christine Coleman
Dominican
D
SO
5’6
Clayton, Ca
Shayna Elkins
Dominican
MF
FR
5’5
Santa Rosa, Ca
Bridget Folan
Dominican
F
SO
5’6
Pacifica, Ca
Jessica Gottschalk
Holy Names
D
JR
El Dorado Hills, Ca
Michelle Mason
Dominican
D
SO
5’3
Santa Rosa, Ca
Eleanna Mendez
Dominican
MF
JR
5’4
Windsor, Ca
Courtney Opie
Simpson
SO
5’3
Sonora, Ca
Brittanie Perez
Holy Names
MF
FR
Bellflower, Ca
Amanda Torres
Menlo
MF
FR
Redwood City, Ca

Second team

Second Team
Name
School
Pos.
Year
Height
Hometown
Katie Brown
Dominican
D
FR
5’5
San Diego, Cal
Rosie Brown
Bethany
GK
SR
5’10
Santa Rosa, Ca
Jacque Cassell
William Jessup
MD
FR
San Ramon, Ca
Megan Gray
Menlo
F
SR
5’6
Saratoga, Ca
Melissa Grimmond
Holy Names
D
JR
Clayton, Cal
Allison Hahn
William Jessup
MF
SR
Campbell, Ca
Sandy Hanania
William Jessup
F
JR
Folsom, Ca
Natalie Hull
Menlo
D
SR
5’5
Pleasant Hill, Ca
Emily Meike
Mills
GK
SO
5’5
San Diego, Ca
Lynsey Musante
Holy Names
D
SR
Walnut Creek, Ca
Lauren Romero
Menlo
D
SR
5’7
Turlock, Ca
Ally Tamayo
Dominican
MF
FR
5’6
San Pablo, Ca

Honorable Mention:

Bethany: Sharon Burley; Dominican: Taylor Houston, Anika Lindemuth; Holy Names: Annie Canalin, Breanna Lisle, Monique Reyes; Menlo: Megan Finney, Miranda Zumbahlen; Mills: Katja Davis; Simpson: Morgan DeFazio, Jordan England, Rachelle Jones, Heather Perez, Christina Wade; William Jessup: Dixie Blackwell, Lily Chavez, Rachel Constantini, Lindsey Cesena, Nancy Pena, Melissa Plinski, Katelyn Wilson