All-Empire small-school boys soccer team; Gutierrez player of year

Anderson Valley's Sergio Gutierrez is the All-Empire boys small-school player of the year. (PD photo).

SMALL SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

Player of the Year

SERGIO GUTIERREZ, Anderson Valley, Sr., F

Gutierrez set a school record with 37 goals as a sophomore in 2008, shattered his own mark with 64 goals as a junior, and topped it again (65) as a senior this year.

Anderson Valley had a young, inexperienced team in 2010, so it relied on its dynamic little striker more than ever, especially in big games. The Panthers’ two biggest rivals were Calistoga and Roseland Prep. In two games against each, Anderson Valley scored a total of 11 goals; Gutierrez had every one of them.

“He’s definitely the best I’ve seen among small schools,” Panthers coach Steve Sparks said. “He’s powerful, he’s very quick over the first five steps, and his attitude is great. He takes a lot of abuse, and he has never retaliated.”

Behind Gutierrez, Anderson Valley went 19-3-4 and captured the North Coast Section Division III championship. He is talking to Cal about joining its men’s soccer team.

— Phil Barber, The Press Democrat

FIRST TEAM

F: Blake Davis, St. Vincent, Sr.

F: Jonathan Flores, Roseland Prep, Sr.

M: Michel Arroyo, Calistoga, Sr.

M: Sergio Morales, Cloverdale, Jr.

M: David Vines, Roseland Prep, Sr.

M: Memo Soria, Fort Bragg, Sr.

D: Lee Butler, Fort Bragg, Sr.

D: Conor Egide, St. Vincent, Sr.

D: Roberto Macias, Roseland Prep, Jr.

D: Victor Hugo Perez, Willits, Sr.

GK: Bryan Iturbe, Roseland Prep, Sr.

SECOND TEAM

F: Manuel Gomes, St. Helena, Jr.

F: Angelo Gillespi, Fort Bragg, Sr.

M: Christian Escobedo, Calistoga, Sr.

M: Sergio Cardenas, Cloverdale, Sr.

M: Marty Siragusa, St. Vincent, Jr.

M: Chuy Sanchez, Anderson Valley, Fr.

D: Osvaldo Fuentes, Point Arena, Jr.

D: Jonny Moon, Sonoma Academy, Sr.

D: Hector Cruz, Anderson Valley, Jr.

D: Daniel Ortega, Roseland Prep, Soph.

GK: Jose Rodriguez, Willits, Sr.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jose Flores, Cloverdale