Tigers, Timberwolves dominate TRL all-league list
When it came to Three Rivers League boys soccer play in the 2019 season, no doubt about it, Tigard and Tualatin were the big dogs.
The Tigers took the top spot in the league standings, at 10-1-1, while going 12-3-1 for the season and reaching the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. The Timberwolves finished second in the final league standings, at 10-2, while going 12-4 on the season and also reaching the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
The rivals even split their league matches, with Tigard winning 1-0 at home on Sept. 12, and Tualatin evening things up with a 2-1 home victory on Oct. 8.
So, it should come as no surprise that both the Tigers and the Timberwolves are both well-represented on the Three Rivers League all-league list for the 2019 season.
For Tigard, senior midfielder Trevor Smith was named the Three Rivers League Player of the Year, as helped lead the Tigers to their second straight league crown.
Joining Smith on the All-Three Rivers League first team list from Tigard are senior forward Rasheed Tarhuni, senior midfielder Marco Millan and senior defender Jared Debban.
Tigard players named to the all-league second team include junior defender Jack Hallum and senior goalkeeper Jackson Cleaver. Tiger senior forward Jacob Theodoroff, senior midfielder Ivan Orozco and sophomore defender Brandon Mendez were all honorable-mention all-league picks.
For Tualatin, a pair of veteran defenders, seniors Nathan Buckalew and Hunter Popma, were both first-team All-Three Rivers League selections. Senior midfielder Jose Jacintos joined the two defenders on the all-league first team for the Wolves.
Tualatin players earning second-team all-league honors included junior forward Manny Mayares, junior midfielder Drew Carlisle and junior defender Cole Richmond. Timberwolf freshman forward Remus Repcak, sophomore midfielder Hansi Katterle, senior defender Ethan Elder and senior goalkeeper Ian Stuart were all honorable-mention all-league picks.
Tualatin first-year head coach Chris Duke was named the Three Rivers League Coach of the Year.
Other players named to the All-Three Rivers League first team include West Linn senior forward Jacob Babalai, Lake Oswego senior forward Aaron Rudder, Lake Oswego senior midfielder Chris Anissian, Lakeridge junior defender Chace Koth and Canby senior goalkeeper Zachary Heidema.
Other players named to the All-Three Rivers League second team include Lakeridge junior forward Gavin Abbott, Canby senior forward Ian Quinlan, West Linn sophomore midfielder Owen Caba, Lakeridge sophomore midfielder Ryan Sze, West Linn sophomore midfielder Owen Hoy, Lake Oswego freshman midfielder Sean McDowd, Lake Oswego junior defender Monish Judge, Lake Oswego junior defender Jack Woolf and West Linn sophomore defender Alejandro Valdez.
Other players that earned honorable-mention all-league accolades include Lakeridge senior forward George Kohnstamm, Lake Oswego junior forward Eric Seaman, Oregon City senior forward Hayden Gillespie, Canby senior midfielder Ben Martinusen, Oregon City junior midfielder Adrain Ramos, Canby sophomore midfielder Riley Hemsi-Walters, West Linn sophomore midfielder Maxwell Kelly, West Linn junior defender Alex Sloan, Oregon City sophomore Carter Phelps, Oregon City sophomore defender Alex Flores, Lakeridge freshman defender Nick Wittig, Canby senior defender Luke Tamimi, West Linn junior defender Zach Walton, Canby senior defender Edgar Gutierrez and Oregon City junior goalkeeper Josepher Juarez-Cruz.
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