Los Angeles Soccer: All-America Teams

COLLEGE: D2, D3, NAIA All-Americans

December, 31, 2011
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Nine local players -- one man, eight women -- have been accorded All-America status at the NCAA Division II and III and NAIA levels by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Eight more are NSCAA All-Americans for the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association, and 13 have been selected for the NAIA's All-America team, which isn't affiliated with the NSCAA selections.

More than 80 players from local schools or from the L.A. area who play elsewhere -- 26 men and 56 women -- received All-Region mention from the NSCAA at these levels.

Here is the full list of local All-Americans:

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JC: Mt. SAC gets All-American love

December, 29, 2011
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Goalkeeper Alfredo Ontiveros has been honored as a national player of the year after helping Mt. San Antonio College to its third straight junior college state championship, and he is joined by two teammates on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's All-America team.

Ontiveros (La Puente/Arroyo HS) conceded just 11 goals in 25 games with 11 shutouts, a 0.54 goals-against average and a 90.4 save percentage for the Mounties (22-0-3), who won the mythical national championship at the Division III (non-scholarship) level.

Defender Eric Flores (Pomona/Garey HS) joins Ontiveros on the first team, and forward Luis Fuentes (Baldwin Park/Sierra Vista HS) is a second-team D3 All-America selection. Two more Mounties -- forward Javier Castro (Pomona/International Poly HS) and midfielder Edgar Padilla (Baldwin Park/Baldwin Park HS) -- receive All-West Region honors.

Mt. SAC coach Juan Sanchez is the Division III South Region's Coach of the Year.

In all, five local men and three women are JC All-Americans, and 10 men and eight women receive all-region awards. All are listed below:

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COLLEGE: 11 locals are All-Americans

December, 9, 2011
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UC Irvine's Miguel Ibarra and UC Santa Barbara's Luis Silva, two of the nation's finest collegiate midfielders, were honored Friday as first-team Division I All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


UCLA's Sydney Leroux was a first-team women's selection as 11 local players received All-America acclaim and 39 collected all-region honors.

Stanford's Camille Levin, from Newport Coast (Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School), also was a first-team women's choice

Ibarra (Lancaster/Lancaster HS), a junior, led Big West champion UCI with nine goals along with eight assists. Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian HS) scored 17 goals with 10 assists for the Gauchos.

UCLA goalkeeper Brian Rowe and Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles/Salsian HS) were second-team selections, and UCLA forward Chandler Hoffman and Cal State Bakersfield forward Gyasi Zardes (Hawthorne/Leuzinger HS) were chosen for the third-team.

Ibarra, Silva and Rowe have been invited to Major League Soccer's predraft combine next month in Florida.

UC Irvine defender CoCo Goodson and Pepperdine defender Michelle Pao are second-team women's selections, and UCLA freshman defender Abby Dahlkemper is a third-teamer.

Below are lists of local players selected to All-America and all-region teams:

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