The men’s soccer coaches of the Three Rivers League meet Monday night to vote for post-season all-league honors, and several Canby student-athletes received awards.
Senior Zach Heidema received the Goalkeeper of the Year Award and the only First Team All-League spot given to keepers after a stellar performance throughout the season. The team relied on Zach to make a couple highlight-worthy saves each game, and Zach did not disappoint. The team saw a large reduction in goals against this year, Zach was a huge part of that.
Junior Francisco Cabello was also named to First Team All-League as a midfielder, though he played in nearly every position for the Cougars this season. Of the Cougars’ 15 goals, Francisco scored 7 goals and recorded 2 assists. The team relied on him to start the offense and at times, hold the midfield defensively. Last year, Francisco was an Honorable Mention at the league level, and he’ll return to the field next year as one of the best players in the Three Rivers League.
Senior Captain Ian Quinlan was named to Second Team All-League for the third consecutive year. Despite missing two and half games, Ian still accounted for over a third of the goals this season for the team, scoring 5 goals and 1 assist. This included two goals on Senior Night when the Cougars tied the eventual league champions and at the time #9 in Oregon 6A, Tigard.
Several other players received Honorable Mentions. Senior Captain Ben Martinusen was named an honorable mention for the second year in a row after a great season in the midfield for the Cougars. Senior Center Backs Luke Tamimi and Edgar Gutierrez both earned honorable mentions for their stellar play at the center of the Canby defense. Finally, Sophomore Riley Hemsi-Walters, who had a break out season as the central defensive mid for the Cougars, also earned an Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to all the recipients for their individual efforts this season, and the teammates around them who helped push and support them this season!