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SOCCER: Forward and back
Versatile Dougherty named TVL MVP after leading Ripon's title defense
Bulletin girls soccer 2019-20
Ripon standout Devaney Dougherty takes a Hilmar defender off the dribble in a Trans-Valley League first-place showdown at Stouffer Field.

From the wing to outside back and anywhere in between, Devaney Dougherty was a versatile threat for two-time defending Trans-Valley League champion Ripon this past winter season.

The dynamic junior was voted the league's girls soccer MVP, finishing as the leading scorer for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finalist. Teammate Kailey Tijero was named the TVL's top defender, while Bryce Perkins is Coach of the Year.

Ricky Alvarez is the lone All-TVL player for Ripon's boys team.

Bulletin girls soccer 2019-20
Kailey Tijero clears the ball away from Ripon’s defensive third during a non-league match at Manteca. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO
Six Ripon girls in all made all league, and six others got honorable mention. Genavieve Fontes of Hilmar was crowned Most Valuable Offensive Player after netting a league-best 32 goals overall.

Ripon's Dougherty tallied 18 goals and 19 assists for the season, totaling 55 points. She had two hat tricks in league blowouts against Hughson and Livingston. 

Tijero anchored a back line that had five shutouts while surrendering only six goals in 10 TVL matches. She was also a threat on the attacking third, especially in set pieces, contributing 11 goals and 10 assists. 

Senior midfielder Aubree Pelon (five goals, 13 assists) is a four-time all-league selection and was Co-MVP last year. Junior midfielder Ariana Scholten made all-league for a third time after producing 13 goals and 26 assists. Senior defender Deanna Sandoval (three assists) and sophomore Madelyn Winter (13 goals, eight assists) round out Ripon's All-TVL players.

Indians earning honorable mention: senior center back Bianca Toledo, junior goalkeeper Ashley Pugh, junior outside back Ellie Everhart, sophomore defender Kimmie Hern, sophomore midfielder Hailey Peterson and freshman forward Ariana Daniels. 

Ripon finished 9-1 in league and 20-6-1 overall, reaching the NorCal playoffs for a third straight year.

The Ripon boys (1-9-1, 4-17-1) were spearheaded by Alvarez, a junior midfielder who recorded a team-high nine goals to go with two assists. Senior defender Evan Johnson made honorable mention along with juniors Luis Rodriguez and Hector Gonzalez. 


Girls soccer

MVP — Devaney Dougherty, Ripon, Jr.

Most Valuable Offense — Genavieve Fontes, Hilmar, Jr.

Most Valuable Defense — Kailey Tijero, Ripon, Jr.

Coach of the Year — Bryce Perkins, Ripon

All-league — Ripon: Ariana Scholten, Jr.; Aubree Pelon, Sr.; Madelyn Winter, So.; Deanna Sandoval, Sr. Hilmar: Ashlyn Azevedo, So.; Ainsley Wood, Sr.; Liliana Johnson, So.; Emily Vieira, Sr. Livingston: Jackie Rodriguez, Sr.; Hanna Sofia Arreola, Sr.; Krisma Nunez, Sr.; Rufina Vera, So. Escalon: Mya Beary, Sr.; Natalie Cortes, Sr.; Gabby Goodman, Sr. Hughson: Alexis Ahumada, Sr.; Mary Becerra, Sr.; Melissa Araiza, Jr. Riverbank: Clarissa Verduzco, So.

Honorable mention — Ripon: Ellie Everhart, Jr.; Hailey Peterson, So.; Kimmie Hern, Jr.; Bianca Toledo, Sr.; Ariana Daniels, Fr.; Ashley Pugh, Jr. Hilmar: Alondra Magana, Sr.; Judith King, Jr.; Teresa Zambrano, Sr.; Lexie Avalos, Sr.; Sydney Takhar, So. Livingston: Alex Mota, So.; Sarahi Lara, Jr.; Abigayle Onate, Fr.; Alondra Gutierrez, Fr. Escalon: Karla Cardova, Jr.; Georgina Gallo, Jr.; Briana Briones, Jr. Hughson: Logann Meyer, Fr.; Kylie Sneed, Fr.; Iliana Lozano, So. Riverbank: Ainsley  Wood, So.

Boys soccer

MVP — Yareth Martinez, Livingston

Best Offensive Player — Jose Guerrero, Hilmar

Best Defensive Player — Fernando Castaneda, Hilmar

Coach of the Year — Francisco Hernandez, Livingston

All-league — Livingston: Jairo Oliveras, Daniel Cruz, Salvador Lopez, Salvador Salazar,

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Ripon midfielder Rickey Alvarez leaps over goalkeeper Bryan Barrientos against Rodolfo Galvan (16) and visiting Escalon.
Martin Mendoza, Marco Romero. Hilmar: Marc Matos, Vincent Moran, Ethan Aiken, Miguel Padilla, Edgar Chavez. Escalon: Emiliano Ramirez, Alexis Rodriguez, Bryan Barrientos, Moises Grajeda. Hughson: Riley Piatt, Marcos Pimentel. Riverbank: Nico Pulido. Ripon: Ricky Alvarez.

Honorable mention — Livingston: Efrain Zamora, Beau Brummel, Axel Sapien-Puentes, Brian Espindola. Hilmar: Eladio Madrigal, Randy Lozano, Jorge Tejeda, Gustavo Iturriaga. Escalon: Jonathan Yepiz, Gabriel Romero, Mathew Baptista, Jacen Peoples. Hughson: Jose Antonio Padilla, Seth Tacheira, Daniel Navarro. Riverbank: Rito Capetillo, Gonzalo Luna. Ripon: Luis Rodriguez, Hector Gonzalez, Evan Johnson.