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Twolves dominate all-VOL selections
San Francisco State bound senior Nicole Vanni scored 53 goals for Sierra in 2009. Vanni was named the Valley Oak League’s Most Valuable Player this week. - photo by Bulletin file photo

2009 All-VOL Soccer Team

Coach of the Year: Manuel Pires, SIE
Most Valuable Player: FWD Nicole Vanni, Sr., SIE

GK Moriah Fallon, Jr., SIE
DEF Cassandra Martinez, Sr., CV
DEF Julie Lennert, Sr., EU
DEF Taylor Trout, Sr., MAN
DEF Lexi Seese, Jr., OAK
DEF Jamie Huffman, Sr., SIE
DEF Hilary Callahan, Sr., SON
MID Rachel Bonds, Sr., EU
MID Iris Quiroga, Sr., OAK
MID Delaine Quaresma, Jr., SIE
MID Lacy Vaughan, Sr., SIE
MID Rachel Shelton, Sr., SON
FWD Erica Olide, Sr., CER
FWD Megan Mossman, Jr., OAK
FWD Michaela Scott, Sr., SIE
FWD Tori Selesia, Jr., SON

GK Jennie Paugh, Sr., OAK
DEF Renae VanCleave, Sr., CER
DEF Reanna Schmitt, Soph., EU
DEF Hannah Obanni, Sr., SIE
DEF Aubrey Stiers, Sr., SON
DEF Karla Amaya, Sr., WR
MID Simarnjit Talawan, Soph., CV
MID Leah Rose, Jr., CER
MID Renee Munson, Sr., MAN
MID Megan Martinelli, Sr., SON
FWD Anabel Vazquez, Jr., CV
FWD Megan Howley, Soph., EU
FWD Airenne Curry, Soph., MAN

GK Maya Ambriz, Jr., WR
DEF Maritza Amaya, Soph, WR
DEF Sara Mitchell, Sr., SON
DEF Melissa Bennett, Sr., SIE
DEF Rebecca Scott, Jr., SIE
DEF Lauren Danner, Jr., OAK
DEF Jordan Lauqero, Soph., OAK
DEF Alejandro Murillo, Sr., CV
DEF Monica Martinez, Soph., CER
DEF Jesika Villegas, Jr., EU
DEF Selena DaSilva, Frosh, EU
DEF Yesenia Rodriguez, Jr., MAN
MID Morgan Welsh, Sr., CER
MID Rileigh Mankin, Jr., MAN
MID Kristen Brunk, Frosh., OAK
MID Bekah Garvin, Sr., SON
MID Nikole Ankrom, Sr., SON
MID Marisa Bradshaw, Soph., WR
FWD Kaci Todd, Sr., EU
FWD Abby Runte, Frosh., SON
FWD Brooke Grant, Sr. SIE
FWD Ashley Rosa, Jr., OAK

There were very few surprises when the Valley Oak League released its 2009 girls soccer all-league selections this week, as 11 Timberwolves were honored after a 14-0 campaign.

Nicole Vanni, who led California in goals scored with 53, was the runaway pick for VOL Most Valuable Player.

Vanni collected 17 assists and took 143 shots total in leading the Timberwolves to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV runner-up finish.

“Nicole was definitely the leader of this team,” Sierra head coach Manuel Pires said. “She led by example in the way she prepared herself for the game. She worked hard all of the time, and she brought the best out of her teammates.

“She was always willing to go the extra mile, and she did all of the extra things needed to have herself and her teammates prepared.”

Pires was named the league’s Coach of the Year after collecting his 300th career win in a first-round postseason tilt with El Dorado. Pires has been Sierra’s only head coach in 14 years of existence.

T’Wolves keeper Moriah Fallon allowed just 10 goals in 1,989 minutes in the box, racking up 21 shutouts.

Fallon was named to the all-VOL first team, as were teammates Jamie Huffman, Delaine Quaresma (8 goals, 10 assists), Lacy Vaughan (17 assists) and Michaela Scott (27 goals, 20 assists).

Sierra sweeper Hannah Obanni was named to the second team, while Melissa Bennett, Brooke Grant and Rebecca Scott were all named honorable mentions.

East Union’s Julie Lennert and Rachel Bonds were named to the first team, as was Manteca sweeper Taylor Trout.

Reanna Schmitt and Megan Howley represented East Union on the second team, and striker Airenne Curry and wing Renee Munson did the same for Manteca.

Weston Ranch defender Karla Amaya was named to the second team, while teammates Marisa Bradshaw, Maya Ambriz and Maritza Amaya were awarded honorable mention nods.

Rounding out the honorable mentions were East Union’s Kaci Todd, Jesika Villegas and Selena DaSilva, and Manteca’s Yesenia Rodriguez and Rileigh Mankin.