Eds. note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff based on coach recommendations, season stats and first-hand observations.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bobby Stoyanov, sr., Mountlake Terrace
Stoyanov shattered school records with an astounding 47 goals and 14 assists. The star striker scored at least five goals four times, including a season-high eight-goal onslaught against Stanwood on March 27. He netted more goals this season than all but three Wesco 3A teams.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Wes VanHooser, Lake Stevens
VanHooser, a 2006 Lake Stevens alumnus who played for Seattle University, returned to his alma mater and helped turn around a program that won just six matches combined over the previous two seasons. The first-year coach guided the Vikings to a 13-6-0 record and third-place finish in Wesco 4A, helping Lake Stevens come within one win of the 4A state tournament.
Bobby Stoyanov, sr., Mountlake Terrace
Elliot Misic, sr., Shorecrest
Misic recorded 25 goals and 10 assists while leading the Scots to the 3A state tournament.
Marcos Arellano, sr., Monroe
Arellano scored 21 goals and added seven assists.
Conner Smith, sr., Snohomish
Smith recorded 16 goals and 12 assists while leading the Panthers to the 3A Northwest District tournament title and the 3A state quarterfinals.
Daniel Amador, sr., Marysville Pilchuck
Amador tallied 16 goals and 12 assists while helping lead the Tomahawks to the Wesco 3A regular-season title.
Sam Johnson, sr., Archbishop Murphy
Johnson recorded 15 goals and 14 assists while leading the Wildcats to the Cascade Conference title and 2A state quarterfinals. He was named the Cascade Conference offensive player of the year.
Keegan Rubio, sr., Glacier Peak
Rubio tallied 16 goals and six assists while helping lead the Grizzlies to the 4A Northwest District title and 4A state quarterfinals.
Ben Forder, jr., Edmonds-Woodway
Forder scored 13 goals and added two assists.
Cade Cooke, sr., Kamiak
Cooke recorded eight goals and eight assists.
Nain Galvan, sr., Marysville Pilchuck
Galvan anchored a defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed just 16 goals, an average of 0.9 per match. He helped the Tomahawks to the Wesco 3A regular-season title.
Lake Smith, sr., South Whidbey
Smith, the Cascade Conference defensive player of the year, anchored a defense that allowed less than 1.1 goals per match. He scored four goals and helped the Falcons reach the 1A state quarterfinals.
JJ Smith, sr., Lake Stevens
Smith allowed just 13 goals in 16 matches and helped the Vikings come within one win of the 4A state tournament.
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Danny Guerrero, sr., Glacier Peak
Guerrero recorded 14 goals and five assists while helping lead the Grizzlies to the 4A Northwest District title and 4A state quarterfinals.
Atley Shapiro, sr., King’s
Shapiro scored 17 goals and added nine assists.
River Stewart, fr., Meadowdale
Stewart netted 15 goals and helped the Mavericks come within one win of the 3A state tournament.
Randy Galvan, jr., Marysville Pilchuck
Galvan recorded 12 goals and eight assists while helping the Tomahawks to the Wesco 3A regular-season title.
Sebastian Olson, soph., Edmonds-Woodway
Olson scored seven goals and added six assists.
Jesus Garcia-Ayala, sr., Monroe
Garcia-Ayala recorded six goals and four assists while completing 74 percent of his passes.
Leonardo Jaramillo, jr., Marysville Pilchuck
Jaramillo tallied four goals and six assists as a holding midfielder and contributed to a defense that allowed just 16 goals. He helped the Tomahawks to the Wesco 3A regular-season title.
Connor Clark, sr., Jackson
Clark recorded two goals and seven assists while orchestrating Jackson’s attack and helping the Timberwolves reach nine wins for the first time since 2012.
Favi Zenteno, sr., Glacier Peak
Zenteno tallied three goals and five assists and helped anchor a defense that allowed just 1.2 goals per match. He helped the Grizzlies reach the 4A state quarterfinals.
Brian Halvorson, sr., Shorecrest
Halvorson anchored a defense that yielded just 15 goals in league play and helped the Scots advance to the 3A state tournament.
Adam Kowalchyk, jr., Snohomish
Kowalchyk anchored a defense that allowed just 15 goals in league play and helped the Panthers reach the 3A state quarterfinals.
Nathaniel Poole, sr., Shorewood
Poole posted six shutouts and anchored a defense that yielded just 17 goals, including a league-low nine goals in Wesco 3A play.