The Menlo-Atherton boys' soccer team is enjoying one of its best seasons in quite awhile, and one big reason behind that success has been the play of junior Edgardo Molina. The forward has scored 19 goals in 18 matches for the Bears (13-3-2), who shared the PAL Bay Division championship with Burlingame this season.
The Bears' 13 victories are the most since the 2004 season while the three losses are the fewest in more than a decade. For his contributions to that success, Molina has been named Forward of the Year in the PAL Bay Division.
Menlo-Atherton also had Aaron Oro, Gerry Cruz and William Cabral honored on the all-league first team.
ALL-PENINSULA ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Forward of the Year: Edgardo Molina (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.
Midfielder of the Year: Stefano Bonomo (Burlingame) Sr.
Defender of the Year: Stewart Farley (Burlingame) Sr.
Goalkeeper of the Year: Victor Meraz (Sequoia) Jr.
Emanuel Hernandez (Westmoor) Sr.; Rodolfo Locon (Terra Nova) Sr.; Octavio Perez (Woodside) Jr.; Donny Perez (Woodside) Sr.; Brian Lopez (Woodside) Jr.; A. J. Beloff (Carlmont) Sr.; Kody Wakasa (Burlingame) Jr.; Orion Lara (Westmoor) Jr.; Aaron Oro (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Gerry Cruz (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; William Cabral (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.
Majeo Ismael (Westmoor) Sr.; Juan Vanegas (Terra Nova) Sr.; Austin Stucky (Woodside) Sr.; Brian Lopez (Woodside) Jr.; Jose Gutierrez (Woodside) Sr.; Sebastian Trevino (Burlingame) Jr.; Mark Lopez (Burlingame) Jr.; Andrew Gonzalez (Burlingame) Sr.; Kevin Nasre (Burlingame) Sr.; Eduardo Trujillo (Burlingame) So.; Jonathan Friedman (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Francisco Sanchez (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Dimas Ayala (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Alexei Lopez (Menlo-Atherton) So.
Nick Zygarewicz (Terra Nova) Sr.; Ryan Reis (Terra Nova) Jr.; Kevin Petrie (Carlmont) Sr.; Justin Quan (Carlmont) So.; Salvador Herrera (Woodside) Sr.; Donya Kafai (Woodside) Fr.; Enrique Ortiz (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Philip Witham (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Ben Zipkh (Burlingame) Sr.; Victor Prieto (Burlingame) Sr.
All-league teams are selected by the coaches