Santa Barbara High’s Juan Carlos Torres earned All-Channel League offensive MVP honors for the second season in a row, the league announced Tuesday.
The senior tallied double-digit goals on the year, including two crucial ones in the Dons’ first-round win over Harvard Westlake in the CIF-SS Div. 1 playoffs.
Santa Barbara would lose to Cathedral in the quarterfinals, ending its season. Torres won a CIF title with the Dons back in 2018.
Santa Ynez’s Diego Reynoso took home the defensive MVP honors, as his play led the Pirates to a third-place finish in the Channel League.
As a team, Santa Barbara had the most athletes across the three All-Channel League Teams with 13.
The selections for the All-Channel League First Team are as follows: Santa Barbara High’s Miguel Alvarado, Luke Goodman, Connor Lambe, Alberto Vargas, and Jackson Wolf; Santa Ynez’s Erik Guerrero, Deklan Pollenz, Nico Rocha, and Ricky Romero; Dos Pueblos’ Aldo Becerril, Scott Buie, and Hayden Carlson; Lompoc’s Aldalberto Anguiano and Anthony Morales; and Cabrillo’s Eli Pellot.
Members of the All-Channel League Second Team include: Santa Barbara’s Sebastian Alvarez, Erick Hernandez, Sean Williams, and Luisangel Jeronimo; Santa Ynez’s Grant Fieldhouse, Jack Stevens, and Fernando Juarez; San Marcos’ Sergio Diaz, Sam Friedman, and Miguel Mondragon; DP’s Roberto Montalvo, CJ Rodriguez, and Jorge “Kokis” Silva; Lompoc’s Alejandro Bobadilla and Cabrillo’s Jireh Velasquez.
Finally, wrapping things up is the All-Channel League Honorable Mentions comprised of: Santa Barbara’s Diego Espinoza, Cason Goodman, Jesus Hernandez, and Jorge Ochoa; Cabrillo’s Diego Cardenas, Noe Gaona, Gerardo Mendoza, and Bennett Richards; DP’s Jorge Dominguez-Soto, Anthony “Bubba” Gutierrez, Leo Rubio, and Carlos Santiago; San Marcos’ Isaac Estrada, Julio Montes, and David Satchwell; Santa Ynez’s Carson Gann, Edgar Guerrero, Aiden Tapia and Lompoc’s Erik Jimenez.