‘Other’ Falcons eliminate our ‘Birds in Soccer Semis

Lauren Lazo named Desert Sky Player of the Year; Jeff Vittorio honored as Region Coach of the Year

CSHS – Darn those (Tucson) Catalina Foothills “other” Falcons! First, they eliminate our Gals and Guys from the Soccer State Tournament; then they roll on to capture both State Championships, Saturday, Feb. 12, their Girls edging (Tucson) Sabino, 1-0; their Guys decisively beating #1 Glendale, 5-2. Congratulations, Foothills. You Soccer-Rule!

soccer girlsStill, “our” Soccer Falcons – Girls and Boys – had solid seasons to be proud. Head Coach Jeff Vittorio’s Ladies won the “last” Desert Sky Region Championship; Head Coach Tony Vos’s Guys were D-Sky runner-up to Saguaro. Both squads making the State Semis was a first for CSHS soccer.

Congratulations to all!

First Team – All Region (l-r) Lauren Lazo, Taryn McClendon and Bethany Park. Not available for photo, Saige Williams, Kelli Reid.  Photo by Pete Mohr

Desert Sky Region Honors

Player of the Year – Lauren Lazo
Coach of the Year – Jeff Vittorio

First Team: Bethany Park, Lazo, Taryn McClendon, Co-Captain Saige Williams, Kelli Reid
Second Team: Katelyn Mardeusz
Honorable Mention: Co-Captain Tiffini Maitland, Brenna Leech, Jordan Nelson

Co-Goalkeeper of the Year: Casey Debrusk
First Team: Casey Debrusk, Thor Kellin, Phil Wilfong, Jack Huettner, Tyler McKinney
Honorable Mention: Ryan Leander, Matt Ullendahl, C.J. Mione