Cerritos College men's soccer player Luis Garcia (La Habra HS) was named the South Coast Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Year. The Falcons, who won the division championship, also had four 1st Team and four 2nd Team selections.
Garcia is the second Falcon in the last three seasons to be voted for the award. He is currently fourth on the team with five goals and is tied for the team lead with nine assists. Selected to the 1st Team were freshmen Jose Ponce (San Pedro HS) and Guy Julien (National Haitian Student Alliance), along with sophomores Edwin Corona (Cathedral HS) and Ivan Vazquez (Fullerton HS). Those named to the 2nd Team include sophomore Ivan Martin Del Campo (Granada Hills Kennedy HS), as well as freshmen Hector Jimenez (South East HS), Adrian Becerra (Morningside HS) and Oscar Canela (Paramount HS).
Ponce and Vasquez have been the keys to the team's defense this season, which has resulted in six shutouts and a cumulative 1.19 goals against average. As for Julien, he has three goals and three assists on the season, but has been a mainstay at midfield and a solid defender. Corona is second on the team with nine goals and tied for the team lead with nine assists. His speed on the outside has helped create a great deal of the team's offensive success.
Martin Del Campo has started 17 of the team's games this year and has posted a 7-5-4 record with a 1.23 goals against average. He was the Falcons starting goalie during their 2014 state championship. Jimenez has scored three goals from his defensive position, while Canela leads the team with 11 goals. He and Becerra have both utilized their speed on the outside, which has resulted in six goals and six assists.
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November 19, 2016 M. Soccer: Season comes to an end with 2-1 loss
November 17, 2016 M. Soccer: Luis Garcia named the Offensive Player of the Year
November 15, 2016 M. Soccer: Playoffs start with Falcons on the road
November 11, 2016 M. Soccer: Win clinches division title for Falcons
November 8, 2016 M. Soccer: Strong first half enough to secure win
November 4, 2016 M. Soccer: Loss hurts team's playoff chances
November 1, 2016 M. Soccer: Hard-fought battle ends in scoreless draw
October 28, 2016 M. Soccer: Falcons suffer 2-0 loss to Rio Hondo
October 25, 2016 M. Soccer: Falcons snap three-game losing skid with shutout
October 21, 2016 M. Soccer: Struggles continue for Falcons
October 18, 2016 M. Soccer: Team suffers second straight shutout loss
October 11, 2016 M. Soccer: Wins keep coming for the Falcons
October 7, 2016 M. Soccer: Second half goals earn Falcons win
October 4, 2016 M. Soccer: Scoreless draw runs unbeaten streak to five games
September 30, 2016 M. Soccer: Conference opener nets 5-1 win
September 20, 2016 M. Soccer: Late goal ends game in 1-1 tie
September 16, 2016 M. Soccer: Hector Jimenez scores twice in Falcons win
September 13, 2016 M. Soccer: Cerritos plays to 2-2 draw with Oxnard
September 9, 2016 M. Soccer: Falcons kept off the board in 1-0 loss
September 4, 2016 M. Soccer: Falcons go 1-1-1 at Hartnell Tournament
August 30, 2016 M. Soccer: Team erupts for seven goals in season opener