Longhorns’ Eaton named top Class 3A WSL player

Staff Report

The Class 3A Western Slope League-champion Basalt Longhorns boys soccer team landed five players, including the WSL player of the year Cy Eaton, on the all-league first team.

The junior finished the season with 10 goals and nine assists while playing the midfield position and leading the Longhorns to a 10-0-1 league record (12-3-1 overall).

Also on the first team from Basalt were the Longhorn’s leading scorer, sophomore forward Felipe Sanchez (16 goals, five assists), junior defender Brett Guglielmo, senior midfielder Jake Rankin and senior defender A.J. Hobbs.

Basalt led the league with five first-teamers and also had three players earn honorable mention, including senior Hugo Araujo, sophomore Ben Pollock and senior Mike Wheeler.

Aspen landed four players on the first team, while Vail Mountain and Eagle Valley each had three first-team selections.

Roaring Fork and Colorado Rocky Mountain School each netted a pair of first-team picks. Luis Flores and Matt Pucak earned honors for Roaring Fork, while Tano Tomasawa and Michael Olenick were the Oysters two selections. Johnny Wood and Nick Forbes captured honorable mention accolades for Roaring Fork and CRMS, respectively.

Vail Mountain’s Robert Bandoni was named the coach of the year.

Here are the 3A Western Slope League All-League selections:

First team

Basalt ” Cy Eaton, Felipe Sanchez, Brett Guglielmo, Jake Rankin, A.J. Hobbs.

Aspen ” Tat Westcott, Colter VanDonellen, Stephen Buzbee, Rodrigo Charillo.

Vail Mountain ” Duncan Robinson, Patrick Scanlan, Sylvan Ellifson.

Eagle Valley ” Tommy Migchelbrink, Cory Gilmer, Steven Sanford.

Roaring Fork ” Luis Flores, Matt Pucak.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School ” Tano Tomasawa, Michael Olenick.

Honorable mention

Basalt ” Hugo Araujo, Ben Pollock, Mike Wheeler.

Aspen ” Fred Bernard, Gabe Grisolla, Sam Harder.

Vail Mountain ” Tyler Kjesbo, Michael Buesenhart.

Eagle Valley ” Jake Brock, Ross Herr.

Roaring Fork ” Johnny Wood.

CRMS ” Nick Forbes.

Player of the Year ” Cy Eaton, Basalt.

Coach of the Year ” Robert Bandoni, Vail Mountain.

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