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Jesuit's Rocker, Porreco make all-Metro League boys' team

by: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit's Christo Michaelson was named the Metro League's boys' soccer player of the year.

To the victor, go the spoils.

After winning the Metro League, and their second straight 6A state championship against Central Catholic, the Jesuit boys’ soccer team put five players on the all-Metro League squad, including player of the year Christo Michaelson. Head coach Chris Thurley shared coach of the year honors with Sunset’s Tor Southard.

Senior forward Antonio Porreco, junior forward Henry Rocker, and the ultra versatile Michaelson, who was as adept at shutting down an opposing team’s best player on defense as he was heading in an insurance goal in the 6A state semifinals against West Linn, were first-team all-Metro League. Porreco sat out last year after playing for the Portland Timbers’ developmental team, but came back this season and gave the loaded Crusaders an extra scoring boost from the forward position.

Rocker scored one of his many goals around the box against the Rams in the title game, which turned out to the decider in the 2-1 decision at Hillsboro Stadium. Senior goal scoring machine Chris Chertude — who scored in each of the Crusaders’ playoff contests— was second-team all-Metro League, as was junior defender Spencer Scott.

Westview, despite placing fourth in league play, led the Metro League with seven all-league nominations. Seniors Hunter Pinon and Sean Flynn, and junior Jake Van Baest were first-team all-Metro League picks. Sophomore Andy Younkins (the only non junior or senior on the list), junior KP Morgan and senior Ryo Fabrega were named second-team all-Metro League.

Sunset senior goalie Bernardo Palma and senior defender forward Garrett Black represented the Apollos on the all-Metro League first-team. Aloha’s Alex Garcia, Beaverton’s Seth Temple, and Southridge’s Matt Kimball also garnered first-team honors.

by: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit junior Henry Rocker was one of three Crusader boys' soccer players picked to the Metro League's first-team all-league squad.

Forward Ian Coleman and defender Nico Maier—two of Beaverton’s senior leaders who helped guide the Beavers to the 6A state quarterfinals before losing to state runner up Central Catholic — were second-team all-Metro League selections for Beaverton. Aloha juniors Juan Ramirez and Junior Cordon were also second-team all-Metro League.

Sunset’s Brandon Guerrero and Javier Martinez and Southridge’s David Peterson rounded out the all-Metro League second team.




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