Local soccer players honored by MVAC

Matthew Gorry Sports Writer

November 27, 2013

ELKIN — Twelve area soccer players were honored by the Mountain Valley Conference when the league released the all-conference teams.

Daniel Cortes and Jose Rojas earned first-time honors for the 1A conference champion Buckin’ Elks, while Matthew Schumack and Hunter Moncus were named honorable mentions.

Juan Noveron, Nathan Walker and Leonel Maldonado garnered a All-MVAC selection for the Starmount with Bryan Jimenez and Saloman Maya earning an honorable mention.

Seth Longbottom was East Wilkes’ lone all-conference honoree, while Logan Combs and Joah Logan were named honorable mentions.

The complete all-conference teams are listed below:

Champions — Ashe County and Wilkes Central

Player of the Year — Frank Ledezma (Ashe County)

Coach of the Year — Mike Sloan (Wilkes Central)


Jose Aguilar (North Wilkes)

Ludwin Grande-Alvarado (West Wilkes)

Juan Benitez (North Wilkes)

Dilver Castro (Wilkes Central)

Daniel Cortes (Elkin)

Frank Ledezma (Ashe County)

Junior Duran (North Wilkes)

Hector Limon (West Wilkes)

Seth Longbottom (East Wilkes)

Jayson Colop Lopez (West Wilkes)

Leonel Maldonado (Starmount)

Juan Naveron (Starmount)

Josh Van Noy (Wilkes Central)

Miguel Ramos (Ashe County)

Alexis Ramos (Ashe County)

Jose Rojas (Elkin)

Trevor Royall (Wilkes Central)

Cesar Ruiz (Ashe County)

Daniel Shinaman (Wilkes Central)

Dylan Shumate (North Wilkes)

Nathan Walker (Starmount)

Jamie Weaver (Ashe County)

Honorable Mention

Matthew Billings (North Wilkes)

Brett Boone (Wilkes Central)

Logan Combs (East Wilkes)

Zachary Felts (North Wilkes)

Bryan Jimenez (Starmount)

Pablo Limon (West Wilkes)

Joah Logan (East Wilkes)

Salomon Maya (Starmount)

Victor Melo (Ashe County)

Hunter Moncus (Elkin)

Benjamin Ray (Alleghany)

Brayam Reyes (Ashe County)

Huvense Rivas (West Wilkes)

Matthew Schumak (Elkin)

Cole Susi (Wilkes Central)

Jackson Williams (Alleghany)

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