5 soccer players named to all-state teams

KINGSTON — Their names are usually included in print and online lists of top soccer players.

Now, five students from the North Kitsap School District were added to one more.

Kingston’s Tommy Nitchman, Alex Hernandez and Alex Worland were selected to all-state teams, as were North Kitsap’s Raul DeLuna and Utsav Shaha.

DeLuna and Nitchman were selected for the 2A first team.

This is the second first team DeLuna was picked for. During all-league selections, Deluna was chosen for the Olympic League team.

Ditto for Nitchman. Nitchman was the Olympic League MVP for the 2014 spring season.

As a defender, Nitchman, a team captain, helped the Kingston Buccaneers keep the total goals against the Kingston Buccaneers to a single digit — nine — in 21 games. Nitchman also earned three assists and a goal while playing center-fullback.

2A all-state soccer team

MVP — Mack Smith, Jr., Fife.

Coach of the Year — Joe McAuliffe, Squalicum.

First Team

Forward — Mack Smith, Jr., Fife; Mitchell Pinney, Jr., Hockinson; Christian Thode, Sr., Archbishop Murphy; Christian Chala, Sr., Squalicum; Ian Schimandle, Sr. Cheney.

Midfielder — Brady Henderson, Soph., Archbishop Murphy; Brenan Ball, Sr., Selah; Micah Weller, Sr., Cheney; Raul DeLuna, North Kitsap; Brett Sparks, Sr., Hockinson.

Defender — Tyler Ptacek, Sr., Archbishop Murphy; Tommy Nitch-man, Kingston; Daniel Pailthorp, Sr., Capital; Kyle Morris, Sr., Ridgefield.

Goalkeeper — Oliver Sanchez, Sr., Toppenish; Jakob Racimo, Sr., Capital.

Second Team

Forward — Nigel El-Sokkary, Soph., Capital; Utsav Shaha, North Kitsap; Edgar Garcia, Sr., Fife.

Midfielder — Trevan Esterlado, Sr., Cheney; Jason Rodriguez, Sr., Othello; Adama Kante, Jr., Tyee; Tyler Hughes, Fr., Squalicum.

Defender — Alex Hernandez, Kingston; James Bettag, Sr., Archbishop Murphy; Isaias Villa, Sr., Ellensburg; Hans Kogan, Sr., Squalicum; Obeb Camacho, Jr., Sedro-Woolley.

Goalkeeper — Hector Gutierrez, Jr., Lynden.

Honorable Mention

Forward — Jalal Haji, Jr., Foster; Servando Fuentes, Sr., Toppenish; Casey Duff, Jr., Black Hills; Danny Wiseman, North Mason.

Midfielder — Zander Knox, Sr., Lake Washington; Jonathan Cano, Jr., Franklin Pierce; Ousmane Sylla, Soph., Fife.

Defender — Nathan Gunderson, Sr., Hockinson; Alan Haagen, Sr., Hockinson; Cruz Galm, Jr., Cheney.

Goalkeeper — Alex Worland, Kingston.


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