Mid-Columbia players named to boys all-state soccer team

By the Tri-City HeraldJune 17, 2013 

Several of the Mid-Columbia's best boys soccer players were honored by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association, which named its All-State teams Monday.

Hanford, which marked a remarkable turnaround with a trip to the Class 3A state semifinals, put two players — midfielder Mario Zarate and defender Kelly Smith — on the first team and another — forward Will Bishop — on the second team.

Richland senior Jonathan Larsen, who earned Tri-City Herald player of the year honors, was a Class 4A first-team midfielder, and Wahluke junior goalkeeper Alan Caro was named to the Class 1A first team.

Earning second-team status was junior forward Ramiro Chavez and senior defender Noe Diaz, both of Kennewick; and Nicolas Reyes, a Richland defender.

Ismael Montes, a junior forward from Grandview, earned honorable mention in the Class 2A vote.

The players of the year were: forward Isidro Prado-Huerta of Thomas Jefferson for 4A; forward Sam Bunnell of Hazen for 3A; forward Josh Bartley of Archbishop Murhpy for 2A and midfielder Eleazar Galvan of Chelan for 1A.

The teams were voted on by members of the WSSCA and other high school coaches in the state.

Mid-Columbia all-state selections

First team

(4A) MF Jonathan Larsen, sr., Richland; (3A) MF Mario Zarate, jr., Hanford; D Kelly Smith, jr., Hanford; (1A) GK Alan Caro, jr., Wahluke.

Second team

(4A) D Nicolas Reyes, sr., Richland; (3A) F Ramiro Chavez, jr., Kennewick; F Will Bishop, jr., Hanford; D Noe Diaz, sr., Kennewick.

Honorable mention

(2A) F Ismael Montes, jr., Grandview.

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