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Sequim’s Josh Alcaraz, center, avoids two Bainbridge defenders during a March contest. Alcaraz was selected to the All-Olympic League first team in voting conducted by league coaches.
Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim’s Josh Alcarez, center, avoids two Bainbridge defenders during a March contest. Alcarez was selected to the All-Olympic League first team in voting conducted by league coaches.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim’s Josh Alcaraz, center, avoids two Bainbridge defenders during a March contest. Alcaraz was selected to the All-Olympic League first team in voting conducted by league coaches. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim’s Josh Alcarez, center, avoids two Bainbridge defenders during a March contest. Alcarez was selected to the All-Olympic League first team in voting conducted by league coaches.

BOYS SOCCER: Sequim's Alcaraz, Valuenzuela and Port Angeles' Miller on All-Olympic League team first team

PORT ANGELES — Youth was served for Sequim and Port Angeles during the recent Olympic League boys soccer All-Olympic League selections.

Out of the seven players recognized from the North Olympic Peninsula, six are sophomores or freshmen — and the lone upperclassman is a junior.

Sequim landed its two top players on the first team in voting conducted by Olympic League coaches: sophomore forward Joshua Alcaraz and junior goalkeeper Nolan Valenzuela.

Alcaraz was the team’s hardest worker offensively and Valenzuela kept the Wolves close in a number of games due to his skills in goal.

Port Angeles sophomore Matthew Miller also was a first-team selection. Miller scored a Peninsula-high 23 goals for the Roughriders.

Second-team picks for Sequim were junior forward Preston Kurtze, hero of the two Rainshadow Rumble rivalry games between the Riders and Wolves, and sophomore midfielder Finn Braaten.

Port Angeles’ sophomore defender Grant Butterworth and freshman midfielder Kanyon Anderson also earned second-team honors.

All-Olympic League Boys Soccer

• Co-MVPs: Pepe DeLuna, sr., Forward, North Kitsap; Mason Chmielewski, sr., Midfielder, North Kitsap.

First Team

• Forwards — Joshua Alcaraz, soph., Sequim; Matthew Miller, soph., Port Angeles; Aaron Lopez, jr., North Kitsap; Cruz Piland, soph., Bainbridge; Hudson Reynolds, sr., Bainbridge; Jerry Santos-Reyes, sr., Bremerton.

• Midfielders — Harper Sabari, jr., North Kitsap; Ethan Peck, soph., North Kitsap; Finley Reynolds, jr., Bainbridge; Pedro Salvador, sr., North Mason; Danny Moran, sr., Kingston.

• Defenders — Evan Falk, sr., Bremerton; Pedro Anival, sr., North Mason.

• Goalkeepers — Nolan Valenzuela, jr., Sequim; Mariano Pena, jr. Olympic.

Second team

• Forwards — Preston Kurtze, jr., Sequim; Howard Howlett IV, fr., Bainbridge.

• Midfielders — Kanyon Anderson, fr., Port Angeles; Finn Braaten, soph.; Logan Anderson, jr.; Vinny Self, jr., Bainbridge; Franco Ramirez, jr.; Christian Santiago, jr., North Mason; Rolando Aguirre, jr.; James Nyland, sr., Olympic.

• Defenders — Grant Butterworth, soph., Port Angeles; Camden Singer, sr., Kingston; Noah Epperson, jr., Kingston; Will Treverton, soph., Bainbridge; Jackson Barrett, sr., Olympic; William Moseley, sr., North Kitsap.

• Goalkeepers — None.

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