Boys Soccer Wins Championship

Post date: Jan 12, 2017 10:59:57 PM

JFK Islanders win 2016 IIAAG Boys HS soccer title

[December 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] John F. Kennedy High School Islanders' Eddie Cho had the game-winning strike against St. John's School in extra time to help lift his team to a 2-1 victory in the championship match of the 2016 IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League held at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.Devan Mendiola scored the Islanders' goal in regulation time. Kian Malakooti scored St. John's lone goal.

The winning school, also winners of the first-ever GFA Boys High School Soccer Preseason Tournament, featured three players on the All-Island First Team selection, as well as championship match MVP Takumi Ito.

All-Island 1st Team

MVP – GW Gecko Xavier Naputi

Goalkeeper: Sean Evans – Harvest 12

Defender: Tevin Pangelinan – Father Duenas 12

Defender: Ethan Elwell – Harvest 10

Defender: Isaiah Macias – GW 12

Defender: Alschea Grape – JFK 11

Midfield: Xavier Naputi – GW 11

Midfield: Seth Surber – Southern 12

Midfield: Daniel Kim – St. Paul 12

Midfield: Takumi Ito – JFK 11

Forward: Clayton Mitchell – Harvest 11

Forward: Aidan Dickson – Father Duenas 11

Utility: Devan Mendiola – JFK 12

In the third-place match, the Harvest Christian Academy Eagles defeated George Washington High School Geckos 5-1.

In addition to recognizing the top three teams, the All-Island selections, and championship match MVP in the night's awards ceremony, GFA also recognized referees chosen to officiate both the championship and consolation matches. David Drews, Michael Tate, Kyle Legozzie, and Shawn Spindel featured as referees in the championship match. Christian Cortez and Cody Lallatin were the assistant referees selected for the consolation match.