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Battle Mountain Huskies soccer crowds all-league roll

Yes, Battle Mountain soccer had no shortage of postseason honorees, but it's always the presence (or lack thereof) of those who didn't make the all-league team that looms.

"I always think about the guys who just missed out," Huskies coach David Cope said. "To have six of our players recognized is great. We have a variety of types of players recognized — multi-year players, one-year-players and a goalie."

Conspicuous by its absence is the Huskies' defense. Yes, goalie Alan Villegas made honorable mention, yet the Battle Mountain defense that allowed 22 goals in 17 games is nowhere to be seen. Cope had hoped for a nod for Luke Wilson, Gustavo Orona, Tony Velasco or Harry Jaffe.

Battle Mountain offensive players got honors early and often. Juan Macias was a no-brainer all-league selection for the second year in row with 11 goals and five assists.

Jorge Membreno and Mauricio Castillo were gratifying selections as well. Both worked their way through the program, got to varsity their senior year and took advantage of the opportunity.

Membreno led the Huskies with 15 goals, while Castillo had five goals and seven assists. While it didn't count for the all-league voting, Castillo scored two goals in his team's first-round playoff win against Northridge.

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Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.

All-league soccer

4A Slope

First team

Mauricio Castillo, Battle Mountain

Juan Macias, Battle Mountain

Jorge Membreno, Battle Mountain

Christer Serna, Eagle Valley

Honorable mention

Jesus Dozal, Battle Mountain

Omar Mata, Eagle Valley

Keegan Moore, Eagle Valley

Alan Villegas, Battle Mountain

Jered Vargas, Battle Mountain

3A Slope

First team

Theo Marston, Vail Mountain

Honorable mention

Max Bervy, Vail Mountain

Bridger Gile, Vail Mountain