The Warriors soccer team enjoyed one of their best seasons in school history this past season and individual recognition was handed down to 10 THS athletes making the first, second and honorable mention teams in the Southeast Yosemite League.
Tehachapi finished with a 19-7-1 (5-3-1 SEYL) record, reaching the CIF Division III quarterfinals after defeating Independence in the playoffs.
Jose Barajas, Cameron Gamble and Zach Satton were named to the first team, Kyle Mathes Orr and David Veszpeller were named to the second team and Victor Rodriguez, Alex Benitez, Freddy Benitez, Jeremy Duff and Mark Minjares were named as honorable mention.
Mathes Orr was one of the mainstays on a defense that gave up only a one-goal average in nine league games, while Veszpeller was second on the team in overall points (39) goals (11) and assists (17).
Victor Rodriguez was also a major contributor on offense during the season, finishing with three goals and eight assists, while Alex Benitez had three goals and four assists and Freddy Benitez had six goals and three assists. Recognized for their defensive talent, Duff and Minjares also saw time on offense, with Duff recording three goals and an assist and Minjares five assists on the year.
Below is a breakdown of first team honorees for Tehachapi.
Jose Barajas – Senior
One of the most talented players in California, Barajas was the overall leader in points (86) and goals (38) among all athletes in the central section. In his junior and senior season combined, Barajas has scored an amazing 62 goals and 142 points, and will be remembered as one of the most talented players in THS soccer and central section history. Barajas is a two-time first team all-league selection.
Cameron Gamble - Senior
The talented striker and midfielder had an impressive seven goals and six assist on the year, helping Tehachapi to a third place league finish overall. Gamble is a two-time all-league selection, having been named second team All-SSL his junior season.
Zach Satton - Junior
Named the goalie of the year in the SEYL, Satton was an impenetrable wall for Tehachapi in 162 overall saves during the season, eight shutouts and a goal against average of only .993. Satton is a first time selection to the all-league team.