Garcia earns GVR top player nod
Kofa midfielder Marcos Garcia earned the Gila Valley Region's Player of the Year award on Tuesday.
Garcia helped the Kings into the second round of the playoffs after Kofa lost the region title to San Luis.
Cibola coach Victor Preciado, who announced his retirement toward the end of the season, was named Coach of the Year, and senior midfielder Sergio Gomez was the only Raider on the first team.
Joining Garcia on the first team from Kofa were senior forward Jose Medina and defender Armando Tapia. Region champ San Luis had five on the first team: junior forward Ricardo Ruiz, junior midfielder Erik Luzanilla, senior midfielder Josue Sanchez, junior defender Carlos Barrientos and senior goalie Jorge Elizalde.
Gila Ridge senior forward Noel Galindo and senior defender Javier Bon rounded out the first team.
On the second team were forwards Arturo Garcia from San Luis and Kofa's Colby Carr; midfielders Josh Segura (Gila Ridge), Angel Figueroa and T.J. Nichols (Kofa), Marco Leon (San Luis) and Rey Ibarra (Yuma); defenders Francisco Garcia from Cibola, Jesus Silva from San Luis and Eliseo Casillas from Yuma High. Gila Ridge goalie Alvaro Velador rounded out the second team.