North Goalkeeper Ricardo Arteaga Was One of Eight High School Soccer Players nominated for azcentral’s Arizona Soccer Player of the Year

Posted by Communications at 3/7/2018

North goalkeeper Ricardo Arteaga was one of eight high school soccer players nominated for azcentral’s Arizona Soccer Player of the Year.  He allowed only 10 goals in 19 games, and helped his team to a 15-3-1 record and 6A Metro Region crown.   The eight will be narrowed to three finalists in each sport and the winners announced, June 10, at the azcentral Sports Awards at ASU Gammage.  Trevor Browne’s Ervy Diaz was an Honorable Mention. Mustangs also dominated the Metro All-Region team, landing six players on the first team.  Juan Rodriguez was the Player of the Year, Marcelo Cruz was Defensive Player of the Year, and Carlos Zubiate was the Coach of the Year.

Just as impressive, the Mustang Girls had eight first team All-Region players.  Ashley Tavizon was the Defensive Player of the year, and Selene Segura was Offensive Player of the Year.  Sarah Crites of the Metro Region champions, was Coach of the Year.