Winter Sports All-League Selections Announced


By Dick Dornan
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor


Here are the Burbank and Burroughs All-League selections for boys soccer, girls soccer, girls basketball and boys basketball- 


Boys Soccer:

Coach of the Year: Mike Kodama, Burroughs


Brian Arzate, Player of the Year

Manny Celio, 1st team
Jorman Herrera, 1st team
Brandon Gerlach, 1st team
Michael Conrad, 1st team

Xavi Izquieta, 2nd team
VJ Salazar, 2nd team

Elliot Whitecotton, honorable mention


Co-MVP Brian Arzate (Photo courtesy of Mike Kodama)
Co-MVP Brian Arzate (Photo courtesy of Mike Kodama)

Brian Arzate is the first Burroughs soccer player to receive this honor since Jeff Honicky in 2000.

Previous player of the years include:

Jeff Honicky, 2000

Miguel Meneses, 1998

Jose Munoz, 1997

Jesus Diaz, 1995

Roberto Perez, 1993 and 1994

Ruben Ramos, 1992

“I am very happy that Brian received this honor. He had a tremendous season for us,” Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama said. “He came to play everyday and was our field general. He ran the team and set the tempo for us. He led the team in attack, often making the first pass to get us started and he led our team on defense, making the plays to stop the other team or hustling back to help his teammates.

“Brian was our engine. Even more than this, Brian is a true leader and an example of all that is great in high school sports. He put his heart and soul into this team and it showed in our performance. We are very proud of Brian.”


Christian Garcia, 2nd team

Josue Gonzalez, 2nd team

Dennis Palacio, honorable mention


Girls Soccer:


Brittany Mata, 1st team

Tatiana Rizzotti, 1st team 

Brooke Hazard, 2nd team 

Emma Pineiro, honorable mention


Natalie Muller, 1st team

Maddie Carlborg, 2nd team

Alessia Dal Monte, honorable mention


Girls Basketball:

Coach of the Year: Vicky Oganyan, Burroughs



Co-MVP Aysia Shellmire(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Co-MVP Aysia Shellmire
(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Aysia Shellmire , Co-Player of the Year                                   

Davina Del Castillo, 1st team  

Sidney Ortega, 2nd team      

Jakarra Waddell, honorable mention 

“Being named Co-MVP is a great accomplishment and honor for Aysia and shows her growth as a player and person in the last four years,” Burroughs Coach Vicky Oganyan said. “It also develops confidence and sets a precedent for other players who go through our program.”           


Courtney Seidler, 1st team                                    

Jamie Gonzalez, 2nd team                                    

Aja Locke, 2nd team                                            

Ashley Linda, honorable mention


Boys Basketball:


Richard Elmoyan, 2nd team 

Sarkis Kariam,  honorable mention


Lawrence White, 1st team

Kalen Verhoeven, honorable mention







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