IN SPORTS: TOKAY’S ITURRARAN TAKES CO-MVP
While the Tokay High girls water polo team prepares to fight for a section championship on Saturday, the TriCity Athletic League released its all-league teams earlier this week.
Tokay garnered several awards, including Nicole Iturraran taking the league’s co-MVP award.
Two other Tigers were named to the first team in Lizzy Macfarlane and Hannah Ortiz along with Lodi High’s Elisa Grim and Jackie Westerterp.
Iturraran has been the linchpin for Tokay’s offense, racking up 120 goals in 24 games for the Tigers (21-3), along with 22 assists at 37 steals. Her two best games came against St. Mary’s, with a 12-goal, two steal game on Oct. 3 and an 11-goal, fivesteal game on Oct. 22.
Iturraran shared the MVP award with Lincoln’s
MacKenzie Lincoln. The Trojans and the Tigers shared the TCAL title, each with a 91 record. Lincoln’s Annie Asplund won the league’s goalkeeper award.
Macfarlane also holds down the middle with Iturraran,
and has 30 goals, 26 assists and 12 steals, with a season high of five goals in the first game against St. Mary’s. Ortiz has 10 goals, 26 assists and 12 steals.
Grim, a sophomore, led Lodi with 83 goals as the Flames went 16-12 , exiting the Sac-Joaquin Section D-I playoffs with a second-round loss to Woodcreek. Her season high was nine in a win over Tracy on Oct. 22. Westerterp scored 39 goals for the Flames.
Tokay’s Katie McLain (17 goals, 20 assists, 30 steals) and goalkeeper Alanna Stoops (68 goals allowed against 163 saves) were named to the second team, along with Lodi’s Hannah Wilson (35 goals).
Tokay’s Sydney Stewart was honorable mention, as were Lodi’s Liz Decko, McKenzie Campbell, Brooklynn Shull and goalkeeper Kelsey Siria.
On the boys side, St. Mary’s Matthew Hosmer was MVP and teammate Lewis Gale took the goalkeeper award.
Lodi’s Victor Plunkett and Alex Elrod were named to the first team after leading
the Flames to a 17-9 record with a second-round playoff exit against Rocklin. Benton Peterson, Jack LeBaron and goalkeeper Tristan Gorham were named second-team.
For Tokay, Nate Bonham was named to the second team.
The Tokay girls will play Rio Americano for the SacJoaquin Section Division II title at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Woodcreek High in Roseville.
Tokay's Nicole Iturraran shoots to score a goal as Del Oro's Ashley Leaman defends during their Sac-Joaquin Section Division II semifinal game at Tokay High on Wednesday.