Both the Bruins girls and boys soccer teams had a tremendous season this year as they dominated their new leagues and went undefeated in league play. While both teams were knocked out in the quarterfinals of playoffs, the Bruins walked away with a slew of awards to cap off their seasons.
Luke Beaman and Anna Serna both received awards for Most Valuable Player and first team honors this year, ending their senior season as some of the highest ranked players in the state.
Beaman ended his final season with a total of 44 goals to shatter the school record of 29, as well as 29 assists. He was also recognized as the OSAA Player of the Week, as well as Maxprep’s Player of the Week five different times this year.
Serna also impressed with a total of 14 goals and 16 assists this year, meaning she played a part in roughly half of the Bruin’s 67 goals this year.
Beaman wasn’t the only member of the boys team to walk away with league honors this year, as seniors Roman Worthey and Zachary Carlson, as well as sophomore Hobbes Howard, received first team honors.
Junior Jair Valdovinos and seniors Jacob Norman and Ethan Sayne were given second-team honors, while junior goalkeeper Juan Hernandez and senior Austin Fronckowiak received honorable mentions.
“It was great to see Roman and Luke recognized for first team and MVP and out of the eight players I put up there seven of them got awards,” said Jess Beaman, the Bruins boys coach, and Luke’s father. “Though it was a bummer that our defense didn’t get recognized because in my opinion, Austin (Fronckowiak) was the best defender in our league.”
The Bruins were completely dominant in their new league this year, with 97 goals overall in league play and only a single point scored against them by South Umpqua.
The boys will be recognized for their achievements this year at the team’s annual awards banquet, which is currently tentatively scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 15 with the time yet to be decided.
For the girls, junior Avana Pettus and senior Mickey Fulton both earned first team honors alongside Serna. Annie Nation, the teams sophomore goalkeeper received second-team honors while senior Sandra Sullivan, Elena Morosky, sophomores Lexi Schofield, Tilly Peters, and freshman Faith Burton all received honorable mentions.
“Our awards this year were by far well deserved,” said Bruins girls coach Kyla Siri. “I would have liked to see more girls make it to first and second team because we were so dominant in the league, but what we got we definitely deserved.”
Siri also received the Coach of the Year award from the Bruin’s new league. This was Siri’s first year in the head coach position for Brookings, which saw her leading the team to an undefeated season in a new league.
“I’m pretty happy. I put in a lot of time and effort for the girls to be successful. For a first-year coach to get recognized like that is quite an accomplishment,” Siri said.
The girls will be recognized at their own award banquet which is currently scheduled for after Thanksgiving break on Nov. 28 with the time yet to be decided.