Boys soccer preview: Top 5 players to watch


Mac Hutchins, El Toro, Jr.: He posted 12 shutouts last season, including one in the postseason as the Chargers advanced to the CIF-SS Division 1 championship match

Oscar Navarro, Santa Ana F, Sr.: He was an All CIF selection and Golden West League Player of the Year after scoring 16 goals last season to help the Saints reach the CIF-SS Division 2 final.

Zane Rojas, Servite, Sr.: The left back has been a part of the Friars defense which has posted 35 shutouts through the last two seasons.

Daniel Martinez, Sunny Hills, Sr.: He had eight shutouts and a .72 goal against average, helping the Lancers advance to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 2 championship.

Marco Salmeron, Santiago, MF, Sr.: He finsihed with four goals and 14 assists last year as he helped the Cavaliers win the CIF-SS Division 5 championship. “He is short, but has incredible instincts and vision of the field,” Santiago coach Sean Redmond said.

Blake Tourville, Sonora, So.: He a All Freeway League first team selection as a freshman last season and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Edgar Adame, Godinez, Sr.: He scored eight goals last season as a holding midfielder, played a key role in helping the Grizzlies reach the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs. “He posesses great technical ability and tactical awareness,” Godinez coach Ruben Fernandez said.

Manuel Acosta, Magnolia, Sr.: The Orange League MVP led the county in goal scoring last season with 28. He had five games in which he scored three or more goals.

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