All-Region soccer: Vigil garners coach of the year

Jonathan Maness
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BROOMFIELD - Nobody expected Jeff Vigil’s Standley Lake soccer team to do much in the coach’s second season.

In Vigil’s first year as coach of the Gators his squad was a respectful 6-9, but that didn’t deter Standley Lake that.

The Gators only lost two of their first 12 games and advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.

And due to that Vigil earned the MetroNorth Coach of the Year honors.

Standley Lake did fall to the Adams City, 3-0, in the opening round of the playoffs.

But that was after the Gators caused some havoc in the Jeffco League. They opened league 3-0-2 with a big 3-2 win over Chatfield.

What made Standley Lake’s squad special was there wasn’t one standout player; instead 10 different players scored two goals or more.

“We’ve had a great season,” Vigil said earlier this season. “Our kids have shown a lot of character.”

Also making the All-Region soccer team from Standley Lake was midfielder Sean Palizzi and goalkeeper Cameron Chacon.

Holy Family’s Preston Arguello was the MetroNorth’s Player of the Year. Arguello led the Tigers with 10 goals and eight assists.

He scored in eight of Holy Family’s 18 games and had two games in which he scored two goals.

He even had three assists in the 5-1 victory over Manual.

Arguello had the Tigers lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Kent Denver in the 3A quarterfinals.

Arguello, a four-year letterman, finishes his career at Holy Family with 43 goals and 32 assists.

Also making the first team from the Tigers was Patrick Borer and Jay Elliott.

MetroNorth Newspapers 2012 All-Region boys soccer team
Player of the Year

Preston Arguello, Holy Family

Coach of the Year

Jeff Vigil, Standley Lake

First Team

FW - Trevor Amann, Fr., Northglenn 19 goals, 1 assist, 39 points

FW- Preston Arguello, Senior, Holy Family 10 goals, 8 assists, 28 points

FW - Eduardo Belmar, Sr., Pomona 10 goals, 3 assists, 23 points

MF - Patrick Borer, Jr., Holy Family 9 goals, 7 assists, 25 points

MF - Jay Elliott, Sr., Holy Family 4 goals, 7 assists, 15 points

MF - D’Angelo Escobar, Soph., Skyview 1 goal, 5 assists, 7 points

MF - Sean Palizzi, Sr., Standley Lake 3 goals, 2 assists, 8 points

MF - Steven Salter, Sr., Mountain Range 8 goals, 4 assists, 20 points

D - Dillon Douglas, Sr., Horizon 3 goals, 4 assists, 10 points

D - Joseph Goracke, Sr., Legacy 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 points

GK - Cameron Chacon, Sr., Standley Lake 33 saves, 4 shutouts, 7 goals allowed

Second Team

FW - Ivan Armendaris, Sr., Pinnacle

FW - Kyler Fowkes, Jr., Standley Lake

FW - Oscar Castorena, Sr., Skyview

FW - Devin Wells, So., Jefferson Academy

MF - Dillon Fee, Jr., Pomona

MF - Nick Rhoden, Sr., Holy Family

MF - Carlos Diego Luna, Jr., Mountain Range

D -- Daniel Salas, Sr., Legacy

D - Cody Calcagno, Soph., Standley Lake

D - Dylan Pilkington, Sr., Holy Family

GK - Robert Hanley, Jr., Holy Family

Honorable Mention

Community Christian (Nick Gustafson), Horizon (Christian Rico, Jared Rio), Legacy (Dreese Marrakchi, Jonah Cavender, Caio Miranda), Mountain Range (Chris Keil), Northglenn (Juan Pacheco, Austin Vang), Pomona (Loren Drewes, Dillon Fee, Tyler Hamilton), Skyview (Adrian Avila), Standley Lake (Zach Hott)

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