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‘Horns’ Cy Eaton named league player of year

Aspen Times Staff Report
Basalt's Cy Eaton (13) was recently named player of the year for the 3A WSL. Paul Conrd photo.

The Class 3A Western Slope League champion Basalt Longhorns boys soccer team landed five players on the all-league first team, including junior midfielder Cy Eaton, the WSL player of the year.

Eaton finished the season with 10 goals and nine assists, helping lead the ‘Horns to a 10-0-1 league record. Basalt’s run in the 3A state tourney ended in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to Salida. Basalt finished at 12-3-1 overall.

Felipe Sanchez, a Basalt sophomore and the Longhorns’ leading scorer with 16 goals and five assists, was also named to the all-league first team, along with junior defender Brett Guglielmo, senior midfielder Jake Rankin and senior defender A.J. Hobbs.

Basalt led the league with five first-teamers and also had three players earn honorable mention: senior Hugo Araujo, sophomore Ben Pollock and senior Mike Wheeler.

Aspen landed four players on the first team, while Vail Mountain and Eagle Valley each had three first-team selections.

Aspen’s selections include senior Tae Westcott, junior Colter VanDomelen, freshman Stephen Buzbee and senior Rodrigo Chiarelo. Aspen’s honorable mention players include sophomore goalie Fred Bernard, junior Gabriel Grisolia and sophomore Sam Harder.

Roaring Fork and Colorado Rocky Mountain School each netted a pair of first-team picks.

Luis Flores and Matt Pucak earned honors for Roaring Fork, while Tano Tomasawa and senior Michael Olenick were the CRMS Oysters’ two selections. (Olenick, as in, the new-school free-skiing Olenicks of Carbondale.)

Johnny Wood and Nick Forbes captured honorable mention accolades for Roaring Fork and CRMS, respectively.

Vail Mountain’s Robert Bandoni was named the coach of the year.

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