PORT ANGELES – Cesar Gervacio repeated as North Region Most Valuable Player and seven of his Pirate teammates were honored as the Northwest Athletic Conference announced its All-Star and All-Conference selections Tuesday.
Gervacio, a sophomore from San Jose California, who led the NWAC in scoring through the regular season, was named MVP for the second straight year, as well as an All-Star forward.
Joining him on the list of All-Star forwards is fellow San Jose native Juan Carrillo, also a sophomore. Peninsula’s Adrian Benitez, a sophomore from Riverbank, California, and Jose Serna, a freshman from Cowiche, Washington, were named All-Star midfielders, and freshman Sterling Penniston-John of Las Vegas, Nevada was named as an All-Star defender.
The five Pirate All-Stars will play in the NWAC’s annual All-Star Game at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila at 11:15 on Sunday.
Earning All-Conference recognition for the Pirates were Joey Hollimon, a sophomore from Las Vegas; Sergio Gonzalez Reyes, a sophomore from Reno; and Michael Benito, a freshman from San Diego.
“I'm extremely proud and pleased that we have five All-Stars being recognized for their hard work and determination,” head coach Jake Hughes said. “These players, along with our All-Conference selections, have represented the program well and fully deserve the recognition.”