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Chase Lopez, J.J. Mata named soccer MVPs


November 13, 2019

BOYS SOCCER AWARD WINNERS are in front from left, Gaven Erevia, Caleb Christman, Evan Towry and Jaxsen Brown. In back are Dylan Luttmer, Chase Lopez and J.J. Mata. Also pictured is Mason Lopez.

Chase Lopez and J.J. Mata were named Most Valuable Players last week during the team's awards banquet, held Nov. 4.

Both received all-league honorable mention honors, said Coach Eric Stutzer, and Lopez "worked single-handedly to keep this team together."

His goal was to have a JV team this year, Stutzer said. Lopez was busy recruiting all summer long, and he often talked strategy with Stutzer.

Mata came onto the team this year, took on a leadership role and became the team's best shooter, Stutzer said.

For giving 110 percent and leaving nothing undone, Stutzer said, the Hustle Award went...

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