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Calif. standout named Gatorade National Soccer PoY

El Ranch (Pico Rivera, Calif.) senior Cristian Roldan, recently named the Gatorade Player of the Year for California, was surprised at a school assembly Monday, when he was presented the 2012-13 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award by former U.S. and MLS standout Alexi Lalas.

Roldan has signed with the University of Washington.

This past season, he:
* Led the Dons to a 29-2-1 record on the way to winning the Southern Section Division III tournament championship and the Southern Cal Division I Regional championship
*Scored a school-record 54 goals and recorded 31 assists in 2013
*Recorded a goal and five assists in three regional tournament games
*Scored eight goals and recorded seven assists in five-game run to the CIF-SS Division III title
*Volunteers for the Blue Pride service project
*Maintains a 3.39 GPA in the classroom


Year, Name, Position, School

2011-12, Ema Boateng, MF, Cate (Capinteria, Calif.)
2010-11, Luis Rendon, F, Cosby (Midlothian, Va.)
2009-10, Soony Saad, F, Dearborn (Mich.)
2008-09, Dillon Powers, MF, Plano (Texas)
2007-08, Chris Agorsor, F, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
2006-07, Brayan Martinez, MF, West Orange (N.J.)
2005-06, Eric Alexander, MF, Portage Central (Portage, Mich.)
2004-05, Lee Nguyen, MF, Plano East (Plano, Texas)
2003-04, Patrick Phelan, D, Wilbraham & Monson (Wilbraham, Mass.)
2002-03, Greg Dalby, MF, Poway (Calif.)
2001-02, Jordan Harvey, MF, Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
2000-01, Ned Grabavoy, MF, Lincoln Way (New Lenox, Ill.)
1999-2000, Alecko Eskandarian, F, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
1998-99, Kyle Martino, MF, Staples (Westport, Conn.)
1997-98, Nick Downing, MF, Eastlake (Redmond, Wash.)
1996-97, Nick Garcia, MF, Bishop Lynch (Dallas, Texas)
1995-96, Andy Kirk, GK, Marquette (Milwaukee, Wis.)
1994-95, Pierre Venditti, F, Jonathon Law (Milford, Conn.)
1993-94, Andriy Shapowal, F, Kenston (Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
1992-93, Mike Fisher, F, Batavia (Ill.)
1991-92, Matt McKeon, SW, DeSmet (St. Louis, Mo.)
1990-91, Claudio Reyna, MF, St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)
1989-90, Todd Haskins, F, Howard (Ellicott City, Md.)
1988-89, Chris Henderson, MF, Cascade (Everett, Wash.)
1987-88, Lyle Yorks, MF, E.O. Smith (Storrs, Conn.)
1986-87, John Gwin, D, Boise (Idaho)


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