Lopez and Martinez highlight McNary’s all-conference selections

McNary defender Jose Martinez earned a second-team all-league nod for his outstanding play this season (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).

McNary’s boys soccer team had five members of their team receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for their play this season.

Senior forward Luis Lopez was named to the first team and junior defender Jose Martinez was placed on the second team. Seniors Jack Baez and Alejandro Villarreal, as well as junior Edgar Salazar received honorable mention nods.

Lopez had three goals and five assists on the season. He scored the lone goal in the Celtics 1-0 win over #4 Summit. He also had the only score in McNary’s 2-1 playoff loss to Lincoln on Saturday, Nov. 2. 

Martinez was considered the best defender on the team by McNary head coach Miguel Camarena and helped the Celtics hold opponents to two goals or less in every game but one. 

Baez was a four-year varsity player, as well as a team captain, and had four assists on the season while Salazar led McNary with five goals and six assists.

Villarreal set a McNary record with seven shutouts on the season as a goalkeeper.