Sullivan, Pawlak Share MVP in Marmonte League

Senior defender James Sullivan of Westlake and senior goalie Jason Pawlak of Agoura were named co-Most Valuable Players of the Marmonte League, as selected by the league’s coaches.

 
Sullivan, who will play at Dartmouth next year, was a second-team pick as a junior. This year, he took on a much larger role for the Warriors (14-5), playing both close defense and LSM for a team that allowed only 7.6 goals per game in winning the league title and advancing to the US Lacrosse Southern Section North semifinals.

Pawlak, who will take a post-graduate year at The Hill Academy in Canada before attending college, anchored a defense that was second only to Palos Verdes among North division teams in goals allowed at 5.8 per game. In 17 games, the Chargers (10-7) held 13 opponents to fewer than 10 goals and eight to five or fewer.

Both Westlake and Agoura placed six players on the 26-member All-Marmonte team. Senior attack Brett Reilly, who is headed to Jacksonville, and junior goalie Matt Kilkeary joined Sullivan as repeat honorees for the Warriors. Reilly was co-MVP last season, and Kilkeary was a second-team selection.

Oaks Christian, which finished tied for second with Agoura and Thousand Oaks in the Marmonte standings, placed five players on the all-league team, led by repeat honoree Kaveh Torabian, a senior defender who will play at Boston University next year.

Senior attack Chasen Colter of Newbury Park received his third all-league nod, making the second-team list. He was a first-team pick last season and second-team as a sophomore. Senior middie Erich Wuesthoff also made all-league for the second time. He will play next year at St. Mary’s of Maryland.

Sophomore Matt Parham and junior Zac Asbury of Thousand Oaks both made the all-league team for the second year in a row. Parham was named first-team face-off specialist this year after being second team last year. Asbury was named to the second team as a middie after being second team as an attack last year.

2016 All-Marmonte League Team

Co-Most Valuable Players
Jason Pawlak, goalie, Agoura
James Sullivan, defender, Westlake

First Team
Attack
Duke Cohen, sophomore, Westlake
Brett Reilly, senior, Westlake
Cort Rogers, sophomore, Oaks Christian
Midfield
Marty Shargel, junior, Agoura
Dillon Pentis, senior, Thousand Oaks
Eric Wuestoff, senior, Newbury Park
FOGO
Matt Parham, sophomore, Thousand Oaks
Short-stick DM
Will Dutton, junior, Thousand Oaks
Long-stick DM
Cole Eisel, senior, Oaks Christian
Defense
Taylor Dankenbring, junior, Agoura
Kaveh Torbain, senior, Oaks Christian
James Sullivan, senior, Westlake
Goalie
Jason Pawlak, senior, Agoura

Second Team
Attack
Robby McInerney, junior, Newbury Park
Chasen Colter, senior, Newbury Park
Seamus O’Brien, sophomore, Oaks Christian
Midfield
Zac Asbury, junior, Thousand Oaks
Jacob Mannisto, senior, Westlake
Danny Redell, junior, Oaks Christian
FOGO
Kitt Stoddard, junior, Westlake
Short-stick DM
Tavis Valenzuela, junior, Newbury Park
Long-stick DM
Cooper Issacs, sophomore, Agoura
Defense
Joe Glassman, senior, Agoura
Keegan Gauthier, senior, Agoura
Anderson Hill, junior, Newbury Park
Goalie
Matt Kilkeary, junior, Westlake

Look back: 2015 All-Marmonte Team

 

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