Men's Soccer

Men's soccer team celebrates another fine season in 2016

Men's soccer team celebrates another fine season in 2016

Irvine Valley's men's soccer team celebrated a special 2016 season at a luncheon late last week.

The Lasers reached the CCCAA Southern California Regional Final for the second straight year and finished with a record of 16-5-3 overall.

IVC took second place in the Orange Empire Conference, ended up ranked seventh in the state and 10th in the nation.

Irvine Valley coach Martin McGrogan and his staff named sophomore midfielder Jose Rivera as the team's most valuable player.

Rivera was recently picked first team all-conference and also to the all-region and all-state squads.

He had 13 goals, 14 assists and 40 points for the squad. He led the conference in assists and ranked fourth in the state in the category.

The IVC staff also recognized its sophomore players. They included Marcos Cervantes, Jose Gamboa, Connor Elder, Joseph Ferguson, Albert Chavez, Scott Clark, Rivera and Sean Goode.

Goode was also named to the all-region team.

And Goode and Chavez were picked first team all-conference, while Elder, Ferguson and freshman Daniel Segal were named second team all-conference for IVC.

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