Nathan Castillo named to soccer Dream Team

DOWNEY - Bear senior defender and standout Nathan Castillo was the only Bear selected to the first team of the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Dream Team" for boys soccer.Castillo was also chosen as the C.I.F. Division II MVP and Warren head coach Miguel Pena was chosen as C.I.F. Division II Coach of the Year. Bear senior forward Ramiro Santana was selected to the second team "Dream Team" and was also an All-C.I.F. Division II selection. Bear goalkeeper Christopher Dominguez was an All-C.I.F. Division II selection. Other San Gabriel Valley League first team "Dream Team" selections included senior midfielder Juan Ortega and senior Brian Velez of Paramount. Besides Santana, other second team "Dream Team" selections included senior defender Danny Romero of Paramount and senior midfielder Robert Vazquez of Lynwood. The Warren High School boys' soccer team finished their season with an overall record of 11-9-9, a league record of 4-2-4 and a C.I.F. Division II title. The Bears defeated Loara High School of Anaheim 3-1 in the title game to hoist the C.I.F. Division II championship plaque. The Bears lost to La Costa Canyon 2-1 in the quarterfinal round of the Southern California Regional. Coach Pena said he is extremely proud of Nathan Castillo and Ramiro Santana as well as his entire team for their focus and mental toughness throughout a challenging season. The Bears will certainly be the hunted once again next year as they will try to defend their 2013 C.I.F. Division II title.

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02