GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

JFK Islanders win 2016 IIAAG Boys HS soccer title

[December 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] John F. Kennedy High School Islanders' Eddie Cho had the game-winning strike against St. John's School in extra time to help lift his team to a 2-1 victory in the championship match of the 2016 IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League held at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.

Devan Mendiola scored the Islanders' goal in regulation time. Kian Malakooti scored St. John's lone goal.

The winning school, also winners of the first-ever GFA Boys High School Soccer Preseason Tournament, featured three players on the All-Island First Team selection, as well as championship match MVP Takumi Ito.

All-Island 1st Team

MVP – GW Gecko Xavier Naputi

Goalkeeper: Sean Evans – Harvest 12
Defender: Tevin Pangelinan – Father Duenas 12
Defender: Ethan Elwell – Harvest 10
Defender: Isaiah Macias – GW 12
Defender: Alschea Grape – JFK 11
Midfield: Xavier Naputi – GW 11
Midfield: Seth Surber – Southern 12
Midfield: Daniel Kim – St. Paul 12
Midfield: Takumi Ito – JFK 11
Forward: Clayton Mitchell – Harvest 11
Forward: Aidan Dickson – Father Duenas 11
Utility: Devan Mendiola – JFK 12

In the third-place match, the Harvest Christian Academy Eagles defeated George Washington High School Geckos 5-1.

In addition to recognizing the top three teams, the All-Island selections, and championship match MVP in the night's awards ceremony, GFA also recognized referees chosen to officiate both the championship and consolation matches. David Drews, Michael Tate, Kyle Legozzie, and Shawn Spindel featured as referees in the championship match. Christian Cortez and Cody Lallatin were the assistant referees selected for the consolation match.

The John F. Kennedy High School Islanders hoist the championship trophy of the IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League after defeating St. John's School 2-1 after extra time in the final match played at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

The St. John's School Knights pose with the runner-up trophy of the IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League after falling to the John F. Kennedy High School Islanders 2-1 after extra time in the final match played at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

The Harvest Christian Academy Eagles pose with the third place trophy of the IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League after defeating the George Washington High School Geckos 5-1 in the consolation match played at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

The IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League 2016 All-Island First Team pose with their individual awards in a presentation ceremony held after the playoff finals at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

Dominic Gadia, Director of the United Airlines GFA National Academy, presents the championship match MVP award to John F. Kennedy High School Islanders' Takumi Ito in a presentation ceremony held after the playoff finals at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

Championship match referees, from left, Kyle Legozzie, Michael Tate, David Drews, and Shawn Spindel, pose with their individual plaques of recognition in a presentation ceremony held after the playoff finals at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Dec. 17.

 
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