Boys Soccer Senior Night With a Win over Mohave


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Boys Soccer Seniors before Senior Night Game

Thor's Hammer Staff

Boys Varsity Soccer celebrated the senior players in their last home game with a victory over  Mojave High School on Thursday, October 24. They won with a score of 4 to 0.

Boys Varsity Soccer Team before Senior Night Game

Senior players include Jesus Rodriguez-Romero, Brian Molina, Jorge Rodriguez, Jesus Garcia Moreno, Juan Antonio-Martinez, Victor Meija Quintanilla, Christopher Ramirez, Marco Torres, Joel Corral, and Hoffman Madzou.  The team is managed by senior Alondra Gonzalez.

Senior Varsity Soccer Players with friends and family before their final home game

Boys soccer is  coached by Jaime Alvarez and Christian Alvarez, both teachers at Valley.

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Coach Jaime Alvarez (left) and Coach Christian Alvarez (right)

Valley’s Boys soccer team was plagued with injuries and the field dried out prematurely.  However, they were still competitive.


“Even through all the issues, we still had a shot to make a run at winning it all as we were one of the most dangerous 4 seeds in the playoffs. We played undefeated Sunrise Mountain, and unfortunately, our season ended against them in the first round,”  Coach Jaime Alvarez explains.

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Pregame huddle before Boys Varsity Soccer Senior Night

Christian Alvarez coached JV, and it was his first year coaching soccer at Valley. 


“I enjoyed having a great coaching partner experience with Coach Jaime Alvarez,” JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach Christian Alvarez states.  “We were able to bounce ideas off of each other and we both valued each other’s input.”


With a large group of seniors, they will be missed next year.

Senior Juan Antonio-Martinez

“Our season started off with a rude awakening; we played Rancho High School to see how we would do against a decent team, and the result we got was not what we expected at all as we were blown out and saw that we needed major improvements,” senior Marco Torres explains.

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Senior Marco Torres with family and friends on Senior Night

The team then worked hard to train both to get in shape and to work on tactical plans.

Senior Jorge Rodriguez

“Coach [Jaime] Alvarez brought back the formation we used last year, and that was a key factor to our success most games because he knew his players well and knew that if we worked hard we could beat any team we faced,” Torres adds, “but that was if and only if we worked hard.” 


“In the end, after our loss in the quarter finals against Sunrise, I don’t think we could’ve done anything differently.  We worked hard, and I believe that was the best we played all season. Although the loss was devastating to us, I was proud of my team, and I was glad to be a part of the team for the last three years,” Torres concludes. 


“Moving up to 4A will be a great challenge that I’m looking forward to, “ JV Coach Alvarez adds. 

Senior Jesus Rodriguez
Senior Bryan Molina
Senior Jorge Rodriguez
Senior Jesus Garcia
Senior Juan Antonio-Martinez
Senior Victor Meija
Senior Christopher Ramirez
Senior Joel Corral
Senior Hoffman Madzou
Manager – Senior Alondra Gonzalez
Mariachi as part of the celebration, courtesy of the Ramirez family