Prep football: Manderino, Saenz earn top Sea View honors

December 14, 2000

Newport Harbor High seniors Chris Manderino and Alan Saenz, who led

the Sailors to the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship

football game, headline a list of 14 Tars named All-Sea View League by

the circuit's coaches.

Manderino, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound tailback who also played linebacker,

is the Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed for 2,141 yards and scored

a Newport-Mesa District single-season record 31 touchdowns.


Saenz, a 6-2, 260-pound middle linebacker, who led his team in tackles

for a second straight season, shares Defensive Player of the Year honors

with Irvine safety Joe Bollard, who helped lead the league champion

Vaqueros to the CIF Division VI crown.

Representing Newport on the first-team offense are tackles Scott

Lopez, a senior, and Robert Chai, a junior, as well as junior receiver

Brian Gaeta. Gaeta caught 62 passes this fall.

Harbor senior ends Garrett Troncale and Ian Banigan are members of the

first-team defense, while senior punter Duke Burchell is also a


Manderino, Saenz and Troncale were first-team selections a year ago.

Representing Newport Harbor on the second team are: senior fullback

Travis Trimble; junior offensive guard Bryan Breland; senior outside

linebacker Andy Rankin; senior noseguard C.J. Collins; and senior

defensive tackle Nick Moghaddam.

The coaches use a formula which allows them to designate a certain

number of players, regardless of position, to the first and second teams,

based on the league standings. Hence, there are a disproportionate amount

of defense players recognized this season.

2000 Coaches' All-Sea View League football

Offensive Player of the Year

RB - Chris Manderino, Newport Harbor 6-1 205 Sr.

Co-Defensive Players of the Year

MLB - Alan Saenz, Newport Harbor 6-2 260 Sr.

FS - Joe Bollad, Irvine 6-0 165 Sr.

First-team offense

QB - Travis Otott, Irvine 6-0 180 Sr.

RB - Godfrey Young, Irvine 6-0 180 Jr.

WR - Brian Gaeta, Newport Harbor 6-2 180 Jr.

WR - Brian Anderson, Laguna Hills 6-2 205 Sr.

TE - Brandon Alconcel, Aliso Niguel 6-5 230 Sr.

OL - Matt McKinney, Irvine 6-2 200 Sr.

OL - Scott Lopez, Newport Harbor 6-2 285 Sr.

OL - Robert Chai, Newport Harbor 6-4 265 Jr.

OL - Mike McCloskey, Laguna Hills 6-5 270 Sr.

OL - Blake Orlandos, Aliso Niguel 6-3 250 Sr.

OL - Chris Russell, Woodbridge 5-11 230 Sr.

K - Stephen Berneking, Aliso Niguel 6-2 170 So.

First-team defense

LB - Chris White, Woodbridge 5-10 200 Sr.

LB - Parker Nau, Irvine 6-0 180 Sr.

DL - Brian Porteous, Irvine 6-0 180 Sr.

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