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.
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.
LB - Chris White, Woodbridge 5-10 200 Sr.
LB - Parker Nau, Irvine 6-0 180 Sr.
DL - Brian Porteous, Irvine 6-0 180 Sr.