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Austin Mansker


Austin Mansker Racks Up Post-Season Honors 3/30

Valley Christian goalkeeper Austin Mansker was named to the San Jose Mercury News' 2nd Team All Central Coast Section (CCS) team today.  The selection recognizes Austin as the second best 'Keeper out of the 120+ schools in CCS.  Needless to say, Austin was the only Freshman recognized in this way.



"It's well deserved, and that's saying a lot considering how many great goalkeepers there are in CCS.  He had a phenomenal year, and the Mercury News recognized him for that," Coach John Basanese said.


In addition to the 2nd team All-CCS award, Mansker was also recognized as the San Jose Mercury News' Freshman of the Year.  The award is given to the top player, of any position, in the 9th grade.


"It speaks for itself.  Austin was clearly the top Freshman in CCS this year.  This is the best possible way for him to start off his high school career.  It'll only get better from here." Basanese continued.


The future looks bright for this young man, as it does for the entire VC Soccer program.


"You build a program around a kid like Austin, but we have some incredible young talent on our team.  Next year, and the new few should be very good for us.  He's a great kid, and I really look forward to having him around for 3 more years!" Basanese concluded.


Austin was also named the 'Impact Player of the Year' at Valley Christian, and the first freshman in recent history to be named to the WCAL 1st Team. 


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