After winning a fourth consecutive Shasta Cascade League soccer championship, the Mount Shasta Bears earned five spots on the all-SCL soccer list, including a most valuable player award for junior John Holst.
Holst and Fall River’s Pedro Aceves were named co-MVPs.
Also earning all-league honors for the Bears were seniors Alastair Curley, Liam O’Hara and Erik Thelander and junior Andrew Campbell.
Weed, which finished with just two league wins but played the Bears tough three times, placed senior Nicolette Neel and junior Usmaro Sanchez on the all-SCL?team.
Even though he went through a dry spell while playing hurt, Holst never missed one minute of one game and led the Bears with 21 goals, 10 assists, 52 points and 87 shots. He was second in the league to Fall River’s Edgar Alvarez with 4.0 points per game and 1.6 goals per game.
Mount Shasta coach Rob Davies said Holst “was on my radar when he was 11 and I was coaching against him... He’s been a starter since day one as a freshman. He’s got fantastic numbers.”
Holst “wants to learn everything about the game,” Davies said. “He’s got a 4.0 grade point average, is a leader and one of the captains... He’s great at giving me insight on the team.”

• The complete story is in the Nov. 25 print and E-editions of Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers.