Five Indians collect All-State soccer honors


Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: From left, junior forward Oscar Cruz, senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles, senior forward Mikie Mochiam, senior defender Patrick Mochiam and senior forward Johan Cordoba.Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: From left, junior forward Oscar Cruz, senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles, senior forward Mikie Mochiam, senior defender Patrick Mochiam and senior forward Johan Cordoba.After seeing 12 players earn All Henlopen Conference honors, the Indian River High School soccer team now sees five players collect All-State honors following their 2016 season.

Four of the five players making the cut were seniors, with senior forward Johan Cordoba being named to the state Top XI list, senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles and senior defender Patrick Mochiam named First Team All-State, and senior forward Mikie Mochiam and junior forward Oscar Cruz being named Second Team All-State.

Along with senior midfielder Mac Smith, who was sidelined for most of the fall with a foot injury, Cordoba, the Mochiam brothers and Calles were also invited to play in the annual Blue-White All-Star game, with Calles being named MVP, Cordoba notching a goal and Smith marking three assists in that game.

This season, they helped lead the Indians to a 13-3 record, the group’s fourth straight Henlopen South title, a third Henlopen Conference title and a third DIAA state championship appearance, having won it in 2013 and 2015.

In addition, Cordoba was named a DSCAA Regional All-American and the top player in the Henlopen Southern Division.

IR All-State selections:

Top XI: Johan Cordoba, senior
First Team: Kevin Calles, senior
First Team: Patrick Mochiam, senior
Second Team: Mikie Mochiam, senior
Second Team: Oscar Cruz, junior