Since he was a sophomore playing on varsity two years ago, Burroughs High's Brandon Gerlach continued to grow as a player.
"It has just been great to see Brandon progress like he has since he started to play for us as a sophomore," Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama said. "And he just continued to get better and his skills increased every year."
The culmination of those skills were displaced this past season for Gerlach, who was one of the Indians' captains. A force in the midfield, the senior orchestrated the team's offense and took charge when it came to running Burroughs' set pieces. The midfielder's contributions helped the Indians capture a second straight Pacific League championship.
Those skills were recognized by the rest of the Pacific League, as Gerlach was named the league's player of the year.
Gerlach was joined on the all-league list my six teammates. Making the first team was junior forward Ashot Veisyan, senior defender Michael Conrad, senior midfielder Nolberto Alcantar and senior forward Milosh Petko.