Nine local TIMES NEWS players were recognized for their regular season play by being named to the Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Star team.

Malik Krcic earned the highest honors of the group as the Pleasant Valley senior midfielder was named the conference's Most Valuable Player.

The Bears' AJ Werkheiser, Adam Werkheiser, Jack Wathen, Alex Mansour and Ricky Forte followed witrh First Team selections.

Lehighton's Jake Plocinik and Anthony Rossino landed positions on the Second Team.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY CONFERENCE

SOCCER ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

AJ Werkheiser (Pleasant Valley)

Defenders

Adam Werkheiser (Pleasant Valley), Owen Jones (ES North), Stephen Yarosh (PM East), Weston Strubert (PM West), Jack Wathen (Pleasant Valley)

Midfielders

Malik Krcic (Pleasant Valley), Jarrell Bobb (ES North), Steve Poorman (Stroudsburg), Jordon Ellison (Stroudsburg)

Strikers

Alex Mansour (Pleasant Valley), Ricky Forte (Pleasant Valley), Andrew Ficco (PM East)

SECOND TEAM

Goalkeeper

Josh Lee (PM East)

Defenders

Jake Plocinik (Lehighton), Shane Steckel (PM East), Blake Hollister (ES South)

Midfielders

Agypong Johnson (ES North), Martin Dieppa (PM East), Matt Schneke (PM East), Josh Miller (PM West)

Strikers

Sebastian Moreno (ES North), Kody Grlica (PM West), Anthony Rossino (Lehighton)