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Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer standout Chavez reels in league hardware

Photo Gallery: Flintridge Prep vs. Providence in Prep League boys’ soccer
Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer player Silas Chavez, right, was named the Prep League’s Most Valuable Player for a second straight season.
(Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)

In his first three seasons, Silas Chavez has shown the ability to adapt to any situation on the soccer field.

It’s translated into the standout Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer player helping the Rebels emerge as one of the top teams in the Prep League and lifting the Rebels to the postseason during that stretch.

Often double-teamed, the junior midfielder has displayed the knack for being a consummate play-maker, which has helped Flintridge Prep thrive.

Chavez showcased his top-flight skills again this past season, as he registered 19 goals and 12 assists for 50 points en route to be selected the league’s most valuable player for the second season in a row.

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Flintridge Prep finished 10-5-6, 3-1-2 in league for second place behind rival Pasadena Poly after winning three straight league titles. Flintridge Prep suffered a 6-5 overtime home loss to El Monte in a CIF Southern Section Division VI wild-card match at the Glendale Sports Complex.

“It’s got a lot to do with his quickness and agility,” said Flintridge Prep coach Esteban Chavez, Silas’ father. “He’s strong and powerful and he’s very technical.

“You can see that with the dribbling and shooting. He’s got the patience, along with picking and choosing his moments. When he’s double-teamed, he’ll find a way to get the ball to one of his teammates.”

Five Flintridge Prep players were bestowed with all-league accolades.

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In addition to being selected the most valuable player, Chavez earned a spot on the first team.

Chavez was joined on the first team by senior Simon Siskel and junior Andrew Odom.

Siskel, a forward, finished with a team-leading 20 goals and six assists for 46 points.

“The thing with Simon is that he’s been a natural goal scorer for us the past several seasons,” said Esteban Chavez, who also serves as the school’s girls’ coach. “He took advantage of any scoring opportunity he had inside the box.”

Odom helped anchor Flintridge Prep’s defensive unit. He contributed six goals and 18 assists for 30 points.

“Andrew understands how to defend and that’s by taking away the opponents strengths,” Esteban Chavez said. “He can get physical and we knew we can always count on him to make the right play.”

Flintridge Prep senior Jason Kreinberg and sophomore Dominick Schraeder were named to the second team.

Kreinberg, a defender, notched two goals and four assists for eight points.

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“Jason provided a presence to our defense and was another anchor back there,” Esteban Chavez said.

Schraeder had five assists as a defender.

“Dominick is a very pesky player,” Esteban Chavez said. “He’s very physical and tenacious.”

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