Soccer

El Camino Real’s Andy Garcia, Sierra Withers spearhead 2018 Daily News All-Area soccer

El Camino Real soccer players Andy Garcia and Sierra Withers.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)
El Camino Real soccer players Andy Garcia and Sierra Withers.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)

Girls Player of the Year
Sierra Withers, El Camino Real, Sr.

Scoring goals is good, but stopping them from happening is better for Sierra Withers, who anchored an El Camino Real girls soccer team that allowed just 13 goals all year.

The tenacious and savvy center back has been the rock that’s guided the Conquistadores to four straight L.A. City Section titles appearances. In 2015, ECR lifted a Division I City title – Withers’ freshman year – the next two years she felt the pain of losing in the final, both in comeback fashion to Taft in 2016 and Granada Hills in 2017.

“I’ve been through the highs and lows, won the City title and lost the City title,” Withers said.

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