Sonoma County Sol FC forward Omar Nuno has been awarded the Golden Boot for the 2018 National Premier Soccer League season.

Numo scored 20 goals during the regular season.

Minnesota TwinStars FC’s Chase Wright and Academica SC’s Cody Golbad tied for second place with 14 goals apiece.

“I’m very happy and proud to receive this award,” Nuno said. “I want to thank my teammates as this award would not be possible without their hard work and play putting me in position to score. Scoring 20 goals in a very tough Golden Gate Conference is a big accomplishment for me. It’s a great honor to win the Golden Boot in the NPSL and I share this award with my team.”

The Sonoma County Sol FC standout earned offensive player of the year, Team MVP, All-League, and All-Empire honors as a varsity player at Healdsburg High School.

Nuno played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he earned All-Conference and conference MVP honors. He transferred to Chico State University, scoring 20 goals in two seasons. He was named first team All-Conference and first team All-Western Region.

“Omar has been huge for us all season,” Sol FC head coach Vinnie Cortezzo said. “But down the stretch when we needed to win every game to make the playoffs, he scored 10 goals in three games, including wins over second-place CD Aguiluchos USA and third-place East Bay FC Stompers. The team all shares in this honor, but Omar put the team on his back and carried us into the playoffs.”

Nuno has tallied 47 goals in four seasons with Sonoma County.

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