Estancia High defender Cristian Montillo is the Daily Pilot High School Athlete of the Week. (KEVIN CHANG, Daily Pilot / December 20, 2012)

"Very respectful, very coachable, just a coach's dream to have," said Castellano, remembering how during Rafael's senior season, the Eagles won a Golden West League title and reached the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III-A playoffs.

Rafael wasn't the centerpiece of that team, but he contributed in his last high school season.

Montillo is in his final season with the Eagles. Ending it in the same fashion as his older brother did with a league crown and a deep postseason run would be fitting to Montillo.

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Cristian Montillo

Born: July 7, 1995

Hometown: Costa Mesa

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 155 pounds

Sport: Boys' soccer

Year: Senior

Coach: Robert Castellano

Favorite food: Pasta Alfredo

Favorite movie: "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Favorite athletic moment: "Playing with new people."

Week in review: Montillo helped the Eagles extend their unbeaten start to the season to six matches. During the stretch, Estancia didn't allow a goal.