The CIF Southern Section released its All-CIF honors list on Monday and it included athletes from Flintridge Prep, Polytechnic, La Salle, Maranatha, Westridge, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Francis.
Five Rebels were recognized by CIF-SS in three winter sports. Flintridge Prep junior Kaitlyn Chen made the Division 2A girls’ basketball first team after averaging 18.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Boys’ soccer standouts Silas Chavez and Spencer Harris made the Division 6 first team, and Makenna Dominguez and Mikaela Celeste earned sports on the Division 2 girls’ soccer first team. Dominguez scored 36 goals and recorded 35 assists in 23 matches, and Celeste scored 28 and finished with a team-high 43 assists.
Three Panthers were among those listed by CIF in boys’ soccer and girls’ water polo. Alexander Walsh helped the Poly boys’ soccer team finish its season with an overall record of 11-7-3, earning him a spot on the Division 6 first team. Talie Wilmans and Caroline Kelleher both made the All-CIF Division 6 girls’ water polo first team after leading the Panthers to a Prep League championship. Wilmans scored 122 goals, averaging nearly six per match, and recorded 59 assists and 81 steals. Kelleher was second on the team in scoring with 90 goals and finished with 40 steals.
The La Salle varsity girls’ soccer team had a banner season, winning the CIF-SS Division 4 championship and finishing as runner-up in the CIF State Southern Regional. Head coach Sheima Berenji shared the coach of the year award with San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s Johnny Marmelstein. Sophomore Celine Akroush was named player of the year, and teammates Sara Ybarra, Anaise Mediano and Tatum Mediano made the first team.
Maranatha High School had one athlete recognized by CIF. Girls’ basketball standout Patil Yaacoubian earned a spot on the Division 4AA first team after leading the Minutemen to a semifinal appearance. The junior guard averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game, as well as four rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.8 steals per contest.
The Westridge varsity girls’ soccer team had a memorable season in which the squad finished as the CIF-SS Division 5 runner-up and among the top four in the CIF State Division 4 Southern Regional tournament. N-Dea Goodwin, Sophia Markarem and Kaitlin Zareno made the first team by leading the
Tigers to an overall record of 12-8-4.
The Flintridge Sacred Heart varsity girls’ soccer team recently captured the CIF State Division 3 Southern Regional championship after finishing as runner-up in the CIF-SS Division 3 title match. Senior Jillian Willis earned a spot on the first team along with teammate Madison Leroy.
Two athletes from St. Francis were among those listed by CIF on Monday. Andre Henry made the All-CIF Division 3AA boys’ basketball first team, and Luis Granados earned a spot on the Division 2 boys’ soccer first team as a goalkeeper. Granados helped the Golden Knights record four shutouts and finish the season with a record of 10-9-4. Henry averaged 19.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game and led St. Francis to a quarterfinals appearance.