Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

San Diego Section Fall All-CIF Teams

Football teams selected by coaches and the media. Other teams selected by the coaches. Profiles of John Maffei.

Attacking Player of the Year

Lucky Sutton, Catholic Cathedral

Sutton ended a sensational senior season with 31 carries for 241 yards and a TD, leading the Dons over Folsom for a CIF State Division 1 AA Championship. He led the state with 2,628 yards in 232 carries and 35 TDs in 13 games. He averaged 11.3 yards per carry and had 100 or more yards in 12 games, including a career with 442 yards and 6 TDs against Orange Lutheran in the Southern California championship game. He signed a National Letter of Intent to play in the state of San Diego.

Defensive Player of the Year

Tre Edwards, Mater Dei Catholic

As a junior, Edwards is one of the biggest hitters in the country from his linebacker spot. He finished the season with 81 tackles, 15 tackles for one loss, and six sacks. The Crusaders finished the season 13-0, defeating Modesto Central Catholic 34:25 to win the CIF State 2-AA championship. The Catholic defense of the Mater Dei allowed only 115 points in 13 games.

First team offensive

Pos. Name, SchoolYr.

QB Jax Leatherwood, Scripps Ranch Jr.

QB Dominic Nankil, Mater Dei Catholic Jr.

QB Julian Sayin, Karlsbad Sun.

QB Savigon Yokley, El Capitan Mr.

RB Elijaih Lux, Patrick Henry Sr.

RB Lucky Sutton, Catholic Sr.

RB Christian Washington, Helix Sr.

WR Nathan Acevedo, Lincoln Sr.

WR Conor Lawlor, Scripps Ranch Jr.

TE Gabriel Lutz, Ramona Sr.

OL Erik Cole, Catholic Catholic Sr.

OL Ruben Garcia, Scripps Ranch Sr.

OL Jonah Rodriguez, Madison Jr.

OL Tanner Vielguth, Granite Hills Sr.

OL Jonah Zimmerman, Oceanside Sr.

Second team offensive

Pos. Name, Schulj.

QB Samuel Cooper, University City Jr.

QB Clash Orsborn, Mission Bay Sr.

RB Frankie Franchina, R. Bernardo Sr.

RB Major Givens, Steele Canyon Jr.

RB Roderick Robinson, Lincoln Jr.

WR Josh Davis, Carlsbad Sr.

WR Jerry McClure, Mater Dei Catholic Jr.

WR Matt Moore, Carlsbad Sr.

WR Makai Smith, La Jolla Sr.

TE Zach Marshall, Santa Fe Christian Jr.

OL Sam Alligood, La Jolla Country Day Sr.

OL Ben Eyer, Mission Hills Sr.

OL Logan Hicks, Steele Canyon Sr.

OL Nathan Lesher, Torrey Pines Sr.

OL Danny Lopez, Mater Dei Catholic Sr.

Defense of the first team

Pos. Name, Schulj.

DL Zach Burton, Granite Hills Sr.

DL Gracen Halton, St. Augustine Sr.

DL Mackavelli Malotumau, El Camino Sr.

DL Jaxson Moi, Catholic Catholic Sr.

DL Zach Rowell, Torrey Pines Sr.

DL Trey White, Eastlake Sr.

LB Tre Edwards, Mater Dei Catholic Jr.

LB Anthony Ferrelli, Carlsbad Sr.

LB Jayden Letua, Mission Hills Sr.

LB Tanoai Letuli, Catholic Catholic Sr.

LB Jayden Virgin, Mt. Carmel Sr.

DB Adrien Chargualaf, Steele Canyon Jr.

DB Jayden Cortell, Eastlake Sr.

DB Jahlil Florence, Lincoln Sr.

DB Jalil Tucker, Lincoln Sr.

Second team defense

Pos. Name, Schulj.

DL Skylar Briggs, La Costa Canyon Sr.

DL Peter Eyabi, Mission Hills Sr.

DL Joey Hiner, Mater Dei Catholic Sr.

DL Kendall Williams, Lincoln Sr.

LB Victory Johnson, Cathedral Catholic Jr.

LB Jayden Kendricks, Eastlake Sr.

LB Justin Stearns, St. Augustine Sr.

LB James Tivao, Madison So.

LB Braden Wilson, West Hills Jr.

DB Skylar Cook, Central Union Jr.

DB Taejon Evans, Mira Mesa Sr.

DB Wyatt Gardner, Torrey Pines Sr.

DB Omar Hammond, Patrick Henry Sr.

DB Xavier Van, Helix Sr.

DB Chris Williams, Francis Parker Jr.

Kicker of the Year: Joey Cheek, Cathedral Catholic, Sr.

Trainer of the Year: Marlon Gardinera, Scripps Ranch


Second in the San Diego Section Individual Tournament, the rookie set the No. 1 surprise Kaila Barksdale of Westview, 6-2, 6-2 in the section finals. Ahn ranks 9th in Southern California and 68th in the country for girls 16s.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Alyssa Ahn, Torrey Pines Fr.

Kaila Barksdale, Westview Sr.

Elina Shalaev, Canyon Crest Academy Jr.

Natalia Mochernak, Torrey Pines Sun.

Leticia Bazua, Vincent Memorial Jr.

Maddie Piao, La Jolla Country Day Sr.

Amani Shah, Del Norte Mr.

Hannah Lov-Truong, Canyon Hills Fr.

Carolyna Fowler, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Asha Gidwani, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Chaeyule Kang, Canyon Crest Academy Fr.

Coach of the year: none elected


Player of the year

Marton Szatmary, Catholic Cathedral

Szatmary crowned a big senior season with 3 goals against Bishop’s, leading Cathedral Catholic to an 11-8 win and the championship in the San Diego Section Open Division.

Marton Szatmary, Catholic Catholic Jr.

Bennett Axline, Cathedral Catholic Sr.

Jack Hightower, Cathedral Catholic Sr.

Aiden Day, Catholic Catholic Sr.

Garrett Johnson, Bishops Sr.

Gavin Olson, La Jolla Sr.

Mark Stone, Bishops Sr.

Chase Landa, Bishops Jr.

Oliver Price, Bishops Jr.

Finn Bugelli, La Jolla Jr.

Second team

Name, school, year

Pine Black, La Jolla Jr.

Max Stone, Bishop’s Sr.

Luke Peabody, Bishops So.

Justin Stone, Bishops So.

Maddox Garrahy, Catholic Catholic Jr.

Mason Merritt, Vista Jr.

Sammy Chiu, Grossmont Sr.

Ryan Munch, Valhalla Jr.

Justin Kam, Canyon Crest Academy Jr.

Jack Hilinski, Coronado Sr.

Coach of the Year: Doug Peabody, Bishop’s


Player of the year

Meghan Royal, Karlovy Vary

The San Diego Section individual winner, Royal, shot a 64-73-137 at the La Costa Canyon Resort to win the title with 5 strokes, leading the Lancers to a team championship. She also shot a 4 under 69 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena and finished second in the Southern California Regionals. She shot a 1-over 72 in the State Championship at Poppy Hills. She signed up to play in Arkansas.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Meghan Royal, Carlsbad Sr.

Jasmin Leovao, El Camino Mr.

Janae Leovao, El Camino Mr.

Lucy Yuan, Bishops So.

Andee Avery, Carlsbad Jr.

Jasmin Kahler, Carlsbad Jr.

Summer Shepherd, Rancho Bernardo Fr.

Taylor Riley, Point Loma Sr.

Charlotte Cantonis, La Jolla Fr.

Annika Yturralde, Steele Canyon Sr.

Second team

Name, Schulj.

Sofina Firouzi, Canyon Crest Academy Sun.

Rodaylin Mina, Maranatha Christian Jr.

See Sim, Torrey Pines Fr.

Ashley Ding, La Jolla Country Day Fri.

Kiana Glossner, Scripps Ranch Jr.

Tiffany Lin, Carlsbad Jr.

Sofia Gomez-Inowe, Mater Dei Catholic Sun.

Sade Jackson, Mater Dei Catholic Sr.

Casey Yu, Rancho Bernardo Sr.

Carissa Freeman, Grossmont Sr.

Coach of the Year: Brook Brand, Carlsbad


Player of the year

Mia Clark, Canyon Hills

Making an oral commitment to Stanford, Clark was the MVP of the Canyon Hills Tournament. As a team captain, she is rated Top 100 Player to Watch by Max Field Hockey.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Mia Clark, Canyon Hills Jr.

Philine Klas, Torrey Pines Sr.

Morgan Kallmann, Poway Sr.

Kelsey McGrattan, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Alyson Turfler, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Smilla Klas, Torrey Pines Jr.

Kiara Polifka, Canyon Hills Sr.

Hayden Ma, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Cara Bettencourt, Rancho Buena Vista Sr.

Kylee Del Monte, Scripps Ranch Jr.

Sabine Knott, La Jolla Sr.

Second team

Name, Schulj.

Lauren Stehly, Valley Center Jr.

Andie Gately, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Tori Fraser, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Hannah Dunfee, Canyon Hills Jr.

Regina Luna, Nice Look Mr.

Stella Neville, Helix Sr.

Hannah Schreckengau, San Marcos Jr.

Riley Blemker, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Lilian Mahoney, La Costa Canyon Jr.

Venassa Orlina-Mincey, Canyon Hills Jr.

Ella Rodgers, San Marcos Sr.

Trainer of the Year: Laurie Berger, Canyon Hills and Jane Morrill, Scripps Ranch


Player of the year

Julia Bljashov, Catholic Cathedral

Cathedral Catholic’s San Diego Section Open Division Championship team leader Blyashov had 12 kills, 4 aces and a block in the title match against La Costa Canyon. On a team that went 36-5, she had 139 kills, 19 blocks, and 82 digs.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Julia Blyashov, Catholic Catholic Jr.

Ryleigh Patterson, Catholic Catholic Jr.

Gala Trubint, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Brooklyn Burns, Torrey Pines Sr.

Malia Gementera, Eastlake Sr.

Jaiden Jager, La Costa Canyon Sr.

Eva Rohrbach, La Costa Canyon Jr.

Rylee Schulz, Karlsbad Sr.

Ensley Alden, San Marcos Sr.

Brynne Faltinsky, Bishop Sr.

Second team

Name, Schulj.

Sydney Bold, Bishops Jr.

Kapiolani Coleman, Cathedral Catholic Jr.

Faith Tyson, Catholic Catholic Sr.

Hanna Flannery, Torrey Pines Sr.

Abigail Macalaguim, Eastlake Sr.

Livi Narancich, San Marcos Sr.

London Haberfield, La Costa Canyon Sr.

Auburn Tomkinson, Carlsbad Jr.

Keelan Williams, Rancho Bernardo Sr.

Ximena Cordero, Otay Ranch Sun.

Libero of the Year: Anna Pringle, Catholic Cathedral, Sr.

Trainer of the Year: Jiliana Conn, Catholic Cathedral


Player of the year

Kenan Pala, Francis Parker

As one of the top runners in the country, Pala is committed to Yale. He was the San Diego Section Division IV champion but ran the fastest time of the day over the 2.96-mile Morley Field course. A week later, he won the State Division IV Championship, running the second fastest time of the day on the 3.1-mile Woodward Park course in Fresno. After the high school season, he finished runner-up in the West Regionals at Mt. SAC and finished runner-up in the Eastbay Nationals over 5.1 miles at Balboa Park.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Kenan Pala, Francis Parker Sr.

Bryce Gilmore, Sage Creek Sr.

Mark Trammell, Santa Fe Christian Sr.

Alex Bobowski, Santa Fe Christian Sr.

Jacob Niednagel, La Costa Canyon Jr.

Jimmy Byland, Hilltop Sr.

Preston Bowlds, Patrick Henry Sr.

Tommy Bell, Mt. Carmel Jr.

Carlos Alvarez, San Marcos Sr.

Omar Reyes, El Camino Sun.

Second team

Name, Schulj.

Micah Sanchez, Liberty Charter Jr.

Alexandre Leroy, Westview Sr.

Ian Rosen, Grossmont Jr.

Manuel Correia, Point Loma Jr.

Nathan Osborn, High Tech San Diego Sr.

James Brumley, Patrick Henry Sr.

Owen Conner, Mt. Carmel Sr.

Blake Levy, Catholic Catholic Sr.

William Wines, Southwest San Diego Sr.

Gael McClain Martinez, University City Jr.

Trainer of the year: Ross Bartell, Grossmont


Player of the year

Stormy Wallace, Sage Creek

Section D-IV champion Wallace covered the 2.96 mile course from Morley Field in 17: 20.9. She came back the next week and finished fourth in the state in Division IV, running 17: 34.0 over 3.1 miles at Woodward Park in Fresno.

First team

Name, Schulj.

Stormy Wallace, Sage Creek Sr.

Jacey Farmer, Rancho Bernardo Sr.

McCall lady, El Camino Jr.

Scarlett Taylor, Torrey Pines Sun.

Mackenzie Rogers, Poway Sr.

Annika Salz, Torrey Pines Sr.

Revere Schmidt, Santa Fe Christian Jr.

Emily Russo, Del Norte Fr.

Sophie Compton, Point Loma Sr.

Madeline Cramer, Bishops Jr.

Second team

Name, Schulj.

Mallory Asis, Mira Mesa Jr.

Kyra Compton, La Costa Canyon Sr.

Trinity Dixon, San Marcos Sr.

Kirra Fisk, La Jolla Sun.

Emma George, Torrey Pines Jr.

Alexandria Peña, Catholic Cathedral Sun.

Audra Sutherland, Rancho Bernardo Jr.

Tessa Buswell, Poway So.

Hannah Riggins, Del Norte Jr.

Bethany Mapes, Liberty Charter Sr.

Trainer of the year: Dan Geiger, Catholic Cathedral

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