San Diego All-CIF Fall Teams


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

Offensive player of the year

Lucky Sutton, Catholic cathedral

Sutton finished a sensational senior season with 31 carries for 241 yards and one touchdown, leading the Dons over Folsom for a CIF State Division 1-AA championship. He led the state with 2,628 yards on 232 carries and 35 touchdowns in 13 games. He averaged 11.3 yards per carry and totaled 100 or more rushing yards in 12 games, including a career-high 442 yards and 6 touchdowns against Orange Lutheran in the Southern California Championship game. He signed a national letter of intent to play for San Diego State.

Defensive player of the year

Tre Edwards, Catholic Mater Dei

Junior, Edwards has been one of the biggest hitters in the country since being a linebacker. He finished the season with 81 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and six sacks. The Crusaders finished the season 13-0, beating Modesto Central Catholic 34-25 to win the CIF State 2-AA Championship. Mater Dei’s Catholic defense has allowed just 115 points in 13 games.

First team attack

Pos. Name, SchoolYr.

QB Jax Leatherwood, Scripps Ranch Jr.

QB Dominic Nankil, Mater Dei Catholic Jr.

QB Julian Sayin, Carlsbad So.

QB Savigon Yokley, El Capitan Sr.

RB Elijaih Lux, Patrick Henry Sr.

RB Lucky Sutton, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

RB Christian Washington, Helix Sr.

WR Nathan Acevedo, Lincoln Sr.

WR Conor Lawlor, Scripps Ranch Jr.

TE Gabriel Lutz, Ramona Sr.

OL Erik Cole, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

OL Ruben Garcia, Scripps Ranch Sr.

OL Jonah Rodriguez, Madison Jr.

OL Tanner Vielguth, Granite Hills Sr.

OL Jonah Zimmerman, Oceanside Sr.

Second team attack

Pos. Name, school Year.

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, school Year.

DL Zach Burton, Granite Hills Sr.

DL Gracen Halton, St. Augustine Sr.

DL Mackavelli Malotumau, El Camino Sr.

DL Jaxson Moi, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

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, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

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, school Year.

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, Catholic Cathedral 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.

Coach of the Year: Marlon Gardinera, Scripps Ranch


Ranked second at the San Diego Sectional Individual Tournament, the freshman surprised No. 1 seed Kaila Barksdale of Westview, 6-2, 6-2 in the section final. Ahn is ranked No. 9 in Southern California and No. 68 nationally among 16-year-old girls.

First team

Name, school Year.

Alyssa Ahn, Torrey Pines Fr.

Kaila Barksdale, Westview Sr.

Elina Shalaev, Canyon Crest Academy Jr.

Natalia Mochernak, Torrey Pines So.

Leticia Bazua, Vincent Memorial Jr.

Maddie Piao, La Jolla Country Day Sr.

Amani Shah, Del Norte Sr.

Hannah Lov-Truong, Canyon Hills Fr.

Carolyna Fowler, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Asha Gidwani, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Chaeyule Kang, Canyon Crest Academy

Coach of the Year: None chosen


Player of the year

Marton Szatmary, Catholic of the Cathedral

Szatmary capped a great senior season scoring 3 goals against Bishop’s, leading Cathedral Catholic to an 11-8 victory and the San Diego Section Open Division Championship.

Marton Szatmary, Catholic Cathedral Jr.

Bennett Axline, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

Jack Hightower, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

Aiden Day, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

Garrett Johnson, Bishop’s Sr.

Gavin Olson, La Jolla Sr.

Mark Stone, Bishop’s Sr.

Chase Landa, Bishop’s Jr.

Oliver Price, Bishop’s Jr.

Finn Bugelli, La Jolla, Jr.

Second team

Name, school, year

Kiefer Black, La Jolla Jr.

Max Stone, Bishop’s Sr.

Luke Peabody, Bishop’s So.

Justin Stone, Bishop’s So.

Maddox Garrahy, Catholic Cathedral 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, Carlsbad

San Diego section individual champion Royal shot a 64-73 – 137 at La Costa Canyon Resort to claim the title by 5 strokes, leading the Lancers to a tag team championship. She also shot a 4-under-69 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena to finish second for the Southern California Regionals. She shot a 1-over 72 in the State Championship at Poppy Hills. She signed to play in Arkansas.

First team

Name, school Year.

Meghan Royal, Carlsbad Sr.

Jasmine Leovao, El Camino Sr.

Janae Leovao, El Camino Sr.

Lucy Yuan, Bishop’s So.

Andee Avery, Carlsbad Jr.

Jasmine Kahler, Carlsbad Jr.

Summer Schafer, Rancho Bernardo Fr.

Taylor Riley, Point Loma Sr.

Charlotte Cantonis, La Jolla Fr.

Annika Yturralde, Steele Canyon Sr.

Second team

Name, school Year.

Sofina Firouzi, Canyon Crest Academy So.

Rodaylin Mina, Maranatha Christian Jr.

Sehee Sim, Torrey Pines Fr.

Ashley Ding, La Jolla Country Day

Kiana Glossner, Scripps Ranch Jr.

Tiffany Lin, Carlsbad Jr.

Sofia Gomez-Inowe, Mater Dei Catholic So.

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

A verbal commitment to Stanford, Clark was the MVP of the Canyon Hills tournament. Team captain, she is ranked among the top 100 players to watch by Max Field Hockey.

First team

Name, school Year.

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, school Year.

Lauren Stehly, Valley Center Jr.

Andie Gately, Canyon Crest Academy Sr.

Tori Fraser, Scripps Ranch Sr.

Hannah Dunfee, Canyon Hills Jr.

Regina Luna, Bonita Vista Sr.

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.

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


Player of the year

Julia Blyashov, 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 game against La Costa Canyon. On a team that went 36-5, they had 139 kills, 19 blocks and 82 digs.

First team

Name, school Year.

Julia Blyashov, Catholic Cathedral Jr.

Ryleigh Patterson, Catholic Cathedral 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, Carlsbad Sr.

Ensley Alden, San Marcos Sr.

Brynne Faltinsky, Bishop’s Sr.

Second team

Name, school Year.

Sydney Bold, Bishop’s Jr.

Kapiolani Coleman, Catholic Cathedral Jr.

Faith Tyson, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

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 So.

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

Coach of the Year: Jiliana Conn, Catholic of the Cathedral


Player of the year

Kenan Pala, Francis Parker

One of the best runners in the country, Pala signed up to Yale. He was the San Diego Division IV Division IV champion, but had the fastest time of the day on the 2.96 mile Morley Field course. A week later, he won the Division IV state championship, clocking the second fastest time of the day on the 3.1-mile course from Woodward Park to Fresno. After the high school season, he finished second at the Western Regional Championships at Mount SAC and second at the Eastbay National Championships over 3.1 miles at Balboa Park.

First team

Name, school Year.

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, Mount Carmel Jr.

Carlos Alvarez, San Marcos Sr.

Omar Reyes, El Camino So.

Second team

Name, school Year.

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, Mount Carmel Sr.

Blake Levy, Sr. Catholic Cathedral

William Wines, Southwest-San Diego Sr.

Gael McClain Martinez, University City Jr.

Coach of the Year: Ross Bartell, Grossmont


Player of the year

Stormy Wallace, Sage Creek

Section D-IV champion Wallace completed the 2.96 mile Morley Field course in 17: 20.9. She returned the following week to finish fourth overall in Division IV, clocking 17: 34.0 over 3.1 miles at Woodward Park in Fresno.

First team

Name, school Year.

Stormy Wallace, Sage Creek Sr.

Jacey Farmer, Rancho Bernardo Sr.

McCall Dame, El Camino Jr.

Scarlett Taylor, Torrey Pines So.

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, Bishop’s Jr.

Second team

Name, school Year.

Mallory Asis, Mira Mesa Jr.

Kyra Compton, La Costa Canyon Sr.

Trinity Dixon, San Marcos Sr.

Kirra Fisk, La Jolla So.

Emma George, Torrey Pines Jr.

Alexandria Peña, Catholic Cathedral So.

Audra Sutherland, Rancho Bernardo Jr.

Tessa Buswell, Poway So.

Hannah Riggins, Del Norte Jr.

Bethany Mapes, Liberty Charter Sr.

Coach of the Year: Dan Geiger, Catholic Cathedral


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