The 2017 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Girls Soccer Team

The 2016-2017 girls soccer seasons for San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles and Mary Star Of The Sea was once again a great one, but for the first time in three years, it did not end with all three schools winning their respective league championships. Yet it had a couple of firsts.

One first in particular... was a CIF championship.

After six years of chasing, coming close and coming up short time and time again, POLA would finally come away with its first CIF-Los Angeles City Section championship on March 3, when Gisselle Mora's dramatic goal with two minutes left in sudden death overtime gave the Polar Bears a 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Grant of Van Nuys for the Division II crown.

Another first... was a pair of signing day ceremonies.

On February 1, POLA senior forward Anna Vidovich signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate soccer at Stevens Institute Of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and just an hour later, San Pedro senior midfielder Maddie Villela would sign on to play at Marymount California close to home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

POLA, although losing 3-0 to San Pedro on December 23, would end up becoming the toast of the town with their first CIF title, and Vidovich was a big reason why, scoring 25 goals and leading the CIF-LACS with 24 assists. In fact, Vidovich was the one who forced overtime with a clutch goal in the 79th minute of regulation. Villela and fellow senior midfielder Sydney Engel proved to be a dangerous combination for the Pirates, who won their twelfth consecutive Marine League championship and advance to the CIF-LACS Division 1 quarterfinals.

Engel would score a career-high 26 goals, tying her atop all of San Pedro with POLA's dynamic junior midfielder Briana Mancilla, who also had 19 assists for the Polar Bears and now is the all-time record holder for all San Pedro-based high schools with 88 career goals.

All these phenomenal seasons would lead to Engel and Vidovich sharing the honor as 2017 San Pedro News Pilot Prep Girls Soccer Co-Players Of The Year, and Villela (16 goals), who scored five goals in the playoffs, as the Most Outstanding Player.

Also San Pedro coaches Crystal Valdes and Chatelaine 'Shadow' Ansaldi, along with CIF-LACS Division II Coach Of The Year in POLA's Javier Torres, all share Coach Of The Year Honors. San Pedro junior goalie Carlene Luna would be named Goalie Of The Year for the third straight season, and POLA junior defender Christy Messner, is named Defender Of The Year to go along with her Crosstown League MVP honor.

San Pedro finished 18-3-2 overall, 9-0-1 in the Marine League, also repeating as Lady Pirate Cup Tournament champions, while POLA finished 18-4 with a 13-0 Crosstown League mark, scoring 125 goals as a team, and winning their seventh straight league title as a result.

Even though Mary Star did not win a third straight league title, first-year coach Taidgh Simpson still had the Stars competing day in and day out in spite of their 6-11-1 overall record, and 1-6-1 mark in the Camino Real League.

Seniors Taylor Garcia and Kaylee Rucker still managed great final seasons for Mary Star, and sophomore defender Rose Amalfitano has future All-CIF talent.

Here is the full All-San Pedro News Pilot Girls Soccer Team for 2017...

FIRST TEAM
Briana Mancilla (POLA, jr.)

Keely Bales (POLA, fr.)

Samantha Martinez (San Pedro, soph.)

Kaylee Rucker (Mary Star, sr.)

Taylor Garcia (Mary Star, sr.)

Rose Amalfitano (Mary Star, soph.)

Madeline Luna (San Pedro, sr.)

Catherin Corea (San Pedro, sr.)

Britney Delgado (POLA, jr.)

Priscilla Moran (San Pedro, sr.)


SECOND TEAM
Shawnie Carolla (Mary Star, sr.)

Kiriana Teofilo (San Pedro, jr.)

Kendall Dimson (POLA, soph.)

Gisselle Mora (POLA, soph.)

Katin Latka (Mary Star, jr.)

Berneice Casillas (Mary Star, soph.)

Alyssa Medrano (POLA, sr.)

Renee Ketner (San Pedro, fr.)

Angelina Camello (San Pedro, soph.)

Katelyn Viducic (POLA, fr.)


CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Sydney Engel (San Pedro, sr.)

Anna Vidovich (POLA, sr.)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Maddie Villela (San Pedro, sr.)


GOALIE OF THE YEAR
Carlene Luna (San Pedro, jr.)

 

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

Christy Messner (POLA, jr.)


COACHES OF THE YEAR
Crystal Valdes & Chatelaine ‘Shadow’ Ansaldi (San Pedro); Javier Torres (POLA).

SAN PEDRO NEWS PILOT PAST PREP GIRLS SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

2012: Chatelaine 'Shadow' Ansaldi, San Pedro

2013: Nikki Bonilla & Alyssa Bristol, Port Of Los Angeles
2014: Isabela Van Antwerp, Port Of Los Angeles
2015: Tiffany Torres, Port Of Los Angeles

2016: Ryann Lozano, San Pedro & Briana Mancilla, Port Of Los Angeles

Views: 111

Comment

You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


 

Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Heather Caine promoted Heather Caine's event 2nd Annual Harvest Celebration
4 hours ago
Heather Caine posted an event

2nd Annual Harvest Celebration at Downtown San Pedro

October 21, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
4 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post San Pedro High School Football 2017 Preview
Thursday

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

San Pedro High School Football 2017 Preview

The San Pedro High football team started a new era under Corey Miller in his first year as head coach in 2016, and the Pirates exceeded all expectations, going 10-3 overall and reaching the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I semifinals, where it fell to Dorsey of Los Angeles.Only other two losses were to eventual…See More
Thursday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Dark Of The Moon - Thriller at Elysium Conversation Theatre

July 28, 2017 at 8pm to August 27, 2017 at 10pm
Set in the Appalachian Mountain, Dark of the Moon is an immersive thriller that follows John the Witch Boy and Barbara, a human, as they fight for love amongst the terrifying worlds and residents of Buck Creek.See More
Wednesday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

City Of Trees at The Garden Church

August 18, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Join us for a series of captivating and compelling documentary films that explore issues of food, social, and environmental justice.This evening's feature will be City Of Trees.Gates open at 7.30pm.  Discussion immediately following film presentation.Suggestion donation $7 per adult, or $10 per family.For, more info, call 424.287.7735.See More
Wednesday
Heather Caine promoted Heather Caine's event The Taming Of The Shrew - Shakespeare
Wednesday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

The Taming Of The Shrew - Shakespeare at Point Fermin Park

August 19, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
From the first meeting, sparks fly between Kate and Petruchio and the ultimate battle of the sexes ensues.See More
Wednesday

© 2017   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service