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All-Area Girls’ Soccer First Team

Katelyn Almeida, Senior, Flintridge Sacred Heart

New Mexico-bound defender stepped into the spotlight and provided senior leadership and a steady defensive presence. Was an All-Mission League first-teamer and an All-CIF Southern Section Division I third-team pick on a defense that tallied eight shutouts.

Noel Askins, Soph., Pasadena Poly

Fleet-footed forward was the Prep League Offensive Most Valuable Player and an All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-teamer. She put up big numbers for the Panthers with 27 goals and five assists.


Dani Busta, Senior, Crescenta Valley

Culminated a decorated varsity career with Falcons as an All-Pacific League first-teamer once again. Defender was hampered by an injury all season, but still was a focal point in a terrific defense.

Mallory Carcich, Senior, Crescenta Valley

First-team All-Pacific League pick was one of area’s best defenders and also tied for team lead with six goals. Was a co-league MVP and All-CIF pick as a junior and, though she didn’t get the same accolades as a senior, still had just as good a season.


Taylor Colliau, Senior, South Pasadena

Rio Hondo League Player of the Year scored 14 goals and had six assists, but was also huge in the leadership role she provided for the Tigers, who advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division VI semifinals. Valparaiso-bound talent was an All-CIF first-team pick.

Casey Cousineau, Junior, Flintridge Prep

Area’s best goalkeeper and Prep League co-Defensive Most Valuable Player tallied 12 shutouts and allowed just 11 goals against, playing every minute of a 15-2-2 season for the Prep League champs and notching 100 saves.

Abby Letts, Junior, Flintridge Prep

The other half of Rebels’ Prep League co-Defensive MVP tandem, Letts added three goals and five assists to a terrific defensive season. Was also an All-CIF Division III third-team honoree.

Sarah Mendenhall, Junior, Pasadena Poly

Ultra-talented first-team All-Prep Leaguer and All-CIF Southern Section Division III third-teamer, who was particularly excellent in set piece situations, put up 21 goals and 13 assists.


Alexa Montgomery, Senior, Flintridge Sacred Heart

Destined for Arizona, first-team All-Mission Leaguer has a skill set as good as anyone in the area. Defender was a focal point in a back line that allowed but 18 goals in 21 games.

Talia Saleh, Senior, La Cañada

Spartans’ offensive catalyst was program’s all-time assist leader and had 21 to go with seven goals in senior season. Midfielder was named Rio Hondo League Most Valuable Offensive Player and was a first-team All-CIF Division VI pick.

Amanda Speks, Senior, Pasadena

Injury slowed what started as an eye-popping season for first-team All-Pacific Leaguer. Forward still tallied 21 goals and seven assists, with 17 goals in her first 12 games before an ankle injury.


Randy Lilivois, South Pasadena


Led the Tigers to a Rio Hondo League championship, the program’s first since 2005, and a trip to the Division VI semifinals for the first time since 2003 before losing to top-seeded host Hemet. South Pasadena finished with a 17-3-6 record and advanced further through the playoffs than any other area team.