Ocean View High's Michael Congelliere stepped into some rare company by being named to the 2010 All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division team.
Congelliere, a senior listed at 6 feet 1, 240 pounds, was one of five linebackers named to the division's defensive team. Quarterback Josh Webb and Coach Willy Puga of division champion Garden Grove were named Offensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. The Defensive Player of the Year honor went to linebacker Preston Risser of Corona del Mar.
He was one of eight players from the Golden West League to be named to the Southern Division team.
Congelliere follows former Ocean View offensive lineman Kody Afusia as an All-CIF selection. Afusia, who is playing at the University of Hawaii, was on the 2009 All-CIF Southern Division team.
2010 All-CIF Southern Division Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Josh Webb (Garden Grove)
Defensive Player of the Year: Preston Risser (Corona del Mar)
Coach of the Year: Willy Puga (Garden Grove)
Quarterback: Josh Webb (Garden Grove, Sr.).
Backs: Howard Gauta (Loara, Sr.); Max Neser (Woodbridge, Sr.); Gary Ferman (Segerstrom, Sr.); Jalen Carver (Woodbridge, Sr.); Ricky Bautista (Northwood, Jr.); Hector Rico (Anaheim, Sr.).
Receivers: Nick Gstrein (Woodbridge, Sr.); Will Barring (Beckman, Sr.); DeVante Bates (Magnolia, Sr.); Robert Owens (Loara, Sr.); Chris Paul (Laguna Beach, Sr.).
Linemen: Zack Bateman (Estancia, Jr.); Dante Russomano (Garden Grove, Sr.); Ernie Paniagua (Rancho Alamitos, Sr.); Alex Dole (Irvine, Sr.); Robbie Duginger (Northwood, Sr.); Garret Pike (Beckman, Sr.).
Utility: Zach Rivera (Beckman, Jr.).
Kicker: Andrew Boehm (Corona del Mar, Sr.).
Backs: Avery Williams (Garden Grove, Sr.); Eduardo Garcia (Century, Sr.);Matt Carlyle (Estancia, Sr.); Cole Cottrell (Corona del Mar, Jr.); Brett Hurley (Rancho Alamitos, Jr.); Lewis Repuna (La Quinta, Sr.).
Linemen: Alex Robinson (Northwood, Sr.); Austin Archer (Beckman, Sr.); James Turcato (Garden Grove, Sr.); Francis Folau (Magnolia, Jr.); Manny Burciaga (Santa Ana Valley, Sr.); Atlas Smith (Segerstrom, Sr.); Ricardo Rosas (Saddleback, Sr.)
Linebackers: Michael Congelliere (Ocean View, Sr.); Terry Williams (Godinez, Sr.); Joey Smith (Beckman, Sr.); Alejandro Perez (Garden Grove, Soph.); Preston Risser (Corona del Mar, Sr.).