Freiberger is OCL MVP

Estancia High senior Jackie Freiberger was named the Orange Coast League MVP for girls' soccer after helping the Eagles win their first outright league title since 1993.

She was joined on the first team by Estancia senior midfielder Erin O'Neil, junior forward Heather Flores, sophomore forward Isela Garcia and senior midfielder Alissa Schaefer. Costa Mesa senior forward Sami Feinstein was the lone Mustang on the first team.

Freiberger, who signed with Cal State Dominguez Hills, had a team-high 15 goals and 10 assists for Estancia. She helped the Eagles (14-5-3, 7-1-2 in league), win their second league title in three years and advance to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs.

Feinstein, who will join Freiberger at Dominguez Hills, led the Mustangs with 13 goals and seven assists. The Mustangs finished 6-9-8, 4-3-3 in league.

Estancia senior defender Ashly Romero, senior midfielder Jessica Lyons and junior goalie Ferny Perez were second-team all-league selections. So were Costa Mesa senior defenders Shaylen McNulty and Scarlet Zambrano.

— From staff reports


Brahs earns PCL offensive MVP

Corona del Mar High junior Ally Brahs was named the offensive Most Valuable Player for the Pacific Coast League in girls' soccer, highlighting five Sea Kings who earned first-team honors.

Brahs, a University of Washington commit, led CdM with 16 goals. She was joined on the first team by senior goalie Lindsey Luke, sophomore midfielder Annie Alvarado and junior defenders Sydney Raguse and Amanda Stephenson.

The Wake Forest-bound Luke had 12 shutouts for CdM (15-4-5, 8-1-1 in league), which won the outright league title for the first time since 2000 and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals. Alvarado scored nine goals and led the team with seven assists.

Raguse, who recently committed to the University of Michigan, and Stephenson helped a CdM defense that allowed more than one goal just once all season.

CdM senior Kaylee O'Connor, junior Monica Venturini and sophomore Alana Hunter earned second-team all-league nods, and sophomores Maddie O'Connor and Alexa Mamatas were honorable mention. Coach Bryan Middleton said the total of 10 all-league players is a record for CdM girls' soccer.

Danielle Miller of Woodbridge was named the league's defensive MVP.

— From staff reports


Khademi, Swift earn first-team nods

Newport Harbor High senior midfielders Megan Khademi and Natalie Swift have been named first team All-Sunset League in girls' soccer.

Swift and Khademi, the latter a University of Nevada signee, each played big for the Sailors (8-13-3, 6-4 in league). They helped Newport Harbor finish third in league and reach the playoffs for the first time in six years. The Sailors won their first-round game at Saugus before falling at home to Tesoro.

Senior defender Beth Barnard, junior defender Courtney McIntosh and junior forward Josie Jogwe earned second-team all-league honors. Jogwe led the Sailors with 10 goals.

League champion Edison swept three of the league's four major awards, with senior Rachael Larson as MVP, junior Angelisa Cortez as Most Outstanding Attacker and Kerry Crooks as Coach of the Year. Huntington Beach senior Jessica Amaral earned the league's Most Outstanding Defender award.

— From staff reports


Sage Hill trio on Academy first team

Sage Hill School girls' soccer juniors Sanna Taskinen and Maddie Culberson, as well as sophomore Brenna Van Hoogenstyn, have been named to the All-Academy League first team.

Taskinen, a defender and team captain, helped anchor a Lightning defense that had 11 shutouts in 22 games. Van Hoogenstyn battled through injuries and stayed a force in the midfield for Sage Hill.

Culberson, a forward, led the team with 12 goals.

Sage Hill junior goalkeeper Alexa Thomas (50 saves), junior midfielder Sophia Witte and sophomore defender Campbell Moore were second-team selections.

Sage Hill (10-9-2) finished third in league behind league and CIF Southern Section Division VI champion St. Margaret's and Crean Lutheran South. The Lightning advanced to the Division VI playoffs, where they fell in the first round to Sierra Vista.

— From staff reports

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