Rebels rewarded by Prep League

GLENDALE — Though neither team qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs this year, several members from the Flintridge Prep boys’ and girls’ soccer teams enjoyed rewarding seasons.

Their success translated into a lot, as three athletes from each team earned All-Prep League accolades.

Alex Bates, Cary Cousineau and Andrew Edwards secured all-league honors from the boys’ team, which finished 6-12-2 and 1-5 in league for fourth place. Lisi Tegtmeyer, Brooke Elby and Charlotte Milinovich were named to the girls’ team, which went 6-9-6 and 2-5-3 in league for fifth place.

Bates, a freshman midfielder, collected one goal and six assists for eight points to earn first-team honors. Cousineau, a junior midfielder, notched six goals and three assists for 15 points to pick up first-team accolades.

Edwards, a sophomore defender, finished with three assists to pick up second-team honors.

The trio will combine to be a building block for the rebels next year, Flintridge Prep second-year Coach Esteban Chavez said.

“That’s definitely going to be a good thing, plus we have every starter coming back,” Chavez said. “We had a disappointing year this year because we could and should have won most of our matches.

“I’m glad they made it because those three are among the strongest in our league. It’s pretty big to get them on the team.”

The girls’ team suffered through a myriad of injuries, missing the playoffs for the first time in years. Still, many of the players stepped up to keep the Rebels competitive during many close matches

Tegtmeyer, a senior sweeper, finished with two goals for four points and a spot on the first team.

Second-team members included Elby and Milinovich. Elby, a freshman midfielder, registered a team-high seven goals and three assists for 17 points despite starting the season on the junior varsity team. Milinovich, a junior midfielder/forward, recorded three goals for six points.

“Lisi has been a pillar back there on defense for the last three years,” Beattie said. “She’s done everything that’s been asked of her, and for her to be recognized by the other coaches in our league says a lot about her abilities.

“Brooke turned out to be a good surprise for us. She’s got good speed and she’s great with the ball. Charlotte never came off the field, and she won a ton of headers for us and was able to control the ball well.”

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