It’s been known for underclassmen to crack the starting lineup and immediately contribute for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team the past few seasons.
The Rebels have won multiple Prep League championships and one CIF Southern Section crown during that span.
It wasn’t any different this season for the Rebels, who could again rely on underclassmen to get the job done.
In stepped Makenna Dominguez, Kylie Oh and Sage Shurman for the Rebels this season, as they handled their roles extremely well en route to earning All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-team recognition Monday after the CIF Southern Section office released its first-team picks across all seven divisions.
“It’s exciting for them to have great seasons and do all kinds of things well,” Flintridge Prep coach Esteban Chavez said. “We’ve had a lot of quality players the past five seasons who have received lots of accolades and it says a lot about the caliber of players that we’ve had.”
Dominguez, a junior forward.midfielder, had 45 goals and 28 assists.
“Makenna is one of the top players I’ve coached,” Chavez said. “It’s a lot about her work ethic and knowing how to win the battles on the field. We’re glad we’ll have her back next year and she’ll continue to get better.”
Oh, a sophomore forward/midfielder, collected 28 goals and 17 assists for 73 points.
“She can be versatile and very unpredictable,” Chavez said. “She’s got a cannon of a shot with both feet.”
Shurman had 16 goals and 15 assists for 47 points as a freshman midfielder.
“She’s a very methodical player in that she’s intelligent and patient,” Chavez said. “She’s a great decision-maker.”
Flintridge Prep went 23-2-1, 10-0 in league to win the championship. Flintridge Prep earned the top seed in the playoffs before falling to South Torrance in a quarterfinal road match.
Lilley Pennington of Chaminade was selected the division’s player of the year after helping the Eagles win the championship.