All-Area girls' soccer second team

Katelyn Almeida, Junior,

Defender, Flintridge Sacred Heart

An often-overlooked member of Sacred Heart's stellar defense, Almeida was a constant presence on the backline and a second-team All-Mission League member.

Arielle Baptiste, Junior,

Forward, Flintridge Prep

All-Prep League snub led league champions with 11 assists and was second on team with seven goals.

Dani Busta, Junior,

Defender, Crescenta Valley

Versatile, speedy defender led a stingy Falcons defense and also had five goals, earning All-Pacific League first-team honors and All-CIF Division II third-team accolades.

Alyssa Conti, Senior

Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart

Tallied game-winning overtime score in Sacred Heart's 1-0 semifinal win over defending champions, Esperanza. The Tologs co-captain quietly scored seven goals and six assists as the third-leading scorer on the CIF champs. Had three goals in the postseason.

Lindsey Espe, Junior,

Goalie, Flintridge Sacred Heart

Began season in net for 13 victories, but was replaced in net, setting the stage for a stellar playoff run that began with three penalty-kick shootout saves in a second-round 0-0 (4-3) win over Aliso Niguel and ended with shutouts in the CIF semifinals and finals, the latter seeing her finish with seven saves against San Clemente. Had 9.5 shutouts and 0.70 goals-against average.

Anabell Gonzalez, Senior,

Forward, Burbank

A first-team talent, Gonzalez was the Pacific League's most dangerous offensive weapon, scoring 18 goals to go with three assists in a first-team All-Pacific League season.

Alexa Montgomery, Junior,

Defender, Flintridge Sacred Heart

Stellar defender was crucial in Tologs' title run, earning All-Mission League second-team honors. Also had four assists.

Krystina Oberhammer, Senior,

Forward/Midfielder, Holy Family

A first-team All-Horizon League standout on a very subpar Gaels squad, she would've excelled on just about any other area team with the exception of the CIF Division I champions.

Morgan Rittichier, Junior,

Forward, La Cañada

All-Rio Hondo League first-teamer and All-CIF third-team honoree had 12 goals and eight assists for Spartans.

Talia Saleh, Junior,

Midfielder, La Cañada

Co-Rio Hondo League Offensive Player of the Year and All-CIF Division VI pick put up gaudy numbers for Rio Hondo League champs, scoring nine goals and passing for a school-record 31 assists.

Connell Studenmund, Junior,

Defender, Flintridge Prep

The Prep League Defensive Most Valuable Player had a huge season in anchoring the Rebels' formidable defense and also showcasing her overall skills. Led defense that allowed just 17 goals in 17-4-3 season, earned All-CIF Division III honors and added a pair of goals and four assists.

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