Slew of local athletes receive all-league honors

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Los Altos High linebacker Jose Marin-Melo, right, is the SCVAL El Camino Division Defensive Player of the Year for 2018.

All-league honors were recently handed out to high-school athletes participating in fall sports throughout the Central Coast Section.

Local varsity athletes from Los Altos, Mountain View and St. Francis highs who earned such accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High


Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division Defensive Player of the Year: Jose Marin-Melo

First Team: Brennan Hanley; Tyler St. Laurent; Miguel Tepepa; Sam Aoki; Ben Parker

Second Team: Aaron Parker; Owen Conway; Osvaldo Arellano

Girls volleyball

SCVAL De Anza Division First team: Kaitlyn Wong; Katie Kishton; Naomie Cremoux; Lauren Wang

Honorable Mention: Tori Hausch

Boys water polo

SCVAL De Anza Division MVP: Kyle Bistrain

First Team: Alex Brett; Adam Hollingworth

Second Team: Greg Roper

Honorable Mention: Boris Palant

Girls water polo

SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Cynthia Yee; Silke Tuyls

Second Team: Shreya Juneja

All-Central Coast Section Second Team: Yee

Field hockey

SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Lisa Larsson; Karenna Olson

Second Team: Aashna Desai; Elana Eisenberg

Girls golf

SCVAL El Camino Division Senior of the Year: Maddie Jun

Freshman of the Year: Sophie Thai

First Team: Jun; Thai; Caris Kim

Second Team: Annika Gaglani

Boys cross-country

SCVAL El Camino Division First Team: Adam Sage; Luke Sage; Kevin Andrews; Daniel Ghasemfar; Rian Lawlor; Daniel Adams

Girls cross-country

SCVAL El Camino Division First Team: Naomi Donovan; Lily Beck; Anya Gupta

Mountain View High


SCVAL El Camino Division Outstanding Back of the Year: Jacob Cortinas

First Team: Ethan Starr; Jose Bautista; Victor Baird; Cae Cox; Andrew Bice

Second Team: Trent Steffen; Josue Ibarra; Austin Flax; Alphonso Baramore; Jason Vanoncini

Girls volleyball

SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Rey Turner, Kyra Palmbush, Ashley Kane

Honorable Mention: Logan Winn

Coach of the Year: Dave Winn

Girls water polo

SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Malena Nguyen; Maggie Eggleton

Second Team: Hannah Mendenhall

All-CCS Third Team: Nguyen

Girls golf

SCVAL El Camino Division Junior of the Year: Reeya Vasishta

First Team: Vasishta

Second Team: Chloe Weng; Katelyn Lee

St. Francis High


West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year: Evan Williams

Fullback of the Year: Nick Robinson

Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Afa Sanft

Most Valuable Outside Linebacker: Joshua Pakola

First Team: Matthew Azzopardi; James Dinneen; Opeti Fangupo; Tyler McCabe; Pakola; Mose Vavao; Williams; Maurice Wilmer

Second Team: Dante Giusti; Michael Leahy; Robinson; Sanft

Honorable Mention: Jaden Jenkins; Nick Juran; Chase Lazarus; Nikko Pohahau; Christopher Senteno

Girls volleyball

WCAL First Team: Kelley Levaggi

Second Team: Kirra Kellerman

Honorable Mention: Alison Ko

Boys water polo

WCAL First Team: Frank Lozinski

Second Team: Berk Aksoy; Joe Gallagher

Honorable Mention: Nathan Duchez

Girls water polo

WCAL First Team: Natalie Blanc; Elise Walker; Megan LaCroix

Second Team: Courtney Okumura; Julianna Benson

Honorable Mention: Delaney Kidwell

All-CCS First Team: Walker

All-CCS Third Team: Blanc; LaCroix

Girls Tennis

WCAL First Team: Alisha Chulani; Akanksha Pabari; Katherine Simone

Honorable Mention: Rebecca Day; Francesca Lukas; Elisa Yang; Emily Williams

Boys cross-country

WCAL First Team: Eric Eng; Juan Pablo Garcia; Colton Colonna; Aiden Maddison; Daniel Skahill

Second Team: Euan Cairns; Mason Elefant

Girls cross-country

WCAL First Team: Christel Elkins

Second Team: Claire Callon; Lucy Coyle; Kate Callon

Girls golf

WCAL Outstanding Golfer: Aishvarya Bedi

WCAL Tournament Medalist: Jacqueline Yuen

Second Team: Lauren Pimentel; Ekta Karkala

Honorable Mention: Angelina Pohahau

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