The Southwestern League girls’ basketball coaches and John Broussard, athletic director of Murrieta Mesa High School, before the COVID-19 crisis, met to go over the selections for the First and Second All-League teams. The first-place team always hosts the meeting with their school’s athletic director, which went the way of the Lady Rams this year.
Only 12 local players overall were selected from the six Southwestern League teams and based on where the team placed in the standings, also determines how many of the 12 overall selections each team will get. Murrieta Mesa, who went undefeated at all three levels in league play, showcased the league’s MVP, which was senior Maitland Kingsley. With their first-place finish, the Lady Rams were also granted three selections overall (two First Team, one Second Team). Vista Murrieta, Chaparral, Murrieta Valley and Temecula Valley high schools received two selections (one First Team, one Second Team) and Murrieta Valley High School had one player as a Second Team selection.
MVP: Maitland Kingsley (12), Murrieta Mesa
FIRST TEAM: Kaylee Van Betuw (10), Murrieta Mesa; Rayven Crook (11), Sarah Rich (12), Vista Murrieta; Hunter Simon (10), Chaparral; Ryan Waltz (11), Great Oak; Madison Packwood (11), Temecula Valley.
SECOND TEAM: Shelbee Burrier (12), Murrieta Mesa; Shyann Morreo (11), Vista Murrieta; Dorothy Elemento (10), Chaparral; Carmella Baldos (11), Great Oak; Meghan Stahl (12), Murrieta Valley; Gabriella Dimopoulos (11), Temecula Valley.
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