The Southwestern League water polo coaches, and Darin Mott, athletic director of Murrieta Valley High School, recently 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 Nighthawks this year for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

Based on where the SWL team placed also determines how many selections that team will get. For the girls’ team, Murrieta Mesa showcased senior Ashley Murray as the league MVP, but it was Murrieta Valley that took first place and was granted five selections overall: three First Team, two Second Team. Mesa, Vista Murrieta, and Temecula Valley high schools got four selections each: two First Team, two Second Team, and Great Oak got one First Team and two Second Team, while Chaparral High School got two Second Team selections only.

For the boys’ team, Murrieta Valley showcased junior Connor Lynton as the league MVP, and it was also Murrieta Valley that took first place. They were granted five selections overall: three First Team and two Second Team. Great Oak and Chaparral high schools got four selections each: two First Team, two Second Team; and Murrieta Mesa, Temecula Valley and Vista Murrieta got one First Team and two Second Team selections each.

Ashley Murray, a senior at Murrieta Mesa High School, was named as the Southwestern League MVP for girls’ water polo. Valley News/Courtesy photo

GIRLS’ MVP: Ashley Murray – Murrieta Mesa – 12

GIRLS’ FIRST TEAM:

Rebecca Hale – Murrieta Valley – 12, Sophia Sollie – Murrieta Valley – 12, Avery Wood – Murrieta Valley – 12, Sila Fedler – Murrieta Valley – 12, Savannah Sollie – Murrieta Mesa – 10, Taylor Orellano – Murrieta Mesa – 11, Katelyn Cornejo – Vista Murrieta – 12, Reese Beringer – Vista Murrieta – 11, Jaydn Hepler – Temecula Valley – 12, Abbey Armstrong – Temecula Valley – 12, Kielle Leggo – Great Oak – 12.

GIRLS’ SECOND TEAM:

Tyanna Schneider – Murrieta Valley – 12, Autumn Day – Murrieta Valley – 11, McKenzie Hollis – Murrieta Mesa – 12, Seryn Stites – Murrieta Mesa – 11, Kennedy Guidizi – Vista Murrieta – 11, Aleria Valenzuela – Vista Murrieta – 9, Kylie Ballew – Temecula Valley – 12, Caydence Carlton – Temecula Valley – 12, Kelli Inman – Great Oak – 12, Sascha Bricker – Great Oak – 12, Mya Santacroce – Chaparral – 11, Katarina Bobrova – Chaparral – 11.

Murrieta Valley’s Connor Lynton, a junior on the boys’ water polo team, was named as the Southwestern League MVP. Valley News/Courtesy photo

BOYS’ MVP: Connor Lynton – Murrieta Valley – 11

BOYS’ FIRST TEAM:

Ethan Garcia – Murrieta Valley – 11, Gavin Gantt – Murrieta Valley – 12, Aiden Rule – Murrieta Valley – 12, Cole Jensen – Great Oak – 12, Omar Mendiburo – Great Oak – 12, Tristan Anderson – Chaparral – 10, Justin Hougland – Chaparral – 10, Jack Fruchtman – Murrieta Mesa – 12, Sam Sanchez – Temecula Valley – 10, Jose Serrano – Vista Murrieta – 10.

BOYS’ SECOND TEAM:

Martin Verkuylen – Murrieta Valley – 11, Chase Campbell – Murrieta Valley – 12, Luke Gharring – Great Oak – 12, Craig Andersen – Great Oak – 12, Collin Crilly – Chaparral – 10, Austin Baton Burgess – Chaparral – 11, Grant Corona – Murrieta Mesa – 12, Landon McDonald – Murrieta Mesa – 12, Dominic Palumbo – Temecula Valley – 9, Brandt Leatherman – Temecula Valley – 11, Connor Meeks – Vista Murrieta – 9, Brody Distel – Vista Murrieta – 12.

JP Raineri can be reached via email at sports@reedermedia.com.